Our Physicians And History
John M. Lasak, M.D.
Dr. Lasak is a fellowship-trained otologist, neurotologist and cranial-base surgeon. He was born and raised in the state of Michigan and moved to Kansas in June of 2001, when he joined the Wichita Ear Clinic. He currently has an academic appointment with the Department of Surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, and is actively involved in educating both residents and medical students. He is academically active and has published on a wide variety of otologic and neurotologic disorders. He has given several presentations at national meetings, and has received recognition for his research on the genetics of acoustic neuromas. Most recently, Dr. Lasak has authored a chapter on the management of acoustic neuromas in Glasscock and Shambaugh's Surgery of the Ear. Dr. Lasak treats both pediatric and adult patients with disorders of the ear and related structures. Areas of special interest include the management of congenital deafness and atresia, hearing loss, tinnitus, chronic otitis media and cholesteatoma, otosclerosis surgery, vestibular disorders (dizziness), Meniere's disease, otologic allergy, and cochlear implantation. Additionally, Dr. Lasak has a special interest in treating patients with acoustic neuromas and cranial-base tumors. His acoustic neuroma treatment philosophy includes observation, stereotactic radiosurgery and microsurgery. He takes pride in preserving facial nerve function and performs hearing preservation surgery from both the middle fossa and retrosigmoid approach.