• ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat)
  • Ludwig A. Allegra, MD


    Ludwig A. Allegra, M.D. has been in practice in the Seattle area since 1983. Dr. Allegra started his professional training at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. His post-graduate training was initially in Boston for surgical residency and then at the University of Washington for specialty training before starting his private practice in the Seattle area. He is a fellow and board certified by multiple specialty groups. Dr. Allegra has extensive experience in evaluating and treating a wide range of medical problems and concerns, including the use of endoscopic and minimally invasive techniques.


    Dr. Allegra is married and has a daughter who is an electrical engineer. His interests include virtually all things mechanical. In his youth, he frequently disassembled and reassembled much of his parent's household. In addition to spending time with his family, he enjoys golf, skiing and tennis.

    Medical Procedures

    Dr. Allegra has vast experience treating conditions affecting the head and neck and the airways.

    Sinus problems, when chronic and unresponsive to medical treatment, are often dramatically resolved with endoscopic sinus surgery — Dr. Allegra has performed over 8000 procedures of this nature. Read testimonials about Dr. Allegra, MD.

    Successful treatment of sleep apnea and snoring with minimally invasive treatment has been improved by the incorporation of a detailed airway assessment we (Dr. Allegra and Dr. Ummat) perform-Somnofix©. Dr. Allegra has one of the largest experiences nationally in the use of Somnoplasty for treatment. He has been featured on local (Evening Magazine, NW afternoon), and national TV (the Rosanne Show) as well as print media worldwide including China.

    Dr. Allegra also has a large experience in treating head and neck tumors including thyroid and parathyroid problems, head and neck cancer, and salivary gland tumors.

    Board Certifications

  • The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • The American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery


  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine