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Hector P. Rodriguez, M.D.

Hector P. Rodriguez, M.D.

Dr. Rodriguez only sees patients above the age of 14

Dr. Hector Rodriguez earned his medical degree at University Autonomous of Guadalajara, and served his residency at SUNY Buffalo Affiliated Hospitals, Buffalo, New York. He went on to complete a Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He served as the Director of Rhinology at Columbia University Medical Center.  Dr. Rodriguez specializes in treatment of snoring and sleep apnea, sinus surgery, laser surgery, and nasal physiological function studies in patients with sinonasal pathology.

He is entering private practice after completing an impressive 22-year tenure in Academic medicine at Columbia University. Dr. Rodriguez has had vast experience, having treated over 120,000 patients and is an expert in the field of Rhinology and Snoring. He was the first to introduce Endoscopic Sinus surgery and LASER surgery for snoring at Columbia University. Dr. Rodriguez has pioneered innovative treatments utilizing Radiofrequency ablation in patients with chronic rhinitis.  Currently he utilizes advanced surgical techniques in the treatment of patients with sinusitis including Balloon Sinuplasty combined with "Fusion" navigational Systems.

Dr. Rodriguez began seeing patients at ENT and Allergy at our West Side Manhattan office on July 1, 2012.

Hector P. Rodriguez, M.D. accepts the following insurance plans:

Poughkeepsie Office:
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BC/BS Empire NY Pathway
  • BC/BS Empire NY
  • BC/BS HealthPlus
  • Beech Street
  • CDPHP
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • Empire Plan (UHC)
  • Fidelis
  • HealthQuest
  • HealthSmart WTC
  • LIJ IPA
  • Local 1199
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Essential
  • MVP Medicaid
  • MVP
  • Oxford Freedom
  • PHCS
  • POMCO
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United HealthCare
  • US Family Health
  • Wellcare
  • WTC Health For Heros
West Side Office:
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BC/BS Empire NY Pathway
  • BC/BS Empire NY
  • BC/BS HealthPlus
  • Beech Street
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • Empire Plan (UHC)
  • Fidelis
  • HealthCare Partners IPA
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthSmart WTC
  • HIP
  • LIJ IPA
  • Local 1199
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Freedom
  • PHCS
  • POMCO
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • United HealthCare
  • US Family Health
  • Wellcare
  • WTC Health For Heros
Languages spoken:
  • English
  • Spanish
Location:

Poughkeepsie

21 Reade Place
3rd Floor, Suite 3200
Poughkeepsie, NY, Dutchess County
12601

Tel: (845) 471-4086

Fax: (845) 471-8296

West Side

620 Columbus Ave
2nd Floor
New York, NY, Manhattan
10024

Tel: (212) 600-9411

Fax: (917) 441-6829

Services & Procedures:
Hospital Privileges:
  • Mt. Sinai Medical Center
  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center
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My co-worker just asked for an ENT and I made sure to recommend Dr. Rodriguez. He is tech forward, his staff is both helpful and knowledgeable. As far as the wait times, the two times I've been I was seen within 15 minutes of my appointment.

01/01/2018 Imani B. from ZocDoc

I have been seeing Doctor Hector Rodriguez for the past 2 years for my ears problems. He treats me very professional and he does a fantastic professional cleaning in my ears. I only come to him because I trust his hands and he has clean my ears many times. He is a great Doctor I truly recommend him if you have ear wax problems or sleep apnea problems. He specialize in many other Otolaryngology areas. I will continue to be his loyal patient and I truly Thank him for caring for me.

11/27/2017 Yvette from Google

To say the very least, I had a horrible experience with Dr. Rodriguez! This guy is incredibly rude, disrespectful, and condescending. He was unbearable! From the minute he walked in the room he seemed to be apathetic of my existence. He started off by asking me a question about my symptoms and I answered his question- to my surprise, he started to mock me and started saying that it was the wrong answer. I was completely taken aback. It just got worse and became more and more unpleasant- he was so rude! I tried to have a conversation with him, but when I did, he started ranting about his political views and talking about how wealthy he was. He said that most of his regular patients are losers and they were useless to society. When talking about his Hispanic heritage he started talking about how Mexicans should be deported to Mexico. This guy is so unprofessional and is clearly an uncompassionate human being. He had no class and was extremely arrogant. I should have walked out half way through! To makes things even worse, he acted like he was doing me a favor checking me up. When I asked him any questions- he would reply rudely and give me no answers. After doing multiple expensive tests (for my itchy throat), he said he didn’t know what was going on and that he was going to prescribe me a million expensive medicines hoping that one of them might be the answer. This made zero sense- how would he know what the cause was if he was giving me medicine to treat a million different possible causes? It was pretty clear to me he didn’t care or was completely incompetent. He was completely useless! It was a complete waste of my time. This guy shouldn’t be able to practice medicine- he is not fit to be a doctor let alone interact with a human being. I will never go to ENT Associates again because of this guy. What a nightmare! Completely unacceptable! As patients we deserve better. We don’t need to be treated with indecency and disrespect. Especially, when we’ve done nothing to deserve such treatment. Medical professionals should care about the well-being of their patients, not antagonize them. Save yourself the trouble and stay away!

07/28/2017 Anonymous Author from RateMDs

He was fast but also perceptive and no-nonsense. Along with all the other staff at ENT and Allergy, Dr. Rodriguez is friendly and professional as well as competant. Would recommend.

07/18/2017 Rhys B. from ZocDoc

Dr. Rodriguez is truly great. His staff messed up the spelling of my last name in the paperwork and charged my copay to someone else. The misspelling caused a ton of problems with the insurance and the pharmacy.

06/17/2017 a Verified Patient from ZocDoc

He was very kind and extremely informative. I have no hesitation in going back.

06/09/2017 Chelsea W. from ZocDoc

Dr. Hector Rodriguez is amazing!! As an ENT physician and as a person. As a medical professional myself I know a gifted doctor when I encounter one. This doctor is incredible!!

05/31/2017 Ronald B. from ZocDoc

A nice doctor however the waiting is horrible!!!!

05/08/2017 Maria S. from ZocDoc

Very professional and friendly, I would recommend him.

04/28/2017 a Verified Patient from ZocDoc

Very professional and thorough. Got straight to the point. Was in and out in less than an hour.

04/04/2017 Pia L. from ZocDoc

Very helpful and professional.

03/24/2017 Erin B. from ZocDoc

Dr. Rodriguez was exceptional as well as his assistant Olga. I am always able to get an appointment with him at times that are convenient for me. He is thorough with his examination and explains things so that I can understand him. Thank you!

03/20/2017 Jessica P. from ZocDoc

He is friendly and very knowledgeable. Contacted me twice the next day to check my progress and help with some side effects from medication. Rita P.

03/08/2017 Rita P. from ZocDoc

I had a very pleasant experience with Dr.Rodriguez and his staff. I had a septoplasty a month ago perfomed by Dr. Rodriguez. Authorization from my insurance was received within a week, thanks to his staff efforts, and scheduled only one week after authorization in Mount Sinai hosp. Everything went very well, Dr. Was extremely reassuring, I felt comfortable and calm- I new, I was in good hands. Follow ups revealed a good recovery. I couldn't appreciate more Dr. Rodriguez's professionalism and personal approach,not to mention that his stuff is amazing. I would definitely recommend Dr. Rodriguez to anybody who needs ENT doctor's help.

08/16/2013 Patient from ratemds.com

I received excellent attentive care and expertise and I would highly recommend him!

10/20/2012 Patient from vitals.com

I received excellent attentive care and expertise and I would highly recommend him!

10/20/2012 Patient from vitals.com

I have been a patient of Dr. Rodriguez for many years and he is superb. Wonderful bedside manner, calm, compassionate. He moved recently to a nicer space on UWS outside of the main Columbia medical center. Though the receptionist staff there are a little unsophisticated, it does not matter. The ancillary clinical staff are just fine and the space is far more clean and newer. If you want to see a thoughful ENT with decades of experience affiliated consistently with the best academic programs in the city, he is your guy.

08/08/2012 Patient from vitals.com

Great doctor, knowledgable, professional, patient.The staff is very friendly and helpful, the doctor is always on time and very responsive to patients' needs and complaints. Bravo, Dr. Rodriguez!

05/31/2008 Patient from ratemds.com