I. David Bough, Jr. is a board certified Otolaryngologist. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Dartmouth College (1984), his Master's Degree in Physiology and Biophisics from Georgetown University (1985), and his Medical Degree from Jefferson Medical College (1989). In 1994, he completed his residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He has had additional training in the use of lasers, the treatment of voice disorders, head and neck cancer, and endoscopic sinus surgery. He was the first Otolaryngologist to perform Balloon Sinuplasty in both Bergen and Rockland counties and continues to be a leading pioneer in this breakthrough technique. He was one of the first in the area to embrace Coblation Tonsillectomy Technique and Pillar Implantation. He has particular interest in caring for patients with thyroid and parathyroid disease, nasal and sinus obstruction, sleep disorders, and snoring. He cares for both children and adults with problems involving their ear, nose, and throat.
Dr. Bough has authored numerous articles in the medical literature and has lectured at several local and national meetings. He maintained an academic affiliation as an Assistant Professor at Jefferson Medical School from 1994 -2005. He currently has an academic appointment as a Visiting Attending at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Bough has served on multiple committees including the Nominating Committee of the Bergen County Medical Society, the Medical Executive Committee, the Surgical Control Committee, the Infection Control Committee, the Standards Committee, and the Bioethics Committee of various local hospitals. He maintains full privileges at The Valley Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Nyack Hospital, and Surgicare of Ridgewood. He has served on The Board of Trustees of ENT and Allergy Associates. He is the Medical Director of the Surgicare of Ridgewood.
He has been listed as one of the Top Docs in NJ Monthly and 201 Magazine in the field of Otolaryngology in multiple annual issues. He takes pride in performing annual Humanitarian Mission to help the underpriviledged in foreign countries. He has participated in Medical Missions in Haiti, Ecuador, Guatemala, and the Philippines.
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Published On: 10/22/2010
Friendly and knowledgeable.
Great doctor, cares about his patients, knows his stuff.
11/04/2015 Patient from ratemds.com
A truly great physician. He explained the procedure, kept in touch with my recovery and was very kind and thoughtful. I recommend him to anyone who is in need of his services.
02/28/2014 Patient from ratemds.com
I am extremely pleased with Dr Bough. I find him to be personable,knowledgable and most of all very proactive in his field.
02/01/2014 Patient from ratemds.com
I had Dr Bough recommended to me by my Primary Care Physician after I had experienced several sinus infections. I knew I had the right ENT on the first appointment. Dr Bough explained my entire problem inclusive of the corrective measures needed which included sinus surgery. It has been one year since my surgery and I am happy to say that he solved my problems and I have been sinus problem free!!! Thank you Dr Bough!
02/01/2014 Patient from vitals.com
Recently, Dr. Bough performed a Para-thyroid surgery (neck area)on my wife. The surgery was successful without any complications. He was very helpful and spent time to answer all our questions, before the surgery and during a post-op visit. After the surgery, we had some questions about her medications, Dr. Bough responded promptly by calling us at home at night. We found Dr. Bough to be very knowledgeable and a competent surgeon and have no hesitation in recommending him to our friends. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience for us.
12/19/2013 Patient from ratemds.com
Dr. I. David Bough, Jr, MD has managed my chronic nasal polyps without repeated surgery through his preventive and pro-active quarterly treatments. I have never felt more healed and confident with his professional care. From the moment I walk into his office and am greeted by his professional office managers to the moment I leave, I am extremely satisfied.
11/07/2013 Patient from ratemds.com
Dr. Bough has treated my son (age 4). He has a great bed side manner. He spoke to my son gently and nicely. He explained everything that he was doing. I would recommend him to anyone who needs an ENT.
04/19/2013 Patient from vitals.com
Dear Dr. Bough I would like to thank you for the treatment and care that you have given me. You are a very special and very nice doctor. You care about your patients and do your best to make sure they are happy. I appreciate your concern and care very much. Thank you for being a caring doctor.
Dear David Bough MD I visited your office a week or two ago for a problem with wax in my ear and after I mentioned my long time standing stuggle with nasal dryness you were kind enough to give me a sample of Ayr Saline Nasal Gel. I promised to let you know if it was effective. I am reporting that it has been very helpful and I will be using it routinely from now on. I have been using it in the morning on rising and sometimes in the evening before bed. My problems with my nose began 40 years ago when I had rhinoplasty and began using Neosinefrin nasal spray before bed. For years I couldnt go to sleep without my nose spray. Eventually I was forced to stop using it because of nosebleeds-breaking that habit was difficult. I tried other saline sprays and even Ayr gel in a tube but this spray sample seems to be really working much beter than any other product i've used so far. So thanks again. By the way my ear is doing fine. The removal of earwax from the patients perspective is miraculous. Thanks for all your help
For the past 5 years i have been suffering from sinus infection and differnt doctors have treated me with no good result. I was also suffering from dizziness. by the help of Dr. Bough my dizziness and sinus problems have gone away. Even though that helps my snoring problem. Dr. Bough has dealt with me as a friend. He is really a humane doctor
Dr. Bough just performed surgery on me and I have to say I see improvement already - I have almost no pain and his mannerisms and bed side manner are phenomenal. Before surgery, as they were putting me to sleep he held my arm and kept eye contact with me all the way until I was out. It was a simple gesture but from someone who has been under the knife before it was very reassuring and comforting. Office staff pre-surgery was great too especially with scheduling and keeping me informed.
03/29/2012 Patient from ratemds.com
Dear Dr. Bough I am sure you know that my father Albert Kullback passed away while at Care One at Valley on September 23. I want to thank you for taking care of him while he was in the hospital. I was not only grateful for the medical care you provided him but also the gentle and kind way you treated him. I could not be more appreciative Very truly yours Barbara Myers
Dear Dr. Bough - This is a bit belated but I wanted to thank you for your kindness and excellent technique during my biopsy! As you know I was nervous wreck and the fear of the biopsy was worse than the surgery. Obviously you know the results and I thought I would just follow up and let you know where I stand. Again thank you for your quick care.