B. Todd Schaeffer, MD, FACS is a board certified surgeon who specializes in endoscopic surgery of the nose, face, neck, sinuses and skull base. He has been performing advance endoscopic and laser procedures for over twenty years since graduating from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is the Chief and Associate Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology -Communicative Disorders at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.
Dr. Schaeffer has been at the forefront of minimally invasive procedures by helping develop new technologies and techniques. He was the first surgeon to perform balloon sinus dilation in New York State. He was also the first sinus surgeon to perform in–office balloon sinus dilation in the northeastern United States. He has been a national clinical researcher for in-office nasal and sinus procedures. He has been a principal investigator for in office balloon endoscopic sinus procedures, sinus implants, nasal polyp studies and other novel sinus studies.
Benign and malignant nasal sinus tumors are removed endoscopically by avoiding external incisions. These tumors commonly invade the skull base, which requires reconstruction with a vascularized pedicle nasal septal mucosal flap, which prevents CSF leaks. He is one of a few surgeons who have experience at CSF Leak Repair endoscopically through the nose. He works with neurosurgeons to remove brain tumors through the nose. They use 3D endoscopic technology and computer navigation to remove pituitary tumors and skull base tumors in pediatric and adult patients.
These techniques are based from his experiences from the more common operations he performs for correcting a deviated nasal septum, endoscopic sinus surgery with image guidance, balloon dilation of sinuses and plastic surgery of the nose. Many of these procedures he performs in the office avoiding general anesthesia. This allows for a quicker and easier recovery. He is one of a few surgeons in the country who routinely perform correction of deviated nasal septums (Septoplasty) in the office under local anesthesia avoiding general anesthesia. This is safer for the patient and an easier recovery with less bleeding and discomfort. No nasal packing is required.
"Endoscopic Cosmetic Surgery: Endoscopic Liposhaving" is a technique he original described to recontour necks for youthfulness and to remove selected fatty tumors from the neck. Rhinoplasty (reshaping the external nose) he only performs with a closed technique (no external incisions) and uses endoscopes to help eliminate small bony prominences on the bridge of the nose. This helps ensure a better profile. Blepharoplasty (eye lid surgery for youthfulness) is performed in the office with local anesthesia and mild oral sedation. This is performed for both upper and lower eyelids with skin and fat removal. This is also safer for the patient and well tolerated.
Dr. Schaeffer has numerous original publications and a wide array of medical/surgical videos posted on his YouTube channel NoseMD. He has been invited to lecture locally, nationally and internationally.
To learn more about Balloon Sinus Dilation please visit www.sinussurgeryoptions.com
Dr. Schaeffer was interviewed by Dr. Max Gomez from CBS Channel 2 on 3D endoscopic surgery. Please click here to watch the interview.
Dr. Schaeffer has also been involved in local and national organizational affairs. He is a past President of the Long Island Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and is an active committee member for several different surgical Academies.
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Published On: 10/22/2010
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Good Morning Dr Schaeffer, Thank you for this picture of Shaylin’s X-Ray. I also would like to thank you for being an excellent Dr. and caring for Shaylin so well during this challenging time with her breathing and congestion. As you know this has been an ongoing challenge for us since the beginning of this year and it’s hard to see your child (she is my first and only) go through health challenges that are not seeming to get better, until now. I’m thankful that her pediatrician recommended you because you have been leading us and guiding us in the right direction to find out what’s going on with Shaylin’s nose and I am so very appreciative. Also, thank you for your patience with me as a mommy and being available to answer all of my questions and thoroughly explaining everything to me in reference to Shaylin’s care. Thank you again. We are blessed to have you as Shaylin’s ENT. Peace and Blessings,
07/11/2018 Sharice Wallace
I was taken care of as soon as I walk in. I didn't wait too long to be seen by the doctor.
03/01/2018 Freddie V.
He was very thorough and performed a nasal endoscopy which I was able to watch on a big screen TV right in front of me! I’m going to schedule sinus surgery next month and I finally have hope of being ableto breathe and perhaps get fewer or no migraines! He even sent a prescription to my pharmacy electronically after hours then emailed me back immediately. Unbelievable!
02/19/2018 Julie A.
This is a very professionally run office. Calm setting, roomy, comfortable space and friendly, efficient staff make your visit as pleasant as possible. This was my first visit with Dr. Schaeffer and I felt I was in good hands.
02/14/2018 Zocdoc Patient
He is straight to the point.
01/16/2018 Antonio D.
A terrific doctor who is extremely through and professional. His office is fully equipped and tests can be performed right away. He has a competent staff and the office is patient friendly.
01/10/2018 Judith E.
Easy to get an emergency appointment. Dr Schaffer was professional and took care of ear pain in one visit
12/21/2017 Anonymous Author - Vitals
Dr. Schaeffer was so wonderful and caring to my husband the day he came into the office with a severe nose bleed which four other doctors couldn't stop. Dr. Schaeffer stop the bleeding and sent him to the hospital. Thank You and your staff is great also.
12/19/2017 Anonymous Author - RateMDs