Dr. Edward Rhee received his Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College and went on to receive his medical degree from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society. He completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Rhee is board-certified in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery by the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Dr. Rhee has lectured at local and national meetings. He was also involved with the beta-testing of stereotactic image-guided sinus surgery instruments while in Philadelphia. He is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Otolaryngology and the American College of Surgeons, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Dr. Rhee has been in private practice in Rockland County since 1998. He has particular expertise in pediatric otolaryngology, endoscopic sinus surgery including in-office Balloon Sinuplasty and Head and Neck surgery with a special interest in thyroid and parathyroid disorders.
Dr. Rhee has is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons and the American Rhinologic Society.
Dr. Rhee has privileges at Good Samaritan Hospital, Nyack Hospital, HackensackUMC at Pascack Valley, The Ramapo Valley Surgical Center and The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ. Dr. Rhee is currently Chief of ENT at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Published On: 10/22/2010
Dr Rhee was recommended by my endocrinologist for a partial thyroidectomy. When we first met, he was very thorough explaining the procedure and answered all my questions. He is very calm and caring. The surgery went very well. In my two follow up visits, I never felt rushed and he encouraged and answered all my questions. He is very reassuring about what he does. There were no surprises in the process except that it was easier than I expected! Great doctor.
12/13/2017 Anonymous Author from Healthgrades
When I first went to the West Nyack office, I saw another doctor who decided to scare me away from having a tonsillectomy. I then requestedto see another doctor in that office and thankfully they had me meet with Dr Rhee. He's very personable and knowledgeable about the ear, nose and throat. He let me know the risks involved with having a tonsillectomy and since he does so many....it put me at ease. Make sure you request him if you go to that office, you won't regret it.
12/12/2017 Terry from Healthgrades
Dr. Rhee is very knowledgeable/experienced AND has a good bedside manner. Not a lot of doctors possess both. I felt very confident in his recommendations and him performing an adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy on my 5 yr old son. He made my son feel safe and unafraid from the initial office visit to the post-op visit. My son's recovery was uneventful and positive. I also think his ability to explain things to parents in a way that they understand makes him stand out from other doctors I have met. You would be in good hands with Dr. Rhee.
11/14/2017 Anonymous Author from Vitals
Dr. Rhee is very knowledgeable/experienced AND has a good bedside manner. Not a lot of doctors possess both. I felt very confident in his recommendations and him performing an adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy on my 5 yr old son. He made my son feel safe and unafraid from the initial office visit to the post-op visit. My son's recovery was uneventful and positive. I also think his ability to explain things to parents in a way that they understand makes him stand out from other doctors I have met.
11/14/2017 Anonymous Author from Healthgrades
Dr. Rhee is a fantastic doctor! He is kind and compassionate. He takes his time to make sure that his patients and their parents understand the procedure and what to expect.
09/02/2017 Anonymous Author from Vitals
My son had a tonsillectomy, it was his first surgery. Dr. Rhee is incredibly knowledgeable and answered every question we had and more. We had the surgery at Ramapo Valley Surgical Center, and I found that facility to meet our needs perfectly. The staff there was very friendly, it kept the process...
08/05/2017 Pearl River, NY from Healthgrades
My son had a tonsillectomy, it was his first surgery. Dr. Rhee is incredibly knowledgeable and answered every question we had and more. We had the surgery at Ramapo Valley Surgical Center, and I found that facility to meet our needs perfectly. The staff there was very friendly, it kept the process moving quickly and much less stressful than a hospital for my son. Dr. Rhee went over all the post op instructions with us, and even called over the weekend to check up on how things were going.
08/05/2017 Anonymous Author from Healthgrades
Dr. Rhee performed our daughter's tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. He was professional, patient, and thorough. He answered all of our questions about the procedure and explained exactly what we could expect before and after the surgery. The whole team at the surgical center, including Dr. Rhee, was professional, accommodating, and made our 6 year old feel comfortable. Dr. Rhee and his staff followed up consistently throughout the next week. Overall we had an excellent experience!
08/04/2017 A. Meyers from Healthgrades
Dr. Rhee came highly recommended from many families in my community who had had positive experiences with his care for both adults and children. Upon meeting Dr. Rhee at my first appointment it was evident that he is very bright and extremely thorough. He diagnosed my problem right away, and took the time to explain the procedure I needed. Dr. Rhee was patient in answering all of my questions. He is an amazing surgeon and even called me the next day to check on me, which was a Saturday!
06/23/2017 Wendy O'Reilly from Healthgrades
Dr. Rhee was terrific. He listened, explained my options and returned my calls when I needed some advice. He is knowledgeable, comforting, caring and he explains things is an easy to understand format. The entire office is user friendly. I recommend him highly.
05/19/2017 Anonymous Author from Healthgrades
Md Rhee is amazing
04/16/2017 Ginger Tea T.V. from Google
Dr. Rhee gave me my life back! I had been suffering almost 20 years from severe allergies, sinus and asthmatic/bronchial infections, spending that time on antibiotics and steroids. Dr. Rhee recommended and meticulously performed sinus surgery a little over a month ago. The recovery was incredibly quick and painless. Trusting his expertise was the best thing I ever did! As a result I am not taking any medication, and I have gained back quality of life. Forever grateful to Dr. Rhee and his staff!
04/04/2017 Jenn T from Healthgrades
Dr. Rhee perfomed a total thyroidectomy and a parathyroid autotransplanation on me. He was kind and knowlegdeable. He called me that night at home to see how i was doing. Would highly recommend him.
03/28/2017 Anonymous Author from Healthgrades
Dr Rhee was excellent with surgery talking to my family telling them everything to watch for. called to see how i was doing.
02/15/2017 Anonymous Author from Healthgrades
Both of my sons have had their tonsils and adenoids removed by Dr. Rhee. He explains everything, answers all questions and encourages them to be asked, and places both parents and children at ease. His staff is wonderful and a pleasure to deal with as well. I can't say enough good things about him and the way our children were treated; how many doctors would call on a SUNDAY day off to inquire how a child was feeling from a surgery two days before? That's what you can expect from Dr. Rhee.
After trying a couple of treatments, which did not work for my condition, I had a Tubinectomy done by Dr. Rhee at the end of January 2014. I was so pleasantly surprised in such a good way on how I felt afterwards - unbelievably pretty good!! The whole staff was fantastic!! Everyone there made me feel so comfortable and welcomed. Thank you.
03/07/2014 Patient from ratemds.com (Verified EntAndAllergy User)
Dr. Rhee was phenomenal. Everything you could possibly ask for in a doctor. Extremely thorough, very honest and responsive! His office was probably one of the most efficient I have ever been to and Dr. Rhee returns all calls from his patients personally.
01/10/2014 Patient from ratemds.com (Verified EntAndAllergy User)
Dr. Rhee is the best. I drive from another county just to see him and he has operated on 2 of my 3 children. If my 3rd one needs ENT surgery, I wouldn't consider anyone else. I recommend him to everyone.
12/09/2013 Patient from ratemds.com (Verified EntAndAllergy User)
Dr. Rhee recently performed a tonsillectomy on my teenage daughter. He was wonderful. He took the time to speak directly to my daughter and explain everything that would happen, and how she would feel afterwards. He treated her with respect and kindness. Everything went well and she feels much better after suffering with numerous throat infections for years. I would highly recommend Dr. Rhee!
08/05/2013 Patient from ratemds.com (Verified EntAndAllergy User)
Dr. Rhee made it possible for me to enjoy disney world with my grandkids without annoying hiccups, heartburn & indigestion. THANK YOU!
05/21/2013 Patient from ratemds.com (Verified EntAndAllergy User)
Dr. Rhee has been wonderful, very informative and very professional.
04/29/2013 Patient from ratemds.com (Verified EntAndAllergy User)
EXCELLENT DOCTOR! Our daughter had her adenoids and tonsils removed in February. Couldn't be more pleased with Dr. Rhee. His bedside manner with an anxious kid was amazing. He was excellent explaining procedures so that we all felt comfortable prior to our daughters surgery. He is a caring doctor who takes pride in his work. He also takes his time to listen which made all the difference in our daughters case. Great Doctor!
03/04/2012 Patient from West Nyack
Dr. Rhee is intuitive knowledgeable takes time to listen to your concerns and has a great bedside manner. Top notch and is great with kids!
Dr. Rhee has a great manner and is truly helpful in every way. I would go to him again in a heartbeat.
Dr. Rhee performed a tonsillectomy on my 5 y-o son. He had a good demeanor and answered all our questions. My son received very good care in the office and in the hospital.
03/09/2011 Patient from ratemds.com
The office staff was wonderful very easy to make appointments; we were always taken on time and in and out of the office. Dr. Rhee himself and the hearing check people were fabulous with my son!