Dr. Guy Lin received his Medical Degree from the University of California, San Francisco Medical School. He then went on to complete a General Surgery internship and an Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lin also completed a clinical fellowship in Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. After entering private practice, Dr. Lin maintained a part-time academic position at Mount Sinai, teaching both residents and medical students at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens.
He has now devoted himself fully to private practice, maintaining close ties to Mount Sinai Hospital, as Associate Clinical Instructor, teaching both medical students and residents. Areas of special interest include sinus surgery and surgical treatments to improve nasal airflow. Dr. Lin's extensive training provides him with unique expertise in rhinoplasty. He is dual board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Lin performs surgeries at Midtown Surgery Center and Mt. Sinai’s hospital and ambulatory centers.
Dr. Guy Lin also specializes in the nutritional management of common inflammatory ailments affecting the head and neck. A major emphasis on whole foods that are plant based will be used to help naturally treat chronic sinus, reflux, and other inflammatory disorders affecting the ear, nose and throat. The goal will be to ultimately reduce the burden of antibiotics, reflux medications and other anti-inflammatory medications that provide a temporary fix to a problem.
For a more in-depth explanation and to view photos of the cosmetic options available, please refer to Dr. Lin's facial plastics web page on the Advanced Facial Plastics website.
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Published On: 03/30/2015
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Seems like a busy practice but well run. All staff numerical professionals were engaging, thoughtful and helpful
01/02/2018 Cly F. from ZocDoc
01/01/2018 Dijana D. from ZocDoc
Super fast and incredibly friendly
12/18/2017 Jonathan C. from ZocDoc
Had a great experience with Dr. Lin - was having throat issues and he was thorough and very helpful. Additionally, he was extremely accommodating of me having to bring my 15 month old in tow for our visit as a result of being unable to find child care at the time of the appointment. Overall, very satisfied.
12/14/2017 Anonymous Author from RateMDs
12/14/2017 Luba H. from ZocDoc
The doctor saw me right away after I filled in my forms. He was very professional and explained the illness patiently.
12/14/2017 Pallavi S. from ZocDoc
Hes really nice and easy on the eyes lol
12/06/2017 Kimberly H. from ZocDoc
Good appointment, Dr Lin seemed invested in my health and was responsive to my concerns. Would see again.
12/01/2017 Matt L. from ZocDoc
I recommend both the office and Dr Lin. His staff was so nice and helpful and the doctor was great.
11/30/2017 Martina G. from ZocDoc
Everyone in this office is so sweet!! I got seen right away, the office and bathroom was clean and the doctor was so pleasant and thorough. He listens and didn’t rush. Highly recommended!
11/24/2017 Lissette V. from ZocDoc
Had to wait a long time to see the doctor. Might have been a busy day, but it forced me to push my other appointments. Other than that, the doctor was great. He heard my concerns, offered multiple options for treatment, and allowed me to make an informed decision. The front desk staff is amazing. Super nice, helpful, and funny.
11/08/2017 Muneer P. from ZocDoc
Very efficient. Everyone from the front desk to doctors assistant and the doctor were very pleasant and attentive. Overall very good experience as a new patient. Thank you
11/05/2017 Sepideh S. from ZocDoc
Dr. Lin really listens to you, and is so kind! I?’m currently waiting for my biopsy results back, but he was thorough and understanding! Would recommend to anyone!
11/01/2017 Melanie R. from ZocDoc
good bedside manners. seems to be experienced and well informed. trustworthy.
10/16/2017 Richard K. from ZocDoc
He was great and efficient! Problem was solved just as quickly as i hoped it would be. Will go back for sure!
10/06/2017 a Verified Patient from ZocDoc
He is a excellent doctor! He listened to my input and concerns, and then told me what he thinks. He was very clear about next steps and what I have to do.
09/27/2017 Tracy Salome M. from ZocDoc
Guy is one of those busy doctors. Not enough time to decide when you are given key choices.
09/12/2017 a Verified Patient from ZocDoc
Dr. Lin has a very efficient and professional office staff. Dr. Lin was very approachable and answered all my questions, indeed I would be very happy if he were my primary care physician.
08/07/2017 Cynthia Gray from Google
Dr. Lin is not pretentious, very down to earth and good at his job. I never feel rushed!
07/30/2017 Eric B. from ZocDoc
Professional and knowledgable!
07/11/2017 Sewranie S. from ZocDoc
told him my symptoms and he diagnosed it right away. He got right to work on fixing the issue. Was very pleasant and honest during the process. Will plan to see him again.
06/27/2017 Devin P. from ZocDoc
It was a pleasant experience and very professional
06/26/2017 Bryce L. from ZocDoc
Dr. Lin was very energetic and provided great next steps.
06/25/2017 Horacio R. from ZocDoc
Excellent doctor with the best care. Very thorough and meticulous.
06/11/2017 a Verified Patient from ZocDoc
He was very professional, knowledgeable, thorough and caring. I highly recommend this doctor . I drove all the way from Long Island just to see him and it was worth the drive. I have no doubt in his ability and trust he will follow through.
05/29/2017 Frank S. from ZocDoc
Dr. Lin is fantastic!
05/17/2017 William V. from ZocDoc
Dr. Lin is a phenomenal doctor. He's extremely kind and patient and is quick to identify the issue. This is my third visit to him and he was able to identify and resolve my issue! Such a great doctor and genuinely cares about his patients.
05/16/2017 Monnish C. from ZocDoc
Dr. Lin was excellent! He carefully listened to my concerns about my sinuses, asked me what course of action I would like take (from mild to aggressive) and then offered me a very comprehensive and thorough treatment plan. It made me feel immediately better and so far my sinuses are feeling great. I'm so glad I went to Dr. Lin and I would highly recommend him to anyone
05/09/2017 Maria from Healthgrades
Dr. Lin was excellent! He carefully listened to my concerns about my sinuses, asked me what course of action I would like take (from mild to aggressive) and then offered me a very comprehensive and thorough treatment plan. It made me feel immediately better and so far my sinuses are feeling...more
05/09/2017 Maria from Healthgrades
DR Lin was attentive and understood my condition right away .I have been to different ENT doctors but Dr Lin really knew his stuff. Thanks LS
05/03/2017 Luis S. from ZocDoc
Quite satisfied Dr Guy Lin. He made me feel very comfortable especially not knowing what what was going on with my throat.
04/02/2017 Terry M. from ZocDoc
Guy Lin cares about the patient. Listens, straightforward, excellent diagnosis.
04/01/2017 New York, NY from Healthgrades
Guy Lin cares about the patient. Listens, straightforward, excellent diagnosis.
04/01/2017 Anonymous Author from Healthgrades
Guy Lin, simply stated, takes care of the patient. He listens, very thorough, straightforward. He is a problem solver.
04/01/2017 Theodore G. from Yelp
I love Dr. Lin he is compassionate, knowledgeable, realistic, and really does truly care for his patients. He is a gold standard in doctors.
03/28/2017 Joellen S. from ZocDoc
Busy office but surprisingly well organized and efficient. Professional staff to check patients in and setting up further care.
03/26/2017 Joanne S. from ZocDoc
He was nice and attentive.
03/07/2017 Nadia A. from ZocDoc
I was referred to Dr Lin by my allergist. I have been going to an allergist for years but was still having problems breathing. Dr Lin was very thorough and provided 3 recommendations to improve my breathing. A week later I am noticing a difference. I did not have to wait to get in. Was in and out. Staff was great.
03/07/2017 Bonnie H from Healthgrades
I was referred to Dr Lin by my allergist. I have been going to an allergist for years but was still having problems breathing. Dr Lin was very thorough and provided 3 recommendations to improve my breathing. A week later I am noticing a difference. I did not have to wait to get in. Was in and out....more
03/07/2017 Anonymous Author from Healthgrades
Amazing! Super helpful and wanted to make lifestyle changes before prescribing medication
02/27/2017 Sheila G. from ZocDoc
Dr. Lin is amazing!!! I couldn't ask for a better Dr. After seeing him for the past 2 years - I now compare every other Doctor to him - and very few ever come close. He is patient, caring, extremely knowledgeable, always accessible, will do everything in his power to help you and your family understand what he is doing and happy to share his best practices. Dr. Lin has many brilliant assets - but one of my favorite by far is that he's never trying for a quick fix. He really tries to seek out where the problem stems from and the best way to not only treat the immediate issues but the underlying cause. I have had 2 surgeries with Dr. Lin and he called to check in after both and was available by phone and email to walk me through any issues - even off hours! I have and will continue to recommend him to everyone I can. If I could give Doctor Lin 100 stars I would!
02/26/2017 Anonymous Author from RateMDs
Dr.Lin is an excellent ENT. I've been a patient for 5+years. After suffering for most of my life w chronic sinus infections (every 2weeks almost year round) and bronchitis dr.lin has turned me around. I've seen many specialist in my life who would just relate my constant infections to my weakened immune system. Dr Lin was able to give me a treatment plan that has continued to work and improved my health. He is always available and reachable even when he's not on call . If you're having any ENT issues you should really see him you won't be disappointed.
02/11/2017 Caryn from Google
Came in with the worst ear and sinus pain. Refered by my general doc, not too happy with the trip accross town, but worth it. 3 other guys kept giving antibiotics that messed up my stomach but did nothing for my ears. First visit, there was a bit of a wait, but Lin is so good. After one look, he diagnosed it as not an infection at all, and knocked it out with a few days of over the counter rinses and a couple days of steroids. So happy. Worth the trip.
02/11/2017 simon r from Google
Dr. Guy Lin was recommended by a friend, and didn't disappoint. The entire staff--Dr. Lin, the techs, the receptionists, and even woman who took my money at the end of the visit--were all really pleasant and made this feel like a human experience, not a money mill. Everyone was thorough and spent the time to explain everything clearly without talking down to me. Plus: I hate having to sit at the office with a clipboard like it's 1975 and fill out all of my medical history, then handing it in (often getting it back because I left something out) then waiting... Filling out forms online ahead of time made me feel like I was going through the TSA pre-check line at the airport. Definitely will be back for my follow-ups, and will recommend to others.
02/11/2017 B K. from Yelp
Dr. Lin was extremely intelligent, knowledgeable, and thorough. It was evident that he knew exactly what he was doing. He made me feel comfortable and was also very kind. I highly recommend him!
12/06/2015 Patient from ratemds.com
I had septoplasty/turbinectomy surgery just over a week ago and already feel great. I was highly impressed with Dr. Lin's attentiveness knowledge and care. He addressed all of my questions and concerns and after just a few days I feel great and am breathing better. In addition Mt Sinai Hospital was excellent. For such a large hospital they treated me with the utmost care concern and respect.
I was so thrilled that Dr. Lin did my tonsillectomy. It's a pretty scary procedure and he and his staff made the process extremely smooth and painless for me. After the surgery they have been there for me every step of the way and have made my recovery as easy as possible. I would highly highly recommend Dr. Lin and the ENT and Allergy Associates.
09/07/2011 Patient from ratemds.com
I was very pleased with Dr Lin. He was very attentive to my needs and asked the need questions. When it came to the diagnoses he said that we could handle with medication or a CT scan and in the end went with medication and if they didn't work a CT scan. Unlike some doctors he allowed me to decide and didn't pressure me either way. I would definitely recommend Dr. Lin
Dr Lin was excellent. He has a friendly and comforting bedside manner. He listens carefully is patient answers all questions thoroughly asks if you have any more questions is attentive and detailed in his approach and treatment. I highly recommend him.
I was very pleased with the medical care I recieved from Dr. Lin. I went to him for rhinoplasty surgery as I was unhappy with the look of my nose. He did a thorough exam and consultation regarding what I was looking for. After my few weeks of recovery I am extremely happy with the results! I highly recommend him as a plastic surgeon.