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Jonathan Aviv, MD, FACS

Jonathan Aviv, MD, FACS

Dr. Jonathan Aviv is the Clinical Director of the Voice and Swallowing Center™‚ a division of ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA) and author of the health and wellness book designed for non-medical professionals called "The Acid Watcher Diet: A 28-Day Reflux Prevention and Healing Program". He comes to the practice from Columbia University‚ where he served as Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery‚ Director‚ Division of Laryngology and Medical Director‚ Voice and Swallowing Center at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Among his many substantive credentials‚ he is the inventor and developer of the endoscopic air-pulse laryngeal sensory testing technology known as FEESST (Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing with Sensory Testing) and a pioneer in the use of unsedated upper endoscopy known as Transnasal Esophagoscopy (TNE). He is a graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and completed both internship in General Surgery and residency in Otolaryngology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and then added a Fellowship at Mount Sinai in Microvascular Head and Neck Reconstruction.

In The Acid Watcher Diet, Dr. Jonathan Aviv gave acid reflux sufferers a pathway to healing, helping them identify the silent symptoms of acid damage and providing a two-phase eating and lifestyle plan to reduce whole-body acid damage and inflammation.Now, The Acid Watcher Cookbook widens the possibilities of what acid watchers can eat without repercussions. For many people struggling with acid damage, acidic foods like tomatoes, citrus fruits, vinegar, and reflux-inducing foods like raw onion and garlic, and chocolate are off-limits. After hearing patient after patient bemoaning the loss of vinaigrette, tomato sauce, ketchup, guacamole, and other staples, Dr. Aviv and coauthor Samara Kaufmann Aviv developed an innovative method of cooking that combines acidic foods with alkaline foods so that acidity is neutralized. By following a few simple guidelines, anyone will be able to enjoy dishes that had previously exacerbated their acid reflux symptoms.

 

      

Dr. Aviv was Chairman of the Speech‚ Voice and Swallowing Disorders Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery‚ the Technical Advisor to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research branch of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding swallowing problems in the elderly and former President of both the American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA) and The New York Laryngological Society. Dr. Aviv has been in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors” 1998-2013, Best Doctors in America 2004-2013, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.  Dr. Aviv has written a blog for the Dr. Oz Show website and has been featured in press articles in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He has also appeared on Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, Inside Edition, The Better Show, Bloomberg Television and the Discovery Channel.

ENTA's Voice and Swallowing Center provides state of the art care for voice and swallowing disorders. Like the entirety of ENTA‚ the Voice and Swallowing Center uses the latest equipment such as distal video chip Flexible Endoscopes‚ Videostroboscopes‚ Laryngeal Sensory Testing‚ and Transnasal Esophagoscopy for diagnostics and therapeutics.

To view the many voice and swallowing conditions Dr. Aviv treats‚ please click here.

Dr. Aviv was a featured guest on Good Day New York's "Good Day Cafe" on Fox 5 to discuss Acid Reflux and dishes that can help to reduce symptoms. To watch the segment, click here

The Newsletter of Food, Nutrition & Health. Dietary Relief from GERD. Tame the flames of gastroesophageal reflux disease naturally, with dietary and lifestyle changes. To read full article, click here. 

Dr. Aviv was also interviewed by radio legend Bob Salter on WFAN Sports Radio. Topics included Acid Reflux and esophageal cancer treatment and prevention. Click here to listen

Dr. Aviv was interviewed on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt regarding risks of acid reducing drugs, acid reflux disease and the ‪Acid Watcher Diet as an alternative to medications. Click here to view.

Please watch this important YouTube video of Dr. Jonathan Aviv’s most recent presentation at Mt Sinai Hospital on "THE CHANGING FACE OF ESOPHAGEAL CANCER...THE FASTEST GROWING CANCER IN AMERICA: New Presenting Symptoms, New Ways to Diagnose. Please click here.

Do you suffer from abdominal bloating; a chronic, nagging cough or sore throat; post-nasal drip; a feeling of a lump in the back of your throat; allergies; or shortness of breath? If so, odds are that you are experiencing acid reflux without recognizing its "silent symptoms." Even without the presence of heartburn or indigestion, more than 60 million people in the United States suffer from acid-related disorders that are undetected or untreated - and can lead to serious long-term health problems, including esophageal cancer. 

To order Dr. Jonathan Avivs New self-help book called The Acid Watcher Diet: A 28-Day Reflux Prevention and Healing Program. Click here for more information

To see several Acid Watcher Diet recipes and additional videos, please go to Dr. Jonathan Aviv's Facebook business page: www.facebook.com/dr.j.aviv

  

 

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Jonathan Aviv, MD, FACS accepts the following insurance plans:

Grand Central Office:
  • Aetna
  • Agewell
  • BC/BS Empire NY
  • BC/BS Empire NY Pathway
  • Bright Health
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • Empire Plan (UHC)
  • WTC Health For Heros
  • HealthSmart WTC
  • Humana Medicare
  • LIJ IPA
  • Local 1199
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • OSCAR
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Partners Health Plan
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UHC Oxf Liberty
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • US Family Health
Languages spoken:
  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
Location:

Grand Central

18 East 48th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY, 10017
Manhattan

Tel: (646) 868-4300

Fax: (646) 868-4495

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