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Our Physicians

Ofer Jacobowitz, MD, PhD, FAASM, FAAOA

Ofer Jacobowitz, MD, PhD, FAASM, FAAOA

Ofer Jacobowitz, MD, PhD, FAASM, FAAOA is an internationally recognized leader in the medical and surgical treatment of snoring, obstructive sleep apnea and nasal obstruction. 

He is dedicated to providing accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, nasal and sinus disorders.  Treatment is personalized to the preference of his patients, as appropriate, and may include oral appliances, CPAP, or minimally-invasive office procedures for the nose and palate.  For some, he performs advanced airway reconstructive surgery or implantable hypoglossal neurostimulation. Diagnosis is provided rapidly via home testing devices such as the WatchPAT device.

He is dual board-certified in otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery and Sleep Medicine and is highly skilled at assessing and treating the anatomical aspects of sinus & nasal problems, sleep apnea and spectrum of sleep disorders.

 

Dr Jacobowitz’ accomplishments include

 

Procedures performed include:

  • Custom Oral Appliance fitting
  • In office, advanced snoring treatment
  • Palatal implants, ablation, contouring
  • In office Nasal Procedures
  • Vivaer nasal airway remodeling, Clarifix, Turbinate reduction, Septoplasty
  • In office Balloon Sinuplastyfor Sinusitis
  • Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE)
  • Lateral pharyngoplasty and Expansion Sphincter Pharyngoplasty, preserving the uvula
  • Nasal reconstructive surgery (nasal valve, septoplasty, turbinate, endoscopic sinus procedures
  • UPPP, preserving the uvula
  • Palatal Advancement Pharyngoplasty
  • Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
  • Lingual tonsillectomy (Coblation)
  • Genioglossus Advancement
  • Midline glossectomy (Coblation)
  • Hyoid suspension

Dr Jacobowitz’ Publications link:

https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=1MwhkgsAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate 

In News:

Toward a Better Understanding of Sleep Surgery (Sleep Review Magazine)
Questions Over Sleep Apnea Testing on Train Engineers (NBC TV New York)
These 6 affordable anti-snoring tools can help you (or your partner) (Yahoo Finance)
You Snooze, You Lose: How Insurers Dodge The Costs Of Popular Sleep Apnea Devices (NPR)
Can You Overdose on Melatonin? How to Determine the Right Dosage for You (Everyday Health)
ISSTA Seeks US Clinicians to Get Involved in the Future of Sleep Technology (Sleep Review Magazine)
AASM Sleep Related Breathing Disorders Section Names New Chairperson (Sleep Review Magazine)
Anatomic Abnormalities and Obesity (Sleep Review Magazine)

Society Memberships

  • International Surgical Sleep Society, Founding Member, and Chair 2019 International Meeting
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
    • Member, General & Sleep Clinical Advisory Committee
    • Chair elect, Media and Public Relations Committee
    • Member, Regent National Registry Advisory Committee
    • Expert Representative, FDA Panel on Digital Technologies for Sleep Disordered Breathing
    • Past Vice Chair, Medical Devices & Drugs Committee      
    • Past Member, Medical Devices & Drugs Committee
    • Past Member, Consultant, Sleep Disorders Committee
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine
    • Member, Payer Policy Review Committee
    • Expert Member, Outcome Measures Task Force for Adult OSA
    • Former National Chair, Sleep-related Breathing Disorders Section
    • Former National Chair, All Membership Sections
    • Section leader, Future of Sleep Medicine Expert Task Force
  • World Sleep Society, Member, International Guidelines Committee
  • American Rhinological Society, Member
  • International Sleep Science Technology Association, Secretary
  • New York State Society of Sleep Medicine, Member
  • European Academy of Sleep Medicine, member
  • La Sociedad Iberoamericana de Cirugía de Sueno, founding member
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, member

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Ofer Jacobowitz, MD, PhD, FAASM, FAAOA accepts the following insurance plans:

Grand Central Office:

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Agewell
  • BC/BS Empire NY
  • BC/BS Empire NY Pathway
  • BC/BS HealthPlus
  • Bright Health
  • Cigna
  • Clover
  • Elderplan
  • EmblemHealth GHI
  • Empire Plan (UHC)
  • Hamaspik
  • WTC Health For Heros
  • HealthCare Partners IPA
  • HealthSmart WTC
  • HIP
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199
  • Longevity
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • OSCAR
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Partners Health Plan
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UHC Oxf Liberty
  • United Healthcare Northwell Health
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • US Family Health
  • Wellcare

Testimonial

Great visit. Comprehensive discussion about topic. Unfortunately, they didn't have all the paperwork I filled out on Zocdoc for the appointment. Not sure why.

12/06/2017 edward C. from ZocDoc

I was first introduced to Dr. Jacobowitz for a sleep study. After having difficulty using a CPAP machine, Dr. Jacobowitz recommended I repair my badly obstructed nose. I am now able to sleep thru the night, feeling well rested in the morning. I am also able to breath thru my nose, which is far more comfortable than mouth breathing. I no longer wake with a dry, scratching throat. I am also now able to relax myself breathing thru my nose. Doc, thank you for changing my life.

11/19/2017 Anonymous Author from Healthgrades

I had a great experience here - very clean office, great staff, dr spent plenty of time with me going over my questions and the questionnaire I filled out. Front desk staff was fantastic, helpful, and friendly; which I feel is rare these days. Their patient portal is helpful and easy to navigate. I feel confident moving forward that we will figure out my problems and that this Dr knows what he's doing.

11/10/2017 Sasha Abramson from Google

I had a great experience here - very clean office, great staff, dr spent plenty of time with me going over my questions and the questionnaire I filled out. Front desk staff was fantastic, helpful, and friendly; which I feel is rare these days. Their patient portal is helpful and easy to navigate. I feel confident moving forward that we will figure out my problems and that this Dr knows what he's doing.

11/09/2017 Anonymous Author from Healthgrades

Great dr - spent plenty of time with me answered all my questions. very nice office - front desk people were very pleasant and helpful. didnt wait long for dr. i will continue to use them to get to the bottom of my issue. i really trust this office.

11/08/2017 Sasha A. from ZocDoc

Absolutely wonderful experience from beginning to end. Every team member was friendly, and knowledgable and Dr. Jacobowitz was an absolute delight to speak to. Highly recommended!

10/25/2017 Trena D. from ZocDoc

He was great, quick, thorough, had lots of suggestions, answered questions, explained everything he was doing, I had a highly positive experience. It did feel a little rushed at the very end, but that was a tiny detail. I don't like giving reviews based on one initial visit, but for what it is, the visit was great.

10/18/2017 Noam M. from ZocDoc

Great staff. Great doctor who takes the time to explain everything.

09/06/2017 Anthony T. from ZocDoc

Dr. Jacobowitz's service was fantastic. He was patient and offered practical advice. I will definitely return.

09/05/2017 Robert R. from ZocDoc

Great specialist! I had a great experience so far. A+

08/29/2017 Vitaliy M. from ZocDoc

I cannot say enough good things about this establishment. From the second I walked in to the second I walked out. Rose at the Reception Desk greeted me so nice and warm. The office was clean and comfortable. The nurse (I wish I got her name) was incredibly wonderful and pleasant to talk with about my symptoms. And finally, Dr. Jacobowitz was so amazingly professional and made me feel 110% comfortable. Dr. Jacobowitz talked through the procedure and empathized at times it was going to feel uncomfortable or pain. I was completely blown away at the hospitality of this office, I literally started recommending this place the minute I walked outside.

08/08/2017 Alexandra C. from ZocDoc

Dr. Jacobowitz was professional and conscientious. I felt that my concerns were acknowledged in great detail. His staff was also efficient and courteous, and the office and facilities are well kept. I would go to Dr. Jacobowitz again.

07/25/2017 Lorina N. from ZocDoc

He was great and very personable. Dr. Jacobowitz is very willing to work with his patients on what treatment plans work best for them and their lifestyle.

07/18/2017 Amanda D. from ZocDoc

Great visit. I was greeted by friendly staff. Fitz working at the desk was very helpful guiding me through sign in process. Dr. Jacobowitz is a good listener and took time to evaluate my condition before rushing to any decisions. I was very satisfied with my experience.

06/14/2017 Maya Davis from Healthgrades

Great doctor, knowledgeable and helpful with advice.

05/06/2017 a Verified Patient from ZocDoc

He is just simply amazing. He is very kind a knowledgeable. Highly recommend him

04/04/2017 vanessa rivera from Google

The best of the best. Knowledgeable, caring, great doctor/surgeon. Helped my sleep apnea issues.

03/29/2017 Alan Gold from Healthgrades

I visited Dr. Jacobowitz in his Middletown office multiple times over the past year. Office staff from the receptionists to the M.A. that bring you in were very nice and helpful each time. Timely and professional! Dr. Jacobowitz himself is a star! Going in I was extremely nervous. He made me comfortable by explaining every single thing precisely and asking if I had questions (of course I did) He gave me all options for my apnea that I had no idea were available. His knowledge and especially his attention to detail is second to none. I would and have recommended Dr. Jacobowitz to anyone with Sleep Apnea ... I could go on and on about this man but then I feel like ppl won't read all that I write. Wish I could give him more stars

02/27/2017 Jerrick Harris from Google

Sleep medicine OSA and ENT, Doctor Ofer Jacobowitz is personable, professional, gentle and the best I've had in my 55 years of sinus and sleep issues. The staff is super helpful, always available and a pleasure to deal with.

02/22/2017 Richard Wall from Healthgrades

Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz was very knowledgeable and was extremely nice!

01/27/2016 Vitals