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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
    • Member, 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

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

Hackensack Office:

  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth Value Plan
  • Amerihealth
  • BC/BS Empire NY
  • Cigna
  • Clover
  • Empire Plan (UHC)
  • WTC Health For Heros
  • HealthSmart WTC
  • Horizon NJ BCBS
  • Horizon Omnia Tier 1
  • Local 1199
  • Longevity
  • Magnacare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • OSCAR
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Qualcare (NJ Only)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UHC Oxf Liberty
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • US Family Health

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
  • 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