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Highly recommend Dr. Diver, he listened attentively to my complaints and concerns, did a thorough exam, diagnosed, gave me a treatment plan. He was also compassionate which is rare these days. I will most certainly follow up with Dr. Driver and would not hesitate to recommend him to my family and friends.

Thank you for your skill and kindness before, during and following my mothers surgery. (of course i am writing this on behalf of my mother :) ) I feel (and all m family feel) like she cannot thank you enough.

Dr. Godin is an unbelievable physician. His knowledge, staff, surgical skill and caring nature make him one of the best doctors I have ever used. His ability to accurately identify problems and the root cause of issues both in and outside his area of expertise is truly exceptional. His bedside manner, especially with young children, is amazing. When your child has any issue, you are naturally overprotective and worried as a parent. I felt complete confidence with Dr. Godin as I immediately knew my child was in great hands with a doctor who both cared and was quickly available if I had to reach him. These days, it is very uncommon to have a doctor who is a true expert when it comes to diagnosis and surgical skill while caring about you as a person at the same time. Dr. Godin is that rare doctor. As you can see by my review, I cannot say enough good things about him. If you are in need of an ENT, or have gone to others that could not help you, this is your doctor.

I thought the staff was lovely. The facilities are nice and clean. Dr. Baum was very warm and thorough.

My Experience with the services of Dr. John Sugrue of your office are best expressed on the below poem I composed to thank him. He is the best. Poem: If you don't know what to do, see the doctor John Sugrue. A gifted surgeon with a knife, who you can trust with your life. Hes dedicated, competent and a nice guy. His experience and knowledge he will apply. To make your life a better one, to enjoy and have some fun...

Dr Hekiert fixed a sinus problem I have lived with my entire life! I have seen other ENT's, but none who bothered to try to find the source of my chronic infections and cure me! She is caring and committed, a trait rarely found in health care today.

Amazing, amazing doctor. He was very personable and gentle. I came to him with a hearing problem that I was almost positive was earwax build up. He was honest with me the whole time he was attempting to clean out my ear, and actually removed the back of an earring from my ear that had to be sitting there for about a year. I will be seeing Dr. Farhad Chowdhury again soon for routine check-ups with my ears and ear cleanings. Both him and his staff made me feel very comfortable and were just so NICE. I would recommend this doctor to anyone, very gentle and well-educated , takes the fear out of doctor visits.

I highly recommend Dr. Mitzner. I needed to see a doctor on a Saturday. Thank God he had office hours on a Saturday. I had a very bad ear infection. If anyone needs an ENT he was kind and caring doctor.

I will be eternally grateful to Dr. Aviv for getting me back on the road to a normal life! For a couple of years I had increasingly worse problems with coughing and throat-clearing which frequently left me unable to speak until I had rather violently gotten it to clear. Then my voice worsened to the point that people could not hear me on the phone or in person. Needless to say this was having a major impact on my life! I went to my ENT .He did a scope, told me I had LPR (of which I had never heard and which floored me, as I never experienced heartburn and in no way associated my throat symptoms with my stomach!), and said he did not believe in using medicine for this problem. Instead, he advised me to avoid the "4C's" (carbonation, caffeine, citrus, and cocktails), stop eating three hours before going to sleep, and raise the head of my bed. I did as he suggested but my voice problem worsened. After much research I saw Dr. Aviv. He knew even before scoping that there was something more amiss with my voice. He showed me the film of the scope to demonstrate that a had partial paresis of the left vocal cord in addition to the LPR and recommended I see a voice therapist as well as following carefully the LPR guidelines in his book which I already owned. He spent a good amount of time with me, answering the long list of questions I had brought very patiently. Thanks to the voice therapy and his guidelines I am now speaking just as I had before. My reflux symptoms are much better and I cannot thank him enough!

Amazing Dr.! I would highly recommend him to anyone!

She has shown me respect and sincere caring over the years I have been going to her. I have unconditional faith, trust & love for this woman. I appreciate how she tries to see me in my "emergency" mode. Dr. H successfully performed sinuplasty on my last year. Although I was nervous, she calmed me and eased my anxiety.

After going to several doctors with very little help or answers , I decided to seek another opinion after recieving a referral to Ent and Allergy. I made an appointment with Dr. Wasserman and finally I was spoken to with care and concern. He took the time to explain things that contribute to my reflux and offered me several ways to alleviate the symptoms. I am on a lot of medications so it was wonderful to be in a Doctors office that really gets to know his patients. I also would like to applaud his office in Englewood for their smiles and professionalism . Every single person I encountered was helpful and friendly . For someone like me who has to realy on friends to take them to their appointments. It's very gratifying to feel I did not waste my time . Up until meeting Dr. Wasserman, I was truly ready to give up on thinking that in today's World there are still doctors out there that truly listen and care about their patients. I have found that with Ent and Allergy. Wonderful experience !

I became a patient of Dr. Hekiert’s several years ago when I was suffering from a thyroid condition. I went to many doctors over many months, but none of them could alleviate my symptoms. It wasn’t until I went to Dr. Hekiert that I was given an effective treatment plan. Dr. Hekiert was able to help me in ways that other doctors could not because she is knowledgeable, diligent, and concise in her work. It is apparent upon first meeting her that she is a highly skilled doctor, but it is something greater than that which separates her from the rest. She is empathetic and compassionate toward my concerns and she goes above and beyond to make me feel important and understood. She makes my health a priority to her by checking in on me or by patiently answering all of my questions. When seeing her engage with other patients or her staff, it is obvious that the warmth and thoughtfulness she has shown me is not unique. While medicine is a science that can be taught, the kind-heartedness and altruism that Dr. Hekiert possesses cannot. The rapport she has with her patients is rare and unmatched. Dr. Hekiert’s extraordinary capabilities as an ENT combined with her considerate nature make her the best doctor that I have ever been treated by.

Super nice doctor, and her staff was very pleasant as well. She was fast, helpful, and understanding (worked w/ me when my new insurance card hadn't arrived yet). I would definitely recommend her.

Dr.Cece operated on me in 2009, for a deviated septum. I suffered for many years with sinus related pains and infections prior to going to see him. He is the absolute best ENT in the tri-state area. I have seen several doctors here in Manhattan and not one of them is as though as him. Not only is he very knowledgeable but his compassionate and really takes time to listen to his patients. I would recommend him to anyone that needed help. The office is currently under renovation but its clean and roomy. The office staff is friendly and very accommodating when needed.

Dr. Bergstein has been seeing me for years for sinus & reflux issues. He is truly a great doctor,not only does he help improve your issue but he is caring , he listens and explains in detail,many doctors are cold and lack a smile, not Dr. Bergstein, he is 1 of the few that are compassionate, bless him, I recommend him to everyone in need of an ENT doctor.

I have been a patient of Dr. Joel Portnoy's for about a year now and have found him to be a thorough, knowledgeable and caring ENT doctor, and I have always been pleased with the way I've been treated by his office staff and how clean and updated these offices are. In May 2014, I suddenly had a problem with my old insurance company continuing to approve a nose spray that has been a tremendous help to my condition for approximately 15 years. Dr. Portnoy wrote the necessary letter, and I was given the nose spray. As my insurance company changed on 9/1/14, I had to go through the denial of my necessary nose spray yet again. Dr. Portnoy again wrote the necessary letter and this time the new insurance denied it. Thanks to Dr. Portnoy's nurse, Crystal, his office manager, Francine, and Dr. Portnoy himself I finally got the medicine that was so important to me. My son and husband are also very pleased patients of Dr. Portnoy. I recommend Dr. Portnoy and his staff very highly. They never gave up on my problem and were always courteous, patient and helpful.

Doctor Jay Rechtweg is a truly amazing Doctor. He is compassionate and friendly during office visits and on the phone. His advice for both me and my children has always been extremely knowledgeable and true. He has a great bedside manner. He has treated by 11 year old son for complex ear infections and has help diagnosed me with sleep Apnea. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an ENT Doctor in Long Island.

Dr. P0ulos did a outstanding job of cleaning out the wax that was trapped deep in my ears and he gave me some good understanding of how to take care of my ears.

Entire staff was very courteous; I was very comfortable with the Doctor. He takes time to explain things so I can understand. I definitely would recommend him!