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We really loved Dr. Lazar. My daughter had her adenoid removed and Dr. Lazar was great with her. She even made time for my daughter when she started having headaches a few days later - they took her right in the office. All the office staff is great and warm. We never had a problem scheduling the surgery like some other reviews that I have read. You have to leave a message, but the woman calls back the same day. Understandable because she is busy scheduling for all the doctors there and she is only one person. Definitely and highly recommended.

My 2 1/2 year old son had a chronic congested nose since about 6 months old along with mouth breathing and excessive drooling! I took him to many doctors/specialist but was never giving a satisfactory diagnosis on his condition. I was recommend to Dr. Blank by his pediatrician and on the first visit after examination he determined my son's adenoids and tonsils were too large. We attempted a course of action before going the surgical route. My son had surgery on 6/05/13 and I must say from start to finish I was very pleased with Dr Blank professionalism and how friendly he was towards my son and how comfortable he made both of us feel throughout the whole process. My son is doing 100% better and I'm so grateful to Dr. Blank.

Not only did this office squeeze me in the same day, the staff was so friendly and amazing. I did have to wait a little but I just appreciated that they squeezed me in that day. It's almost unheard of for an office to take a new client that day. I have to say Dr. Wirthshafter was by far the nicest, most kind, and amazing Dr I have ever met. She really listened to my concerns and took the time to explain EVERYTHING to me. I even made sure to tell her that I have never met a Dr. like her.

Dr. Messenger is a fabulous doctor! My family has been going to him for many years. He did my son's tonsils and adenoid surgery, and I will never forget the sight of Dr. Messenger holding my son's hand, walking him into the operating area. Dr. Messenger has treated my family for many ailments over the years, and he has always been kind and thorough. He always spends time answering any questions that we may have. I highly recommend Dr. Messenger!

Dr. Messenger is a wonderful doctor! He has been treating our family for many, many years. He is thorough, kind and patient, taking time to answer any questions that we may have. He did tonsils and adenoids surgery on my son, and I will never forget Dr. Messenger holding my son's hand, walking him in the surgery area. My son had complete trust in Dr. Messenger, and I do, too!

Dr. Yao is amazing and knows what she is doing! My mom and I were really impressed by her and I learned more about my allergies from her than from my allergist! She makes sure you understand everything and I will for sure be coming back and recommend her to anyone that needs an ENT.

Have been a patient of Dr. Messenger for over 22 years. Would not change Dr. He listens, cares and explains to your understanding. All Dr.'s should have his manner. He treats my family including my grand children. Complete trust in him and staff.

Usually you can find a doctor with either great skills, bedside manner, a good listener, integrity and kindness but never in one package. Dr. Cece is the exception. I had a terrible problem breathing for years and unsuccessfully took all kinds of medication. I went to Dr. Cece based upon Internet reviews and was impressed. He explained all my options clearly and throughly. Finally, I decided to have an operation that I dreaded, but needed. I was reluctant because on WebMd, it mentioned that what I had could grow back. Anyway, I have a new life as a result of that successful operation and can't thank Dr. Cece enough - and years later, there is no reoccurrence. But even beyond that, I started a job in a hospital where the staff exchanges information on what doctors to see if we have health problems. Dr. Cece gets praised all the time. I'm thankful that I found him - he's not only a great doctor, but sincerely cares about his patients, no matter how much of a chicken you might be.

I saw Dr. Aviv on June 13, 2014. I have suffered from acid reflux for years. I traveled from Texas to NYC to see Dr. Aviv, who was a godsend. He was patient and informative, answering all my questions. He paid careful attention to my symptoms and explained his procedures and analysis thoroughly. He did the Laryngoscopy Fibertop w/Stroboscopy to evaluate my larynx, and then made useful recommendations for a treatment plan and referrals to other specialists. Because of his diagnosis and treatment, I made more progress in one office visit than I had made in several years of visiting other physicians.

Today I had an appointment with Dr. Poulos at his office in Astoria. Dr. Poulos listened to my concerns about my ear problem. He examined my ears and answered all my questions. I needed a hearing test and was given one at this appointment also. I was given a thorough hearing examination by the audiologist Rachel Marcus. I was more than pleased with my visit and would recommend Dr. Poulos and his staff.

He was the best doctor I have ever met with. He was insightful, smart, but also extremely relatable to all ages. He made accommodations to help me and my family and I couldn't have appreciated it more.

Dr. Leventhal is absolutely professional, amazing and genuine. He is extremely knowledgeable and personable as well. He handled the MRSA I had quickly and efficiently. I don't even have a scar! He also handles my cosmetic procedures which keep me looking refreshed, beautiful and not overdone. Kudos to Dr. Leventhal.. I will continue to be a loyal patient.

I recently had extensive surgery for chronic sinusitis, a deviated septum and the removal of polyps. Dr. Leventhal is the best. Right from the beginning, Dr. Leventhal explained step by step what procedures needed to be done to help me breathe again. Everything went exactly as he had told me. I had very little discomfort and recovery was very fast. Dr. Leventhal is very knowledgeable in his field and very personable. When my condition was getting unbearable, I went to an ENT group and was very unhappy with them. I then went to Dr. Leventhal and he corrected all my problems. I highly recommend Dr. Douglas Leventhal for all your ENT needs. It was the best move I ever made. Thank you Dr. Leventhal.

My experience with Dr. Gordon has always been great.I have had vertigo and chronic ear problems all my life and he has corrected the vertigo in one visit. The ear issues have been controlled because he really spends extra time to explain what he is doing and what to expect. I would highly recommend him. I have been his patient for 10 years.

Almost always on time. Excellent doctor's office. Wouldn't change doctor's for the world. Dr. Wirshafter is terrific.

Dr. Portnoy provided incredible care to me following a vocal fold hemorrhage scar, and helped me to treat my LPR, as well as evaluate a cist and vocal fold paresis. He also referred me for vocal therapy, in addition to a CT scan and GI Evaluation. Dr. Portnoy is not only incredibly intelligent and professional, with firm command of his medical specialty, but he is one of the very few doctors I have seen who is 100% present when speaking to me. He looks you right in the eye and listens without distraction. I highly recommend Dr. Portnoy!

Straight to the point, very informative Definitely going to be a regular here.

I highly recommend Doctor Portnoy. I saw him for acid reflux and throat problems, and he definitely knows his stuff. Very thorough. He is also a very cool, down to earth guy.

He was AWESOME. The reason for my visit turned out to be a big nothing, but he was so thorough and made me feel so comfortable. I told him I'm usually AWFUL at doctors and he made jokes and explained to me what was going on and felt so much better. I'm so impressed! It's a shame I have no reason to go back to see him, I liked him that much!

Dr. Habib and staff are amazing! My daughter has such a fear of doctors, but Dr. Habib made her feel at ease, and she actually looks forward to visiting his office. The best part is that we are always seen at the time of our appointment. I've never had to wait! I highly recommend ENT and Allergy Associates.