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Dr. Eisenberg is a truly kind and caring doctor. He has treated several family members with issues ranging from mild to extremely serious and he perfectly diagnosed and treated every one. He has a calm,quiet demeanor and a brilliant mind. The best.

I have a child who has severe allergies. I came to Dr. Wakefield because my son had difficulty swallowing and consequently was regurgitating meals. Dr. Wakefield explained the correlation between his allergies, enlarged tonsils and adnoids, and the frequent ear infections and colds that he had. For the first time everything made sense. I went to several doctors and other professionals before coming to Dr. Wakefield. None of them could tell me why my son was so sick. After she explained the cause she talked about treatment options. I liked the fact that she tried to treat him by non invasive means first. Eventually he had to have surgery. Since then my son has made a complete turn around. Not only is he eating but he's even gotten a little chubby. He's willing to try new foods where he would just look at food before and refuse. His speech has also improved. But best of all he is not getting sick. One of the kids in his class had a contagious illness and he was the only 1 not to get it

Dr. Portnoy was a very knowledgeable, kind, pleasant doctor who I saw for the first time. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.

Dr. Godin was very smart and caring. He immediately knew what my condition was and how he was going to fix it. He spent a lot of time making sure all of my questions and concerns were addressed before I left the office. I was thoroughly pleased and would definitely see him again on any future illness in his specialty.

Dr. Blank and his staff have provided unbelievable flawless service. His staf is attentive, punctual and professional. They have a genuine smile when greeting patients. Dr. Blank was attentive, funny, thoroughly informative even though he had a full schedule. Dr. Blank took the time to perform each procedure completely. My colleague recommended Dr. Blank.I could have not gotten a better doctor. Dr. Blank is a keeper!

I recently called the practice and the usual ENT i have seen for many years was not available so i made an appointment with Dr Portnoy. Having an immune deficiency its hard to find the proper care and he was amazing! He is very caring - takes the time to understand your problems and makes sure you understand your situation and communicates well! He is very down to earth and i have seen him 3 times this week and really cares about his patients and their well being! Thanks for the amazing care - it means alot!

I went to 3 different ENT's before being recommended to Dr. Sacks by a surgeon friend of mine. He has a great reputation and he deserves it! He is not trying to just throw surgery at me until we exhaust all medical options. He also walked me through my sleep study and explained what all of it meant. Go to him. You won't be disappointed.

I have been a patient of Dr. Rodriguez for many years and he is superb. Wonderful bedside manner, calm, compassionate. He moved recently to a nicer space on UWS outside of the main Columbia medical center. Though the receptionist staff there are a little unsophisticated, it does not matter. The ancillary clinical staff are just fine and the space is far more clean and newer. If you want to see a thoughful ENT with decades of experience affiliated consistently with the best academic programs in the city, he is your guy.

I would highly recommend Dr. Scheibelhoffer. He was very pleasant and took the time to explain my condition and all the options for treatment. He truly cares about his patients and takes time to listen and really makes us feel comfortable. He was also very professional, thorough, and kind. I recommended him to some friends and family and they all love him. Best ENT doc out there.

Dear Dr. Bough I would like to thank you for the treatment and care that you have given me. You are a very special and very nice doctor. You care about your patients and do your best to make sure they are happy. I appreciate your concern and care very much. Thank you for being a caring doctor.

I had deviated septum surgery and polyps removed . To begin to tell you that I didn't even need to take an advil is an understatement. The guy is a magician and very patient and well-mannered. He is an amazing human being and everybody should be lucky to have him as a doctor

Dear David Bough MD I visited your office a week or two ago for a problem with wax in my ear and after I mentioned my long time standing stuggle with nasal dryness you were kind enough to give me a sample of Ayr Saline Nasal Gel. I promised to let you know if it was effective. I am reporting that it has been very helpful and I will be using it routinely from now on. I have been using it in the morning on rising and sometimes in the evening before bed. My problems with my nose began 40 years ago when I had rhinoplasty and began using Neosinefrin nasal spray before bed. For years I couldnt go to sleep without my nose spray. Eventually I was forced to stop using it because of nosebleeds-breaking that habit was difficult. I tried other saline sprays and even Ayr gel in a tube but this spray sample seems to be really working much beter than any other product i've used so far. So thanks again. By the way my ear is doing fine. The removal of earwax from the patients perspective is miraculous. Thanks for all your help

Suffering from allergies and sinus issues. He was thorough, understanding and knowledgable.

Every doctors office is an inevItable wait that's just the way it is. It's how the staff makes the process less painful is what matters. From the the moment I walked into the ENT office for my appointment with Dr. Sachs, the front desk staff was attentive,curteous and professional. Some were even funny. My wait while slightly longer than I like was made comfortable by the girls at the desk who kept me updated and processed my paperwork promptly. Dr. Sachs was exceptional in his care during my procedure and made the whole experience so less stressful than I had worried it would be. I'm glad I made this connection.

I told my Pulmonologist, Dr Cappell, that I could not swallow a steak. She told me to see Dr. Aviv and get his “FEESST” test, which evaluates swallowing. I saw Dr. Aviv, had the test and the results were bad. My throat entrance and passage were swollen on both sides thereby restricting the amount of food I could swallow. Aviv prescribed Prilosec/Omeprazole twice a day, reading a book “Dropping Acid”, and a Barium swallow test which I had. The test revealed a stricture in my esophagus. Dr. Aviv contacted Dr. Lambroza and I had an immediate endoscopy. My esophagus was a disaster and the opening to my stomach had shrunk to 10-12 mm from the norm 15-20mm. Dr. Lambroza told me to change my eating habits, take the drugs and get another endoscopy in 6 weeks. I changed my eating habits, took Omeprazole and felt better eating. My second endoscopy’s result was considerably better and the opening to my stomach had returned to a normal range. Two months later – the problems have not reoccurred.

For the past 5 years i have been suffering from sinus infection and differnt doctors have treated me with no good result. I was also suffering from dizziness. by the help of Dr. Bough my dizziness and sinus problems have gone away. Even though that helps my snoring problem. Dr. Bough has dealt with me as a friend. He is really a humane doctor

I was referred to Dr.Suh for a second opinion for my grandson Jalen's diagnosis. The first time i met Dr. Suh it was like a breath of fresh air, he made us felt very comfortable. His smile and demeanor lit up the room. He was very explicit in what the surgery Jalen needed entails. He allowed us to ask as many questions until we felt comfortable. He has a great personality, i recommend highly. not to mention he has a wonderful staff working with him. Keep up the good work Dr. Suh!

Professional. Explained everything clearly. My father is hard of hearing and Dr. Kelly made sure that my dad understood all information given.

Dr. Song has been efficient attentive cautious kind and ultimately very effective. I recommend him strongly. After several insightful appointments surgery was prevented and clear practical solutions offered. He's willing to listen too which is a great advantage.

Overall a very positive experience