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This doctor was punctual and courteous. He was also very knowledgeable and knew what my issue was based off my symptoms. My ear was unclogged in a matter of minutes and I am truly grateful for staff like this.
I see from the ratings my experience was not unique but I just wanted to say Dr. Sacks is great. I have chronic sinusitis and am so complicated I've had numerous ENTs 'give up' so finding an ENT who will take me on and help in anyway possible is amazing. Dr. Sacks is one of those doctors!
To whom this may concern: It's all too often that people write letters to complain about bad experiences. I wanted to take the time to acknowledge wonderful experience I've had...with surgery no less!
Dr. Brian Lee Lebovitz (M.D. F.A.C.S.) is an Otorhinolaryngologist with ENT & Allergy Associates in Parsippany NJ. He recently performed my septoplasty and turbinate reduction at Ridgedale Surgery Center in Cedar Knolls NJ.
I am 35 years old and petrified of surgery. My last surgery was myringotomy (tubes in ears) at age 6. I have been riddled with sinus and ear issues since childhood and in my more than three decades in search of comfort and treatment I've been through multiple doctors and treatment options; none of which have relieved symptoms or left me comfortable to make surgical decisions. What Dr. Lebovitz did for me was truly life changing. He took me through this experience in a gentle and compassionate way. We tried several courses of treatment evaluated each along the way and ended the journey in a place where I was confident that surgery was the best option. I can't tell you how happy I was to have someone listen evaluate CARE and work through making sure my course of treatment was in my best interest and something I was confident with. I can now breathe and it's because of him.
Doctors take an oath to educate and treat patients. That is what they're paid to do and that is what is to be expected. Where Dr. Lebovitz is different is that he engages patients. He does nothing short of making them take ownership and accountability for their healthcare with his guidance. He's an active participant in his patients' health and truly works as a teammate in treatment.
I have really enjoyed how much I've learned about my horrible sinuses and how Dr. Lebovitz has made the effort to build true doctor/patient trust. It is so very uncommon these days and I think he's an exemplary model of what effective healthcare is and can be in this country. If everyone had a Dr. Lebovitz the world would be an amazing (healthier) place!
In my particular experience Dr. Lebovitz worked with me over the course of a year to evaluate everything from my allergies biological conditions (aka defective sinuses) short and long term medical history hearing and anything that could affect what I was feeling. He never let me leave the office without feeling like I knew what was going on...what the terminology and diagnoses meant...and gave me ample time to ask questions no matter how silly I thought they sounded. We reviewed surgical options and I was thrilled to know that he is experienced in new less invasive methods.
Through surgery his bedside manner was amazing and I was literally wheeled into the operating room content and excited to emerge. Post-op he made sure I was comfortable and didn't let me leave the surgical center without a high five and a smile. I had no packing or splints and pain was minimal. It almost brought me to tears to know what good hands I was in.
The point of this letter is to let you know that prior to meeting Dr. Lebovitz I had essentially given up on ever breathing normally. I had experienced doctors who suggested surgery as an immediate option but didn't make me feel that they understood my concerns or the span and breadth/depth of my sinus issues. I never felt comfortable and never had that participative trusting relationship. In visiting with Dr. Lebovitz learning about the 'how' and 'why' of what I was experiencing and subsequently electing for surgery my quality of life has improved. It's remarkable.
I would hope that through this letter Dr. Lebovitz gets recognition for standing out as a truly special medical professional. I can't help but think that my high five and smile as I headed home from surgery just wasn't enough of a thank you. I am unsure of what awards or special honors exist for outstanding doctors but I'd nominate him in a heartbeat. The only unfortunate thing about my situation is that now that my sinuses are in a good place I likely won't see Dr. Lebovitz so often!
Please let me know if you have any questions or would like any additional information. Thank you for your time and consideration. Sincerely Kristen
Dr. Lazar is patient compassionate and knowledgeable. After 20 years of recurrent sinusitis 8-10 rounds of antibiotics each year & 3 previous surgeries SHE SOLVED THE PROBLEM. Unlike the 3 previous surgeries I had no post-op complications. Surgery was 7 months ago: no infections no more antibiotics no more snoring --I can breathe. She is a goddess!!
I went to see Dr.Cece for a sore throat and hoarsness. He was polite patient and very knowledgable. He took alot of time to explain things to me. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Dr Hekiert is one of the best doctors I have ever met both in expertise and personality. I am convinced that she has added many quality years to my life by performing trans robtoic surgery for my sleep apnea. I am so happy that I decided to go ahead with this procedure and I would highly recommend Dr. Hekiert to anyone.
Great doctor, great staff. He didn't seem rushed. He gave my son all the time he needed and explained everything. I definitely recommend him.
I absolutely LOVE Dr. Yar and the staff!!!!! The staff are great, they are always nice and courteous and really sweet. Dr. Yar goes above and beyond for her patients. When she sees that something is off with me, she gets an immediate consult and waits with me until the situation is resolved. She is truly one of the BEST doctors in NYC. Dr. Yar ALWAYS seeks alternative therapies, she suggests activities that I can do to help my asthma, she works really, really well with the other doctors and nurses in the office, she has a great bedside manner, she is always in a great mood, and she is just plain sweet. She epitomizes what I think a great doctor should be. I gave ENT Allergy and Dr. Yar the highest rating because they go way above and beyond and they are simply the best. If I could, I would give a higher rating.
I absolutely LOVE Dr. Yar and the staff!!!!! The staff are great they are always nice and courteous and really sweet. Dr. Yar goes above and beyond for her patients. When she sees that something is off with me she gets an immediate consult and waits with me until the situation is resolved. She is truly one of the BEST doctors in NYC. Dr. Yar ALWAYS seeks alternative therapies she suggests activities that I can do to help my asthma she works really really well with the other doctors and nurses in the office she has a great bedside manner she is always in a great mood and she is just plain sweet. She epitomizes what I think a great doctor should be. I gave ENT Allergy and Dr. Yar the highest rating because they go way above and beyond and they are simply the best. If I could I would give a higher rating.
I waited 5 minutes or less both times I saw Dr. Mitzner. For my first consultation I told him I would give him a quick summary of my situation. He told me to take my time and give him all of the details. He iis thorough honest and has a great 'bedside manner'. He even called days after my last office visit said he was thinking about me and my situation and had a thought. He called two of my other doctors to discuss and agree on a way forward. I was beyond pleasantly surprised and would rate the entire experience higher than a 5 if possible. What more can a patient ask for.
I had a great experience coming in to see Dr. Chowdhury not only was he very courteous and professional but it didn't hurt that he was good looking! He answered all my questions regardless of how minute it was. I was very happy with my surgery experience.
Dr Zelman has been treating myself and my kids for a long time and I have nothing but praise for him. Highly recommended for those in need of a good ENT doctor
It has been difficult for me finding a reliable and trustworthy ENT in my area. Dr Shohet is the one: he has great bedside manner is extremely knowledgeable and has proved to me he is capable of performing many of the modern procedures that is required for an ENT. Highly recommended
I was extremely pleased with my visit to Dr. Payman. My sinus problems (that I've experienced since childhood) have significantly depleted. The office staff in Poughkeepsie was a bit rude but the doctor's professionalism definitely made up for that
I did not have to wait long in the office before they called me in. Dr Mitzner has a nice bed side manner and help me with my ear infection
Dr. Sreepada is the most compasinate dr. I have ever met. He takes his time with you and is always concerened with how your feeling. He always follows up the next day to find out if your feeling better. I travel more than 20 miles to see this dr. that's how good he is!
dr.ciecko is an excellent dr.he is very knowledgable in his profession...and he simplifies everything so that its easy to understand..
Truly professionalgets down to business quickly. She helped me and took the time to explain the procedures. I have a follow up appointment. I rate this doctor top-notch R H Cahn Fort Lee NJ
Dr. Brody helped me at a very scary time when I didn't know what was wrong with me. She fit me in within a day. She did a very thorough examination and was able to explain a lot ease my fears and get me started on meds right away. I have since followed up with her and she's been nothing but professional. She's highly knowledgeable takes her time and explains everything. She even calls me personally with my ultrasound and lab results. Thanks to Dr. Brody I am now feeling almost back to normal. And SHE not my PCP who brushed me off many times but it was Dr. Brody who discovered my Hashimoto's Thyroiditis when my PCP was telling me my thyroid was normal. I'm so thankful to have found her. Great staff too. Very friendly and responsive.
Very smart. Accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Dr. Green does not waste time with BS and some take that for lack of empathy but Dr. Green is focused on the medical reason you came to see him. If you want Dr. Feel-good then go some where else.