Ofer Jacobowitz, MD, PhD, FAASM, FAAOA
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Ofer Jacobowitz, MD, PhD, FAASM, FAAOA

About 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, barbed sutures
  • In office Nasal Procedures
  • Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE)
  • Lateral Pharyngoplasty, Barbed Reposition Pharyngoplasty (BRP), and Expansion Sphincter Pharyngoplasty (ESP), 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)
  • Midline glossectomy (Coblation)
  • Hyoid suspension

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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
    • Chair elect, 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
    • Chair, 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, governing council member, secretary and International Guidelines Committee section sleep-related breathing disorders section chair
  • American Rhinological Society, Member
  • International Sleep Science Technology Association, Secretary
  • New York State Society of Sleep Medicine, Member
  • European Academy of Sleep Medicine, member
  • La Sociedad Iberoamericana de Cirugía de Sueno, founding member
  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, member

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Insurances Accepted Aetna, Aetna Aexcel, Aetna HMO, Aetna Medicare, Aetna Open Choice Access EPO, Aetna PPO, Affinity Child Health Plus (CHP) (NY), Affinity Essential Plan (NY), Affinity Health Plan (NY), Affinity Medicaid (NY), ArchCare (NY), BC/BS Empire HMO, BC/BS Empire NY, BC/BS HealthPlus (NY), BC/BS HealthPlus Gatekeeper (NY), Centivo, Cigna, Cigna HMO, PPO, POS, Cigna Medicare, Cigna Open Access Plus, Connecticare, Elderplan (NY), EmblemHealth GHI, Empire BCBS POS, EPO, Indemnity, Empire BCBS PPO, Empire Plan (UHC), Fidelis (NY), Fidelis Essential (NY), Fidelis Medicaid / CHP (NY), Fidelis Medicare (NY), Hamaspik (NY), HealthCare Partners IPA (NY), HealthSmart WTC, HIP (NY), HIP ID (NY), HIP Montefiore CMO (NY), HIP Montefiore CMO ID (NY), HIP Mt. Sinai IPA (NY), HIP Mt. Sinai IPA ID (NY), Humana Medicare (NY), Local 1199, Magnacare, Medicare, Multiplan/PHCS, Northwell Direct (NY), OSCAR (NY), Oxford Freedom, Partners Direct Health, Partners Health Plan (NY), SELF / PATIENT PAY TIME OF SERVICE, Tricare, Tricare HMO, Tricare PPO, UHC Oxf Liberty, UnitedHealthcare, UnitedHealthcare Commercial (HMO,PPO,POS), US Family Health, Wellcare HMO/Medicare (NY), WTC Health For Heroes
Affiliations Lenox Hill Hospital (Northwell), Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital (Northwell)
Education
Medical School
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Internship
  • General Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center
Residency
  • Otolaryngology, Mount Sinai Medical Center
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