I am not one to write reviews but I feel so strongly about the exceptional care I received from Dr. Setzen and hope to help as many people I can by spreading the word. I had a severe case of chronic sinusitis and suffered from repeated colds/sinus infections and debilitating headaches. Surgery was required as my condition did not respond to medical management. Dr Setzen solved my issues and my quality of life has drastically improved. Dr Setzen has a genuine interest in the health and well-being of his patients and has always taken the time to listen to my concerns. He gives you his full, undivided attention, and never makes you feel rushed. He always returns phone calls and will do his very best to fit you into his schedule should you need a last minute appointment. His staff are warm and compassionate and only added to my positive experience. See Dr. Setzen and you will be in the best of hands!
– October 13th, 2018
My Eleven year old had Adenoids/Sinus and Tongue Tie evaluated
The staff and Dr Setzen were extremely patient and kind to my son. Dr Setzen explained all findings thoroughly and explained necessary procedures that would be needed to address my son’s condition. He also suggested to have second opinion if we felt it was warranted which made me feel he was very trustworthy. He performed an Adenoidectomy, Frenectomy and resection of Turbinate’s at the Ambulatory Surgical Center at Northwwell Manhasset. Dr Setzen explained everything in detail to my son, me and my husband before the surgery. He made sure he was comfortable and answered all of his questions. The OR staff were also very kind and efficient. I was able to walk him into the OR and stay with him until the anesthesia was administered. This alleviated all of his and my pre-op fears. The surgery was done in less than an hour. He had a mild sore throat that day in which Tylenol worked. Minimal nasal drainage. He was able to go to his friends pool party two days later with no problems. We had follow up one week later at Dr Setzens office with no complications. Our speech therapist said “The Doctor did a great job” Overall great experience. As a Mom and a registered nurse for 27 years, I would have to say that Dr Setzen has to be one of the Best ENT surgeons that I have ever known. When I asked the other nurses I worked with about him, they all said the same thing “Your son will be in the best of hands”. Thank you Dr Setzen and staff, Mary Stallone (P.J.’s Mom)
– August 28th, 2018
Balloon Dilation Eustachian tube gave me relief of pain and pressure in my ears
Balloon Dilation Eustachian tube gave me relief of pain and pressure in my ears-also I was having ongoing sinus problems and nasal congestion and this was relieved with nasal and sinus surgery. Dr.Setzen gave me a new lease on life and I am very thankful. I highly recommend Dr.Setzen should you have this problem. David Bross, Long Island,New York
– August 27th, 2018
As a physician I know firsthand how important it is to choose the right surgeon for a procedure. Dr. Setzen performed a nasal valve reconstruction and complex septoplasty procedure with exceptional results. Prior to the surgery, I was nearly unable to breathe thru my nose with complete nasal valve collapse when inhaling and I was unable to breathe silently. Post-surgery I was able to breathe clearly, and silently for the first time in over a decade. Additionally he significantly improved the appearance, resolving a severe twisting of the nasal bridge. I couldn’t be happier with the results from this major surgery. His Followup and office staff are terrific, and he will take the time to explain everything regarding the upcoming procedure with you. I am happy I decided to have surgery with Dr. Setzen as he exceeded my expectations for the goals of this surgery. Highly recommend.
– August 26th, 2018
Dr. Setzen treated me for chronic sinus infections. He performed surgery that other doctors wouldn’t contemplate. He worked with my pulmonologist to ensure a very positive outcome. Dr. Setzen continues to monitor my sinuses and I have not had a problem since I have been in his care.
– July 15th, 2018
21 Year Old’s Tonsillectomy and Sinus Surgery: Success!
Dr. Setzen performed my tonsillectomy, septoplasty and sinus surgery three weeks ago. Dr. Setzen answered all my questions, checked up on me frequently after surgery, and accommodated my limited timeframe. He had a wonderful bedside manner and I am very pleased with the results – although the tonsils were painful, I was able to eat and speak normally a week after surgery and I was breathing better within days. Highly recommend!
– July 10th, 2018
Our go-to ENT doctor… the best
Dr. Michael Setzen, my ENT (ear, nose and throat) doctor had noticed my symptoms of gastric reflux and he wanted to further examine me to confirm his diagnosis and to make sure I did not have any unhealthy tissue. He scheduled and then performed a TNE (trans-nasal esophagoscopy) procedure in his office. Before he used an ultra-thin scope called an esophagoscope, he numbed it up my nose and throat with a topical medicine spray. He then inserted the scope ever so gently through my nose. He was able to examine and video record the entire path from my nose through my vocal cords all the way to my stomach. He also was able to take samples to biopsy (happily all clear). I chose not to have the procedure performed by a gastroenterologist as an outpatient at a hospital because it would have required a lot of my time, an IV or other medication to make me drowsy during the procedure. That all would have been necessary if I had scheduled an upper endoscopy with a gastroenterologist as a hospital outpatient instead of with Dr. Setzen. I have to admit I was nervous and afraid I would gag during the procedure, however his experience, skills and calming nature kept me relaxed throughout the exam and allowed him to complete the entire exam in less than 5 minutes. With Dr. Setzen there was no pain, no gagging, no lost time (compare to if I had gone with a gastroenterologist) and best of all… instant feedback as to what was learned during the exam. No doubt about it, Dr. Setzen is the best.
– June 6th, 2018
I suffered for 6 months with a sinus infection that caused serious facial pain and the inability to breathe through my nose, smell or taste. I saw a number of ENT specialists and was given strong antibiotics and steroids for several months. I have finally found one exceptional doctor whose care and concern for my situation is beyond belief. He performed the balloon sinus dilation surgery in his office and I feel like a new person. The pain is completely gone and I can breathe normally. He is like dealing with a trusted friend and I will refer everyone I know to him. If you feel hopeless about your condition, be kind to yourself and call Dr. Michael Setzen.
– February 26th, 2018
Sinus Infections Helped with Surgery!
I suffered for years from : *Chronic Sinusitis *Nasal Congestion *Nasal Polyps Dr. Setzen saved me and improved my quality of life. The only thing helped me was surgery – Endoscopic Sinus surgery Balloon sinus dilation I’m a new man. It was a relatively painless procedure and quick recovery time. I no longer get sinus infections and can breathe! I could not believe the difference after surgery. Anyone suffering from sinus conditions should be under Dr. Setzen’s care!
– February 25th, 2018
Great Results for My Family
“We have been going to Dr. Setzen since before my husband and I had children (our children are now done with college). Dr. Setzen performed surgery to correct a deviated septum for me and both of our sons. He has treated all of us through the years whenever we had sinus infections and other ear / nose / throat medical issues. He has always been the most professional, pleasant person imaginable. Whenever we go to him, he accurately diagnoses the root cause of our issues and the treatment he subsequently prescribes for us cures us rapidly. He is very patient, he listens carefully, he is compassionate, and he has an outstanding bedside manner with his patients. Not only is he an outstanding specialist that we would recommend to anyone, but his staff is also compassionate and is very efficient as well. In summary, going to Dr. Setzen is always a pleasant and worthwhile experience. Thank you, Dr. Setzen!”
– The Gold Family
~ January 23rd, 2018