Testimonials

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


Excellent

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


The Greatest Experience

“I originally came to Doctor Setzen for a second opinion on a tonsillectomy. After a very thorough examination, Dr. Setzen found that I had a deviated septum and other sinus issues. Because of a slight deformity on my nose, I inquired about a possible rhinoplasty. I was very impressed with how Dr. Setzen spent as much time as was needed to explain everything to me. He was very professional, patient, and reassuring, and I really felt comfortable and trusted Dr. Setzen to do my surgery. I was very hesitant about the rhinoplasty. I am extremely picky and particular. Dr. Setzen was not pushy he gave me the option and said I’m only going to do it if you really want it. After much thought, I decided to go ahead with it, but I had to be reassured that Dr.setzen knew exactly what I wanted. He took the time to meet with me before surgery to make sure he understood, and that I was comfortable. What impressed me was how he took the time to really listen to me and cared about my concerns. The day of surgery went better than I ever expected. I had 4 procedures all at once and I recovered like a dream. I had a little discomfort from the tonsils but no pain at all from the sinus and nasal surgery, and almost no bruising, I was back at work a week later. I amazed at how much better I was able to breathe, but the best part of it all was the results of the rhinoplasty. I am extremely happy with the way it came out. I get compliments all the time. I am so grateful to Dr. Setzen for his superb care!”

~ January 23rd, 2018


Sinus infections, snoring, headaches and loss of smell

“For many years I have had seasonal sinus infections and head aches that got so bad I would go to my regular doctor for help. They would give me some type of antibiotic and it would go away for awhile and then return. Then I started to snore all the time. So my wife pushed me to find out why and what to do about it. I learned of Dr. Setzen from taking my in-law to him years earlier. Dr. Setzen did an excellent exam of my sinuses to find most of the problems where being caused by polyps in my sinuses. I made the big mistake of waiting to take care of them that they grew to be over 100 of the in my sinuses. Don’t wait and prolong the issues like me go get it looked at. They had grown so much that I could no longer smell and also pressure headaches. After having them removed and short healing time I began to stop snoring my smell is coming back and no more sinus infections with the headaches. I now go for a regular check to be sure they don’t grow back. I am also breathing better since the nasal passages are not blocked by the polyps. The longer you wait to take care of these things the more they grow stop living with bad sleep headaches and poor breathing and sense of smell stop by Dr. Setzen and get it checked out before it becomes a larger problem than it has to be”

~ January 23rd, 2018


Nasal polyps and infections helped with surgery.

“I’ve been a patient of Dr. Michael Setzen for many years. I have a chronic nasal condition and needed several surgeries to be able to breathe and function normally. All surgeries were performed by Dr. Setzen with great success. He has always shown great care, deep understanding of a problem and how to treat it. To put it simply – brilliant mind, golden hands, beautiful personality. Thank you Dr. Setzen!”

– Mikhail L.

~ December 24th, 2017


Nasal polyps and infections helped with surgery.

“I’ve been a patient of Dr. Michael Setzen for many years. I have a chronic nasal condition and needed several surgeries to be able to breathe and function normally. All surgeries were performed by Dr. Setzen with great success. He has always shown great care, deep understanding of a problem and how to treat it. To put it simply – brilliant mind, golden hands, beautiful personality. Thank you Dr. Setzen!”

– Mikhail L.

~ December 24th, 2017


Excellent Experience

” Dr. Setzen is great. He solved my long-term breathing issues, I am so happy that I found such a knowledgeable, caring doctor. He also has a great bedside manner – I highly recommend him.”

~ December 4th, 2017


Our Locations

Michael Setzen Otolaryngology, PC great neck location
600 Northern Blvd.
Suite 113
Great Neck, NY 11021

Tel: 516-829-0045
Fax: 516-829-0441


Michael Setzen Otolaryngology, PC manhattan
130 East 77th Street
10th Floor
New York, NY 10075

Tel: 516-829-0045
Fax: 516-829-0441

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