Life Changing Surgery

“When my daughter was five she developed frequent high fevers. She developed dark bags under her eyes. We took her to an E&T doctor who did not give us an answer. We took her to an infectious disease specialist at a well-known hospital who said it was nothing serious. My mother who was an RN suggested that we take her to Dr. Michael Setzen. He diagnosed her with sinus disease on the first visit and eventually operated on her sinuses. She is now nineteen and has never had another sinus infection or high fever. Her appearance changed as well. Her face became brighter. It was a life-altering experience for her. He is the best in his field. The absolute best. He is always available for his patients. I was suffering myself and had surgery to correct my condition. He operated on me in 2006 and I have had one infection since then.”

~ November 8th, 2017

A Far Easier Recovery Than I Anticipated

“I put off having surgery to repair my deviated septum and clear my sinuses for about five years. Although I knew that both of my parents had very positive experiences with Dr. Setzen, I was apprehensive about the recovery period. All I can say is that I should have had it done years ago! Dr. Setzen was great from our first consultation. Most of what he told me, I already knew from having seen it in my family, but he was really helpful in explaining to me where my own troubles lay and how he could best ease my breathing difficulties. Thanks to Dr. Setzen, I’m able to breathe out of the left side of my nose for the first time in at least five years. What impressed me so much was that thanks to increasing sophistication of the procedure and Dr. Setzen’s mastery (over 5000 surgeries performed), my recovery was far easier than I thought it would be. Pain was at a bare minimum and most days I didn’t even need Tylenol. I took his advice and iced frequently which dramatically improved my breathing even sooner than expected. Dr. Setzen saw me frequently prior to and post surgery. He was kind, patient and encouraging. I’m now only two weeks post-op and so pleased with the results. If you’ve been struggling with difficulty breathing, don’t wait any longer. Go see Dr. Setzen and get some relief. I not only breathe better awake, but thanks to him, I feel more rested from sleep have far more energy only a short time after surgery than I could have anticipated. This will definitely prove to be one of my smartest decisions!”

~ August 15th, 2017

In-Office Sinus Surgery

“For approximately 10 years, I suffered from sinus headaches. They never went away no matter what I had taken orally or nasally. I had sinoplasty in Dr Setzen’s office and have not had a sinus headache since and no major ear aches either. There was some pressure during the procedure. The R upper was worse than the other three areas. It was well worth it for me to have this procedure. Entire staff was super great during procedure.”

~ August 10th, 2017


“I had major sinus surgery 15 years ago with an excellent outcome. I had breathing problems – but no more. Everything has been perfect since the surgery.”

~ July 13th, 2017

86 years old and feels awesome

“I brought my Mom who is 86 years old to see Dr. Setzen for her issues with nasal Polyps. No one was willing to treat her properly. Dr. Setzen performed surgery to remove massive amounts of nasal Polyps. My Mom is doing awesome !! and has her life back. She can breathe unbelievable and has more energy than ever. For all who are a bit older and are afraid to get treatment, Please don’t be afraid … There is help. Call Dr Setzen..”

~ June 26th, 2017


“I have had a persistent cough for seven years. The cough was accompanied by migraine headaches, facial discomfort, and fatigue. I have visited many disciplines of doctors ranging from internists, pulmonologists, and allergists. I have undergone six months of allergy injections. Doctors prescribed inhalers, prednisone, antihistamines, antibiotics, and nasal sprays. My condition kept worsening, and the symptoms more severe. Dr Michael setzen listened to my concerns and analyzed the symptoms. I had nasal blockages, deviated septum, a large cyst. Surgery was the only option. Dr Setzen is a kind and compassionate doctor. He improved the quality of my life. I am breathing better, sleeping better, no nose bleeds, and not coughing. I have more energy. The office staff is helpful and supportive as well.”

~ May 30th, 2017


“I have been suffering with sinus headaches, facial pain for many years. Thanks to Dr. Michael Setzen my symptoms have completely vanished. Dr. Setzen is a very caring and competent doctor and his staff are very supportive. I am very happy and relieved that I finally found a doctor who was able to relieve my symptoms with a relatively easy procedure. The ability to have this procedure done in office with local anesthesia was far superior to undergoing general in a hospital setting. Would highly recommend both Dr. Setzen and the balloon sinus dilation.”

~April 29th, 2017


“I have been to 11 doctors to help me. My sinuses collapsed and I visited all these Otolaryngology and not one said they could do anything and Dr. Setzen said he could help me and he did, Great Doctor!”

~March 29th, 2017


“After suffering through 47 years of sinus problems and two surgeries that did not work, I found Dr. Setzen in 2016. In 2017 he performed ballooned surgery which opened my sinuses. I sleep much better, have drainage which prevents infection and can exercise easier. Procedure itself was uncomfortable but no pain and no packing. Results were evident very quickly. I am grateful.”

~March 16th, 2017

Allergy symptoms and Sinus congestion relief

“I am a 25 year old female and I have been suffering from sinus congestion for the past 5 years. I had Dr. Setzen perform endoscopic sinus surgery and septum correction on me about 3 months ago and I am very happy with my results. I can breathe better, sleep better, I have more energy and my allergy symptoms have been greatly reduced. I highly recommend this surgery to anyone who suffers from allergies and sinus congestion.”

~ January 17th, 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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