Testimonials

Nasal Congestion and Sinus Problems Relieved by Surgery

“Before I had surgery to straighten my deviated septum and reduce the size of my turbinates, I constantly had a drip into my throat causing me to constantly cough. I also had difficult breathing and sleeping. Once Dr. Setzen “fixed me up”, my cough is gone, I sleep better, and breath easily, especially during my rigorous spin classes and while cycling. While I did have some pain after the surgery, I am grateful to be breathing so much more easily and comfortably. It was worth it. I also want to commend Dr. Setzen’s staff who called me at least twice a day for the first couple of days to check in on me. They really care. Great surgeon, great team, great care.”

~ Morris S. on August 16th, 2014


No More Sinus Headaches with Balloon Sinuplasty

“Dr. Setzen is a superior ENT specialist whom I can’t praise enough. I had been suffering from chronic sinus inflammation, headaches, and TMJ. With his advanced CT scan equipment, Dr. Setzen was able to make the correct diagnosis and perform a balloon sinuplasty that cured me of my headaches. After spraying the nostrils with a liquid anesthetic and then applying more with needles (which I didn’t feel at all); I was amazed to find that I did not feel very much during the relatively short procedure. All I felt was a little pressure at times. Dr.Setzen was very good in alleviating any of my fears by explaining every step before it was executed.”

~ Frances Musco on August 12th, 2014


The Best Thing I Did!!!!!!

“This review is long overdue! Dr. Setzen performed nasal/septal surgery on me over 25 years ago and it was the best thing I ever did! It improved my quality of life tremendously! I no longer wake up with headaches and sore throats. (And I no longer snore like I use to.) Now when I wake up I’m not exhausted. Before my surgery I felt like I was always getting sick. It also took along time for me to get better. All of my family lives out of state so I fly frequently. Pre-surgery I realized every time I flew I would get sick. (Not to mention the terrible sinus/head pressure I sometimes experienced while flying.) My family even commented that it seemed like I was always sick when I was visiting. By the time I was ready to go home I was feeling better but then the flight home relapsed me. I would return to work after my “restful” vacation, sick! If you are thinking of having sinus surgery and are hesitating, don’t!!! You will be so happy with the results that you will be sorry you waited. You’ll realize how much you suffered and how great it feels to finally breathe well. Dr. Setzen is a gifted surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner. He is kind and easy to speak to. He’ll answer all your questions and alleviate all your fears.”

~ Joanne on July 16th, 2014


Nasal Congestion and Nasal Deformity Improved with Surgery

“Dr. Setzen is an awesome doctor! Almost a year ago, I contemplated getting nose surgery. I had trouble breathing and my nose was crooked to the right slightly. I had the surgery and it was the best decision i have ever done. The first few nights are rough due to sleeping, but after everything drains out, you are good to go by day 5-6. I was referred to Dr. Setzen by my family friend who had the surgery many years ago and he loved him. If you are considering the surgery, there is no better Doctor out there!”

~ Bryan on July 6th, 2014


I Can Breathe

“I had nasal congestion and sinusitis and went to Dr. Setzen for a consult. After a cat scan showed complete blockage on one side and many polyps, I agreed to have nasal surgery. After removing over 50 polyps, the very next day I was able to breathe through both sides of my nose. I had almost no discomfort or pain. I was always a mouth breather and now I am like a new person able to breathe though my nose. Thank you Dr. Setzen.”

~ Gail Levy on June 18th, 2014


Crooked/Deformed Nose

“Doctor Setzen did my nose surgery when I was 16. Ever doctor i went to turned me down because they said it was too difficult a surgery. When I met Dr. Setzen he was caring, compassionate, thorough, and up to the task. His honesty about how my nose may look after the surgery was appreciated. Despite facing numerous obstacles, it had a terrific outcome. The difference in my nose functionally as well as visually is impressive. I would refer Dr. Setzen to anyone in need of nasal surgery.”

~ Rich on June 17th, 2014


I Can Breathe and No Longer Have Sinus Headaches

“Dr. Setzen surgically corrected my deviated septum and removed some rather large polyp’s from my sinuses. Prior to the surgery I was experiencing sinus headaches with many repeated infections. Now I can breathe great with no sinus headaches since the surgery. Dr. Setzen is a patient, kind, highly skilled physician who always took the time to explain the procedure and answer all my questions. Follow-up care was great and the best recommendation I can give is that I allowed him to do the successful surgery on my son, daughter and in another couple of years my granddaughter.”

~ Alan S. on June 9th, 2014


Nasal Congestion and Sinus Problems Fixed with Surgery

“Dr. Setzen takes the time to sit with you and explain everything. He is very thorough, walking you through the visit to the OR if needed. It was nice to have the same doctor who diagnosed and examined me performing the surgery. Repaired my deviated septum with no problems, speedy recovery. Highly recommend.”

~ Alex on June 2nd, 2014


Nasal Polyps 10 Years After Surgery

“Dr Setzen operated on me for nasal polyps. It has been 10 years without a recurrence due to the skill of Dr Setzen. He is a thorough, highly proficient surgeon who has monitored me quarterly since my surgery to prevent any recurrence.”

~ Dr. Jeffrey Sherman on March 20th, 2014


Great Result

“Dr. Setzen corrected my deviated septum. Prior to surgery he discussed the possible outcomes, possible difficulties etc. The outcomes achieved were the best possible. My breathing is better, and the correction has helped the effectiveness of the CPAP machine I am using for my sleep apnea. Moreover, both Dr. Setzen and his staff were most helpful, responsive and supportive throughout the process and follow up.”

~ Fredric J. Gruder on March 3rd, 2014


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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