Testimonials

Surgery

“When Dr. Setzen told me about the surgery he recommended I have, I was not very comfortable with it. He assured me it was a process, but now I no longer sleep with an apnea machine, and I am able to drive without nearly falling asleep behind the wheel! It was a painful process, but worth it beyond my imagination. I can’t thank him enough for what he has done for my life!

~ Joe C. on November 18th, 2013


Balloon Placement in Sinuses

“The best thing I ever did. 6 months and not one sinus problem and I was getting sinus infections at least two-three times a year.”

~ Juda O’Connell on November 15th, 2013


Balloon Sinus Therapy

“Balloon Sinus therapy by Dr. Setzen provided great relief, sinus condition much improved.”

~ Joe. D. on November 10th, 2013


Septum and Sinus repair, uvula and soft palate surgery

“Over the past few years I saw several doctors. None of whom took time listen to what I had to say. They just made their diagnosis without truly listening to my explanation of my symptoms. They were all just treating the symptoms instead of trying to find the underlying reason. Every one of them totally missed the root cause of my condition. Dr. Setzen, arguably the best doctor that I have ever met, spent the time with me and listened to my complaints and concerns. He was thorough in his examination and explained his findings and diagnosis. His root cause analysis explanation was on point. I did not hesitate in my choice for surgery. He made sure that I was comfortable with my choice. After the surgery, he followed up promptly himself and made sure that I was recovering well. The caring, kindness, and thoughtfulness, did not only come from him, it permeated through all of his staff. They made the experience less stressful and they all made sure that I as comfortable before, during and after the entire process. I have not hesitated in recommending him, his practice, or the surgery.”

~MNet on October 12th, 2013


The right choice

“In general I’m afraid of Doctors. I’m not the sort of person who would normally volunteer to get cut, except breathing is such a high priority. Dr. Setzen has such a terrific bedside manner & has the knowledge, the skills, & the experience, that he was able to alleviate my apprehension about undergoing surgery. About 10 years ago, he performed surgery removing nasal polyps & correcting my deviated septum. Since then, I’ve been seeing him 4 times a year for about 5-10 minutes each time for some simple maintenance (cleaning nasal passages). The results have been remarkable and I’m happy to recommend him without hesitation.”

~Marc S. on September 18th, 2013


Eric A.

“I liked Dr. Setzen from the first time I met him. He was on time and spent a lot of time during my first consultation explaining to me what my issues were. He did surgery on my sinuses, my deviated septum and removed the bump on my nose. I am very pleased with the way it turned out. The first couple of days after my surgery were a little uncomfortable, but after that I was fine. I would highly recommend Dr. Setzen. He was prompt, he had an excellent bed-side manner and he did a great job.”

~ Eric Appel on August 25th, 2013


Sinus Surgery and Throat Surgery

“I had a sort of double surgery. To cure my sleep apnea, I had my severe deviated septum fixed and my uvula removed. He also removed a number of cysts from my sinuses. Many surgeons tend to rush the patients into surgery. Dr. Setzen is a physician first and uses surgery as part of the plan to take care of his patients. He does not rush into surgery. It took me 6 years to finally decide that surgery was the last resort. I am very happy with the results of the surgery. I now breath through my nose at night. I wake up refreshed and do not break my sleep throughout the night. I am not drowsy anymore during the day. Also, my sleep apnea is gone. As far as the process itself, Dr. Setzen told me what to expect. I basically healed by the book and in 10 days, was healed completely. The nose caused very little pain and I was off the main pain killers within only a few days. Dr. Setzen’s follow up after the surgery was complete and proved that this was the right thing to do for my case. I have known Dr. Setzen for over 27 years and have trusted him to myself and my whole family. His knowledge, expertise and friendly demeanor leads me to say that I would continue seeing Dr. Setzen and would highly recommend him to all my friends and family.”

~ Adam Cooper on August 20th, 2013


Life changing Surgery…Deviated septum repair/Turbinate surgery

“The reason I made the choice to have this surgery was due to a visit with Dr. Setzen 1 1/2 years ago. I scheduled this appointment because of a sharp pain I felt in my sinuses while I was flying. Upon examination my deviated septum was completely blocking one nostril, my sinuses where completely filled with fluid, and I had over 100 polyps. Dr Setzen’s office was completely equipped to take an MRI on premise which allowed me to receive all the information I needed from one visit to decide and have the surgery. Before going in for surgery I have heard from numerous people how they would not recommend it because they did not see a change since their surgery. Actually, everyone I spoke to that had this surgery said not to. However, my experience with Dr. Setzen made me confident enough to go through with it. After my surgery, recovery was a bit painful at times (which was expected) but very quick. I was back working within a week. Dr. Setzen did not pack my nose with loads of gauze which helped when visiting him the day after surgery. I did not bruise at all which was a pleasant surprise. As uncomfortable as the office visits following the surgery were, Dr. Setzen did what he had to do quickly and effectively as to not create any unnecessary pain. To this day my allergies are gone and my asthma is completely under control with limited medication. I would definitely recommend this surgery and especially Dr. Setzen.”

~ Matthew Licht on August 9th, 2013


After Septoplasty, breathing better, chronic congestion gone

“I struggled with multiple sinus infections per year, pressure, sinus headaches, chronic sinusitis, congestion all year round, bad post nasal drip and sports induced asthma, all with no relief from any oral or spray medication, and I would highly recommend Dr. Setzen after having surgery done. There were no black eyes and I was able to return to rigorous activities after 10 days. He is very personable and even called my home to check up after the surgery to see how I was doing. I guarantee you will have a great experience with Dr. Setzen, as did I. I breathe better, the congestion and pressure is gone, and post nasal drip is greatly reduced. Running and lifting during the past week, I have not even a minor asthma attack or felt restricted breathing at all. It’s only been about 2 weeks and I am already very happy I got this operation done.”

~ Chad Tomassetti on July 20th, 2013


Master Sinus Surgeon

“I’ve been going to Dr. Setzen for many years, and he has brought me from constant sinus infections to 1-2/year during my peak allergy seasons. He performed sinus surgery on me twice (about 5 years apart) and each time I was ready to go back to work within a week. I did not use the pain medicine prescribed for after the surgery, and had no swelling or black eyes. I’ve recommended Dr. Setzen to several friends who have had equally great experiences under his care. Dr. Setzen is not quick to recommend surgery. He tried a number of less invasive treatments over about a year before doing the surgeries. I knew he was a superb doctor even before I learned that he is listed in Castle Connolly’s book, America’s Top Doctors.”

~ Carol S. on June 27th, 2013


Our Locations

Michael Setzen Otolaryngology, PC great neck location
600 Northern Blvd.
Suite 312
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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