Instructions for Post Operative Care


  1. Liquid and soft diet. Limited milk products or dairy products for one week. Ices and sherbets are recommended as well as apple juice with ice chips. Avoid citrus drinks.
  2. Do not eat anything with sharp edges such as potato chips, pizza or pretzels.
  3. Oral antibiotics if prescribed.
  4. Tylenol or Tylenol with Codeine as necessary for pain. No aspirin or aspirin-containing compound such as Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Naprosyn, etc. two weeks prior to and two weeks after surgery.
  5. Encourage liquids. Soups should be cool and not hot.
  6. Low grade temperatures up to 102 degrees are common. If temperature is above 102 degrees, notify Dr. Setzen.
  7. Ear pain is common three to four days after surgery.
  8. Nausea and vomiting are common for the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours. If this persists, notify Dr. Setzen. Vomitus may contain dark red blood, which is normal. Notify Dr. Setzen of any persistent bright red blood being spit out or coughed up.
  9. Follow up appointment with Dr. Setzen in approximately one to two weeks.
  10. Bad breath is common during the first week.
  11. White discoloration of tonsil bed will be evident during first week.

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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Office Opening

As the curve of the pandemic seems to be flattening, Dr. Setzen has decided to open his office with appropriate safety precautions according to the CDC and the New York Department of Health guidelines on Monday, May 18th, 2020. We look forward to seeing you back in the office, please call and make an appointment at 516-829-0045.

Covid-19 Patient information

This message is for all of our patients, we hope all are staying safe, healthy, and following all the necessary guidelines presented by both the state and Federal Government. Due to recent reports concerning the Coronavirus, we are monitoring the CDC and NYDOH websites and taking necessary precautions. If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath and have recently traveled to China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Italy, or Iran, or you have been exposed to someone potentially infected with the Coronavirus, please contact the NYS Department of Health at 1-888-364-3065 instead of scheduling an appointment at our office if you are exhibiting signs and symptoms of an upper respiratory illness (cold or flu-like symptoms).

Any patients complaining of any recent loss of smell or taste, could potentially be at risk for COVID-19 and should seriously consider being tested.

I will continue to be available for both new and existing patients by phone and via Zoom, Skype, and Facetime as part of telemedicine. Or you can visit us at our office after Monday, May 18th, 2020.