A Far Easier Recovery Than I Anticipated

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

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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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