Life Threatening Sinusitus Turned Around With Surgery


“Approximately 26 years ago I was operated on by Dr. Michael Setzen. From the official records my diagnosis was: “Pathology” – in the form of a right frontal sinus mucocele which had eroded the posterior wall of the frontal sinus with involvement of the brain coverings. This was an extremely “life threatening” sinus condition which necessitated surgery that lasted for approximately “15 hours”. Since I had severe bronchial asthmatic, Dr. Setzen enlisted the skills of several specialists during the operation. Due to the severity of this case, Dr. Setzen used a neurosurgeon, an opthamologist, and a pulmonary specialist. These specialists were there to assist in case there were unforeseen complications after the sinus area was exposed. This showed me what a “thorough and careful” surgeon Dr. Setzen was, so as to have things in place if the need should arise. When the surgery was successfully completed, Dr. Setzen told me that the infection was so close to the brain that within a week, I would have been dead. I thank GOD and Dr. Setzen’s skills for saving my life. The results were miraculous. I am now “73 years old” and in wonderful health and the previous condition which caused this “life threatening” infection has NEVER returned. Dr. Michael Setzen is also a plastic surgeon and my facial scarring is to a minimum. ******I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. MICHAEL SETZEN. HIS SURGICAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS ARE OF THE HIGHEST CALIBER. ****”

~ Charles Volgyi on June 8th, 2015

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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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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.

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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.