“If you’re looking for a good physician, start by looking for a human being who cares about people.” This quote perfectly applies to Dr. Setzen who is an expert in his field and who improved the quality of my life by putting an end to my endless sinus headaches. Half of my life was marked by reoccurring operations until I met Dr. Setzen who performed only one surgery about 10 years ago. Since then all my sinus problems went away and I only see him occasionally for what doctor calls a “maintenance” visit. I am really grateful to Dr. Setzen.”

~ Marek Grebowiec on February 4th, 2015

Truly Wonderful and Brilliant Physician!

“I came to Dr. Setzen with a horribly deviated septum (I found this out after my first visit) and continuous sinus infections. As I made my first appointment, I knew this would be a positive experience because his staff was willing to work with someone who did not have the best health insurance. Whenever I came to see him, he always had a smile on his face and patiently answered all of my questions. Eventually, he explained to me that surgery would be my best option. After careful consideration and a lot of questions, I too agreed that my deviated septum needed to be repaired. In addition, Dr. Setzen offered to shave down the slight bump I had on my nose. I was very nervous having never had cosmetic surgery before; however, he spoke to me at length and explained in depth the procedure to me. Occasionally, I would call up his office with questions and they put me directly through to him without hesitation. Any apprehension I had about the procedure was gone as soon as I saw the results. I don’t mean just the outside, but I could finally breathe through my nose. I never wanted to have a “perfect nose.” I just wanted to have the bump shaved down (I developed a bump on my nose as a child when I walked into a table). In short, I wanted minimal cosmetic work performed on my nose. During one of the post surgical appointments, the brace came off my nose and for the first time in a long time, I smiled. I mean, I truly smiled. The bump on my nose was gone, but more importantly, I felt good about my choice and myself. He is a truly remarkable and sympathetic physician and a wonderful human being. Thank you very much Dr. Setzen!”

~ Lauren S. on February 1st, 2015

Nasal Pressure and Headaches Resolved by Surgery

“I love Dr. Setzen! I had a an extensive sinus surgery and was back up to myself in just a matter of days! I am confident that my headaches, sinus pressure and sinus infections will be a think of the past.”

~ Dana on January 7th, 2015

“Dr. Setzen performed Sinus Surgery on me in 2013. My septum was almost completely sealed. After surgery, I’m breathing easy, I’m no longer addicted to nasal sprays, and even allergies and cold symptoms are greatly reduced. Should have done this years ago. Dr. Setzen was true to his word about being able to resolve my problem with his excellent skill.”

~ Kathryn Posekel on January 6th, 2015

Sleeping Better and No Sinus Infections After Surgery

“Had chronic sinusitis, couldn’t sleep, constantly on medicine. Surgery removed a hundred polyps. Post surgery, no congestion, sleep better than I have in I had chronic sinusitis for over 5 years. I couldn’t sleep and was constantly on medicine (mostly nasal spray, steroids and antibiotics. I was literally suffering. I went to see Dr. Setzen, to understand my options. His office was clean and he and his staff are friendly and courteous. Dr. Setzen used some advanced imaging techniques to show me exactly what the problems were and how they could be remedied through surgery. During the surgery he removed over 100 polyps from my sinuses. Immediately after surgery Dr. Setzen followed up with me in his office to make sure I was recovering well. He removed all of the surgical packing about 4 days later and I took my first breathe which was felt like being born again. I had no idea I was supposed to be getting that much oxygen all along! After six months I have had no congestion, no infections, and no negative outcomes from the surgery. It was one of the best decisions I have made and Dr. Setzen did an amazing job.”

~ January 6th, 2015

Relief from Sinusitis, Headaches and a Nicer Nose Too!

“Its simple. I no longer have the horrible pain of repeated sinus infections and the side effects of always being on antibiotics for those infections. Headaches almost completely gone. While I was at it, got a prettier nose.”

~ November 23rd, 2014

Sinusitis, Polyp, and Deviated Septum

“Dr Setzen Diagnosis was Acute Sinusitis, large Polyp and Deviated Septum. I could not breath threw my nose! Poor sleep, tired days etc. After some trial with medications the answer was to Operate. Having other maladies complicated the Operation and maybe the result… I still to have the operation and it was very successful!!! One year later I am still very pleased and can breath threw both nostrils easily. Thanks Dr Setzen!”

~ N.K. on October 12th, 2014

Dr. Setzen

“Over 23 years ago, I had an ugly external bump on my nose, and suffered from constant sinus infections and trouble breathing due to my deviated septum and nasal polyps. I was recommended to see Dr. Setzen since my internist said I was developing an immunity to the antibiotics given to me for all of the infections. All of my conditions were treated with surgery, and now my 26-year-old daughter suffers from all of the same conditions. She has no sense of smell, trouble sleeping and trouble breathing. I knew Dr. Setzen was the only man for the job, since he did such an incredible job on me. I highly recommend Dr. Setzen; he has truly changed the quality of my life and will now do the same for my daughter.”

~ Serena H. on September 8th, 2014

Helps Hopeless Case

“I had been suffering from exacerbated asthma that hospitalized me for long periods of time on massive doses of steroids. The frequent cause of these asthma attacks was recurrent sinus infections. I had visited other doctors and none of them even tried to solve the problem and wouldn’t attempt to fix my deviated septum which was part of the problem causing the asthma. Then I read about Dr. Setzen in Top Doctors and thought I would try one more time. Upon our first meeting Dr. Setzen reviewed my records with me for about 45 minutes and assured me he could help. He operated successfully on the deviated septum and he cleaned out my sinus cavities including the sphenoid sinuses that are very close to the brain so other doctors won’t attempt this surgery. I have not had a sinus infection since the surgery. I see Doctor Setzen on a regular basis and he keeps my sinuses clear so I don’t have to worry about asthma caused by sinus infections. On top of that, he is caring and kind to his patients. In addition, his staff are the most helpful and courteous people you can encounter.”

~ Thomas M. on August 18th, 2014

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

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

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130 East 77th Street
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New York, NY 10075

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