Testimonials

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


I can breathe again

“Dr. Setzen performed surgery on me for a deviated septum and I am incredibly satisfied with the result. Prior to the surgery, I often suffered with colds and sinus infections which gave me bad headaches but since my surgery, I can breath, have few colds and never have sinus headaches anymore. I was reluctant at first to get the surgery because I had heard from other people that this is a difficult and often unsuccessful surgery. The difference in my case is that the doctor/surgeon was Michael Setzen. He really knows what he is doing and I could not have had a better result. It took about 5 days for me to feel better and be able to return to work and then about 6 weeks more for the total result to kick in where I felt really terrific. I would very highly recommend Dr Setzen for this surgery.”

~ Fran I. on June 17th, 2013


Finally Breathing again

“After 40 years of suffering with a deviated septum, and an addiction to nasal sprays, I can finally breathe again. Dr. Setzen successfully performed a complicated surgery; and then he and his staff caringly “held my hand” through the discomforts of the recovery period. Now, only a month later, my airway is almost completely clear, and improving more each day. I wish I had done this years ago. Thank you, Dr. Setzen!”

~ Kathryn on June 6th, 2013


Still Good – after 20 years!

“I had septoplasty performed with Dr. Setzen over 20 years ago. I couldn’t breathe well and Dr Setzen helped my sinuses by aligning my deviated septum. Recently, when my son-in-law had been telling me of his symptoms and problems, I knew he needed to make an appointment with Dr Setzen. His prior doctors thought his sinus pressure was tooth related or connected to TMJ. Upon visiting Dr. Setzen, he performed Septoplasty and now my son-in-law is breathing much better. As for me, it’s been over 20 years and my breathing is still excellent!”

~ S.M.L. on May 10th, 2013


What a Relief!

“I was aware of my polyp and deviated septum for a couple of years. I was advised to undergo a surgery but I decided to treat it first with steroids and allergy medications. On the beginning it was very effective but with time I needed the oral steroids more often, and the effects were not that long lasting. I decided to have a surgery and I chose Dr. Setzen to perform it. I found in him the qualities that every patient is looking for: knowledge, great manners, willingness to explain even the smallest detail, and most of all decisiveness and steady hand. In addition to that his office staff is so professional, courteous and also very caring that visit to his office is a very pleasant experience. I am very pleased with the results of the surgery, For the first time in the past couple of years I am breathing better, I am sleeping better, I am less tired and stressed. Life again is better.”

~ Ella P. on April 14th, 2013


Outstanding Physician

“Dr. Setzen has treated and operated on both my wife and myself. Our experiences were excellent. His is a truly caring and also obviously a highly competent doctor and surgeon. His office staff also is outstanding and highly responsive to patients’ requests and needs. I would recommend Dr. Setzen without hesitation.”

~ Randall W. Forsyth on April 13th, 2013


Rhinoplasty & Septoplasty Wonderful Results

“Dr. Setzen did my Septoplasty/Rhinoplasty a few years ago and the results are outstanding. It was scary surgery to embark on as anyone will tell you due to the surgery itself but Dr. Setzen is the right doctor to do it with. It was well worth it. Not only can I breath better but the nose fix was amazing (I originally didn’t even plan to do that part)….very natural looking and the Dr. was very open to working with me on what I wanted. I got the nose I wanted not a cookie cutter one. And, the breathing was the best part. My surgery went as planned, Dr. Setzen followed up with me a lot so I never felt alone. His office staff is first class, warm and understanding and always professional. And, best of all the Dr. takes pride in his results. I am very happy with them. As an added bonus, the doctor, prior to my surgery had helped my husband with very severe sleep apnea and all is well with him. He has also helped my son with chronic ear infections and tubes. So the whole family has benefited from Dr. Setzen.”

~ Jessica on March 28th, 2013


A miracle Sinus Surgery

“Dr Setzen performed amazing sinus surgery on me and my outcome is nothing short of a miracle! I had rare bony osteomas(bone in the sinus)filling much of my left sinus cavities reaching up and close to my eye socket and brain. Other doctors with less confidence and experience would have done a procedure where they make an incision at my hairline and go in from above. That procedure would have been extremely traumatic both physically and emotionally for me. Dr. Setzen, after consulting with many other experts around the world, was willing to first try going up through my left nostril to scrape away at the bone from below. Well needless to say, after a 3 1/2 hour procedure, where he patiently chipped away, tiny bony piece by tiny bony piece, he was able to remove all of the tumor. Luckily the tumor was benign and I am living (and breathing)with my sinus free and clear. After a year there is no sign of bone blockage, nor do I or Dr. Setzen expect it will return. I cannot recommend Dr. Setzen and his staff more highly. They were always warm and caring during an EXTREMELY traumatic time for me. I ALWAYS felt that I was under the care of the most highly skilled physician. If you are looking for an expert in this field with a warm, caring manner, you MUST see Dr. Michael Setzen. How Dr. Setzen treated and cured my rare case with a minimally invasive surgery when it could have been so much more traumatic, is nothing short of a miracle!!”

~ Anonymous on June 7th 2012


Rhinoplasty, Septum, and Sinus Surgery

“Dr. Setzen performed a rhinoplasty, septum, and sinus surgery on me in one sitting. I am very happy with the results of the surgery. The outcomes of my surgery that I am happiest about include fewer sinus infections that heal and respond to treatment much quicker, the exterior appearance of my nose and the removal of the bump I had, and an improvement in my breathing. The recovery period was very short and I was at work 10 days after with little bruising and swelling.”

~ Anonymous on August 16th, 2011


10 Days After Surgery and Already Partying!!

“Dr. Setzen performed a deviated septum correctional surgery, removed my adenoids, and removed fluid from all of my sinuses around 10 days ago. I was skeptical about when I could return to daily activities but I was surprised to find that I felt able to go to my friends birthday party only ten days after surgery.”

~Anonymous on August 4th 2011


Our Locations


600 Northern Blvd.
Suite 113
Great Neck, NY 11021

Tel: 516-829-0045
Fax: 516-829-0441



130 East 77th Street
10th Floor
New York, NY 10075

Tel: 516-829-0045
Fax: 516-829-0441

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