Sinus Infections Helped with Surgery!

I suffered for years from : *Chronic Sinusitis *Nasal Congestion *Nasal Polyps Dr. Setzen saved me and improved my quality of life. The only thing helped me was surgery – Endoscopic Sinus surgery Balloon sinus dilation I’m a new man. It was a relatively painless procedure and quick recovery time. I no longer get sinus infections and can breathe! I could not believe the difference after surgery. Anyone suffering from sinus conditions should be under Dr. Setzen’s care!

– February 25th, 2018

Great Results for My Family

“We have been going to Dr. Setzen since before my husband and I had children (our children are now done with college). Dr. Setzen performed surgery to correct a deviated septum for me and both of our sons. He has treated all of us through the years whenever we had sinus infections and other ear / nose / throat medical issues. He has always been the most professional, pleasant person imaginable. Whenever we go to him, he accurately diagnoses the root cause of our issues and the treatment he subsequently prescribes for us cures us rapidly. He is very patient, he listens carefully, he is compassionate, and he has an outstanding bedside manner with his patients. Not only is he an outstanding specialist that we would recommend to anyone, but his staff is also compassionate and is very efficient as well. In summary, going to Dr. Setzen is always a pleasant and worthwhile experience. Thank you, Dr. Setzen!”

– The Gold Family

~ January 23rd, 2018

The Greatest Experience

“I originally came to Doctor Setzen for a second opinion on a tonsillectomy. After a very thorough examination, Dr. Setzen found that I had a deviated septum and other sinus issues. Because of a slight deformity on my nose, I inquired about a possible rhinoplasty. I was very impressed with how Dr. Setzen spent as much time as was needed to explain everything to me. He was very professional, patient, and reassuring, and I really felt comfortable and trusted Dr. Setzen to do my surgery. I was very hesitant about the rhinoplasty. I am extremely picky and particular. Dr. Setzen was not pushy he gave me the option and said I’m only going to do it if you really want it. After much thought, I decided to go ahead with it, but I had to be reassured that Dr.setzen knew exactly what I wanted. He took the time to meet with me before surgery to make sure he understood, and that I was comfortable. What impressed me was how he took the time to really listen to me and cared about my concerns. The day of surgery went better than I ever expected. I had 4 procedures all at once and I recovered like a dream. I had a little discomfort from the tonsils but no pain at all from the sinus and nasal surgery, and almost no bruising, I was back at work a week later. I amazed at how much better I was able to breathe, but the best part of it all was the results of the rhinoplasty. I am extremely happy with the way it came out. I get compliments all the time. I am so grateful to Dr. Setzen for his superb care!”

~ January 23rd, 2018

Sinus infections, snoring, headaches and loss of smell

“For many years I have had seasonal sinus infections and head aches that got so bad I would go to my regular doctor for help. They would give me some type of antibiotic and it would go away for awhile and then return. Then I started to snore all the time. So my wife pushed me to find out why and what to do about it. I learned of Dr. Setzen from taking my in-law to him years earlier. Dr. Setzen did an excellent exam of my sinuses to find most of the problems where being caused by polyps in my sinuses. I made the big mistake of waiting to take care of them that they grew to be over 100 of the in my sinuses. Don’t wait and prolong the issues like me go get it looked at. They had grown so much that I could no longer smell and also pressure headaches. After having them removed and short healing time I began to stop snoring my smell is coming back and no more sinus infections with the headaches. I now go for a regular check to be sure they don’t grow back. I am also breathing better since the nasal passages are not blocked by the polyps. The longer you wait to take care of these things the more they grow stop living with bad sleep headaches and poor breathing and sense of smell stop by Dr. Setzen and get it checked out before it becomes a larger problem than it has to be”

~ January 23rd, 2018

Nasal polyps and infections helped with surgery.

“I’ve been a patient of Dr. Michael Setzen for many years. I have a chronic nasal condition and needed several surgeries to be able to breathe and function normally. All surgeries were performed by Dr. Setzen with great success. He has always shown great care, deep understanding of a problem and how to treat it. To put it simply – brilliant mind, golden hands, beautiful personality. Thank you Dr. Setzen!”

– Mikhail L.

~ December 24th, 2017

Nasal polyps and infections helped with surgery.

“I’ve been a patient of Dr. Michael Setzen for many years. I have a chronic nasal condition and needed several surgeries to be able to breathe and function normally. All surgeries were performed by Dr. Setzen with great success. He has always shown great care, deep understanding of a problem and how to treat it. To put it simply – brilliant mind, golden hands, beautiful personality. Thank you Dr. Setzen!”

– Mikhail L.

~ December 24th, 2017

Excellent Experience

” Dr. Setzen is great. He solved my long-term breathing issues, I am so happy that I found such a knowledgeable, caring doctor. He also has a great bedside manner – I highly recommend him.”

~ December 4th, 2017

Life Changing Surgery

“When my daughter was five she developed frequent high fevers. She developed dark bags under her eyes. We took her to an E&T doctor who did not give us an answer. We took her to an infectious disease specialist at a well-known hospital who said it was nothing serious. My mother who was an RN suggested that we take her to Dr. Michael Setzen. He diagnosed her with sinus disease on the first visit and eventually operated on her sinuses. She is now nineteen and has never had another sinus infection or high fever. Her appearance changed as well. Her face became brighter. It was a life-altering experience for her. He is the best in his field. The absolute best. He is always available for his patients. I was suffering myself and had surgery to correct my condition. He operated on me in 2006 and I have had one infection since then.”

~ November 8th, 2017

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

In-Office Sinus Surgery

“For approximately 10 years, I suffered from sinus headaches. They never went away no matter what I had taken orally or nasally. I had sinoplasty in Dr Setzen’s office and have not had a sinus headache since and no major ear aches either. There was some pressure during the procedure. The R upper was worse than the other three areas. It was well worth it for me to have this procedure. Entire staff was super great during procedure.”

~ August 10th, 2017

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.