Testimonials

Avoiding surgery

“I came to Dr. Setzen over a decade ago with another ENT specialist having recommended surgery. Dr. Setzen instead recommended working with an allergist and regular checkups and treatment from him. I did not have surgery and improved dramatically with Dr. Setzen’s care. He helped me end a cycle of sinus infections; I haven’t had one since I started working with him. In short, I highly recommend him!”

~ August 9th, 2016


“Dr. Setzen is a compassionate doctor and an excellent diagnostician and surgeon. He listened to my concerns and took as much time as I needed to thoroughly discuss the procedures I needed to have done. After performing extensive surgery on my polyps, my sinuses, and my deviated septum, Dr. Setzen gave me back the ability to breathe through my nose again. It is truly life-changing for me. I am extremely happy with the results. His staff was very kind and it was very easy to get convenient follow-up appointments at his office. I would highly recommend Dr. Setzen!”

~ July 18th, 2016


Dr. Setzen – a review and thank you

“Dr. Setzen was highly recommended to me by my personal physician to address my chronic sinusitis and mouth and nose breathing conditions. I had nasal polyps, swollen turbinates, and a severely deviated septum which he corrected through a successful surgery in 2000. His enthusiastic, upbeat attention to my problem, state of the art equipment and talent, and a terrific office staff and process made the whole experience worthwhile with the successful result of restoring my free breathing and quality of life. Years later, I began to develop age related (family history) allergies and sensitivities, resulting in allergic rhinitis, new polyps, and swollen turbinates. In 2010, I opted for Dr. Setzen to surgically address these conditions and simultaneously straighten my crooked nose with rhinoplasty surgery. It turned out terrific with no complications. He has been my otolaryngologist for over 16 years and I am very grateful to be in his care. I rely on him for care of my throat, ears and nose and addressing my age and genetic related conditions that emerge while I continue to enjoy a very good quality of life. Dr Setzen is a wonderful, talented and dedicated physician and surgeon, a recognized leader in his field, who loves his work and loves to do it well. I highly recommend him.”

~ Joseph D. on July 15th, 2016


“Dr. Setzen has been my otolaryngologist for 21 years. I have chronic sinus problems and Dr. Setzen has performed 3 surgeries over those years. He has always been available for me when I have a issue. He is extremely knowledgeable with the latest techniques and has been a tremendous help to me over these years.The sinus surgeries he has performed has been very successful with regard to headaches, facial pressure and respiratory infections. I feel very confident in his care.”

~ Sera on June 7th, 2016


Great physician great results

“As a fellow physician I have put of my health for far longer than I should have. Dr Setzen was extremely helpful in reducing my symptoms of constant drainage and sneezing. I can now breath through my nose, my drainage problems no longer cause me to be short of breath and I am now able to do more physical activity than ever before, and I no longer get headaches due to my headaches. I regret putting off my health for so long but I am beyond grateful I chose Dr. Setzen for my surgery.”

~ Dr. Joy on May 24th, 2016


“For years I had severe sinus infections and was in constant pain. about 15 years ago I was referred to Dr. Setzen and he recommended sinus surgery after a couple of treatments. The surgery was a complete success. I get check ups regularly and all is well. there was no scarring or black and blue and best of all no more pain and infections.”

~ Mrs. Lam Singer on May 19th, 2016


I can breath 10 times better

“Before I had the surgery on my deviated septum done I could breath but not as good. I was always stuffy and blowing my nose. Since I had my surgery on my deviated septum I can breath 10x better then I did before. I suggest to patients that need to get it done it was worth it. Dr. Setzen did a really excellent job on it and I can’t complain. I hope this will help a lot of people to get it done. Thank You”

~ John on May 2nd, 2016


Balloon Sinus Dilation

“After suffering nasal congestion, ear stuffiness and pain and sinus headaches for several years, I decided I needed to do something about it. I remembered Dr. Setzen who had removed my son’s tonsils some years earlier and promptly made an appointment. At my initial examination, he discovered how closed up my nasal passages had become and proceeded to explain a procedure he could perform to open them up. As it could be done in office and with no down time, I was very interested. The following week I returned to his office for my balloon sinus dilation which took about one hour. My nose was anesthetized and I was comfortable throughout the procedure. That evening, I didn’t even need Tylenol and the next morning I awoke without a sinus headache for the first time in years!! I have felt so much better ever since and I’m so glad I did it. Dr. Setzen called me at home to see how I was doing and I had several follow up visits to check the healing process.”

~ Randy on April 20th, 2016


“Dr. Setzen is one of the most skilled and professional doctors I know. He has been treating me and my family for over ten years, and we could not be happier.. I first met with him for several sinus problems including polyps. He performed sinus surgery shortly thereafter, and all my symptoms went away and have not returned. This surgery was probably ten years ago.. Couldn’t ask for a better doctor that is genuinely more caring and takes pride in his work.”

~ Howard Zodicoff on March 11th, 2016


Chronic Sinusitis

“I have been a patient of Dr. Setzen for many years. He is thorough in his assessments and explains treatment protocol in a language lay people can understand. After suffering from chronic sinusitis for many years, Dr. Setzen performed surgery that has ultimately lessened the severity of my condition and limited the requirement for constant antibiotics. He is warm, friendly and engaging, and never rushes through his time with you. I continue to see Dr. Setzen for dermatitis of the ear canal and recommend him highly for any condition related to Otolaryngology.”

~ Suzanne Gould on January 8th, 2016


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.