William Reisacher, M.D.

Otolaryngology
William Reisacher

Dr. Reisacher graduated from Cornell University and received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine with distinction in research. He trained for two years in General Surgery at St. Vincent's Medical Center followed by a four year Otolaryngology residency at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. He completed a fellowship with the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. His clinical expertise lies in the diagnosis and management of airborne and food allergies in adults and children. He also specializes in the medical and surgical management of tonsillitis, ear infections, acid reflux, hearing loss, dizziness, thyroid problems and salivary disorders. He offers the latest treatments for snoring and sleep apnea.

Dr. Reisacher is an Otolaryngic Allergist who joins the Faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College as Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology and the Director of Allergy within the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (ENT). His clinical expertise lies in the diagnosis and management of airborne and food allergies in adults and children. He uses the latest desensitization techniques, including sublingual immunotherapy (drops placed under the tongue at home), along with minimally-invasive skin-testing methods. As a board-certified Otolaryngologist, he is able to offer his patients the most effective balance of surgical and medical treatment for sinus and nasal problems to help them regain their quality of life and return as quickly as possible to the activities they enjoy.

Dr. Reisacher received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Cornell University in 1990 and graduated from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1994 with Distinction in Research. He then trained for two years in General Surgery at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Manhattan, followed by a four year Otolaryngology residency at The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary. After residency, Dr. Reisacher built a successful private ENT/Allergy practice in the lower Hudson Valley and completed his Fellowship with the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. Currently, he is the only Otolaryngologist practicing in Manhattan who has attained this level of training in allergy.

Dr. Reisacher is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in the medical and surgical management of tonsillitis, ear infections, acid reflux, hearing loss, dizziness, thyroid problems and salivary gland disorders. In addition, he offers the latest treatments for snoring and sleep apnea.

Dr. Reisacher has presented his research at national meetings and has published papers examining the effects of immune system disorders on various diseases of the head and neck. His other research interests include food desensitization, the relationship of allergy to thyroid disease and the impact of pregnancy on allergies. He treats patients of all ages and believes that taking time to listen to his patients and helping them understand all of their treatment options are necessary steps towards developing a trusting and effective doctor-patient relationship.

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Insurances

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please feel free to contact this physician or this physician's practice as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

  • AETNA [Medicare]
  • AETNA [PPO]
  • AETNA [HMO]
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CIGNA
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Mediblue (Senior)]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [Pathway X Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [HMO]
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI [CBP]
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicaid]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [Medicare]
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Plus - Amerigroup
  • Medicare [Medicare]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Liberty]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Medicare Advantage]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care [Medicare]

Publications

Pathology Quiz Case: Pneumocystic Lymphadentis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surgery 1997; 123:880-883.

The Role of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Patients with AIDS. America Journal Otolaryngol 1998; 19(6): 351-356.

Pathologic Quiz Case: Ethmoid Sinus Mucocele. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1998; 124:1046-1048.

Presentation at Eastern Section Triological Society, New York City, 1998, "Telemedicine in Otolaryngology - Diagnostic Accuracy in Local, Remote and Stored Endoscopy."

Manifestations of AIDS in the Head and Neck. Southern Medical Journal 1999; 92(7): 684-697.

Presentation at Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, Florida, 2000, "The Efficacy of Infrared Coagulation on Inferior Turbinate Hypertrophy.

Yu K, Reisacher, W. Metastatic ovarian cancer to the palate: the first reported case. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2008;138(5):692-3.

Reisacher W. Anaphylaxis in the operating room. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2008;16:280-284.

Reisacher W. Prevalence of autoimmune thyroid disease in chronic rhinitis. ENT J 2008;87(9):524-527.

AAOA Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, September 16, 2006, “The Prevalence of Thyroid Disease in Patients with Chronic Rhinosinusitis.”

Presentation at AAOA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, September 15, 2007, “Anaphylaxis in the Operating Room.”

AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, September 22, 2008, Miniseminar: “Sublingual Immunotherapy: What’s the latest?”

 

Honors and Awards

Cornell University Honor Society

Distinction in Research, Mount Sinai School of Medicine 1994

Alumni Associations of Cornell University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine

American Medical Association
           
Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology, HNS.
           
Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
           
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
           
Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
           
Member of Allergy Committee of AAO-HNS, 2008, 2009
           
Item writer for American Board of Otolaryngology, 2008