Weill Cornell Medicine - New York Otolaryngology Group
36A East 36th St, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016
9 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023
2381 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10306
Weill Cornell Medicine's New York Otolaryngology Group offers treatment for a full range of otolaryngological (ear, nose and throat) diseases and disorders through this practice and on-site colleagues at the New York Head & Neck Surgery Center, the New York Hearing & Balance Center, Voice Institute of New York, and the New York Facial Plastics Center.
Sinusitis is the leading respiratory disease in the United States. Roughly 36 million people suffer from nasal stuffiness, facial pain, chronic cough or asthma, generalized malaise and loss of daily function as a result of chronic (continuous) sinus infection. In many cases, traditional antibiotic, surgical, and other common treatments address a patient’s symptoms, but ultimately fail to enhance or support the body’s ability to defeat the disease, resulting in continued sinus distress and repeat visits to the doctor’s office. We believe that long-term sinus health is best achieved by identifying and treating the underlying causes of chronic sinus infection, not by simply treating the symptoms. Our team of board-certified sinus specialists and skilled surgeons work in tandem to find the most appropriate, least invasive solution to each patient’s unique sinus issues.
This year alone, more than that 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed with head and neck lymphoma, throat cancer, or cancer of the oral cavity, pharynx, and other areas of the upper aerodigestive tract. This prevalence rate has been steadily rising in recent years and will no doubt continue to do so in the years ahead as an ever-increasing number of people exchange their cigarettes for “smokeless” tobacco products, erroneously thinking that they are a safe alternative. Weill Cornell Medicine's New York Otolaryngology Group is one of the few private ENT practices in the New York region to have fellowship-trained head & neck surgeons on staff, as well as a micro-vascular reconstructive surgeon, to care for patients with cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract, salivary glands, and sinonasal cavities; endocrine conditions (including thyroid and parathyroid disease); and related lesions of the head and neck.
Hearing and Balance Center
In some cases, hearing loss is a temporary and reversible condition; in others, it is a permanent and irreversible one. The most common cause of hearing loss in children is otitis media, more commonly known as a middle ear infection. Early identification affords the best chance for improvement and minimizes the effect that hearing loss can have on a child’s language development. For the elderly, one of the largest groups affected by hearing loss, the most common contributors are excessive noise, drugs, toxins, and heredity. Age itself is a factor; just as our sense of sight tends to weaken as we grow older, so, too will our sense of hearing.There are numerous treatment approaches available to individuals with hearing impairment. Surgical intervention is an option for some patients, while the use of medical devices and rehabilitation are more appropriate for others. The proper course of treatment is, of course, dependent on an accurate diagnosis of the cause for the loss. The Hearing and Balance Center at NYOG offers patients a comprehensive array of services specific to the evaluation, rehabilitation, and prevention of hearing impairment and balance disorders. Led by Dr. Neil Sperling, M.D., FACS, the Center’s team of ear specialists and audiologists (hearing specialists) work together to evaluate each patient’s individual case and devise the appropriate treatment plan for the best possible outcome.
The New York Voice Center, a division of the New York Otolaryngology Group, is committed to providing state-of-the art services to improve voice, swallowing, and speech related problems. We conduct thorough reviews of each individual case, taking into consideration any medical, surgical, lifestyle, occupational, or emotional factors that may be contributing to the patient’s complaint. Our professional team – including specialists from the disciplines of laryngology, head and neck surgery, and speech-language pathology – addresses each patient’s problem from a multidisciplinary perspective. This results in a precise, rapid diagnosis of the underlying causes of the disorder and a treatment program tailored to individual needs. We are proud to provide comprehensive care for consultation and rehabilitation in a friendly and compassionate environment.
The New York Facial Plastic Surgery Center at NYOG offers a broad array of facial reconstructive surgeries and cosmetic procedures under the expert, nurturing care of Dr. Corinne Horn, the Center’s director and Dr. Robert Pincus, the division’s senior surgeon.
What Our Patients Are Saying
"I was dissatisfied with my previous hearing aids, especially with their inability to help me hear better on the phone. Dr. Yerdon found a solution for me that completely resolved the phone issue and improved my overall hearing and comfort. I appreciated his flexibility in scheduling my appointments (time and location), which helped me solve my hearing problem quickly despite a complicated travel schedule."
"Ten Thumbs Up for Dr. Pincus. All the reviews repeat the same about this wonderful, brilliant, caring physician. I say this because I had a severe a sore throat for ten days, went to an ENT who dismissed me, urgent care who said negative strep and finally my Internist recommended Dr. Pincus. I thought I would have to wait months for a new patient but called the office in tears. The wonderful staff got me through and finally I got a diagnosis with a plan for healing. He talks in lay language and actually read my past hx reports and surgeries. It doesn't get better than that!"