Dr. Ajay Chitkara, MD

Dr. Ajay Chitkara, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
(18)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Ajay Chitkara, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Port Jefferson Station, NY and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and laryngology.

1500 Route 112

Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

Contact Information

(631) 928-0188

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dysphagia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Vocal Cord Nodule
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chitkara "It is important to manage a person with their medical problems - not only the medical problem. It is important for the people coming through the office to understand what their medical problem or diagnosis is, and to understand the treatment options, if any, which are available."
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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Laryngology
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Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Laser Laryngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
  • Vocal Fold Medialization Surgery

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Georgetown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Georgetown University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Georgetown University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Ny Center For Voice and Swallowing Disorders, St. Lukes/Roosevelt Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chitkara has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chitkara's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chitkara to family and friends
2.8
based on 18 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Chitkara's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in Port Jefferson, NY
Had vocal cords scoped twice by Dr. Chitkara. . Best experience, hardly felt the instrument, didn't gag. Very knowledgeable, latest equipment. HIGHLY recommend him.
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in Stony Brook, NY
Periodic loss of voice. Explained what he was going to do. Discussed findings and options. I was able to talk at time of visit and was told that when I lose my voice again to call and that he would see me at that time.
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in Brentwood NY
I called Dr. Chitkara specifically for my vocal chords. Waited a month for an appointment, they don't accept my insurance, and wouldn't tell me the charge other than "at least $250". Lost time from work to get there, called to say I'd be 15 minutes late. I was left sitting in the waiting room...more
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in Selden, NY
I would NOT recommend him for pediatrics. I don't know how he is as a doctor for adults, but peds no way. I have a 5 month old and I was referred to him by my pediatrician for breathing issues with larynx and we sat in his office waiting for almost 3 hours until we were seen and at that point we...more
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