Dr. Andrew Blitzer, MD

Dr. Andrew Blitzer, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
Dr. Andrew Blitzer, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from MT SINAI SCH OF MED OF NY UNIV in 1973 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.Read his story

425 W 59th St Fl 10th

New York, NY 10019

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Larynx Conditions
very high
more than 90% of peers
Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
more than 82% of peers
Acute Laryngitis
more than 75% of peers

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Dr. Blitzer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Blitzer "Dr. Blitzer is internationally recognized as a clinician, scientist, teacher, and author. He has published over 300 scientific articles and text chapters concerning head and neck surgery, voice and swallowing disorders, nasal and paranasal sinus disorders, and the use of Botox for hyperfunctional conditions of the head and neck, and the cosmetic use of toxin and fillers. He helped establish the field of neurolaryngology and has one of the seven fellowship programs in the country. He is the author of 14 text books including the definitive texts Surgery of the Paranasal Sinuses, Neurologic Disorders of the Larynx, Office-Based Surgery in Otolaryngology, and Management of Facial Lines and Wrinkles, and Botulinum neurotoxins for head and neck disorders. In addition to his innovative work with spasmodic dysphonia, Dr. Blitzer has helped develop new surgical techniques for the rehabilitation the paralyzed vocal cord. Dr. Blitzer has been an extramural consultant to the National Institutes of Health and is a member of the special sensory and language study section. Dr. Blitzer has also conducted several product and drug trials for the Food and Drug Administration, including the clinical trials for Botox for facial lines and wrinkles, temporomandibular disease, and migraine headaches. He is also the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships in recognition of his expertise and major contributions to the field of Otolaryngology, including the prestigious James A. Newcomb Award and the de Roaldes Award of the American Laryngological Association and the Chevalier Jackson Award of the Am. Bronchoesophagological Assoc. for his outstanding contributions to the field of laryngology. Dr. Blitzer is an editor or a member of the editorial board of 9 peer review journals. Dr. Blitzer was, for 6 years, the Coordinator for Instruction Courses and Member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. He is also the past-President of the American Bronchoesophagological Association and of the American Laryngological Association."
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1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

50  Conditions Treated

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28  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction

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.


    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Beth Israel Medical Center - Petrie Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Blitzer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Blitzer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blitzer to family and friends
4 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Blitzer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Highly qualified for spasmodic dysphonia.
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