Dr. Andrew Ribner, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 74

Dr. Andrew Ribner, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York University School Of Medicine medical school in 1974. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Lovelace Westside Hospital and Lovelace Women's Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ribner to book an appointment.

Dr. Ribner

Lovelace Health Systems Inc

5150 Journal Center Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Ribner's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Postnasal Drip
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Dr. Ribner treats Postnasal Drip more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Ribner treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Earwax Buildup
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Dr. Ribner treats Earwax Buildup more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Ribner treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Chronic Sinusitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ribner treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Ribner treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Ribner's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Birthmark
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngitis
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(505) 232-1170

Dr. Ribner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthPartners
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Ribner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ribner

3.6

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
58.333333333333336%
(14)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4.166666666666667%
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1 Star
29.166666666666668%
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What went well
  • Office environment (17)
  • Staff friendliness (16)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (15)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (7)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (7)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (7)
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I tried to make an appointment with Dr, Ribner but I have been told that Optum has closed their ENT Dept. I never received a notice. What am I supposed to do??
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Loraine Turos – Jun 29, 2020
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He did flawless sinus surgery for me.
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May 25, 2020
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I can't say enough good things about Dr. Ribner. He is kind, professional, and highly experienced. I needed rhinoplasty because I broke bones during multiple falls due to a chronic disease. The surgery was no problem and the result is amazing. There was no pain, minimal bleeding, and when the bandage came off in a week I was thrilled. There is absolutely no inflammation and therefore no waiting months for your nose to recover. I highly recommend him both for his skill and his kindness.
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J. Mangano – Oct 21, 2019
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I was not happy with my experience with Dr. Ribner or his office. I was scheduled for a septoplasty for a deviated septum. Surgery was scheduled.,approved by ins. At pre op, 2 wks prior to surgery, Dr. decided to insert stents to open the nasal passage further (?). Had to be ok’d by ins. Day b4 surgery, I don’t hear from hosp. I call. I ‘m not on the schedule. My surgery was cancelled ??. No one called me ?? Hospital called back, put me on the schedule, be there @ this time, surgery is @ 12:00. Four hours later, I have surgery. Only seen twice po. Stents put in too high. Painful to wear glasses. Dr. was going to remove them but had to watch a video on how to do it. My right nasal passage is worse than b4. It’s 18 mos.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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May 14, 2019
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Dr. Ribner is a competent physician. He kept me well informed about the treatment for my problem. His staff is a nice group. Billing's a concern, because even though I paid my office visit fee before being seen for the first time, it was never recorded. So, I keep receiving bills from DaVita Billing Office telling me I owe them money. When I asked the National Billing phone operator how to correct this error, I was told that they can't do anything to fix the problem, so I owe. Doc is good, tho.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Jaxson – Jun 28, 2018
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I was not pleased with this doctor at all. I need an emergency procedure done according to ER doc he made me wait almost 13 hours before finally performing the procedure. Where I then ended up in a hospital in another city for 2 weeks because of damage done to my esauphagus.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Grrr – Jun 08, 2018
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It has been about two years since my deviated septum was fixed by Dr. Ribner. It really has changed my life. I no longer need a sleep apnea breathing machine to get a good night's sleep. I had panic attacks in the middle of the night because my body was not getting enough oxygen. I would wake up in a terrible panic because my body was warning me that I wasn't taking in enough oxygen. The sleep study I did confirmed this. The operation fixed my breathing problem with no weight loss.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Robert Christy in Albuquerque – Apr 20, 2018
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I saw him for chronic nosebleeds. @told him I had a reception that day. He criticized equipment at DaVita Journal Cntr, used only silver nitrate sticks, ignored pain I reported. At home I phoned the oncall # due to a 30 min nosebleed. When he phoned back-45 min; bleeding had stopped. In answer to the black stain circling skin of my nostrils, he said ‘wear a scarf.’ It took a week before stain gone-he gave no warning!Reviews show he takes good care of people with $$making surgery
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 08, 2018
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Dr. Ribner was completely dismissive regarding my daughter's ear problem. He spent less than two minutes examining her before he stated that she had no wax and no other problems, despite the pain and loss of hearing she was experiencing. I would NOT recommend Dr. Ribner.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 05, 2018
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Had a closed nasal reduction to correct a broken nose, done by Dr. Ribner. He did a pretty great job, and took good care of me the whole time, and was attentive and responsive to my numerous questions and worries. It's been a couple years since surgery and my nose is hardly noticeably crooked, unless I point it out.
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Albuquerque, NM – May 27, 2017
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Dr. Ribner is the best ENT/plastic surgeon out there. I suffered from a deviated septum and a bump from an old fracture, and haven't been able to breath very well for years. Dr Ribner's not only an artist at what he does, but he genuinely cares about his patients. Both him and his staff are so sweet and are always there to ensure that you have a speedy and comfortable recovery. I have a renewed quality of life ( I can BREATHE!) and am much more confident with my physical appearance.
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Kelly in Albuquerque, NM – Mar 28, 2017
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Dr Ribner performed septoplasty and bilateral turbinate reduction surgery to correct longtime breathing difficulty. On each visit he was always professional, explained the procedure, and entertained any questions. The surgery was unbelievably pain-free and successful in correcting my breathing problem.
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Albuquerque, NM – Nov 23, 2016
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He helped me out through all my problems.
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Isaac C in Albuquerque, NM – Nov 08, 2016
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Dr. Ribner is the best ENT I have seen. He takes time to listen to his patients and he explains everything. I like that when he did PE tube in office he explained everything he was doing before he did it. Also I liked that he numbed my ear before making the incision and that he drained the ear infection before putting the PE tube into my ear. In addition, this was the first time I did not jump out of my skin getting them put in. Dr. Ribner puts his patients first.
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Robert L. in Rio Rancho, NM – Aug 06, 2016
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He has forgotten what a Hippocratic Oath is and his staff is extremely rude to patients. He also is 1 hour late for all his appointments!
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What could be improved
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John Jones in Albuquerque, NM – May 05, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Andrew Ribner, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field....Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery

Education

1980
Stanford University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1979
Beth Israel Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1978
NY U Bellevue Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1975
Nyu Bellevue
Residency Hospital
1974
New York University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1970
Columbia University School Of General Studies
Undergraduate School
1968
University of Virginia / Main Campus
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Andrew Ribner, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ribner frequently treats Postnasal Drip, Earwax Buildup, and Chronic Sinusitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ribner treats.

Where is Dr. Andrew Ribner, MD's office located?

Dr. Ribner's office is located at 5150 Journal Center Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

Lovelace Health Systems Inc5150 Journal Center Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Lovelace Westside Hospital

Albuquerque, NM

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

Lovelace Women's Hospital

Albuquerque, NM

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Unm Sandoval Regional Medical Center

Rio Rancho, NM

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average