Dr. Bruce Edelman, MD

Dr. Bruce Edelman, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Bruce Edelman, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in East Brunswick, NJ. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

B3 Cornwall Dr

East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Contact Information

(732) 238-0300

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • 25 More

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very high
more than 96% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 95% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers

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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp


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  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • 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)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.


  • Princeton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Bronx Municipal Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Montefiore M C H&L Moses Division
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Nyu Hospitals Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Children's National Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Edelman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Edelman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Edelman to family and friends
based on 41 total reviews (17 with comments)
Dr. Edelman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (17)
in Rumson NJ |
I am a pharmacist and found out about Dr Edelman from my patients. I have severe nose bleeds 1-2 hours. I went to him in the ER . Amazing doctor Took wonderful care of me. This is about 15 years ago, Very thankful for his compassion and expertise I always recommend him to any one in need of a great ENT
Hillsborough, NJ |
I had never gone to a ear/nose/throat specialist before. When I went to see Dr. Edelman, I could barely talk and was not able to swallow. Dr. Edelman examined me and immediately sent me to ICU. Well, that saved my life because I was diagnosed with 2 brain aneurisms. I can't be more grateful!
in Hillsborough, NJ |
Dr. Edelman has been treating ear, nose and throat issues for myself and my family for more than 25 years. First recommended to me by a family member (a nurse in his hospital) I have eagerly recommended him to all in need of a good ENT doc. Over the years, he has performed many surgical procedures (all with great results) for myself and family members, BUT only after exhausting every other possible form of treatment. He is not only a very smart and caring doctor, but he is a genuinely nice guy.
in Somerset, NJ |
Dr. Edelman has been caring for my 21 yr old daughter with Down Syndrome from birth. As a toddler, appointments were difficult for her. Dr. E and the staff were patient and efficient. Dr. E was also great with her multiple surgeries, ensuring that I was well informed. As a young adult now very comfortable with appointments, Dr. E takes time to ensure that she is part of the discussion and treatment plan. I recommend Dr. E without reservation, especially for patients with special needs.
in Somerset, NJ |
I first met Dr. Edelman over 6 years ago with severe sinus problems. I was miserable and desperately needed help. Since I've been with Dr. Edelman for the past 6 years, my severe sinus problems have been maintained and under control. My polyps and sinus problems will probably never go away but under the direction of Dr. Edelman caring, thoughtful and professional help, I will never have the acute sinus problems I had before. Thank you Dr. Edelman!
in Old Bridge, NJ |
I highly recommend Dr Edelman to everyone. I was referred to him by my family doctor for a serious balance disorder and I couldn't be more thankful. My life changed when I came under his care and because of him I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. He is one of the few dr. that actually care, spends time w/ you and strives to partner w/ you to heal you. His knowledge is unsurpassed, hetc truly is a miracle worker. Thank you Dr Edelman, I can't praise you enough.
Dr. Edelman has been treating me and family members for many years and hands-down one of the best medical doctors I have seen. His demeanor and bed-side manner is calm, positive, thorough, attentive, flexible, and personal. I find that doctors usually are rushed when visiting their patients, but not with Dr. Edelman. I would definitely recommend this practice to anyone that values their health and wants a doctor that’s intelligent, empowering, and loves what he does. 10 stars in my book!!
in Milltown, NJ |
I have been a patient for almost 2 years. Dr. Edelman took me as an emergency referral and I received excellent care. He is cautious in treatment plans and honest about your situation. He is likeable and remembers personal stories about his patients.
in East Brunswick, NJ |
I have been a patient of dr Edelman for many years. He has been wonderful at taking care of my Ent issues. I have refered many of my friends and family to dr.Edelman and all feel the same.I felt that I should be sharing this with the public who are looking for a very good Ent doctor like i was . The office staff are very professional and happy to schedule your visit to meet your time frame. hope you take my suggestion on this referral and you will be as happy as I was.
Morganville, NJ |
I highly recommend Dr. Edelman. He treated my children in the past. Recently I was the patient. He did a thorough exam and carefully explained the diagnosis and how I can manage the problem through modifications in my diet. His staff was friendly and courteous. Making an appointment was easy.
Asbury Park, NJ |
I would not recommend him as a ENT. I went to him to have my ears checked he said he saw some wax. Told me to sit perfectly still and I would be ok, he placed a tool in my ear then started to remove the wax I was in excruciating pain did not move. he proceeded to the other ear. I was then sent down to the first floor for a hearing test. I was bleeding from my right ear. They sent me back up stairs he look at it flushed ear. I was bleeding in both my ears I now have ringing in my ears and pain.
in East Brunswick, NJ |
I think these negative reviews are absolutely absurd. My entire family has been going to Bruce Edelman for years and hold him and his staff in the very highest regard on every consideration. Also, I have several friends who have been seeing him for years and would also give him the very highest recommendations.
in Denville, NJ |
DO NOT GO TO HIM, THE WORST! Ive never written a review but must warn others.He is rude, abusive and doesn't listen. Every word of negative reviews is true & then some. He has a script and he cannot deviate from it even to answer a question-U R told to stop interrupting. He scolds you for not behaving & if u try talking over him he accuses u of yelling-when he is the one yelling. if u don't "behave" he says u have an anger problem. Insists diagnosis is right even if you don't have the symptoms.
East Brunswick |
Saw Dr. Edelman and I must agree with all the other negative reviews. He is nasty, short tempered, verbally abusive and has no business treating patients. He makes no apologies for his apparent distane for sick people looking for compassionate medical care. He is arrogant and cold. If you can, find someone else, especially if your sick, scared and worried as he had no regard for his patients feelings. Read the other reviews and trust them, as they are true. Bad temperament, would not recommend!
Each time we have waited well over an hour and a half to even set foot in an exam room. Staff is rude and unapologetic when asked abt the long wait time. The office is cramped and dingy- it's supposed to be a pediatric waiting room!!!
I had to wait almost two hours in the waiting room then I was placed in a exam room for another hour while I could hear Dr Edelman talking into a dictaphone. Finally he came in to see me. No apologies whatsoever. This man is very rude, hostile, and inconsiderate .
in New Brunswick new jersey |
After waiting for over an hour with no apology he was curt rude condescending and insulted me by calling me a 3 yr old because I was nervous about a very uncomfortable procedure. My daughter saw him as an emergency patient 14 yrs ago and I thought the same thing. Mistakenly I though he had grown as a doctor and a person, I was wrong. He may be book smart but I will not see him again very unprofessional a shame because he may be a good doctor just not very human.
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Dr. Edelman accepts 34 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
    Local Value Network EPO
    Local Value Network HMO
    Local Value Network HMO+
    Local Value Network POS+
    Local Value Network PPO
    Regional Pref Network EPO
    Regional Pref Network HMO
    Regional Pref Network HMO+
    Regional Pref Network POS+
    Regional Pref Network PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • HealthSmart
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare PPO
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Saint Peter's University Hospital
254 Easton Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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