Dr. Craig Hecht, MD

Dr. Craig Hecht, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
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Dr. Craig Hecht, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Hamden, CT. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.

2200 Whitney Ave Ste 260

Hamden, CT 06518

Contact Information

(203) 248-8409

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • 3 More

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Earwax Buildup
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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • TMJ
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp


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  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula 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)
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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.


  • Yale Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Mt Sinai Sch Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Mt Sinai Sch Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hecht has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hecht's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hecht to family and friends
based on 54 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Hecht'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 (9)
Danielson, CT |
I have been to the office twice to see Dr. Hecht. He is direct and focused on his work. This approach helped me remember my questions that I wanted to ask him. He was also positive to me personally and kind.
in Wallingford, CT |
I was referred to Dr Hecht by my pcp. I was having pain on my left side on my neck near my larynx, trouble swallowing, shaking and tremors, weight loss, hot flashes, and night sweats. To make a long story short. I was misdiagnosed with GERD. I actually have Thyroiditis and currently being treated by an Endocrinologist. Bottom line if you suspect Thyroid problems, even if your pcp want to send you to an ENT...DON'T. See an Endocrinologist. Unless you have an extra $550 to waste.
Hamden, CT |
My 22 year old non-verbal son with autism has been with this office since he was 17 months old with ear infections, multiple tubes inserted and now is seen every three months. Dr. Hecht has the patience and compassion and qualifications to give my son the quality of care that he deserves. I highly recommend him.
Hamden, CT |
Dr. Hecht has always been a wonderful doctor when I need to see him. Always friendly and listens, he's professional, genuine and always explains everything with you and doesn't rush you through your appt. He did my sinus surgery in 1998 and even back then I remember him making me feel comfortable about it that it was going to go OK because I was nervous. From the 1st appt through all my follow-ups he was truly wonderful.
Milford, CT |
Dr. Hecht was very kind to my daughter. He answered all of our questions and said that if we had any other concerns to please feel free to contact him.
Dr.Hecht was referred to me to compete a surgery. I was very nervous at first but I felt so much better after talking to him. He's very knowledgeable and has great bedside manner. He was also very honest with me and gave me realistic explanations of what my recovery would be. He did a fantastic job with my surgery and I did not have any complications. He made sure to explain what we he was doing the morning again and answer my questions.
in Guilford, CT |
I'm a 56 year old male and have to say Craig s. Hecht is the most unprofessional Dr. I have ever been to in my life. He would ask my a question about the issues I went to see him for and would not let me finish my answer to his question. Such a Buzzy man. After sending me out for some testing. I came back for a follow up appointment for some answers to my question about my health issues . He had no answers. He even went so far as to say. Any more questions you have for me I can't answer
Hamden, CT |
0 stars all around. Very mean, snapping at me and didn't even resolve my issues. He treated me like it was my fault that I was still having problems after his surgery. He gave me no reason to trust what he told me or that he had the skills or knowledge to treat me.
in Woodbridge, CT |
He did not allow me to speak, waiving his hand and talking over me when I tried to tell him about very relevant medical history. Prescribed a drug that was inappropriate for a person with my other medical condition. Second visit said literally only these words, "this will not drain, I need to punch through that and you need to know I could punch through your eye or your brain." Less than one minute appointment and then he ushered me in to schedule surgery. First sinus infection I have ever had.
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Dr. Hecht accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Yale - New Haven Hospital
20 York St
New Haven, CT 06510
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