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Dr. David Bortniker, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 65

  
Dr. Bortniker

Ear Nose and Throat Care PC

242 E Main St Somerville, NJ 08876
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Dr. David Bortniker, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Somerville, NJ and has been practicing for 35 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat.


Dr. Bortniker's Reviews

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4.0

Based on 61 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Bortniker did my deviated septum surgery Nov of 2019. I was suffering from chronic sinus infections. Since the surgery I have felt great and can smell better and sleep better!!! Staff is super friendly as well!!!
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He was able to diagnose an ongoing issue may MDs had overlooked. Not long after I explained my symptoms did I have a diagnosis - I was impressed. I am not easily impressed I must tell you. He is through. He takes the time to explain, educate, and address any concerns. His staff is friendly.
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Dr. Bortnicker is warm and friendly as well as very knowledgeable. I went to him with persistent headaches and jaw pain and he totally understood what I was explaining and recommended a medication that has been working pretty well. He also recommended that I see Dr. Druce, the allergist located in the same office to make sure there was nothing else contributing to my headaches. Dr. Druce was very nice and made the testing easy and painless! The office staff is also warm and friendly and there is minimal or no wait time at all. I highly recommend Dr. Bortnicker and Dr. Druce!
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Had bad nose bleed. After hospital emergency room visits, Dr. Bortniker tried to control it. After 3 weeks and more emergency room visits and several more visits to Dr. Bortniker, the problem was only solved when Dr Bortniker went on vacation and recommended another ENT who solved the problem immediately.
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Excellent! I had a new treatment done in March 2019 - ClariFix, for chronic rhinitus. It was recommended by Dr. Bortniker last time I had an office visit for my runny nose, allergies, and the like. What a difference.....the ClariFix treatment really works. If you are suffering from chronic nasal congestion, I highly recommend ClariFix. It is a 'prescription' treatment done in the office, with very little down time.
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A few years ago I had a severe dry/sore throat and could not find relief. The moment I described my symptoms Dr Bortniker knew exactly what was causing my pain. My salivary glands stopped producing saliva. Dr Bortniker prescribed medication for acid reflux, nerve damage and one to produce saliva, with great results. Dr Bortnicker left quite an impression. When I needed surgery for a deviated septum and collapsed nasal wall recently. Dr Bortnicker was my first and only choice. I can breathe so mu
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After many failed attempts with different doctors to explain why I had vertigo, Dr. Bortniker discovered that I actually had “cochlear migraine “ which was causing the vertigo. I am now on proper medication (no side affects) and have not had any episodes of vertigo since. Thank you, Dr. Bortniker!
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Dr Bortniker suggested a Clarifix procedure for my constant post nasal drip. The procedure was done in his office in about 10 min. or so with little or no side effects. Results are terrific . I have no more drip and Im not constantly clearing my throat...I feel great and would recommend this new in office procedure to all that have a nagging post nasal drip. My 3 mo follow-up was a snap and I could not be happier. Cant believe I suffered with this condition for over 40 Yrs Thanx Dr B!
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Dr. Bortniker is an extremely knowledgeable forward thinking Dr who gave us a great alternative to a traditional tonsillectomy for both my 19 year old daughter and 13 year old son. After years of suffering with chronic sore throats we went to Dr. Bortniker who suggested she have a partial tonsillectomy vs. a full because of the reduced risk of bleeding and expedited recovery time. She was back to her old self in no time and her 13 year old brother had the same surgery with great results!!
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Diagnosis a clogged salivary duct quickly and resolved it quickly. Has diagnosed unusual migraine issues and also vocal chord dyskinesia and has me on the road to recovery1
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Biography

Dr. David Bortniker, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Somerville, NJ and has been practicing for 35 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1985
Beth Israel Medical Center - Petrie Campus
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division
Residency Hospital
1981
Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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(908) 704-9696

Dr. Bortniker accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
QualCare
QualCare PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Bortniker's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Vocal Cord Paralysis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bortniker treats Vocal Cord Paralysis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bortniker treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Vertigo
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bortniker treats Vertigo more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bortniker treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Migrainous Vertigo
Outer Ear Infection
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bortniker treats Outer Ear Infection more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bortniker treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bortniker's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

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64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)