Dr. David Hiltzik, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 45

Dr. David Hiltzik, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Hiltzik has more experience with Endocrine Surgical Procedures and "Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures" than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Lenox Hill Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hiltzik to book an appointment.

Dr. Hiltzik

Northwell Health Physician Partners Otolaryngology at Lenox Hill, East 77th Street

130 E 77th St Fl 10 New York, NY 10075
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Hiltzik performed a complete thyroidectomy on me, non cancerous issue, and damaged ALL of my parathyroids, which worked perfectly before surgery. Life has been hell since.
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Lisa Ventura – Aug 10, 2020
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Dr. David is a great doctor. He is kind, informative and straightforward. He is working with me on a rare cancer and my feeling is that he really, really cares. 5-stars.
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Ron Barrier – Feb 17, 2020
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Have been there 2x. Always taken on time. Everyone is great. The Dr listens to you and you never feel rushed.I highly recommend Dr Hiltzik.
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kathleen a killea – Jan 24, 2020
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I underwent a total thyroidectomy (which was quite complex) and subsequent vocal cord surgery, both within the last 6 months. In my opinion, Dr. Hiltzik is a true miracle worker! I have not felt this healthy in years. He is not only a phenomenal surgeon but is compassionate and extremely patient. I never felt rushed or unheard at any of my many appointments. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Hiltzik and I am forever greateful to him.
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Lori G. in Staten Island, NY – Apr 24, 2018
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After waiting 3 months to get an appointment they called to reschedule for another 2 weeks. Got to office at our scheduled time and there was standing room only with patients visibly upset ad agitated. There was even a man cursing using 4 letter words because he was waiting so long. Ended up leaving after hearing it was an hour and a half wait. Staff was not friendly and looked miserable. Think I’ll find another doctor.
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Best Doc I've ever been to. Spends time with you and genuinely cares.
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Greg in Staten Island, NY – Dec 12, 2017
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very good doctor hiltzik.on all clearly explained my situation, and very well made me surgery on the elision of polyps. I will all recommend him as an experienced doctor.
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Natalia in Staten Island, NY – Oct 21, 2017
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Dr Hiltzik is one of the most prominent ENT Physicians in his field and time. His knowledge base is endless and comes naturally . He articulates what needs to be communicated better then any lawyer . He won't steer you towards his pocket . Extremely honest . Regular family man that just so happened to become one of the elite physicians in The north eastern USA. If you can't trust this doctor you don't trust anyone. As far as his staff . In regards to his manhattan office .They are all tier 1
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Nir in Nyc – Oct 05, 2017
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One of the best Doctors I've ever used! I would not hesitate to call him again in the future and would recommend him to everyone I meet!
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kit benedict in Queens, NY – Sep 21, 2017
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Words cant say how amazing my consultation and surgery w/Dr H went or how happy I am today. Im 37 and lived with enlarged tonsils, tonsillitis and a badly deviated septum all my life. I was super motivated to find a doctor that listened, saw and acted on facts. Dr H did that and booked my surgery that day. I expected the very worst in recovery but I was able to talk and eat hours after surgery! Today is Day 8 of recovery, had my nose splints out and I feel like a new person! Thank you Dr H!
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Mike A. in Staten Island, NY – Aug 03, 2017
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Saw Dr Hiltzik today and immediately felt at ease... He takes the time to listen and understand why you are there... Diagnosis was quick and he had an immediate treatment plan Thus relieving my anxiety ... The staff was very friendly and professional as well...
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Kathy T in Staten Island, NY – Jun 27, 2017
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Unfortunately I have to rate Dr Hiltzik a 1 because the wait time is ALWAYS ALWAYS 2 to 2 1/2 hrs!! There isn't enough room in the waiting room AND they double book to no end..it's ineffective and inconsiderate of patients time!
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Staten Island, NY – May 24, 2017
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I had a great experience with Doctor Hiltzik. He has great bedside manner. He was quickly able to diagnose my nose problem, reduce my inflammation and ultimately successfully operate and remove the polyp. The surgery was a great success in all respects.
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Lee in NY, NY – Apr 30, 2017
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Dr. Hiltzik operated on my ear by removing a large growth. Surgery was performed in his office and I was able to go home afterward. From the beginning to end he was informative and supportive. He took extra care to have the growth reviewed for cancer twice. Fortunately it was benign. He has an excellent bed side manner and a good sense of humor which is very relaxing. I would use him again and highly recommend him.
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Dr.Roy Calafato in Staten Island, NY – Apr 30, 2017
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Horrible took 2 months to get an appointment then they changed it twice doesn't matter I told him I was in pain the secretaries of very nasty
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Timothy Clark in Staten Island, NY – Apr 28, 2017
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Would absolutely recommend Dr. Hiltzik to anyone. He performed surgery on my throat two years ago and I consistently go back to his office for follow ups. Not only is he smart and a great surgeon (you can barely see the scar on my neck) but his personality allows him to ease tense situations. Great doctor, great man, again would recommend to all. -Rick Livan
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Rick in Staten Island, NY – Apr 11, 2017
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Dr. David Hiltzik is a wonderful Doctor. Always very professional, knowledgeable, friendly. He performed Polyp Removal surgery on me and it made a world of difference. I highly recommend him.
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Oscar Perdomo in Staten Island, NY – Apr 09, 2017
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Waited two months for appointment. Had snow storm and called to reschedule. Waited another two weeks and go to doctor's office. Nobody put my new appointment on his schedule. Hour and half wait. I had another appointment and left. Incompetent office staff. I'll find another doctor.
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Neil Schimler in Staten Island, NY – Mar 24, 2017
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Not sure why any doctor would run an office like this. ALWAYS a 2 hour wait! While he might be the best on Staten Island I would try to find an ENT who does not subject his patients to the stress of having to stand (although waiting room has 20 seats still not enough) and wait 2 hours every time. Ridiculous and very poorly run office management. No matter how busy a doctor is there is no reason to have 30 patients waiting at one time.
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Staten Island – Mar 22, 2017
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For 15 years had a very bad deviated septum and throat disorder. Then I met Dr. Hiltzik and he not only repaired and fixed my nose and throat but was very helpful in the healing process later. He and his staff did a great job and I would highly recommend them for anyone else who needed them for themselves or their family members. RECOMMEND.
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Lou Demarco in Staten Island, NY – Feb 25, 2017
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Biography

Dr. David Hiltzik, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Hiltzik has more experience with Endocrine Surgical Procedures...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Plastic Surgery & Facial Surgery

Education

2007
New York Presbyterian Hosp Cornell Univ
Residency Hospital
2007
New York Presbyterian/Columbia
Residency Hospital
2003
Columbia P&S Hosp
Internship Hospital
1997
Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School
,

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What are Dr. David Hiltzik, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hiltzik frequently treats Endocrine Surgical Procedures and "Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures". See all practice areas where Dr. Hiltzik specializes.

Where is Dr. David Hiltzik, MD's office located?

Dr. Hiltzik's office is located at 130 E 77th St Fl 10, New York, NY 10075. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Hiltzik

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Hiltzik treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Hiltzik treats other conditions, please contact the office at (212) 434-4500.

Endocrine Surgical Procedures

Endocrine surgeons treat conditions affecting the adrenal glands, pancreas, parathyroid and thyroid through procedures including tumor removal, organ resection or removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Endocrine Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Hiltzik is experienced in the area of Endocrine Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroidectomy
Parathyroidectomy
Thyroid Lobectomy
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High
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Very High
Frequency

"Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures"

Ear, nose and throat care surgeons treat conditions affecting those areas through procedures such as tonsilectomy, adenoidectomy, myringotomy (ear tubes), and sinus surgery.Compare with other "Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures" specialists.

Dr. Hiltzik is experienced in the area of "Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgical Procedures". See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Dr. Hiltzik's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Nose
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • 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
  • Facelift
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Study
  • Snoring
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Hiltzik accepts the following insurance:

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Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
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Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Fidelis Care
Fidelis Care HMO
HealthFirst
ABCD HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MagnaCare
MagnaCare PPO
Medicaid
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare

Locations

Northwell Health Physician Partners Otolaryngology at Lenox Hill, East 77th Street

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