Dr. Hector Rodriguez, MD

Dr. Hector Rodriguez, MD

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Age 62
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Dr. Hector Rodriguez, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Poughkeepsie, NY and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina in 1980 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.Read his story

21 Reade Pl Ste 3200

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Contact Information

(845) 471-4086

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Rodriguez performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Nosebleed
very high
more than 99% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 97% of peers
Sore Throat
very high
more than 95% of peers

Dr. Rodriguez's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Rodriguez's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rodriguez "Dr. Hector Rodriguez earned his medical degree at University Autonomous of Guadalajara, and served his residency at SUNY Buffalo Affiliated Hospitals, Buffalo, New York. He went on to complete a Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He served as the Director of Rhinology at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Rodriguez specializes in treatment of snoring and sleep apnea, sinus surgery, laser surgery, and nasal physiological function studies in patients with sinonasal pathology. He is entering private practice after completing an impressive 22-year tenure in Academic medicine at Columbia University. Dr. Rodriguez has had vast experience, having treated over 120,000 patients and is an expert in the field of Rhinology and Snoring. He was the first to introduce Endoscopic Sinus surgery and LASER surgery for snoring at Columbia University. Dr. Rodriguez has pioneered innovative treatments utilizing Radiofrequency ablation in patients with chronic rhinitis. Currently he utilizes advanced surgical techniques in the treatment of patients with sinusitis including Balloon Sinuplasty combined with "Fusion" navigational Systems."
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1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

62  Conditions Treated

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14  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Uvulectomy
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 11/13/2013
    Amount or Range: Above Average
    Nature of Complaint: Zip Code or County of Event: New York County, NY
    State: New York
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.

Education

  • Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina
    Medical School | Graduated 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Rodriguez has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Rodriguez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rodriguez's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rodriguez to family and friends
6 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
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Dr. Rodriguez's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

In my life some time I spent in ENT OFFICES, it took a while to find such smart individual like Dr. Hector R. - concentrate on particular procedure, analyzing that multiple times to make procedure as much possible fast and painlessly enjoyable....if there during is situation required extra pain...more
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To say the very least, I had a horrible experience with Dr. Rodriguez! This guy is incredibly rude, disrespectful, and condescending. He was unbearable! From the minute he walked in the room he seemed to be apathetic of my existence. Completely unacceptable! As patients we deserve better. We don’t...more
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