Dr. Howard Hammer, DO

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Male • Age 52

  

Dr. Howard Hammer, DO is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Langhorne, PA and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat and cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery.


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I see Dr Hammer for checkups from my cancer He is lovely, explains everything to me and I respect him very much I have no trouble scheduling, and his staff is very professional and caring
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Dr.Hammer is to the point which I like in a Doctor. No nonsense,that's why he is so good at what he does. He helped myself with an issue that ended up not being ENT but agitated it to the point it seemed it was,Thank you again!
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Three visits now for an outer ear infection. Very painful and has been going on for over three weeks. First two visits with one doctor, third (urgent pain) visit wit h Dr. Hammer. Very rude and condescending. He hurt me (twice) and reprimanded me (twice) as if I was a 5 year old child for not sitting completely still while he was cleaning out my very painful ear. More before this but not enough space here.
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I had terrible experiences with Hammer and had to file complaints about him and his associated Bucks ENT office / staff. He is very unprofessional, immature, horribly trained and did nothing but cause me physical pain and emotional distress. He was very rude, never explained conditions, and gave a nasty attitude when I tried to talk or ask questions. He was always a mess and unorganized with no structure or treatment plan. I would never recommend him or anyone at Bucks ENT at all.
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Dr. Hammer diagnosed my Dad’s cancer. He felt he would be better served by another physician for treatment. He called the office himself and set everything. He has kept in touch to monitor how thunderstorms are going. I highly recommend him.
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I suddenly could not hear out of my right ear. I made an appointment with Dr. Hammer and had to wait a few days. I used Debrox in that time to soften wax. He quickly diagnosed the problem, irrigated my ear, and had me take a hearing test all in the same visit. Great job!! I can hear again.
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Dr. Hammer is very knowledgable and kind. He performed sinus surgery on me a month ago, and has been very available to my questions as I continue to recover. I would highly recommend him.
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Chronic Sinusitis
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Dr. Hammer treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Hammer treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Allergic Reaction
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Dr. Hammer treats Allergic Reaction more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Hammer treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Allergic Rhinitis
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Dr. Hammer treats Allergic Rhinitis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Hammer treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Hammer's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Adenoiditis
  • Adult Development Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Testing
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nose Disorders
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Sialadenitis
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • 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
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Howard Hammer, DO is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Langhorne, PA and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat and cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Education

2002
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency Hospital
1997
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship Hospital
1996
Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Med
Medical School
1990
The George Washington Univ
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Chief Resident Otolaryngology , Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, 2001-2001

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  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)