Dr. Ian Ganly, MD

Dr. Ian Ganly, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Dr. Ian Ganly, MD is a general surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Glasgow, Faculty Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in general surgery and ear, nose, and throat.

300 E 66th St

New York, NY 10065

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare

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Top Care Areas

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Oral Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Head and Neck Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Laryngeal Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ganly "Dr. Ganly has special expertise in the surgical treatment of benign and malignant tumors in the head and neck area including tumors of the mouth, throat, larynx (voicebox), esophagus (swallowing tube), sinuses, thyroid gland, salivary glands, head and neck skin cancer and melanoma. His surgical expertise has been developed with his training in otolaryngology, general surgery, and plastic surgery, giving him the full repertoire of skills necessary to tackle head and neck tumors. In addition to traditional open surgery, Dr Ganly has a special interest in endoscopic laser resection of tumors of the larynx and pharynx. He trained with Professor Wolfgang Steiner, the pioneer of endoscopic laser surgery. This form of surgery involves no external cuts, as all surgery is performed through an endoscope inserted in the patient s mouth. The procedure is therefore minimally invasive and can often be carried out on an outpatient basis. The procedure helps to preserve the patient s speech and swallowing functions, allowing patients to rehabilitate far more quickly than after traditional open surgery. Dr. Ganly is also interested in head and neck cancer research, and his dedicated three years of full-time head and neck cancer laboratory research resulted in his earning a PhD degree in 1999. He has two principal areas of research: a) Molecular therapeutics, which involves developing new therapies/agents which selectively kill cancer cells but not normal cells; b) Gene expression profiling, which involves identification of genes which predict a poor outcome, so that patients who have these genes can be targeted for more-aggressive treatments to cure their cancer. His interest in both surgery and research was recognized by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center with the conferring of the prestigious Michael E. Burt Fellow of the Year award in 2004 for outstanding surgical excellence. Dr. Ganly s award, granted by the surgical staff at Memorial Hospital, resulted from competitive consideration of more than 60 outstanding fellows in surgery. Dr. Ganly has published more than 30 scientific articles and written several book chapters in the field of head and neck cancer. He has presented at more than 40 national and international meetings and is an active reviewer for several journals, including Head and Neck, Clinical Otolaryngology, Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and Surgical Oncology."
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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Ganly does not have any board certifications listed.

85  Conditions Treated

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44  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for 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.


  • University Of Glasgow, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Ganly has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Ganly has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ganly's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ganly to family and friends
20 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ganly's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

My mother had surgery on her perotid gland by Dr. ganly and he was extremely kind and knowledgeable to her prior to the surgery. When she was finished with surgery he explained how everything went along with giving me a more detailed background of what the condition was. He was able to save the...more
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Was diagnosed with Melanoma on face.. Dr Ganly did large excision on face yesterday .. I'm very very happy with Dr Ganly , his Asst and all of the staff at Sloan Kettering .. Kept me positive during whole treatment . Tells you what is going on every step of the way.. 12 hrs later and no pain from...more
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Dr. Ganly is a gentle compassionate man. He takes his time and is not aggressive in his treatment. Another Dr. wanted to remove my Thyroid as I have papillary cancer (small nodule). Dr. Ganly thought differently he said I could have had it for 10 years who knows. Lets keep a close watch and if...more
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Excellent in every way!
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