Dr. James Chmiel, MD

Dr. James Chmiel, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. James Chmiel, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Amherst, NY and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from SUNY Buffalo School Of Internal Med in 1994 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

3950 E Robinson Rd Ste 106

Amherst, NY 14228

Contact Information

(716) 691-3500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Independent Health
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Sinusitis
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more than 97% of peers
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more than 95% of peers
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more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

84  Conditions Treated


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43  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Removal
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery With Navigational System
  • Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Fracture Care
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Inner Ear Repair
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Joint Fusion
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Paracentesis
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction


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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.


  • Franklin and Marshall College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • SUNY Buffalo School Of Internal Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Internal Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Case Wstn Reserve
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chmiel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chmiel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chmiel to family and friends
19 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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Dr. Chmiel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I am not one to leave reviews unless quality and service is far from expected, or in this case, well above what was expected. My 1st visit to Dr. Chmiel was easy to make and he spent time with me to answer questions. It was suggested to have surgery to repair a severely deviated septum. He did not...more
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Excellent doctor, very approachable, good listener, easy to communicate with. Very knowelageable, explains conditions involved thourally as well as treatment options. I could not possibly ask for anything more.
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Dr. Chmiel was great - the surgery (septoplasty) went well with minimal discomfort. The doctor and staff were friendly and very helpful. I'm recommending his office to friends and family.
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I had sinus surgery years ago with Dr. Chmiel and he continues to see me for routine follow ups or any sinus issues I ever have. He is always polite and thorough with his exams. He takes the time to explain things with detail. The staff is great, and an all around pleasant environment.
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This man was horribly rude and unhelpful. I had sinus surgery and a rhinoplasty by another doctor at the same time.He was immediately rushing me out of the door during my appts and spent literally less than 5 minutes with me. Following my surgery, I had made a second appt with him due to excessive...more
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