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Dr. Joel Jaffe, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 70

  
Dr. Jaffe

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8 QUAKERBRIDGE PLZ Trenton, NJ 08619
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Dr. Joel Jaffe, MD is a general surgery specialist in Trenton, NJ and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in general surgery and ear, nose, and throat.


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I had told him my ear was blocked. It kept hearing a clicking or popping sound. I where hearing aids and told him I needed both ears to be clear. He said he saw nothing and that they were clear. He then had a woman give me a hearing test. She then put me in an empty room to wait for Dr. Jaffe. I waited almost 30 minutes before I opened the door and ask a passing doctor where Dr. Jaffe was, he didn't know. Eventually Dr. Jaffe came in and told me again he didn't seeing any thing and that I should take a decongestant, although I can't because I have high blood pressure. Two weeks later I have an appointment with an audiologists to adjust my hearing aids. She prints out pictures showing my ear canals extremly blocked with ear wax and tells me she couldn't take a hearing test. She said I must have them cleaned first.
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I was the last appointment of the day....maybe he was in a bad mood, I don’t know. All I do know is that I will never go back to him. He treated me very rudely, I didn’t even ask him any questions because he made me feel that uncomfortable. He just stood there typing notes on his computer . A telephone pole has more personality!! The bottom line is I have a chronic sinus infection and his words to me were “I’ll send your primary doc a note saying that you’re not gonna die. No thanks!
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My first visit to Dr Jaffe’s office:1. Waited 1 hour ; 2. Dr arrived with no eye contact or greeting; 3. I explained the reason for the appt was my right, inner ear is congested the last month; 4. Dr sent me down the hall for a hearing test; 5. Post the test, Dr Jaffe advised I had moderate hearing loss & would advise a hearing aid; 6. I reminded Dr I presently had a head cold 7. Dr wrote a script. Still don’t know why my right, inner ear is clogged 1 month. Can’t wait to see the bill!!
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I went to see Dr. Jaffe with an ear infection that had caused hearing loss in one ear. He was very flippant, and his response to me was "You'll live!" My family doctor eventually put me in a different antibiotic, and my ear eventually got better. I was totally disappointed with the care I received there.
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To say no bedside manner would be a compliment. I waited both times for over an hour. The staff were friendly but he was rude. For the first time visiting you would think he would take all the symptoms I described and talk to me about it but he treated me like an inconvenience. I gave him a culture I had done only to get another from him and him to not make any effort to help me. His professionalism was extremely lacking and I will never go back.
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Dr Jaffe has absolutely no bedside manner. He is abrupt and abrasive and acts like you are insignificant. The appointment lasted all of 15 minutes even with an endoscope which he shoved up each sinus without caring about the pain he was inflicting. His nurse kept huffing and puffing because my appointment was the last of the day and I took an extra 15 minutes on paperwork. He said that he didn't need to see me again even though I have a chronic sinus condition that wasn't resolved.
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Always awesome for many, many years
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Dr. Joel Jaffe, MD is a general surgery specialist in Trenton, NJ and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in general surgery and ear, nose, and throat.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Education

1976
Temple University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1976
Temple University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1975
Temple University School of Medicine
Medical School

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(609) 890-7800

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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Dr. Jaffe's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Labyrinthitis
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Dr. Jaffe treats Labyrinthitis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Jaffe treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Postnasal Drip
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jaffe treats Postnasal Drip more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Jaffe treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Deviated Septum
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jaffe treats Deviated Septum more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Jaffe treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Jaffe's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • 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 Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • 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 Pharynx Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wound Repair

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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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