Dr. Lanny Close, MD

Dr. Lanny Close, MD

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Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
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71 y/o
(7)

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Dr. Lanny Close, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 41 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat.Read his story

Columbia Doctors Midtown

51 W 51st St # 385

New York, NY 10019
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus

Learn about Dr. Close

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Top Care Areas

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

Sinusitis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Postnasal Drip
high
more than 90% of peers
Head and Neck Surgery
high
more than 85% of peers

Dr. Close'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. Close's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Close "Lanny Garth Close, M.D. is Professor of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He served as the Howard W. Smith Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center from 1994 to 2013. Dr. Close received his medical degree with honors (AOA) from Baylor College of Medicine in 1972 and trained in general surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by specialty training in Otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine affiliated hospitals. He completed fellowship training in Head and Neck Surgery at the M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in 1979. Dr. Close is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles, over 25 book chapters and 2 textbooks. He has served as president of several prestigious academic societies, including the Society of University Otolaryngologists and the Association of Academic Departments of Otolaryngology. He served as president of the New York Presbyterian Hospital Medical Board from 1999-2000. He has lectured at over 50 international academic institutions and has served on the editorial boards of several scientific journals, including The Laryngoscope, Head and Neck, and Cancer. He is a lifetime member of the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars and has received both the Presidential Citation and the Vice-Presidential Citation of the Triological Society. Dr. Close has been listed as one of New York City's best doctors for the past 15 years. He is a Professor of Neurology (in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain) at the Columbia University Medical Center."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Close "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

9  Conditions Treated

8  Procedures

  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Thyroid Surgery

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.

Education

  • Baylor University
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Baylor Affiliated Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • MD Anderson
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Close has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Close's Reviews

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Close to family and friends
7 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Close's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

He is extremely intelligent with a great sense of humor - he performed orbital decompression surgery with Dr Kazim (another top Dr) and my results were excellent - very pleased
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