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Dr. Larry Shemen, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Shemen

Larry J Shemen MD

233 E 69th St Ste 1D New York, NY 10021

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Dr. Larry Shemen, MD is an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, head & neck surgical oncology, and more.


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Dr. Shemen's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Trigeminal Neuralgia
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Dr. Shemen treats Trigeminal Neuralgia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shemen treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
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Dr. Shemen treats Head or Neck Lump or Swelling more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shemen treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Chronic Sinusitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shemen treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shemen treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Shemen'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
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Lymphoma
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • 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 Cancer
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Leukocytosis
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Nose Cancer
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Pancytopenia
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paracentesis
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retropharyngeal Abscess
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer Surgery With or Without Radical Neck Dissection
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Our goal is to provide the very best and current surgical care for patients with thyroid, parathyroid, salivary gland tumors or head and neck tumors. While removing the entire tumor, our aim is to maintain or restore form and function to patients with these conditions.

Specialties

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Education

1985
Harvard Medical School
1984
Meml Sloan Kettering Center
Fellowship Hospital
1983
St Michaels Weilesley Hosps
Residency Hospital
1982
Cedars Sinai Med Center
Residency Hospital
1981
Toronto West Mt Sinai Hosps
Residency Hospital
1979
Mt Sinai Toronto Genl Hospital
Internship Hospital
1978
University Of Toronto Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
1974
University of Toronto
Undergraduate School
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1979
1978
1974

Languages

  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Certificate of Honor, AAOHNS, 1998

Dr. Shemen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shemen

4.0

Based on 60 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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(1)
2 Stars
5%
(3)
1 Star
20%
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My Primary care Dr recommend me to Dr. Shemen. I have never gone to an ENT & I didn't know what to expect. I decided to read all his reviews and they were very accurate. His office is very clean, he explain everything with details (I like that) and at the beginning I was skeptical about him but I never judge anyone til I get to see them more than once. He is very professional and clean. He explain what I had and why I need it surgery. I had it done and I finally can breath. I am happy with the results and I am glad I read the reviews. Thank You Dr Shemen.
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i have been a patient of Dr, Shemen since 2013. He diagnosed my problem very fast. Everything that he has done upto now has been amazing. Very professional with a touch of casual making it an easy and less anxious experience. I appreciate the care he has provided me.
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I was referred to Dr Shemen by another colleague who recommended him highly. I visited him at the Forest Hills location first. He scheduled my surgery through his Manhattan office, shortly after my consultation visit. It all went through in a timely matter, with the professional assistance of his Surgery Coordinator, Jeff. Both offices have great staff. Dr Shemen is a very professional & caring physician. I'm so glad I was referred to him. You will really feel you are in the best hands.
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Dr Larry Shemen is a true professional and a really talented surgeon. Two weeks after my thyroid surgery, all the bruises are gone and the incision, which is surprisingly small, is healing fast. Thank you, Dr Shemen! Dr Shemen's Manhattan office is well-run. The office is spacious and clean. The staff are all courteous and helpful, particularly Jeff, the surgery coordinator. He is efficient and knowledgeable, very well-organized. Dr Shemen and his team are excellent. Highly recommended.
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I wouldn't think twice recommending Dr. Shemen to any of my friends or family members. You should be grateful he is your doctor. Believe you me. You are in good hands. Thank you Doc for everything.
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I was referred to Dr. Shemen by Dr. Barandes. It was THE best life changing referral I've ever had. My total thyroidectomy was morning July 5th. Observe, I had roasted chicken for lunch same day and not a single painkiller. Now, there is a 2" barely noticeable scar below my T-neck line. Dr. Shemen performed a fantastic job and also saved me from growing cancer that was found in my thyroid. He is one of the best surgeons I've met. Also very caring. Do your health a favor and trust Dr. Shemen. TY
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If there were a million stars to give Dr. Shemen, it still wouldn't be enough. All it took was for one appointment with me and he unlike the other knew that my thyroid was toxic with prominent size it displayed. I have already did the surgery (August 8, 2018) and like all surgeries you are not yourself for a few days but a week later i am myself, only a 100x better and healthier all because of DR.LARRY SHEMEN, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM!! HE is the BEST, SO THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL FOR MY EXPERIENCE!
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All went well!
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Dr Shemen advised me to have surgery to remove part of my thyroid because of a benign nodule. He said it was because it was over 2 centimeters. I had three second opinions including one endocrinologist who have all said not to remove it and to monitor it every six months. It is not causing any problems for me so I cancelled my surgery. I encourage everyone to obtain a second opinion for any type of surgery.
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Dr Shemen does amazing work. However patients are never able to be ongoing witnesses to this work because they're anesthetized. All we can see is the great result. You may find his personality slightly abrasive, but don't let that fool you. He's as caring as they come.
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I saw this doctor because I had impacted wax and was experiencing discomfort. I've been to an ENT before and never experienced pain like I did with this guy. Not only was he gruff, unpleasant, unapologetic and dismissive, but to top it off he told me I needed an audiology test which I thought was included in the visit. Well, it turned out that it wasn't and no one warned me beforehand that there would be a fee. I left there w/ a painful ear and -$100 for the test. Never again! Beware!
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I was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer in August of 2016. I was referred to Dr. Shemen for my care and that was the greatest thing to happen to me. The best review I can possibly give is that I trusted and continue to trust Dr. Shemen with my life!!! His level of knowledge, compassion and thoroughness are unparalleled!!! Dr. Shemen was there for me and continues to monitor my care to this day. I feel better than I have in 30 years. If you are diagnosed there is no better option!!!
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He is a talented surgeon and I highly recommend him. I rarely wait long in his office
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Dr. Shemen came highly recommended to me by my endocrinologist. After struggling with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (hypothyroidism & enlarged thyroid) for nearly 20 years, it was time for me to have my thyroid removed. Dr. Shemen did an evaluation, and quickly confirmed my thyroid needed to come out. My research revealed he is one of the top surgeons for this procedure in the area, and after meeting him and interacting with him, he gave me the confidence I needed to go forward with the surgery.
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The best oto diagnostician and surgeon. I was referred to him by several 'best' doctors after a few unhappy experiences with other ENT's who were not his equal. He performed a sinus endoscopy on me in 2007 and I've had no problem since. He's not a hand-holder but if you need a really top-level doctor he's the one. I seee him once a year now to make sure everything's copasetic.
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One of the best doctors i have ever been too. I had my salivary gland taken out 2 weeks ago, Dr Sherman did an AMAZING JOB. Very professional and knowledge throughout process. I was very impress with his closure of incision mark (came out amazing barley any scar) couldn't be more Happy with results.Lexington hill hospital amazing staff . Office staff very helpful .
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My experience with Dr Shemen was wonderful. He was to the point. He performed my thyroid surgery, and made me feel comfortable.
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