Dr. Lawrence Lustig, MD

Dr. Lawrence Lustig, MD

NeurotologyMaleAge 56

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Telehealth services available

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(212) 235-1519

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Dr. Lawrence Lustig, MD is a Neurotology Specialist in New York, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lustig to book an appointment.

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Columbia University Medical Center Otolaryngology

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(212) 235-1519
Columbia University Medical Center Otolaryngology180 Fort Washington Ave Fl 7 New York, NY 10032
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ColumbiaDoctors Midtown51 W 51st St New York, NY 10019
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Columbia Doctors Midtown

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(212) 235-1519
Columbia Doctors Midtown51 W 51st St # 385 New York, NY 10019
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Dr. Lustig's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lustig

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (10)
  • Explained conditions well (10)
  • Listened & answered questions (10)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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I had my second encounter with Dr Lustig due to acoustic trauma with tinnitus that developed afterwards. To say that he is apathetic, uninformative, unhelpful, and all around a waste of time is an understatement. To start, he spent the majority of his time typing his note on the computer while I am distraught and trying to get information out of him regarding what is going on with me. During my first visit, he gave me no information aside for “stay away from headphones”. Lo and behold, due to his lack of helpful information, my condition worsens only due to the fact that I didn’t know anything about it. Fast forward to the second visit, my tinnitus and hyperacusis is worse, yet he continues to give me very little useful information...while typing his note, and is throwing around random recommendations for places I can go learn to cope with my new diagnosis. Lustig is by far the worst physician I have ever come across and I recommend you STAY FAR AWAY! If I can write more here I would!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 13, 2020
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Fantastic Doctor. After going from doctor to doctor looking for help with Meniere’s diseases and the related vertigo and hearing loss I found Dr Lustig, for the first time I felt I was in the hands of a expert who understood not just the symptoms but understood the emotional toll Meniere’s diseases takes. with his help the Vertigo symptoms stopped and with a Implant my hearing has returned almost to normal. I never felt he was guessing and with over 1000 implant I new he was an expert.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Vincent – Oct 21, 2019
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I highly suggest you contact Dr. Lustig and Staff in regards hearing problems and any Head or Neck health issues
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 26, 2019
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I am completely grateful for all the attention I received before and after my recent surgery. I can say enough positive things about Dr. Lawrence Lustig. He has been my doctor since 2016. He went above and beyond to make my experience positive. I was very comforting to know that my care was in his hands. Sueli Zaquem - May, 2018
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Sueli Zaquem in East Elmhurst, NY – May 27, 2018
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Great Doctor with awesome diagnosis and 0% greed . For my problem had visited at least 5-6 ear specialist with unanimous opinion of operating it immediately either due to poor diagnosis or greed, but Dr Lustic was the saviour. Now over 8 months have passed and the problem seems to have improved on its own as predicted by the Doc. Now think about being dashed to OR immediately :)
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
14 people found this helpful
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Mayank in Jersey City, NJ – Mar 25, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lustig's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Vertigo
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lustig treats Vertigo more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Lustig treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Paroxyzmal Vertigo of Childhood
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Central Vestibular Vertigo
  • Migrainous Vertigo
Dizziness
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lustig treats Dizziness more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Lustig treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Tinnitus
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lustig treats Tinnitus more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Lustig treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Lustig's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acoustic Neuroma Removal (incl. Hearing Preservation Techniques) 
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Adult Hearing Loss Rehabilitation
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Audiometry
  • Balance Testing
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Big Ears
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aid Implant
  • Brain Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Ear Infections (Pediatric)
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cochlear Implant Activation
  • Cochlear Implant Adjustment
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deafness Conductive - Stapedial - Ear Malformation - Facial Palsy
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Reconstruction
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Eardrum Repair
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Endolymphatic Mastoid Shunt
  • ENT Surgery
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Damage
  • Facial Nerve Repair
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hearing Aid
  • Hearing Aid Adjustment
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Implantable Hearing Device
  • Inner Ear Repair
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Microtia
  • Microtia, Meatal Atresia and Conductive Deafness
  • Middle Ear Disease and Disorders
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Pediatric Cochlear Implants
  • Pediatric Head and Neck Masses
  • Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Pediatric Tumor
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Perilymph Fistula (PLF)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Stapedectomy
  • Surgery to Restore Hearing
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Temporal Bone Disorder
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wound Repair

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(212) 235-1519

Dr. Lustig accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Affinity Health Plan
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Amida Care
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
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Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
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Connecticare
EmblemHealth
GHI HMO
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
HealthFirst
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MagnaCare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Oxford Health Plans
SelectCare
UnitedHealthCare
Community Plan
Compass
Medicare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
VNS Choice
Vytra Health Plans
WellCare

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Lustig strives to provide the most advanced, comprehensive, and compassionate care possible.  All patients are treated with dignity and compassion....Read more

Biography

Dr. Lustig is the Howard W. Smith Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Columbia University and New York Presbyterian...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurotology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Lawrence Lustig, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 305-8555 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Lawrence Lustig, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Lustig has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Lawrence Lustig, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Lawrence Lustig, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Lustig's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Lawrence Lustig, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Lawrence Lustig, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lustig frequently treats Vertigo, Dizziness, and Tinnitus. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lustig treats.

Where is Dr. Lawrence Lustig, MD's office located?

Dr. Lustig's office is located at 180 Fort Washington Ave Fl 7, New York, NY 10032. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Lustig is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

New York, NY

7 Awards Received

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received