Dr. Mark S. Persky, MD

Dr. Mark S. Persky, MD

Head & Neck Surgical Oncology | Male | 69 years old

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Dr. Persky specializes in Head & Neck Surgical Oncology and practices in New York, NY. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Persky's Reviews

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  • Trustworthiness
  • Helpfulness
  • Staff
  • Scheduling
Experience with Dr. Persky
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
Dr. Persky's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (13)
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New York, NY |
I was diagnosed with Mudullary Thyroid cancer and sent to Dr. Persky for a consultation. He was respectful, and patient. I am hard of hearing and he was compassionate about explaining everything to me at a pace I could feel comfortable with. His expertise and the staff that surround him, made for one of the best experiences I have had involving surgery and hospitals. He is a gifted surgeon and I am extremely grateful for him and NYU.
in New York, NY |
4 years later after stage 3 thyroid cancer and with the expert surgery of Dr Persky And his excellent referrals for my continuing care I am in excellent health .
in New York, NY |
Dr. Persky is arrogant, condescending, patronizing, and would greatly benefit from a refresher course in how to respectfully talk to patients. Not only is he incredibly arrogant, but he is also incompetent, as evidenced by the fact that I saw him for months with a malignant tumor, which he insisted was benign. Due to his refusal to acknowledge the fact that the tumor could have been malignant (there were squamous cells in the needle biopsy), precious months were wasted with his blundering.
in New York, NY |
Although I expressed concern about becoming hypothyroid after my hemithyroidectomy, I was told by Dr. Persky I would be fine. He neglected to test me for a common thyroid disease, Hashimoto's, which left me severely hypothyroid after the surgery. He did not explain any risks. In addition, I used another surgeon to complete the removal of my thyroid and she said it looked like he put his thumb in there, due to the amount of scar tissue she found and made my surgery with her very difficult.
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  • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for New York.

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  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • Medical School
    Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)

    Graduated in 1972

  • Internship Hospital
    Montefiore Hospital Med Center

    Completed in 1973

  • Residency Hospital
    Bellevue Hospital Center

    Completed in 1976

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Beth Israel Medical Center

    Completed in 1977

  • Undergraduate School
    NY U

    Graduated in 1968

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Persky's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

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Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Persky

Overall Patient Satisfaction Score

Dr. Persky's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Persky

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients