Dr. Max April, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)MaleAge 62

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Dr. Max April, MD is a Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Woodbury, NY. Dr. April has extensive experience in Sleep Apnea. He is affiliated with medical facilities NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital and NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Max April, MD

NYU Langone Otolaryngology Associates

173 Froehlich Farm Blvd Woodbury, NY 11797 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Telehealth available

Accepting new patients

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Frequently Treated by Dr. April

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. April treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. April treats other conditions, please contact the office at (516) 921-8989.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

Dr. April is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Sleep Apnea
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High
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Very High
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Upper Respiratory Conditions

Upper respiratory specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as infections, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, and whooping cough (pertussis) that affect the upper part of the respiratory system, including the nasal passages, larynx, and lungs.Compare with other Upper Respiratory Conditions specialists.

Dr. April is experienced in the area of Upper Respiratory Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
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Tonsillitis
Chronic Sinusitis
Sinusitis
Chronic Adenoid Infection
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Dr. April's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Big Ears
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Vestibule Floor of Mouth
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Study
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Velocardiofacial Syndrome
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. April accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Oxford Health Plans
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. April's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. April

3.5

Based on 24 ratings

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1 Star
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Great experience with Dr. April
My teenage son saw Dr. April today. He was extremely accommodating and saw him on short notice as our pediatrician was concerned about a growth in his ear. Dr. April put as at complete ease and removed the growth very quickly and gently. He was very warm and made us feel better as we had been very worried. Dr. April did not think the growth was anything to be concerned about which was a huge relief. His staff was super nice too. Highly recommend this dr. and office.
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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Donna Liebowitz – May 14, 2022
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Worst experience I’ve ever had with a dr! I can’t believe how mean he was to my 5 year old. She was obviously uncomfortable and in pain while he was trying to clean out her ear and he had zero remorse or patience. He kept telling her to “Stop it doesn’t hurt” and swatting her hand away from her head when she had had enough. She had swimmers ear a few days prior and kept telling him he was hurting her and he didn’t care. After a minute of her crying and refusing to be restrained he pretty much kicked us out of his office. He said if she can’t be restrained then he can’t help her. What 5 year old likes to be RESTRAINED! Maybe if he had some patience and knew how to deal with children she would have calmed down. He clearly should not be working with children!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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Feb 12, 2022
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The doctor was so rude to my 10 year old daughter. He clearly had no patience! He rolled his eyes and huffed and puffed at my daughter so many times during the visit because she was scared to have a scope stuck up her nose. She’s a child!!! That’s a normal reaction.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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Sherri – Dec 03, 2019
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Horrible Doctor. Arrogant!! Condescending!!! Do not take your child. Yelled at my two year old.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 15, 2019
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Dr. April was amazing. We were seeing a different ENT for a couple years before a colleague recommended Dr. April. He immediately recognized the issue with my daughter within moments of the visit. He is extremely thorough and explains things clearly. He removed her adenoids and partial tonsils. He and is staff could not have been any better. He followed up with us after the surgery and stayed in contact with us via email as well to address any questions that we had during her recovery. He puts you at ease and the surgical team was so warm and made my 7 year feel so comfortable.
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Natalie C – Aug 06, 2019
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I left the office so upset today. My 4 year old needed his tubes removed. He was nervous and scared- a very normal toddler reaction to a nurse holding him down and a dr pulling something out of his ear... Dr April held his head and said “ stop it!!,Stop it!!” While my son Was screaming/ crying. Then took his hands away when he would stop rolled his eyes and sighed in frustration. I was in disbelief! I can’t stop thinking about it.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Greenlawn, NY – Feb 20, 2019
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Dr. April has taken the most wonderful care of our three children over the past 10 years. He is a kind-hearted and professional physician who has made hospital and regular visits stress free for us and our children time and time again. He has an incredible bedside manner, and we can't imagine getting better ENT care. We can't recommend him enough.
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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New York, NY – Apr 13, 2017
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Dr. April and his staff were great! My 5 year old went in for his first appointment. Everything was explained so that I could understand it. My son was made to feel comfortable and before doing any tests, everything was explained to him too. We went to NYU for the surgery. The staff did an awesome job of explaining to my son what was going to happen to him. I was allowed to walk him into the OR and stay with him until he was asleep. We saw Dr. April multiple times afterwards along with the staff
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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Woodbury, NY – Apr 05, 2017
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My two sons have seen Dr. April for years. He is a wonderful, compassionate physician. When one son was in the hospital for a week, Dr. April visited him daily and sat by his bedside. We will never forget his kindness.
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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JC in New York, NY – Mar 20, 2017
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I was referred to Dr. April by my pediatrician when my 3 year old daughter was suffering from sleep apnea, terrible snoring and disrupted sleep. I cannot say enough about his professionalism, expertise and the manner in which he interacted with my family and I. From consult to OR, we felt confident in his judgment and he has turned my daughter's life around. She is now comfortable, sleeping and generally happier because she can BREATHE easier! I would recommend Dr. A to anyone! He is incredible!
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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Holly E. in Locust Valley, NY – Jan 03, 2017
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This is the first time I have ever posted a review but felt compelled to because Dr April is the best. I don't thins a persons post about a front desk person belongs on a doctors review. He is brilliant. His entire team was loving and lovely to our family. Dr April could not have been more present, informed, and attentive to our needs and our childs. My daughter is already feeling and sleeping so much better thanks to his certainty on what she needed to be healthier. Tracy Anderson
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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Tracy Anderson in NYC – Nov 10, 2016
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Dr April was extremely courteous and treated us with sincere devotion and kindness. He answered all our questions with patience and we felt like we got the best doctor for my daughters care. She had tubes placed in both ears. The procedure and recuperation went very well. Office and hospital staff was wonderful too. Thank You Dr April for all you have done to help our daughter achieve her maximum potential.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Fay M in Brooklyn, NY – Aug 18, 2016
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We have been patients of Dr Aprils and Dr Voigts since my 15 yr old was a toddler. I called today with an emergency and was told we are booking in July. I explained that my son is in pain with a severe sinus infection and my Allergist wants us to see our ENT. Her response was then i suggest you don't wait until July . I am saddened at the lack of compassion and outraged at the smug and condescending treatment by the office staff. h
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
5 people found this helpful
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Angela Q in Huntington , NY – Jun 10, 2016
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Dr. April was amazing with our daughter! He was kind and gentle with her to ease her fears,
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
3 people found this helpful
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Riverhead, NY – Dec 22, 2015
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Biography

Dr. Max April, MD is a Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Woodbury, NY. Dr. April has extensive experience in Sleep Apnea. He...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Education

1986|Boston Medical Center Corporate University Hospital Campus
Internship Hospital
1990
Johns Hopkins
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Boston U/ Tufts University
Residency Hospital
1981
Boston University School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School
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Awards

  • in best doctor issue New York Magazine, 1998-2012
  • in best doctors in NY metro area. Castle Connolly, 1995-2012
  • distinguished service award American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 2010
  • voted one of best doctors in America. Castle Connolly guide., 2002-2012
  • Honor Award- American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, 2000

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Does Dr. Max April, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Max April, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. April frequently treats Sleep Apnea and Upper Respiratory Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. April specializes.

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Dr. April's office is located at 173 Froehlich Farm Blvd, Woodbury, NY 11797. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

NYU Langone Otolaryngology Associates

NYU Langone Audiology Associates173 Froehlich Farm Blvd Woodbury, NY 11797
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital

New York, NY

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island

Mineola, NY

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)