Dr. Max April, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)MaleAge 61

Dr. Max April, MD is a Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in New York, NY and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. April has more experience with Sleep Apnea and Upper Respiratory Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine medical school in 1985. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. April to book an appointment.

Dr. April

NYU Langone Medical Associates-Canal Street

240 E 38th St New York, NY 10016
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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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 (646) 501-7890.

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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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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Tonsillitis
Chronic Sinusitis
Sinusitis
Chronic Adenoid Infection
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High
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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)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Big Ears
  • Broken Nose
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • 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
  • 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
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Geographic Tongue
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • 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
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • 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
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Velocardiofacial Syndrome
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(646) 501-7890

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Choice Plus POS II
Choice PPO
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
HealthFirst
ABCD HMO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. April's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. April

3.5

Based on 22 ratings

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1 Star
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (14)
  • Explained conditions well (14)
  • Listened & answered questions (14)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (6)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
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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.
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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.
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  • 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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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!
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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
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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.
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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
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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,
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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 New York, NY and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field....Read more

Specialties

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

Education

1986
Internship Hospital
Boston Medical Center Corporate University Hospital Campus
Internship Hospital
1991
Johns Hopkins
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Boston U/ Tufts University
Residency Hospital
1985
Boston University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1981
Boston University School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Max April, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Max April, MD accepting new patients?

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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.

Where is Dr. Max April, MD's office located?

Dr. April's office is located at 240 E 38th St, New York, NY 10016. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

NYU Langone Medical Associates-Canal Street

Nyu240 E 38th St New York, NY 10016
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NYU Langone Audiology Associates

NYU Langone Audiology Associates173 Froehlich Farm Blvd Woodbury, NY 11797
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