Dr. Michael Kortbus, MD

Dr. Michael Kortbus, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Dr. Michael Kortbus, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Red Hook, NY and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and rhinology.

7385 S Broadway

Red Hook, NY 12571

Contact Information

(845) 758-1456

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Shield of Northeastern New York
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthNow New York, Inc.
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kortbus "Dr. Kortbus seeks to provide a patient-centered approach with each patient, and you can expect to be a partner working with him to maximize your outcome. It is very important to help patients understand their medical conditions, options for treatment, as well as possible risks involved. Patients should always and everywhere be treated as family. Every effort to schedule patients appropriately, minimize wait times, and optimize doctor-patient time will be made. As an ear, nose and throat specialist, Dr. Kortbus performs a wide variety of sinus, ear and throat procedures and treatments. By concentrating on these areas, Dr. Kortbus has obtained vast practical experience and developed innovative techniques to match the needs of his patients. Educating patients about their condition or the type of treatment recommended for them, so that they fully understand their options and their unique situation, is very important for patients expertly cared for by Dr. Kortbus."


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2  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Rhinology

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

71  Conditions Treated


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28  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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


  • Saint Anselm College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • New York University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • New York University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kortbus' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kortbus to family and friends
30 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kortbus' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
Dr. Kortbus Says:

We are committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. Thank you for trusting us to care for you and your family!


Patient Comments (12)

Highly knowledgible and skilled, thoughtful and deeply caring, Dr. Kortbus has surpassed all expectations for the most valuable practitioner. His expertise in sinus problems and his remedies are the best bar none (and we had been to a couple of other doctors first). Additionally, his staff is...more
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Thank you so much for your glowing review! My office staff and I hope to provide you with excellent care locally with a small-town feel. We are honored to help you!

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Dr. Michael Kortbus has been my ENT for a decade and I’ve had nothing less than excellent care from him and his assistants. I came to him when my allergies were unbearable. Following his advice and taking the appropriate medication, I overcame years of suffering. In fact, I’ve not had this kind of...more
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C, thank you so much for your confidence in me all these years. I am so grateful to be able to help you.

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I brought my son to Dr. Kortbus as a result of chronic ear infections. My son was frightened of hospitals, doctors, and the idea of surgery. Dr. Kortbus was amazing. He called to check in several times both before and after the surgery. His ease with children is remarkable. His kindness is beyond...more
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I am grateful for helping you and your family! It is my honor.

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I just visited Dr. Kortbus last week - both for myself and for my 5 year old daughter. He was amazing with my daughter...so gentle and so fun. He explained what he was doing in an animated interesting way that she loved. He then moved on to help me and also took great care of me providing a ton...more
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Thank you for the confidence in me! We strive to take excellent care of you and your family.

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Dr. Kortbus is your doctor if you're looking for a condescending know-it all who is afraid to admit when he doesn't know the answer to a question (which appears to be often). He's the king of the upsell - and you can expect to be advised into tonsil removal, ear tubes, etc. He's an expert at...more
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There is no David. There is no Albany Area patient. More importantly, there is no such thing as an upsell in pediatric ENT! And in the office, no one calls the Doctor Michael out of their own choice not to.

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