Dr. Michael Pitman, MD

Dr. Michael Pitman, MD

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Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o
(11)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Pitman, MD is an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, ear, nose, and throat, and more.Read his story

Columbia Doctors Midtown

880 3rd Ave Fl 3

New York, NY 10022
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Pitman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Vocal Cord Polyp
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Larynx Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Pitman's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Pitman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pitman "Dr. Michael J. Pitman is chief of the Division of Laryngology. He serves as director of the Voice and Swallowing Institute of ColumbiaDoctors, the faculty practice of Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). He previously served as laryngology division leader of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and the Mount Sinai Health System. "Dr. Pitman is a true pioneer in the field of laryngology. His extensive background and research in voice restoration, airway disorders and dysphonia allows us to offer a number of innovative treatment options for patients," said Dr. Lawrence Lustig, the Howard W. Smith Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and otolaryngologist-in-chief at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Pitman is responsible for providing a full spectrum of vocal and throat care to patients of all ages. He is a recognized expert in voice restoration, conservation and care of the professional voice as well as in the care of swallowing and airway disorders. He specializes in the treatment of illnesses such as vocal fold paralysis, cricopharyngeal dysfunction, spasmodic dysphonia, laryngopharyngeal reflux, chronic cough, laryngotracheal stenosis, vocal fold polyps, nodules, and cysts."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pitman "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

3  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

42  Conditions Treated

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19  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Botox® for Cervical Dystonia
  • Botox® Injection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laryngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Laryngeal Cancer Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Laryngotracheal Reconstruction
  • Larynx Repair
  • Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
  • Vocal Fold Medialization Surgery

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.

Education

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Vanderbilt University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pitman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pitman's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pitman to family and friends
11 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Pitman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Pitman has been treating my vocal chord paralysis for several years. He tried non surgical treatment, initially, which were noninvasive. Ultimately he operated and implanted a vocal chord. My life is now normal and I am able to work and socialize normally. He is a caring and gifted...more
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Very good doctor! Cares, listens to everything you have to say. Great bedside manner. He's one of top doctors in voice, and I would highly recommend him.
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