Dr. Michael Ruckenstein, MD

Neurotology  |  
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Age 57
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Dr. Michael Ruckenstein, MD
Dr. Michael Ruckenstein, MD is a neurotology doctor who practices in Philadelphia, PA. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Ruckenstein is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Univ Of Penn Otolaryngology

3400 Spruce St

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Dr. Michael Ruckenstein, MD

Dr. Michael Ruckenstein, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthPartners
  • 9 More

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Dr. Ruckenstein's Experience

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Dr. Ruckenstein's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurotology
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Neurotology
1

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
69

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Ataxia
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gum Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss Due to Noise
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule

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Procedures

  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • McGill University Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Queen Elizabeth Hosp/McGill University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Toronto
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Calif San Diego
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ruckenstein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ruckenstein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ruckenstein to family and friends
2.6
based on 29 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Ruckenstein's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Mount Laurel, NJ |
Dr. M. Ruckenstein is a horrible surgeon. He screwed up my cochlear implant and covered up all his mistakes. Causing me a lot of problems. Don't go to this doctor otherwise you will be regretted. If so you should have someone/ or other doctor to check your X rays after his surgery to make sure he has done it right for you.
in Wayne |
This doctor is a terrible physician, let alone a condescending man, with a poor bedside manner. He is not up front with you, gives contradictory information on each visit so he confuses you, won't answer your questions directly, if at all, and does not give you full disclosure about procedures you consent to despite asking the right questions. He is dismissive in attitude. DO NOT GO TO THIS DOCTOR!!
in Philadelphia |
Horrible experience! Walked in room. Spent about 10 minutes looking at lab results and told me that I will lose my hearing on both ears and be getting vertigo and dizzy spells. When I asked what can be done, he said Nothing. When I told him I did a search and I had only one of the symptoms of the Meniere disease, he said that I will for sure get the other symptoms sooner or later. I was completely astonished by the lack of empathy and at his complete and utter rudeness and lack of kindness.
in Trenton, NJ |
Dr Ruckenstein explained my test results and what needed to be done to correct my problem. He answered my questions and made sure I knew to call in if I had more questions after my visit. He cleaned my ear out while I was there and removed a polyp for testing. when he received the test results he immediately changed my medication. The new meds are working great. I am very optimistic I will finally get relief.
Plymouth Meet |
Visit with the doctor was rushed. An observer came in without introducing who he was or why he was in the room. My test results were not explained to me. The doctor in general is abrupt, hurried in manner and I felt like a number not a valued patient. While he might be knowledgeable in his field of work, this is not the kind of physician I feel comfortable with.
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  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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Hospitals where Dr. Ruckenstein has admitting privileges

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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