Dr. Michael Ruckenstein, MD

Dr. Michael Ruckenstein, MD

Neurotology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Michael Ruckenstein, MD is a neurotology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from McGill University Faculty Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in neurotology and ear, nose, and throat.

3400 Spruce St

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Ear Ache
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 99% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Neurotology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

73  Conditions Treated


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14  Procedures

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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • 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
31 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

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Dr. Ruckenstein's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

If I Could give him zero stars I would! This is likely the worst doctor I have ever been to in my life. He has 0 bedside manner he is cocky and condescending and just plain rude! Never in my life have I felt so disappointed with a doctor. I have a rare inner air disorder superior canal...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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