Dr. Michael Setzen, MD

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Dr. Michael Setzen, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Great Neck, NY. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Setzen to book an appointment.

Dr. Setzen

Michael Setzen Otolaryngology PC

600 Northern Blvd Rm 312 Great Neck, NY 11021
Accepting new patients

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I’m an undergraduate premedical student who experienced congestion, nasal breathing difficulties, and nose bleeds, after nasal spray treatment, for the past two years. These symptoms made it difficult for me to breathe day to day, sleep comfortably, and required me to blow my nose continuously throughout the day. Consequently, I met with Dr. Setzen and described my condition. After all, my septum was deviated, sinuses constricted, and airways tight. After consultation, I decided to go through with endoscopic nasal surgery. After the procedure, I’ve come to realize how easy it should’ve been to breathe through my nose and gained a new found appreciation for a clear nose and easy breathing. Dr. Setzen is highly knowledgeable, skilled, and compassionate. Dr. Setzen took the time to explain the details of the procedure, allowing me to understand its significance and how it will improve my quality of life afterwards. From the very beginning, he took the time to listen to my concerns and ad
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Sep 13, 2021
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Dr. Setzen performed endoscopic sinus, turbinate, septoplasty, nasal valve collapse, and revision rhinoplasty surgery in one procedure for me. I’m approximately two months post surgery and VERY thrilled with my results. Dr. Setzen is very professional and it has been refreshing to work with a doctor who is understanding, knowledgeable, honest, and patient with my concerns. Since I had a rhinoplasty procedure before, I was very diligent while researching doctors and extra careful while choosing the right doctor to perform this complex surgery. The results have been life changing and my quality of life has improved substantially. Everything has exceeded my expectations from start to finish. I’m no longer living with chronic congestion, constant nose blowing, and I’m able to take deep breaths through my nose. The outer appearance also looks completely natural and I couldn’t be happier!
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Jun 23, 2021
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I was hospitalized four times in both St. Francis and North Shore hospitals and all the doctors couldn’t solve my problem. One visit with Dr. Setzen changed my life. His thorough examination, questions and treatment gave new me my life back. Doctor Setzen and staff are Extremely professional, caring with a real interest to help you. I think God every day that I found him and you will too.
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George Ramirez – Jun 20, 2021
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Dr. Setzen took care of my 24 year old daughter this year. Her tonsils were removed and she also needed a septoplasty. He did an amazing job my daughter did so well and continues to do well. After 9 day post op she was feeling so much better and no more snoring!!!!!!Dr Setzen was always available to answer any questions or concerns I would recommend him highly!!! He's the best
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Lori K – Apr 12, 2021
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Several years ago, I went to Dr. Setzen because of frequent sinus headaches and infections. Within the first visit he diagnosed the issue, simply and clearly explained the procedure he recommended for me and scheduled my procedure with the greatest of ease. He certainly solved my long term issues with my sinus headaches and infections.
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Feb 18, 2021
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Dr. Setzen came highly recommended not only by other patients but by other surgeons. I had my surgery on a Tuesday and after my follow-up visit the next day I felt great. Dr. Setzen also has a great bedside manner. My appointments never feel rushed. I’m so grateful I found his caring office and glad to be in such great hands.
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Karen B – Sep 15, 2020
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It was amazing. He gave a thorough exam and did cryonasal surgery on my husband. In 20 minutes he fixed 65 years of suffering. He can breath, has no post nasal drip, snoring improved by 95%n and no choking or hacking cough. We had to travel to Great Neck for his services because I could not find a doctor in the Boston area and it was one of the best decisions we have made. Dr. Setzen and his assistant Moya are so caring, we could not have been in better hands.
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Judy and Ken Alpert – Aug 13, 2020
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I am writing this on behalf of my grandmother who is a retired healthcare professional. She says that Dr. Michael Setzen saved her life. Making himself available for frequent visits, delivering a proper diagnosis, and explaining things extremely clearly has left my grandmother with nothing but the best things to say about her experience. He is a doctor who cares and treats his patients well.
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Jul 16, 2020
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Had tube placed in middle ear-two weeks ago because of Eustachian Tube disfunction-my middle ear filled with fluid-I couldn’t hear,had disequilibrium & was having pain in my ear! This problem has been happening intermittently!Dr.Setzen suggested having placing a tube in my ear to resolve this problem! It was done in his office -procedure went very well & now I can hear again!!! Very happy that this was done
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MK – Mar 02, 2020
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I had major sinus surgery with Dr. Setzen about 2 weeks ago and, already, I'm feeling a world of difference. I can breathe much easier through my nose and my congestion has gone down exponentially. Before, I got constant sinus infections, headaches, pressure and congestion. Now, I feel like a completely different person. My quality of life has gone up so much in such a short amount of time. I would recommend Dr. Setzen to anyone seeking nasal surgery!
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Aaron B – Jan 21, 2020
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I have allergies. No doctor suggested I should see an ENT. In my mid/late twenties my nose troubles led to difficulty falling asleep and resultant tiredness. I often would get incapacitated for WEEKS by cold viruses. Continuously, I was told it was "just allergies." It turned out that my nasal passages were very tight/crooked and my sinuses were basically physically closed off. Around six months ago, I had a septoplasty (my condition necessitated bone repositioning) and turbinate reduction, requiring nasal splints and packing post-surgery. My breathing is much improved and I fall asleep easily. My post-nasal drip has also been reduced. Allergy medication actually reaches my sinuses. The recovery was pretty brutal in my case. But even so, it was definitely worth it and I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Setzen not just for his expertise but because he will listen, explain, and show you images of your septum so you can actually see the issue.
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Zach S – Dec 18, 2019
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Thank you Dr. Setzen! Dr. setzen has been taking care of my husband for several years and when I was suffering with sinus headaches, post nasal trip and difficulty breathing, I went to see him. A CT scan revealed a total blockage of the sphenoid sinus. Dr. Setzen explained that the infection could get into my brain and/or cause blindness and neede to be taken care of via surgery. Because of extra thick bone around the area and my medical history, he recommended ambulatory surgery under general anesthesia, I was petrified. Dr. Setzen was kind and compassionate and did an inceduble job in fixing the problem. There was almost no post surgical pain, a minimum amount of discomfort and I find that I can breathe much better. It is a pleasure dealing with his office staff and I find him extremely thorough in follow up. Again, I thank him profusely. Not only do,I feel better but I really think he has saved me from more severe problems.
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Sue Polansky in Plainview, NY – Nov 29, 2019
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I went to Dr. Setzen for a sinus issue and post nasal drip that was getting worse. He examined me, took a scan, and made the diagnosis that my sinuses were very swollen and that they were not draining properly. He performed a Entellus Ballon procedure and within a few days not only did the drip stop but also the headaches, and everything was draining as it should. I also had issues with my ears "closing" and the doctor that I was seeing previously said that I had hearing loss and sold me hearing aids. After Dr. Setzen's procedure my ears no longer were a problem. I would highly recommend Dr. Stezen for someone who has had sinus issues and have gone to other doctors that could, or did not help them.
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Sep 12, 2019
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My 9 year daughter (whose an avid and serious singer) had to get her tonsils and adenoids removed in a time-sensitive schedule. She had two big singing performances in a month range. Dr Setzen scheduled us in for her to be able to sing at one performance, remove her tonsils/adenoids right after and heal in time for the other one. That’s not all, my daughter had a very smooth operation, she was at Hershey park 3 days after and sang her heart out as if a scalpel never went into that throat — and even won the singing competition! Thank you Dr Setzen!
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A.S in Sands Point, NY – Jun 17, 2019
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Last Monday, Dr. Setzen performed the Entellus Balloon Sinuplasty procedure on my nose. I was a bit nervous as I heard that there could be a slow recovery and quite a bit of pain. Dr. Setzen assured me that the anesthesia was better now and the recovery would be much quicker. He was exactly right. There was almost no pain during the procedure and everything went smoothly. I was quite tired that evening and was able to resume all normal activities the next day. My breathing has become less labored and I highly recommend this procedure to anyone who needs it. Dr. Setzen and his staff explained everything to me and were highly professional. Henry Klein
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Jun 13, 2019
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Dr. Setzen has been very proactive in helping me get over chronic sinitus. I have suffered for years with sinus infections and pressure. I have also been to other doctors who refused to touch me because I was 75 years old. Dr. Setzen preformed Baloon Sinuplasty on me and he greatly opened my sinus canals which in turn relieved me greatly I am very happy with the results and glad I met Dr. Setzen.
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Jun 04, 2019
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Dr. Setzen repaired a terrible nasal fracture that I suffered many years ago. He was able to piece my nose back together. I healed quickly and I am doing very well since he completed my surgery.
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Jenn M in Long Beach, NY – Mar 05, 2019
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It has been 2 years since my sinus surgery and I am still clear of all pressure and sinus infections!
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Oyster Bay, NY – Mar 02, 2019
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He’s great and smart!!!
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Vincent LoBianco in Coram, NY – Feb 21, 2019
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Dr Setzen did a great job on my blocked nasal passages with the balloon method it has been a year and still breathing freely.
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Peter Antine in syosset, NY – Feb 12, 2019
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Dr. Michael Setzen, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Great Neck, NY. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Setzen to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Board Certifications

Education

1982
Barnes - Jewish Hospital
Residency Hospital
1978
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Residency Hospital
1975
Johannesburg Genl Hosp
Internship Hospital

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Dr. Setzen's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Sinusitis
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Dr. Setzen's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Broken Nose
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

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Michael Setzen Otolaryngology PC

Great Neck Office600 Northern Blvd Rm 312 Great Neck, NY 11021
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