Dr. Rajesh Kakani, MD


Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male

Advanced Otolaryngology, PC 877 Stewart Ave Ste 2 Garden City, NY 11530 Get Directions
Dr. Rajesh Kakani, MD
Dr. Rajesh Kakani, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in Garden City, NY. He is 56 years old. Dr. Kakani is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center, Plainview Hospital and NYU Winthrop Hospital.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in New York, NY |
Hands down the best ENT in New York ! I recommend him to anybody. Treats all his patients like family and makes you feel at home .
in Oceanside, NY |
I am very impressed with Dr. Kakani and his entire staff. They were extremely friendly and patient, organized and professional. Very little wait time. Dr. Kakani is charming and funny... he made certain that I understood everything and invited my questions. I actually look forward to my follow up consultation!!
Bellmore, NY |
Dr Kakani has helped me get rid of ear tubes I had for 20 years He took the time to figure out what was wrong and the improvement is incredible He is caring and professional and will explain everthing to you. His staff is very professional and pleasant Much gratitude to Dr Kakani
New York, NY |
He helped me when I was a child with chronic fluid build up in my ears. I had to have tubes placed and an adenoid removal because of my condition. I thought my ear condition would never resolve because my hearing was getting worse but he helped me and listened to my concerns. It's been years since my last procedure and I'm happy to say I hear just fine and am no longer worried about fluid accumulation.
in Elmont NY |
I came to Dr. Kakani in April. I had lost my voice in February and hadn't spoken clearly in almost 3 months. I had no range & at times my voice would go out completely. Dr. Kakani diagnosed me as having a paralyzed left vocal cord. After having a procedure in July & resting my voice I am pleased to say Dr. Kakani has restored my voice to what it used to be. I'm a nys peace officer & a dj. Using my voice is imperative to my financial well being. I fully recommend Dr. Kakan & his staff. God Bless!
in Oceanside, NY |
highly recommended DR. He made me feel safe and secure and I knew right from the start of my procedure I would be okay .I am so grateful to Dr.Kakani and his staff and Winthrop Hospital. God bless you DR.Kakani!!!!!!!
Garden City, NY |
Dr. Kakani must me the worst doctor my mom and I have ever seen. The experience was just awful. He brings you to the examination room asks you a few questions and leaves you with an article while he checks on other patients. The wait is a waste of our time if he's just going to give us an article to read and not answer any questions. The worst part is since he's doesn't listen to you completely he ended up misdiagnosing my mother. Definitely not recommending him to anyone.
Mineola, NY |
Very patient & compassionate Doctor,does not rush you out of his office, appears to be very knowledgeable & competent
Atlanta, GA |
Dr. Kakani misdiagnosed my condition, and prescribed a medication which created tinitus in my ear, which I did not have when I went to see him, and as I found out later can be caused by the medication prescribed. His charges are high and he files the claims extremely slowly. No, I would never recommend him.
in Valley Stream, NY |
Dr. Kakani performed two typanoplasty/mastoidectomy operations on me, this past year, and I am very pleased with the results of the surgery and the level of care that I received. Most importantly, I can now hear well out of both of my ears, and I no longer need to use my hearing aids. Thank you Dr. Kakani.
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Dr. Kakani's Care Philosophy

Competent care with compassion. We believe in treating each patient the same way as we would like to treat a family member

Dr. Kakani's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Top of Medical School Graduating Class, 1985
    • Top place in Master of Surgery Examination- India, 1988
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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Lymphoma
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eye Cancer
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Pancytopenia
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stomach Diseases
  • TMJ
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp


  • Medical School
    Devi Ahilya Vishwavidhyalaya / Mahatma Ghandi Memorial Medical College
  • Internship Hospital
    Stony Brook University Hospital S U N Y Health Sciences Center
  • Residency Hospital
    Stony Brook University Hospital S U N Y Health Sciences Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Lenox Hill Hospital

    Completed in 1994

  • Undergraduate School
    Indore University
  • Other Education
    All India Institute Of Medical Sciences

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

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  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • 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
  • Frenectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Microlaryngeal Surgery
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair