Dr. Rajesh Kakani, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
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Age 56
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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.

877 Stewart Ave Ste 2

Garden City, NY 11530

Contact Information

(516) 222-1105

Dr. Rajesh Kakani, MD

Dr. Rajesh Kakani, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

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

Dr. Kakani's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Board certified in Otolaryngology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


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

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of 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


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  • 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


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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.


  • Indore University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Devi Ahilya Vishwavidhyalaya / Mahatma Ghandi Memorial Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Stony Brook University Hospital S U N Y Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Stony Brook University Hospital S U N Y Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • All India Institute Of Medical Sciences
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

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

Dr. Kakani has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kakani's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kakani to family and friends
based on 44 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Kakani's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
Manhasset, NY |
Great ENT doctor who treated my vertigo. He explained my illness in detail and answered all my questions. I recommend him to anyone who needs an ENT doctor.
Floral Park |
I had a nasal septoplasty and he took very good care of me. He explained all the procedures to me and even walked me through how to talk to my insurance company. He was very kind the whole time.
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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  • Aetna
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    Aetna PPO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Choice POS
    Choice POS II
    Choice PPO
    Commercial HMO
    Open Choice
    Open Choice POS
    Open Choice PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • EmblemHealth
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  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
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Hospitals where Dr. Kakani has admitting privileges

Mercy Medical Center
1000 N Village Ave
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
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NYU Winthrop Hospital
259 1st St
Mineola, NY 11501
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Plainview Hospital
888 Old Country Rd
Plainview, NY 11803
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