Dr. Salvatore Caruana, MD

Dr. Salvatore Caruana, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 58

Accepting new patients

Dr. Salvatore Caruana, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in New York, NY and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Mt Sinai School of Medicine medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Caruana to book an appointment.

Locations

Columbia University Medical Center Otolaryngology

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(212) 235-1519
Columbia University Medical Center Otolaryngology180 Fort Washington Ave Fl 7 New York, NY 10032
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Columbia Doctors Midtown

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(212) 235-1519
Columbia Doctors Midtown51 W 51st St # 385 New York, NY 10019
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Caruana's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Caruana

4.5

Based on 33 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (27)
  • Listened & answered questions (27)
  • Office environment (27)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
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My wife just had an amazing experience with Dr. Caruana . He just completed a course of treatment for her as she was having an issue with her parathyroid. His demeanor was more calming and confident for a very nervous patient. He was clear and understanding of the issue and course of treatment and provided a great outcome. Some NYC doctors may have an aura about them with lots of hoops that have to be jumped through before you actually get to see the doctor. Dr. Caruana was the exact opposite, no fanfare, approachable and affable. He came to get us from the nurses station, walked us back the treatment room, then to his scheduling nurse to ensure we made that connection face to face. Just a humble, caring doctor. More MD's should be like Dr. Caruana
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Bryan Newman – Oct 23, 2020
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Had a parotid surgery .For most people this surgery must be performed by a very skilled surgeon. Dr Caruana did not disappoint. He is compassionate caring and a very skilled surgeon. I have seen other surgery scars from this procedure and nothing compares to the results I got from his skilled hands. There is no scar. I am most grateful. A million thanks!!!!
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M Jensen – Jun 30, 2020
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From the moment I met Dr. Caruana and his NP Anne I was met with the utmost diligence and compassion. If I could have Dr. C take the lead on all my medical issues I would gratefully in a heartbeat. His is knowledgeable and humble and is willing to leave no stone unturned in ensuring you get the best care. I am grateful that my path lead here, and that I was able to have my care completed by Dr. Caruana. If you are considering him as a doctor you will have no regrets!
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Kathryn Maestri – Jul 30, 2019
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Amazing compassionate skilled surgeon and human. Would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone facing really scary surgery
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Emily Altman in Massapequa , NY – Jul 25, 2019
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Saved me from an unnecessary biopsy that had been scheduled by Sloan Kettering! Can't ask for better than that. Kind and compassionate.
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none – Apr 06, 2019
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Excellent. He is thorough, patient and highly skilled. Happy to be in his care
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 13, 2018
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Kind of egotistical - doesn't want to hear that you don't feel well after surgery and worse that the surgery didn't work. Reaction "go to pain management."
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 21, 2018
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Highly recommend
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Fayetteville, NY – Nov 17, 2017
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Dr Caruana is kind and professional. Took the time to explain everything to me. After suffering for severel years from chronic sinusitis, loss of smell, impaired ability to breathe and sleep, I am now feeling better than I have in years. It's now been two weeks after a very successful surgery and I couldn't be more grateful I found him.
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Springfield Gardens, NY – Aug 31, 2017
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Excellent physician. Listens to his patient. Explains things fully and makes you feel like you are in good hands. He is dedicated to healing his patients. And he is kind.
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Bronx, NY – Jun 01, 2017
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One of the smartest physicians I have ever been cared for by! He is honest and listens to his patients. He is truly an expert in his field!
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Hasbrouck Heights, NJ – Apr 02, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Caruana's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Tracheal Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Caruana performs Tracheal Surgery more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Caruana performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Tracheal Resection
ENT Cancer
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Caruana treats ENT Cancer more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Caruana treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Ear Cancer
  • Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Carcinoma
  • Lip Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Nose Cancer
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer, Adult
  • Palate Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
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Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Caruana treats Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Caruana treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Caruana's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Anosmia
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Common Cold
  • ENT Cancer
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Facial Fracture
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Reconstruction Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Taste
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oral Surgical Procedures
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Reconstructive Surgery After Head and Neck Cancer Treatment
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy

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(212) 235-1519

Dr. Caruana accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
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GHI HMO
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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ABCD HMO
HealthPlus
MagnaCare
MultiPlan
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POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
Community Plan
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Medicare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
VNS Choice
Vytra Health Plans

About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and...Read more

Biography

Dr. Salvatore Caruana is the Director of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Education

1997
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital
1995
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
Residency Hospital
1990
St Vincents Hosp and Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1989
Mt Sinai School of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Salvatore Caruana, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 305-8555 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Salvatore Caruana, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Caruana has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Salvatore Caruana, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Salvatore Caruana, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Caruana's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Salvatore Caruana, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Caruana frequently treats Tracheal Surgery, ENT Cancer, and Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Caruana treats.

Where is Dr. Salvatore Caruana, MD's office located?

Dr. Caruana's office is located at 180 Fort Washington Ave Fl 7, New York, NY 10032. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Salvatore Caruana, MD speak?

Dr. Caruana speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY

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