Dr. William Kuhel, MD

Dr. William Kuhel, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 63

Accepting new patients

Dr. William Kuhel, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in New York, NY and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Univerity Of Michigan Medical School medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kuhel to book an appointment.

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General Otolaryngology

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(212) 235-1519
General Otolaryngology1305 York Ave New York, NY 10021
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kuhel

4.9

Based on 208 ratings

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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (182)
  • Explained conditions well (181)
  • Listened & answered questions (180)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (7)
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (6)
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Dr. Kuhel is not only an incredibly talented surgeon, but just a genuinely great person. I asked a facial surgeon who is a trusted friend, “if you had to get the surgery I do, who would you go to?” And he didn’t hesitate to tell me to go to Dr. Kuhel. When I went for my consult, he walked me through everything that my surgery would entail, what to expect from recovery, and why he recommended this as the course of action. But honestly, it was the little things that set him apart. He treated me like I mattered. Never left the room like he was too busy, he’d always walk me out after going over anything I wanted to talk about. He ordered a needle biopsy for me (which a different surgeon had attempted but not been able to obtain a suitable sample after repeatedly (painful) attempts.) But Dr. Kuhel had pathology look at the sample in real time to tell us if the sample was sufficient...because of course he did - it makes sense so you don’t waste everyone’s time and money for nothing.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Stephen – May 10, 2021
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Due to the nature of my visits Dr Kuhel is very attentive and thorough. I have heartily recommended Dr.Kuhel to family snd friends.
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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Putt Georgi – May 10, 2021
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Very good doctor
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Mehboob – May 02, 2021
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follow up visit for oral surgery to remove Gum tumor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Peter – Apr 01, 2021
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Expert physician who is compassionate.
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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Mar 29, 2021
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Dr. Kuhel is one of the most competent and compassionate physicians by whom it has been my privilege to be treated. I could not speak too highly about him.
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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Peter Aldin MD PhD – Mar 27, 2021
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Dr. Kuhel is a smart, competent, straight-talking surgeon. While he successfully carried out thyroid surgery several years ago when it was needed, he carefully analyzed new imaging results and concluded there is no need for either surgery or follow-up going forward.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Peter – Mar 13, 2021
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Professional, courteous, knowledeable.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mar 11, 2021
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Dr. Kuhel is very professional and explains a condition to the fullest. At the same time he is reassuring and does not leave one intimidated.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Prof. Raffaella Cribiore – Mar 08, 2021
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In my first review I forgot to mention Dr Kiuhel. He was excellent. He was calming and caring in the way he examined me. I was so nervous while sitting there waiting to see him. From the moment we first met I felt he was the very best dr to see. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. See you in June.
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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Janice Confalone – Mar 07, 2021
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Thank very professional
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Nathan Pardo – Mar 06, 2021
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I told him what I was feeling/symptoms. He reviewed my scan and answered all my questions.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Mar 05, 2021
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no waiting time, dr K saw me promptly and gave me his full attention for the entire exam. very professional!
What went well
  • 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
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Jonathan Ohebshalom – Mar 01, 2021
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Great doctor. Starting with my first visit and continuing thru surgery and post operative visits I knew I was being treated by an exceptional physician.Dr Kuhel explains everything in detail, in terms everyone could understand. Surgery went perfectly with great results . His reputation of being a the top of his profession is well deserved .
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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Alan – Mar 01, 2021
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The visit was a follow-up to a prior visit where I had expressed a concern about a lump on my neck. Having had neck cancer, this is an area of elevated concern. Dr. Kuhel saw to it that I got the necessary scans and ultra sounds to determine that there was no cause for alarm. This visit was a 3 month follow up just to be sure.
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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Walter Masterson – Feb 23, 2021
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Dr. Kuhel took care of me 24 years ago when I needed a thyroidectomy for malignancy. One year later he took care of my young nephew who needed surgery for thyroid malignancy. Have been very well until last October when I needed to see him again for an oral problem. Remembered how he helped us in the past so there was no question but to see him again. Another oral surgeon with Columbia Presbyterian was recommended by my dental oral surgeon but I felt I should see Dr. Kuhel. I worked for a physician at Cornell for many years. I did not know Dr. Kuhel back then but he was picked for me by several other physicians I knew and who knew me. I find Dr. Kuhel to be a quiet personality. He is unhurried, observant, takes time with you and says little (but answers questions when I am unafraid to ask.) I believe he sees and feels for his patients and their problem. He is thoughtful and and a skilled surgeon. I am grateful.
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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Beverly Benny-Turro – Feb 22, 2021
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As usual Dr Kuhel was excellent. He listens and then responds directly to your concerns with full attention. His knowledge and communication skills are so good and you come away with confidence that you got the best information and care possible.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Peter Mcgroddy – Feb 20, 2021
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Dr. Kuhel is caring, professional and very reassuring. Great doctor!
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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Feb 20, 2021
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As always, professional and first-rate attention--he is thorough and explains every issue in a clear manner and you feel great after seeing him, knowing you have been seen and treated by the best.
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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Lorenzo Carcaterra – Feb 15, 2021
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It was a six month followup routine visit. He checked to see that there was no followup of disease. All good.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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C Sarris – Feb 13, 2021
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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kuhel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuhel treats Head or Neck Lump or Swelling more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kuhel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Parathyroidectomy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuhel performs Parathyroidectomy more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Kuhel performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Minimally-Invasive Parathyrodectomy
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuhel treats Parathyroid (Gland) Disease more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Kuhel treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperparathyroidism, Neonatal, Severe Primary
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypoparathyroidism, Familial, Isolated
  • Hypoparathyroidism, X-Linked
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
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Dr. Kuhel's conditions and procedures:

  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Laryngitis
  • Malignant Tumor of the Head and-or Neck
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Soft Tissue Tumors of Head and Neck
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

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(212) 235-1519

Dr. Kuhel accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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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. Kuhel graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained in General Surgery at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in Manhattan...Read more

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Education

Indiana University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1989
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital
1984
St Vincents Hosp Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1983
Univerity Of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
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How can I make an appointment with Dr. William Kuhel, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (646) 962-6325 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. William Kuhel, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. William Kuhel, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. William Kuhel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kuhel frequently treats Head or Neck Lump or Swelling, Parathyroidectomy, and Parathyroid (Gland) Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kuhel treats.

Where is Dr. William Kuhel, MD's office located?

Dr. Kuhel's office is located at 1305 York Ave, New York, NY 10021. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received