Dr. William Portnoy, MD

Dr. William Portnoy, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
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Dr. William Portnoy, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1987 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

160 W 18th St

New York, NY 10011

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Sinusitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 97% of peers
Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Portnoy's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

74  Conditions Treated

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33  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • 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
  • Facelift
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 6/26/2014
    Amount or Range: Above Average
    Nature of Complaint: Zip Code or County of Event: New York County, NY
    State: 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.

Education

  • George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • N Shore University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Ny Eye and Ear Infirmary
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Mercy Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Portnoy has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Portnoy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Portnoy's Reviews

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Portnoy to family and friends
14 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Portnoy's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

I saw Dr. Portnoy originally for a small hole in my eardrum, which he patched in-office as an outpatient procedure. The fix worked briefly but I found myself having pain, persistent infections and ringing / pressure in the same ear not long after. I saw him again, and he reassured me that there was...more
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Dr. Portnoy and staff were amazing. I was second guessing moving forward with my surgery, but glad I decided to have it done. It has completely changed my life and I couldn't thank Dr. P enough. Great doctor and team
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Dr. Portnoy is the best. I went to him for a second opinion after seeing another doctor who recommended 4 different procedures to deal with my sleep apnea. Dr. Portnoy was no-nonsense and recommended a conservative approach of going ahead with the septum surgery but holding off on anything else...more
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I went to Dr. Portnoy with a nasty infection in my right ear that was incredibly painful and kept me from sleeping for two nights in a row. Dr. Portnoy examined my ear, sized up the situation, performed the necessary procedure and set me up with the needed prescriptions in a New York minute. A...more
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Excellent doctor, knowledgeable, professional, took his time to listen and explained everything. Surgery went well, no complication, office staff (Bianca) was very responsive and helpful. Overall - great experience!
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