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Dr. Edward Kwak, MD

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor, Head & Neck Surgeon

New York, NY

About Dr. Edward Kwak

PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Edward Kwak is a board-certified ENT, however he does not treat ear problems. He specializes in nasal/sinus issues, as well as facial plastic surgery. Dr. Edward S. Kwak is a New York City ENT, and facial plastic & reconstructive surgeon, dual board-certified in facial plastic surgery and head and neck surgery. Dr. Kwak graduated cum laude from Tufts University. His medical education began at Indiana University School of Medicine where he garnered several academic awards including induction to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and the Eli Lilly/K.K. Chen Pharmacology Award. After medical school, Dr. Kwak moved to New York City for his post graduate medical training. He studied one-year of general surgery at Saint Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan. After this year he went on to one of the country's most prestigious residencies in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. As a resident, he earned the J. Swift Hanley award.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor
  • Head & Neck Surgeon
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

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Hospital affiliations

  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Indiana University, Doctor of Medicine
  • St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan (General Surgery)
  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
  • University of Texas, Houston (Fellowship)

Awards and publications

  • Kwak E, Kridel R. Columellar shape: Introducing aesthetic guidelines to the shape of the columella. (submitted for publication).
  • Jung DH, Kwak ES, Kim HS. Correction of Severe Alar Retraction with Use of a Cutaneous Alar Rotation Flap. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 123(3):1088-1095, March 2009.
  • Kridel R, Kwak E. Septal Perforations. Facial Plastic Surgery Atlas. Byrne (in press).
  • Romo T, Kwak E. Difficult revision case: overaggressive resection. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2006 Nov;14(4):411-5.
  • New York Medical College, Assistant Professor in Head and Neck Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Korean
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1568514412

Overall rating
4.7
Recent reviews
I really value the care and attention extended by Dr. Kwak and his entire team. He is exceptionally caring and giveshis patients all the time they need to ask questions and go over any and all concerns. He addressed a number of complications I had with my breathing. I underwent a minor operation at his clinic (which was a very smooth procedure) and my recovery has been excellent so far!
I really value the care and attention extended by Dr. Kwak and his entire team. He is exceptionally caring and gives his patients all the time they need to ask questionsand go over any and all concerns. He addressed a number of complications I had with my breathing. I underwent a minor operation at his clinic (which was a very smooth procedure) and my recovery has been excellent so far!
Ghia Z. · More than 1 year ago
Dr Kwak was very professional. He was very considerate in answering all my questions and gave me ample time. Didn't feelrused at all. He was also very good in describing the procedure in detail so that I could understand. I thank him!
Dr Kwak was very professional. He was very considerate in answering all my questions and gave me ample time. Didn't feel rused at all. He was also very good in describingthe procedure in detail so that I could understand. I thank him!
Laura R. · May 18, 2017

Dr. Edward Kwak's office location

Edward S. Kwak MD - ESKMD Facial Plastic Surgery

737 Park Avenue, Unit 1D

New York, NY 10021

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I really value the care and attention extended by Dr. Kwak and his entire team. He is exceptionally caring and gives his patients all the time they need to ask questions and go over any and all concerns. He addressed a number of complications I had with my breathing. I underwent a minor operation at his clinic (which was a very smooth procedure) and my recovery has been excellent so far!

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Dr Kwak was very professional. He was very considerate in answering all my questions and gave me ample time. Didn't feel rused at all. He was also very good in describing the procedure in detail so that I could understand. I thank him!

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Great bedside manner, I did not feel rushed. He took his time and explained everything in great detail.

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He is the best rhinoplasy and septoplasty surgeon! My breathing even got better!!!

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He was great! Had issue with breathing his ballon procedure really helped !

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Great experience. Office staff were courteous and professional. Dr. Kwak was thorough and took the time to explain any questions I had regarding my illness. Highly recommend!

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I thought Dr. Kwak was great! Extremely clean office with friendly staff. I went in for a general consultation and he made sure to ask about my past history as well as explain how/why my sinuses were bothering me, which no ENT has done before. I appreciated the time he took and I will definitely be going back.

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Dr. Kwak has excellent bedside manner and took care to explain to me how the medication he was prescribing could interact with pregnancy. I really appreciated his thoroughness.

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The office, bathroom, and waiting room or nice and clean. The people working there were very nice, and when there was a delay in my appointment, they apologized and kept me updated on when I would be seen, in addition to making me lavender green tea!

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VERY PROFESSIONAL.

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Very friendly staff. Dr. Kwak was friendly and efficient.

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Very friendly and knowledgeable. Took time to explain options and gave good recommendations.

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Very patient, responsive, informed, and thorough. His staff is also very nice and great with follow up communication.

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Dr. Kwak was the best doctor I have ever visited. Very informative, very engaged.

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Absolutely amazing!

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I'll recommend to my sons.

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Very efficient and thorough. Also he takes the time to explain in details and takes questions which is very helpful. Overall great experience.

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Dr. Kwak and his staff were very professional and personable. I'd highly recommend his practice.

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Excellent Plastic Surgeon I recently had surgery with Dr.Kwak for a double eyelid surgery and I am very pleased with the results. I went to several doctors for consultation and found that Dr. Kwak was the most skilled and caring doctor. I am so happy to have found him online. Highly recommend Dr. K!

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Quick and professional

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I've had a very unpleasant experience here. The staff was, however, nice and the wait time was minimal. The staff's courtesy is however, less important than the doctor's aptness to help.

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nice environment, everybody is nice, the doctor especially. Dr. Kwak took time to explain things, even pulled up some images on google to give me visual education. I went in the problem of frequent nosebleed. He did a minor surgery and fixed my 30 year old problem in 1 visit. Never had to go back. I'm very grateful

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Dr. Kwak exudes professionalism and courtesy. He is patient and interested in treating the cause versus the symptom. I would recommend him as a very competent ENT doctor.

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Great doctor, super friendly staff

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It was thorough and he was easy to talk to. He explained everything very clearly.

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smart..found the answer to an issue I had immediately...and it worked.

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Dr. Kwak and the entire administrative staff were super helpful and reliable during a recent procedure of mine. They took the time to listen and really cared about helping me out. Awesome experience.

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Seemed very knowledgeable! I am quite happy that i picked him

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I completely trust Dr.Kwak with my face - he has a great sense of what will look natural. I highly recommend

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A great experience!

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Dr. Kwak is a consummate professional. He is informative, and really takes the time to discuss treatment options as well as listen to your health problems. He is polite, courteous, and pleasant to be around. I felt that I was in very good hands.

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Dr. Kwak was wonderful -- extremely patient, and really took the time to explain the structure of the nose generally, where my problems were arising, the procedures he was doing and the medicine he was recommending. I have never had a doctor who has taken as much time to make sure I understand what was going on, and I truly appreciated it! I highly recommend him.

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He was very pleasant. And attentive. I did not feel rushed.

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Best experience ever! So grateful that I found him!

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con man

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GREAT OVERALL EXPERIENCE & BEAUTIFUL OFFICE! I WAS VERY VERY LATE FOR MY APPOINTMENT DUE TO TRAFFIC AND HE STILL TOOK ME AFTER COMPLETING A PROCEDURE THAT HE WAS WORKING ON WHEN I ARRIVED, AND TREATED ME VERY WELL.

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As always, Dr Kwak is friendly, patient, and excellent in what he does! The office staff also are always friendly and welcoming. I will keep coming back for sure!

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Was very detail oriented. The best

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He was respectful, a good listener and I didn't feel rushed. He was very professional and the office was really nice. I would definitely recommend Dr. Kwak.

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Dr. Kwak's office is pristine and modern and clean, and peaceful. The receptionists were professional and nice. Dr. Kwak himself is very mild mannered and thorough. He took the time to explain everything and was very articulate and helpful. There's also relaxing music playing in the background given that the adjoining office is a plastic surgery practice and spa. Overall strongly recommend his services, staff, and office.

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I thought Dr. Kwak was very professional and thorough with his exam. He asked all of the appropriate questions and was very specific in describing the procedure as well as the results. I would definitely recommend him.

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Dr Kwak was very thorough in his examination and treatment (post op, for a nose break in an accident, where the operation had been done by another doctor in another country). He explained everything he was doing and looking for, in easy to understand terms, as he was doing it. He was gentle (very sore, sensitive injuries), and gave very clear instructions about what I need to do for follow up. The clinic staff were all very polite, efficient and professional, paperwork etc and waiting time etc all perfectly managed. I was really impressed.

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Dr. Kwak himself was great, but I would never return nor recommend anyone else to return. I found him through Aetna's website as in-network and accepting new patients. Their staff supposedly called Aetna at my request and my claim was to be covered. They neglected to inform me that he is no longer billing as in network for Aetna. That little detail is thousands of dollars. I obviously would have done things differently, perhaps I wouldn't have even gone through insurance given the rate I was quoted for not going through insurance. But what I'm now facing?? Most certainly not.

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Good overall. Dr Kwak takes the time out to explain causes and effects and any plans of action.

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Dr Kwak and his office staff are awesome as always. Highly recommended!!!!

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Excellent office staff, great office, very personable

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Excellent doctor, very knowledgeable and really concerned about the patient's well-being!

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Dr. Kwak was very helpful and patient. He answered all of my questions and took time to explain treatment options.

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He's very nice and professional. He's thorough in his exam and pleasant in manner.I felt pleased with my care.

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As always, great experience!

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