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Dr. Herman Lam, MD

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

New York, NY

About Dr. Herman Lam

Dr. Herman P. Lam is an Otolarynglogist and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, one of the oldest medical specialties in the country. Otolaryngologists are physicians uniquely trained in the surgical and medical treatment of patients with disorders and diseases of ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the of the head and neck. They are commonly referred to as ENT physicians. Dr. Lam is no stranger to high standard with an Ivy League educated at Cornell University and a medical education from Tufts University. He completed a highly competitive and sought-after residency training in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery. Following residency, he was among an elite group selected for a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. One important element of a great physician is keeping abreast with current research and even conducting some firsthand. Dr. Lam has been involved in research throughout his academic career. He has presented at national and international medical meetings. He has also been published in prestigious and internationally recognized medical journals. Dr. Lam philosophy of striving to give patients a natural, non-surgical look. Dr. Lam feels that as a Facial Plastic Surgeon, it is imperative to be a diligent student of facial anatomy. This allows a single individual to guide the patient through a process of how to maximize aesthetic with both surgical and non-surgical procedures.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

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

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Tufts University, Doctor of Medicine
  • West Virginia University, Residency in Otolaryngology
  • Mittelman Plastic Surgery, Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Chinese (Cantonese)

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1285923110

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
Really nice, clean office. Easy to get to and the staff was helpful and prompt. Herman was fantastic and was ableto pinpoint a course of action for my issue very quickly.
Really nice, clean office. Easy to get to and the staff was helpful and prompt. Herman was fantastic and was able to pinpoint a course of action for my issue veryquickly.
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I highly recommend Dr. Lam to anyone looking for a good ENT doctor. The office staff was courteous and helpful. andthe wait time was minimal, After filling out my new patient forms, I was called into the office within five minutes, and Dr, Lam came in less than five minutes after that. He was thorough and professional and extremely patient. He gave me all the time I needed and went over all of his findings with me. I would not hesitate to use him again.
I highly recommend Dr. Lam to anyone looking for a good ENT doctor. The office staff was courteous and helpful. and the wait time was minimal, After filling out my newpatient forms, I was called into the office within five minutes, and Dr, Lam came in less than five minutes after that. He was thorough and professional and extremely patient. He gave me all the time I needed and went over all of his findings with me. I would not hesitate to use him again.
Michael M. · September 17, 2019

Dr. Herman Lam's office location

Herman Preston Lam MD

196 Canal St, 4th floor

New York, NY 10013

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I felt safe comfortable and had a great experience. 10/10 would recommend!

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The perfect doctor for my physical concern.

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Very professional, cleaned my ears so I was able to hear again.

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Really nice, clean office. Easy to get to and the staff was helpful and prompt. Herman was fantastic and was able to pinpoint a course of action for my issue very quickly.

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I highly recommend Dr. Lam to anyone looking for a good ENT doctor. The office staff was courteous and helpful. and the wait time was minimal, After filling out my new patient forms, I was called into the office within five minutes, and Dr, Lam came in less than five minutes after that. He was thorough and professional and extremely patient. He gave me all the time I needed and went over all of his findings with me. I would not hesitate to use him again.

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Dr. Lam had to refer me to a specialist to diagnose my issue, but was great otherwise!

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He was friendly/funny and was very thorough with checking the problem.

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Great first visit with Dr. Lam. He listened to my concerns and had excellent bedside manner.

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He was very pleasant and helpful. He want to make sure all my needs and questions were addressed.

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From one doctor to another: incredible experience on all fronts. Approaching the building you might wonder, but once you get to the fourth floor it’s a hidden gem. Quick and easy checkin, professional front office, and very modern set-up. Dr. Lam is amiable, efficient, and professional; would recommend to anyone!

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The office was very clean and aesthetic. Doctor Lam was very friendly and knowledgeable, gave an evaluation that was informative and reassuring. It was nice to see with my own eyes what was wrong with my nasal passage. Highly recommend to family and friends.

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Great professional and answered every question to my understanding

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Clean and aesthetic office, the front desk was nice and Dr. Lam was even better. Explained my situation thoroughly and put me on a trial of medications and explained the usage. Would highly recommend to my friends and family. Happy I found this place.

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He is excellent. I would highly recommend him. I'm tired of arrogant doctors who are just nasty. He was a breath of fresh air. He's 100% in all areas. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Lam was great in all aspects of my visit today. Took his time, make sure he explained everything being done before and after the exam. Will be making Dr. Lam my primary ENT and recommending to others.

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Great doctor, thorough, spent time explaining everything; highly recommended.

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Dr. Lam was very professional and helpful. After patiently hearing me out, he performed all of the procedures on his end, and answered all of my follow-up questions. Absolutely will see him again!

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He was very professional and has high-tech equipment. Great experience!

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Dr. Lam was really professional and helpful. I didn't have to wait too long to see him.

Less than 1 month ago
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It was my first time seeing this doctor and I came early. Filled out some paperwork and i was seen immediately after that. Dr. Lam was very very friendly and professional. Most importantly he was thorough(had all necessary equipment) and did the appropriate checkup and discovered what was going on with my throat and ears. Very smart doctor and i would definitely recommend him to anyone.

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Dr. Lam was wonderful! Very efficient and thorough. Front desk staff was also very helpful. Highly recommend!

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Very good doctor and great staff!!

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The doctor is very knowledgeable and very good There was no waiting time. The office is very clean and the staff is very nice.

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Great!

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Dr. Lam was very professional. It was an initial examination for a condition I'm experiencing, and Dr. Lam explained so well the the symptoms, the conditions, and what procedures would be successful in addressing my condition. Well done, I was truly enlightening by that consultation.

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I was very nervous about this appointment, but Dr. Lam was patient with me and somehow find a way to make an uncomfortable procedure much more tolerable. He and his staff were very pleasant and professional-- could not have asked for a better experience!

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Amazing doctor he was quick and super efficient. Throughly listened to all my complaints and gave valid feed back. Even looked into my nose with this cool device and recorded the process so he could review it with me! Will definitely be returning for any future problems!

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thoughtful and friendly

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Dr Lam is kind, helpful and thorough

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Super clean and all new office, short wait time and quick service. Friendly staff and great doctor. I wish all the doctors offices I visit were this clean.

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Great service. Very efficient. Dr. Lam has a great bedside manner and the equipment is high-tech. Always enjoy coming here.

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Professional, friendly doctor, very clean minimalist style office ??

Less than 3 months ago
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Very friendly and efficient! Felt like I was in good hands for vocal health.

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He’s very kind and thorough. The staff and office is lovely as well. Highly recommend!

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Great and thorough doctor, everything ran quickly and smoothly. thank you!!

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Great visit. Not expensive. Super kind and efficient!

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Doctor Lam is so so professional and was extremely helpful. Would definitely recommend him to anyone.

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He was really kind and professional. I didn't have to wait so much. I would definitely go back again!

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Clearly exceptionally competent and kowledgable. Very professional, left no questions unanswered. Clean facility. Staff was effective and friendly — there was practically no wait at all. Excellent across the board, highly recommend.

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Very clear, thorough, and listened to me. Would highly recommend — also, office has very accommodating appointments available.

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Dr. Herman was very kind informative and helpful. I had acouple question which he was more than happy to answer. The wait time is very short & the receptionists are very welcoming. Lovely team, Highly recommend.

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High tech equipment.Very gentle with kids!

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Dr.Lam is very caring towards patients and is very thorough in his examinations. I am so glad that I found him and I highly recommend him to other people.

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Professional, thorough and kind.

Less than 3 months ago
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Great Dr. Highly recommended, By Far one of the best.!!! I was sitting on the line only 15min! THAT IS INCRADABLE!?????? VERY FAST IN AND OUT. Very welcoming stuff! Billed only what promise to bill ! Definitely will be back !

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Looks very professional! Good Doctor!

Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Lam was great. Answered all my questions even when I was asking about alternatives to what he was recommending. He personally spoke to my insurance company regarding the procedure and its coverage, which exceeded my expectation (and if I had to pay out of pocket, his price was reasonable and they were upfront about sharing it).

Less than 3 months ago
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He took his time to explain me everything I need to do to get better....

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I went to Dr. Lam for an ear cleaning. He was fine to work with, but I arrived on time and waited almost an hour to be seen. My appointment was for 12:05, and I arrived a few minutes early to fill out paperwork, which was finished by about 12:15 - totally normal. But then I waited for Dr. Lam for another 45 minutes, only for him to recommend that I go to another facility a block away for a hearing test. This was my first time seeing an ENT, so I could be completely wrong, but my assumption was that an *ear*/nose/throat doctor would be able to do a hearing test on site.

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Dr. Herman Lam was quick to diagnose and quick to treat! Fantastic bedside manner, friendly, answered all my questions and took the time and care to explain and advise.

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