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Dr. Leigh J. Lachman is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He treats adult patients in the Manhattan, New York area and surrounding communities. Dr. Lachman attended State University of New York, Buffalo and completed his Residency in Otolaryngology at New York University. He completed his Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.
Specializing in sinus and facial surgery, Dr. Lachman treats patients for a variety of Ear, Nose, Throat visit reasons, including ear infections, hearing problems, sinus problems, swelling in the neck, snoring, ear pain, and much more.
Verified Patient Reviews
Definitely a professional to recommend. Knowledgeable, looking at issue from all conveivable angles while explaining to patient in plain English where things stand. Credentials are key and so is how communicating with patient is conducted and this place does facilitate through it all.
The wait was long but apparently there was a medical emergency that took place this morning. He was so thorough and honest. I would definitely recommend him and I'll be going back!
Awesome doctor with great staff. Dr. Lachman was extremely kind and knowledgeable. I had a camera put through my nose and down my throat and still had a very pleasant experience. I would highly recommend. Go expecting a wait.
Relates well to others , a top of way of being.
Excellent doctor. Easy going and calming manner. Very easy to talk to. My only complaint was the long wait time.
I had a similar experience as the other reviewers. Dr. Lachman was wonderful. He has a great bedside manner, is informative, and I can say that within days of the appointment I felt cured. There is a long wait, but it was worth it. I felt that the office staff was nice. However I would have appreciated a heads up that Dr. Lachman does not accept credit cards.
Dr. Lachman was the best find for me. Always able to get help, even without an appointment. The office staff isn't the friendliest but the doctor is nice and knows his medicine. Since I have been seeing him I never had problems. When I see Dr. Lachman I leave with a cure.
He took the time out to explain everything and was professional.
Very professional, wonderful bedside manner and very knowledgeable and thorough. Would highly recommend Dr Lachman.
Very professional; very gentle yet effective - barely felt any pain during the procedure; very thorough; puts me at ease for a rather nervous situation; very reassuring; is open and receptive to questions which is vital.
Very pleased with result and interaction with Dr
The wait existed as there was an office rendition. I think he works well with people.
He explained everything before the procedures and helped me breathe properly during the procedures. He was great!
Dr. Lachman made me feel comfortable, spoke to me about my concerns and answered all my questions.
The doctor was great. But the wait time was horrendous. My appointment was 12:45 and I didn't see him until 2. one hour 15 minute wait. wow.
very professional and addressed my concerns and issues.
Dr Lachman is a great Dr and a very beautiful person has a great personality and has a great bed side matter he tell you like it is I highly recommend him to anyone that needs a ent Dr top notch.
Rude office staff.
Great doctor, very professional highly recommended.
Dr. Lachman was professional, courteous, and empathetic. I was very impressed by how competent he and his staff are, and am very grateful for his help making follow up appointments, both with him and other specialists. It was refreshing to see a doctor who is as determined as you are to get better, and fast.
Dr Leigh is very Nice and Smart... My ear was Very clogged and in pain and he helped me to feel better!
Very nice professional.
Extremely professional and pleasant experience.
Honest, friendly and extremely professional.
Very professional and highly recommended. No waiting time, the doctor took me right away.
Very pleasant and informative. Great bedside manners.
He explained my situation very well, and I thought he is a professional. Just didnt' want to wait for an hour.
I liked him quite a bit, he was friendly, clear and seemed very knowledgable. I just wish I didn't have to wait so long. Next time I will try an early morning appt.!
Dr. Leigh is very pleasant to deal with and provides insights of his medical observation and explain in a layman's terms. Generally this Doctor is awesome.
He was clear in his diagnosis and what he was doing. Best ENT I've met in 50 years as a patient.
For my first appointment there was a slight but expected wait to see Dr. Lachman. However Dr. Lachman was extremely professional, proficient and attentive throughout the actual appointment. He alleviated my initial concerns and provided several treatment options, follow up options and covered all of my questions. I would highly recommend it to anyone seeking a ENT.
So kind and meticulous.
At times there can be a bit of a wait to see Dr. Lachman, but that is due to the personal and thorough treatment he gives each of his patients. Highly recommended!! Additionally, his staff is extremely helpful and pleasant. Always a great experience in the office.
Long wait times, even for quick follow up appointments. He seemed very thorough, very kind, and caring. They only take cash or check, which is totally fine, but I wasn't told this until I came in which was rather inconvenient-should show on zocdoc!
The doctor was very thorough in his assessment. Explained the patient what are the issues are and the next steps. Very professional and extremely courteous!
It was very good.
He was very thorough and shows concern for his patients. I recommend him if you need an ENT.
Very professional doctor, one of a kind that i've seen since I live New york. He took all this time without any rush to provide me all the necessary treatment. That's what I liked very much. Keep up the good work doc!
Dr. Lachman - excellent doctor. Very thorough examination. Relaxing and comfortable office. Great bedside manner. I would go back again and again. Office staff terrific too!!!
Office is straight out of the 1970s. Dr. Lachman himself was attentive and is obviously well accomplished, but having to wait, then having to stand (I have joint issues) and wait some more, staring at files of old school paper medical records, listening to the cadence of an actual typewriter, well, I wasn't sure if I had entered a medical museum of if I was actually seeking treatment. Then there were the issues with trusting how the office staff operated (I was asked for a co-pay in cash only right after I heard that staff member confirm on the phone with my insurance the fact that I do not have co-pays), I think I will pass thank you very much.
Very pleasant and very helpful.
Very professional, knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommend.
The office staff was friendly, professional and helpful. Dr. Lachman was considerate,professional and extremely accomplished. My problems were addressed, and all information was clear.
The doctor himself has a nice demeanor and bedside manner but the wait it horrific and not worth it, especially for simple procedures/check up. My appointment was scheduled for 11am, it is now 11:55am and I'm still waiting and there is one person still ahead of me. The doctor definitely overbooks his appointment book to the detriment of the patients. This is just terrible business practice and is enough to turn me away from seeing him ever again. The sad part is this has happened in my last two appotnments where I also had ridiculously bad wait times but I chose to come back because it's close to my office. My mistake and never again.
Dr Liegh was very highly proficient and had a very professional approach.I am very thankful to him.
The Dr. Is very capable and took ha time and did in depth testing. The office outdated but service and care above envîorment So two thumbs up
Extremely knowledgeable. Fast Service.
The doctor was professional, knowledgable, kind and gentle when putting scope through my nose. I am very sensitive and do not tolerate pain well, but the procedure was done so skillfully that I was comfortable. Definitely my doctor for any future ENT issues.
Highly professional, great skills, highly recommended
I can overlook older equipment as long as it is cleaned, etc. No problem there. I can understand not having the latest computers/software. Over an hour wait?- normal. Unable to pull up my video I brought from another doctor- weird. Not taking credit cards? No excuse.
I wish all doctors was like him. I haven't met a doctor like him since i was a kid. His approach gives me faith that i can find a general practioner with a similar approach and bedside manner.
He listened to my problem, examined me and prescribed medication. It resolved the problem.
Great experience, great doctor
Dr. Leigh J. Lachman is the greatest doctor with his excellent bedside manner, and his devotion, his caring and of course his work is excellent. He made me feel like I was his family. That's how much he cares. He's always very pleasant. He used to be the ENT doctor at the Local 3 Union Medical department. Even though he isn't there anymore, you still hear people singing his praises there and elsewhere.
Very professional, informative and thorough. I would highly recommend him.
Dr. Lachman really listened to me and gave clear explanations of what was happening.
Office could be a little more updated and modern. But every thing was fine otherwise. Very knowledgeable offered up several solution to the problem. When over pros and cons to these options. Not pushy or rushed but very fast paced once I got in the exam-room. Had a positive outgoing personality. I would go back again.
All great except that he doesn't take credit card and was running nearly an hour late. As a doc, he seems great at what he does and is very pleasant and personable.
He is a professional with many years of practice in his career. A dedicated doctor with thorough skills of his practice. He takes his time to examine you and takes the necessary precautions to determine his diagnosis. A doctor highly skilled in his field of practice.
Very kind Dr....honest.
Great doctor, long wait time. Once you are taken back, he is quick and efficient.
Dr Lachman was a great dr. Very informative and thorough, would definitely recommend him as a DR. The wait was very long however, over 1 hour but I guess its worth it for a quality doctor.
Love him! kind, great listener, warm, yet very professional. ethical & honest. best kind of doctor. very fortunate to have found him.
Very personable doctor, seemed experienced, solved my issue. good evperience.
I had never been to an ENT doc before. He listened to my problem, discussed my treatment options and made me feel at ease for the procedure I had done. Staff were nice too. Overall great experience. I def recommend this doctor.
Nice doctor - but the wait time was a little long. I only went there for a basic procedure and he took care of that swiftly and professionally. Seemed like a guy with a sense of humor, if that's what you're looking for in your doctor.
Dr Lachman is very good at what he does and is very friendly. He took care of all my needs when ever I had any sinus issues. He also performed surgery on my nose so that I could finally breathe. I haven't had a sinus infection since the surgery which was almost 5 years ago. Would recommend this lovely man to anybody looking for a top notch ENT.
Dr. Lachman is a very thorough doctor and has great bedside manner. The office is clean and I didn't have to wait too long, even though I was late for my appointment.
Excellent care, too long a wait to see him though.
Dr Lachman is very personable, a good listener, and thorough. The wait was a little long.
Dr Lachman is a wonderful doctor with patience and a caring approach. He listens to your concerns and treats you appropriately, with follow-up. I would highly recommend him.
Very friendly, explained what he was doing, and answered all my questions. Waiting time was a bit long in the waiting room.
Very easy to be with; good "bedside" manner, but remained professional.
Dr. Lachman’s conduct was professional, his comments were focused, he explained everything important. He is nice person too, so it makes you feel a bit better, when you are sick. Staff was courteous. I had to wait more than 30 min. Anyway, thumb up!
Dr. Lachman was very friendly and easy to speak with. He was very thorough in his treatment, he took his time and I did not feel rushed in any way. His assessment of the condition which prompted me to seek his help in the first place was comprhensive.
Liked him very much. Too long wait time at the office
Dr. Lachman rules. Super friendly and professional. Would recommend him to anyone.
I waited for an hour and a half. The rude receptionist and two other patients say this is normal. Not going back
This was a great visit from the time I arrived to the end. Love that he's old school and uses a typewriter! If it ain't broke, don't fix it!!
Dr. Leigh J. Lachman was very friendly, polite and professional. I felt totally comfortable with him. It also seemed like he really cared about me and my issue.
The doctor was very gentle and motivating.. I would recommend him for future patients..
The office is very small and packed! However he is really nice and informative.
I saw Dr. Lachman today for ENT issues. Dr. Lachman was very friendly, and very thorough. I'd highly recommend him for ENT issues.
Best doc I've ever had; hands down; period.
Dr. Lachman and his staff are great. There can be a wait, but it's worth it.
He was very nice and very thorough which is a big thumbs up for me.
This was my first time using ZocDoc & Dr. Lachman. The wait was minimal. I went in with ear pain & he was extremely gental. Very professional & great bedside manner.
Very nice doctor
Great visit, I will recommend Dr.Lachman to everyone I know.
Kind and very thorough. Tough to see on lunch hour as you may have to wait an hour, but if you have the time he's worth it.
Not thrilled about the wait time and they tend to do things "old-school" here...no credit cards accepted for copay and rx's are written on a typewriter! I definitely felt like Dr. Lachman tried to get to the route of the problem with my ear. I attribute the long wait time to the fact that he spends a dedicated amount of time with each patient, in addition, a member of his front staff called to advise me that there were 2 appointments scheduled at my time so I would have to wait "a bit." It was more than a bit, but worth it.
Dr. Lachman is simply the BEST ENT in Manhattan. Hands down. Bar none. You should see him for any sinus issues whatsoever.
The doctor is great. Very kind and considerate man. Did not like his staff though, kind of rude.
Very professional. Explains thoroughly and well. First visit led to longer wait time for filling out more forms.
Dr. Lachman is a wonderful doctor; I would wait two hours to see him. He is very professional and so is his staff.
Dr. Lachman explained each procedure in a comprehensive and thorough manner. My referral was made via internet and I did not have a copy to submit to Dr. Lachman's front office staff; they should have requested a copy when my appt. was confirmed via telephone, I would have brought it with me.
Friendly, informed, helpful and precise.
He made me comfortable while he did his job. I would recommend.
EXCELLENT DOCTOR. TRUST HIM. FUNNY, HUMAN, EFFICIENT, PATIENT.
First time visit - really enjoyed the doc - knew his stuff but very communicative and great bedside manner. Only downside was LONG wait - saw me at 2:15 for a 1:00 appointment
Dr. Lachman is wonderful. He has a very calm and soothing manner to him, but is also quite funny. He really knows how to make people just feel better. He puts you at ease, makes you laugh, and then thoroughly examines your ailment to treat you medically. Overall, he's a wonderful doctor.
He was hilariously funny, very honest, very professional, and made me feel at ease. I would highly highly recommend him.
It was a simple and obvious situation but doctor was thorough and checked for alternative sources of the problem beyond the obvious one
Dr. Lachman is easy to talk to. He answered all my questions. And communicated everything very clearly.
Dr. L is a straight professional... amazing, and can figure out any ENT/sinus issue. Only note is there is he only takes co-pay in cash or check form rather than just running your credit/debit card.
He was extremely nice, caring and professional. I thought he was a wonderful doctor. Thank you!
What a wonderful Human Being, and an experienced Doctor, I went to see him for an emergency, my nose was bleeding like crazy for 2 hours, I made the appointment then walked in, he saw me right away, and treated me with such ease, he was so caring, gentle and reassuring as he examined and subsequently treated me. the bleeding stopped and never returned now 7 years since then !. I highly recommend Dr.Leigh as a doctor and as a person who is a genuinely caring physician.
Dr. Lachman is great and will make you feel at ease right away. I would recommend him over and over again. This was my first visit and I would go back again if needed.
I just wanted to go see any Doctor to get help, but i am so lucky I went to see Dr Leigh Lachman, great Doctor, wonderful personality, fantastic professional, Highly recommended, Thank you for your help and thank you for being there for me when i needed !!!
I liked Dr. Lachman a lot. He gave straight forward assestment and advice. The wait was a bit over an hour but the nice receptionist said they were understafffed on this particular day.
Dr Visit went well, however the wait time was over an Hr. this was due, the receptionist advised me that he already had appointments made thru thier office for the same time as I made my appointment on-line and the other patients came first, 4 patients came in after me, however were seen before me. This is unaccepable , and if they are going to use this service it should be by appointment time. For instance one of the patients that came in after me, her appointment was at 130, my appointment was at 1PM. she arrived a full half hour after me , but went intot he Dr before me. I did not get into the Dr untill 225PM
The wait was quite a while, almost an hour, but at least the first half of the wait I had to spend it filling out forms anyway, and by the time I met with Dr. Lachman, he was very friendly, very knowledgeable and patient in answering my questions, and seemed very thorough. Am very happy I met with him so far, but will probably try to schedule my appts earlier in the day to lessen the risk of waiting a long time.
He was really nice and professional. He answered my questions and didn't rush me out the door. And I learned about this tube that is in our bodies connecting the nose and throat or something like that. Also he really examined everything connected to the ear, nose and throat which I never had done before. So I liked that.
He is an amazing doctor. He is very careful and shows his concern for his patients. I had an irritated epiglottis for a week and as soon as he saw it, he sent me home for a few days and gave me antibiotics right away. he also called me the next day to see how i was doing. Very nice of him. It was a very scary situation because that is my only air passage and if that closed up i could have died basically. I'm so glad i went to him because the other doctor i went to didnt even notice and said it was just strep.
I had a considerable wait because I booked my appointment last minute, but I was very satisfied with Dr. Lachman and his staff. He was so kind. One tip, bring a sweater! The examining rooms are chilly.
Dr. Lachman is great. He listens to the patient and performs a meticulous examination. I feel loads better and I highly recomend him.
By far the BEST ENT in Manhattan! He has been doing this for over 30 years and he's amazing... and he's funny... and he's completely down to earth. IF you have sinus problems, ear, nose, throat issues SEE DR. L!
i really did like my experience with Dr.Lachman, besides the fact that he is very professional he also makes you feel very comfortable and knows exactly what he is doing. I would highly recommend Dr. Lachman to friends and family.
Saw me quick. Co-pay was low. And was out in an hour. Solid.
Dr. Lachman was very friendly. I had a severe sinus infection, and the first prescription didnt quite work out. He took the time to explain the reasons why the first set of meds didnt work, & why he was switching them up.
careful and excellent physician. spent alot of time with me. highly reccommended
Dr. Lachman is a fantastic doctor. He put me at ease immediately - by explaining everything he was about to do, followed by the results of his findings. He has an excellent manner - he is one who was destined to take care of people. David K