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Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz, MD, PhD

Head & Neck Surgeon, Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor, Sleep Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

***WHEN BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE BE CHOOSE THE MOST SPECIFIC VISIT REASON AS POSSIBLE SO DR. JACOBOWITZ CAN APPROPRIATELY PREPARE FOR YOUR OFFICE VISIT*** Dr Jacobowitz is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in the medical and surgical treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. He is dedicated to providing personalized, comprehensive treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, from non or minimally-invasive options such as the Pillar Procedure, Oral appliances and CPAP to advanced airway reconstructive surgery and implantable hypoglossal neurostimulation. He is dual board-certified in otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery and Sleep Medicine and is highly skilled at assessing and treating the anatomical aspects of sleep apnea and spectrum of sleep disorders. Dr Jacobowitz provides caring, state-of –the-art treatment to adults and children in order to improve their quality of life, function and reduce the medical risks of sleep apnea. Dr Jacobowitz is a national and international speaker and course director on sleep apnea and has presented in academic venues in the US and throughout the world. He has authored original research articles, book chapters in prestigious scientific journals. He is a renowned researcher in implantable hypoglossal neurostimulation, an experimental novel therapeutic option for obstructive sleep apnea. He is enrolling patients in the THN3 pivotal FDA study for Implantable hypoglossal neurostimulation therapy. He also specializes in nasal disorders and sinusitis, performing advanced sinus surgery, image-guided surgery and in office balloon sinus procedures. He is the Primary Investigator for Aerin Medical's minimally-invasive, in office treatment of nasal obstruction.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Beech Street

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor
  • Sleep Medicine Specialist
  • Head & Neck Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Orange Regional Medical Center - Horton Campus
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Sleep Medicine (Otolaryngology)

Education and training

  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, PhD in Pharmacology
  • Medical School - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Doctor of Medicine
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital, Internship in Surgery
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital, Residency in Otolaryngology

Professional memberships

  • World Sleep Society
  • American Rhinologic Society
  • International Surgical Sleep Society

Awards and publications

  • Zaidi, F., Meadows , P., Jacobowitz, O., Davidson, T., (2013) Tongue Anatomy and Physiology, the Scientific Basic for a Novel Targeted Neurostimulation System Designed for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Neuromodulation. 16:376-86.
  • Jacobowitz, O and Mickelson S. (2010) Perioperative management of patients with sleep-disordered breathing in Sleep Medicine. Eds. P. Wardrop and K. Yaremchuk, Plural publishing
  • Strollo, P.J., Badr, S., Coppola, M.P., Fleishman, S.A., Jacobowitz, O, Kushida, C.A. (2011) The Future of Sleep Medicine. Sleep 34: 1613-1619.

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1285617381

Office locations

ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP

18 East 48th St, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10017

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Very good doctor - I highly recommend him
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Even though I had a long wait time for my appointment I was so happy after seeing Dr. Jacobowitz! He was extremely patient; he took his time with the exam and explained everything clearly in a way that really reassured me.Even though the office was very busy, I never felt rushed. I tend to have bad luck with doctors and I'm very grateful with how caring he was, would absolutely recommend!!
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He is very professional..
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He is amazing, caring, and I truly believe he had my best interest in mind.
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Bedside manner is so important to me, and he made me feel relaxed and calm. He was really informative and answered all my questions with patience.
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Dr. Jacobowitz was really good. Even though it was my first appt with him, but I felt confident about him and his treatment. The heavy wait time was caused by patients who were late in earlier appts. So, please be on-time (early), so it doesn't affect other people.
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Very knowledgeable and provided additional resources for other symptoms that I was not aware off.
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he was very awkward. and then cut my ear when cleaning it so it was bleeding. won't go back
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Ridiculous wait time and unhelpful staff.
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Very organized and methodical. Explains rationale for treatment options and provides a printed treatment plan with details.
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Dr. Jacobowitz was excellent. He is precise and puts one at ease. Compassionate and exacting.
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I saw Dr. Jacobowitz for a lingering muffled hearing and buzzing in ear following an infection. My first impression was how friendly and professional the front desk and medical assistance were. Dr. Jacobowitz was friendly, efficient, knowledgeableand unrushed. He thoroughly explained his observations and recommendations, and patiently waited to escort me back to the front desk to get the visit report. I highly recommend Dr. Jacobowitz.
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Dr. Jacobowitz is an excellent physician, and his staff is also very friendly. Also, the facility is very organized, clean, spacious, and equipped with great technology and equipment. I strongly recommend this clinic for ENT matters.
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Dr. Jacobowitz was very knowledgeable regarding sleep issues such as sleep apnea and upper airway resistance syndrome. He took the time to look at all aspects of my symptoms and issues and looked at them from a holistic perspective. In addition,the rest of the staff in the office were very friendly as well. I would definitely recommend.
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Excellent! Thorough and friendly!
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- Incredibly intelligent and thoughtful doctor. - Showed tremendous respect by carefully explaining all of the details of the readouts, my options, etc. - Was mentoring a very bright student during our session and showed a great care for imparting his knowledge to others. Highly recommended.
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Great visit. Comprehensive discussion about topic. Unfortunately, they didn't have all the paperwork I filled out on Zocdoc for the appointment. Not sure why.
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Great dr - spent plenty of time with me answered all my questions. very nice office - front desk people were very pleasant and helpful. didnt wait long for dr. i will continue to use them to get to the bottom of my issue. i really trust this office.
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Absolutely wonderful experience from beginning to end. Every team member was friendly, and knowledgable and Dr. Jacobowitz was an absolute delight to speak to. Highly recommended!
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He was great, quick, thorough, had lots of suggestions, answered questions, explained everything he was doing, I had a highly positive experience. It did feel a little rushed at the very end, but that was a tiny detail. I don't likegiving reviews based on one initial visit, but for what it is, the visit was great.
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Great staff. Great doctor who takes the time to explain everything.
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Dr. Jacobowitz's service was fantastic. He was patient and offered practical advice. I will definitely return.
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Great specialist! I had a great experience so far. A+
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Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz was great, but his office staff is a mess. After our appointment, Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz ordered a sleep test for me. I did not hear back from his office for several weeks, and finally right before my follow-upappointment, I gave them a call. It turned out that they never sent the sleep study request through, but no one bothered to follow up with me. Over the last two months, I have tried calling over 10 times to follow up on the status of my sleep test, and every time there is a different reason for why the test has not been ordered yet, or I have been asked to call back later because the person that I am working with is busy. Today the reason they haven't ordered the test yet is that they just hired a new medical assistant and she was supposed to do it but forgot. Truly an awful experience!
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I cannot say enough good things about this establishment. From the second I walked in to the second I walked out. Rose at the Reception Desk greeted me so nice and warm. The office was clean and comfortable. The nurse (Iwish I got her name) was incredibly wonderful and pleasant to talk with about my symptoms. And finally, Dr. Jacobowitz was so amazingly professional and made me feel 110% comfortable. Dr. Jacobowitz talked through the procedure and empathized at times it was going to feel uncomfortable or pain. I was completely blown away at the hospitality of this office, I literally started recommending this place the minute I walked outside.
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Dr. Jacobowitz was professional and conscientious. I felt that my concerns were acknowledged in great detail. His staff was also efficient and courteous, and the office and facilities are well kept. I would go to Dr. Jacobowitz again.
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He was great and very personable. Dr. Jacobowitz is very willing to work with his patients on what treatment plans work best for them and their lifestyle.
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Great doctor, knowledgeable and helpful with advice.
More than 1 year ago
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Jocobowitz is a kind man, very patient and understanding. He's always a pleasure to visit and he pays attention to his patients.
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The office staff was extremely friendly and the office was clean. I only had to wait approx. 5 minutes before I was seen by the doctor. I was very nervous during my consultation but Doctor Jacobowitz was extremely kind and walkedme through every step of the process. He made me feel comfortable and more at ease. Overall a great experience.
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Doctor Jacobowitz was great. Fantastic first time experience, very accommodating and explained everything in a calm and understandable manner. I would highly recommend him to others.
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Very pleased with the treatment I received; was fast, effective and efficient!
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Excellent doctor. Very kind and warm, he took time to ask questions and explained everything very clear. The check in time was too long but besides that I had a great experience.
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Had to wait 30 minutes after checking in
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Excellent doctor for sleep apnea!
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Very gentle and soft spoken with amicable nature.
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Dr. Ofer Jacobwitz was very pleasant and thorough. However, during routine ear cleaning Dr. Jacobwitz scratched my eardrum and my ear filled with blood causing severe ear pain and an ear infection. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this MD.
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I was glad to know that Dr OJ took time to explain about the issue and seemed very knowledgeable and his advice has worked well for me!
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Excellent doctor.
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Dr. Jacobowitz is a very kind and helpful doctor. Would absolutely recommend him.
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Thorough and kind. Highly recommended.
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The doctor had great bedside manner. He was attentive throughout the visit, explaining each step and providing recommendations for the future.
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He's a very nice, gentile, sincere, patient, and adorable doctor who is helping me conquer my allergies and sleep apnea. He's very knowledgeable and has given many different options and solutions. I would highly recommend him to people who are having issues with their ENT.
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The doctor was polite but did not help me.
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Everything was great. Reception, clinical staff. Only problem was they had no record of my appt through zocdoc, even though zocdoc sent me both text and email confirmation/reminders
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Great doctor, very knowledgeable and took the time to explain my diagnosis thoroughly. Would recommend
More than 1 year ago
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On the whole, pleased with Dr. Jacobowitz. I gave 4 star ratings since I have only seen him once so it is a limited experience, but I would go back!
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Really listens, has taken care of my sinus problem; very thorough. Staff is great!
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It was awful. Before I went in the staff were fighting. Then he didn't listen to me at all and gave me the same talk you could tell that he gives all his patients. And I could see he wanted tosign me up for all of these expensive procedures. I went to another doc, she gave me one medication for my allergies and now I'm fine. This place is a factory trying to make money. Run!!
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Dr Jacobowitz is very gentle and thorough in his examination. He communicates very clearly and provides advice and feedback right away. Look forward to seeing him again at the followup.
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