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Robert S. Lebovics, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a nationally known Otolaryngologist with expertise in infectious and inflammatory disorders for adults as well as children, nasal and sinus surgery, and disorders of the special senses.
Dr. Lebovics is a New York native who received his medical degree from the State University of New York in Brooklyn and trained at the Albert Einstein/Montefiore Hospital Center in Otolaryngology. Dr. Lebovics was formerly Chief of the Clinical Otolaryngology Service at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. It was there that he oversaw a clinical program that was on the cutting edge of medical innovation and research. Besides ministering to senators, congressmen and diplomats, he interfaced in the medical frontiers of gene therapy, immunotoxins for treating head and neck cancer, and techniques of surgical rehabilitation for laryngeal and nasal disorders. Dr. Lebovics also maintained a faculty appointment at Georgetown University where he lectured regularly and taught new physicians.
In 1997, Dr. Lebovics joined the Head & Neck Surgical Group, affiliated with Mt. Sinai West, holding an interest in the medical/surgical treatment of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Dr. Lebovics was Chief of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Cabrini Medical Center in New York City from 1999 through 2002. Among his accomplishments, Dr. Lebovics has authored over 25 articles and text book chapters in the field of otolaryngology head and neck surgery; most notably included are the ENT chapters in Harrison's Textbook of Medicine and in the Critical Care Medicine textbook. He is a member of several medical organizations and societies as well as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons in addition to being board certified in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Lebovics currently is the Site Director for the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at Mt. Sinai West, part of the Mount Sinai Health System. He is the co-director of the Airway Center focusing on the cutting edge treatments for obstructive breathing disorders involving the airway.
Verified Patient Reviews
It was a very pleasant appointment. The praxis is well organized and Dr. Lebovic did a thorough and accurate assessment of my condition.
Dr. Lebovics is very nice and takes time to explain procedures and treatment plans. He is very knowledgeable.
Cool guy. Friendly and approachable.
Explained what he was doing, made sure all was taken care of in a conservative manner which is what I want.
Excellent Man. I was very afraid but he made my visit nice and easy.
Great doctor. Very personable and easy to talk to.
In a city full of terrible doctors out to over bill you, it's nice to find somebody who's primary purpose is to make his patients feel better. Great doctor who fixed my problem immediately.
Dr. Lebovics is truly excellent. Thorough. Explains everything hes doing, very nice. Great guy and even better doctor.
I was happy to meet and see Dr Lebovic. Good visit. Hope my problem will get resolved. Attentive and caring.
I went in for a salivary gland stone removal (which i included in the notes when I scheduled the appointment), Dr. Lebovics was friendly, but it didn't seem like he knew what he was doing. He took some long thin tool, shoved it in my salivary duct, pulled it out and said "I think I got it." It was swollen, so i couldn't feel if the stone was still there. He started to massage it, said he didn't feel it anymore, but he wanted to double check. He then proceeded to shove the tool back in the duct, pulled his hands away and said "look, the whole thing is in there, it's gotta be gone." That was traumatizing alone to see this tool sticking out of my mouth while his hands are nowhere near it. At that point, I just wanted to get out. I was friendly, my mouth was in pain and I knew the stone was still there. I ended up getting another appointment with an entirely different practice two days later, and that doctor removed the stone in less than 3 minutes, with no pain at all. So, I will never be returning to Dr. Lebovics.
Great doctor. Very efficient. Quick but attentive. Would definitely recommend.
Great doctor with great bedside manners. Very personable. You did not feel rushed and he took the time to explain everything. Highly recommend him. The office staff was also great and very helpful.
So nice and caring, takes time to go over everything and explain with details.
Very friendly. I enjoyed the little conversation we had will waiting for the anesthesia to kick-in.
Doctor Lebovics was very knowledgeable and had a great bedside manner!
he's a top-notch physician, 5 star
quick effective, and nice guy
Extraordinarily caring and compassionate Doctor. Very competent and explains everything
I went in for a second visit to talk about a breathing problem the doctor had diagnosed me with previously, and despite my protest he insisted on sticking a tube up my nose to look around, which I'm now stuck footing the bill for. I'm very upset that this was not discussed beforehand and I would've saved myself the trouble. This sort of inefficiency is everything that's wrong with the healthcare industry.
I highly recommend the doctor. professional and very caring
Dr. Lebovics was like a caring father! So sweet, and incredibly helpful! He diagnosed me correctly within 15 minutes.
Knowledgeable and efficient. Good conversation
Very nice and knowledgeable doctor. Took his time with me and made me feel comfortable. Also very funny guy. Highly recommend!
Dr. Lebovics is very knowledgeable and takes time to listen to and answer any questions that I have at each visit. He is also kind, with a relaxed manner.
This doctor was very thorough. He listened to what I had to say; he didn't rush me out and he was able to order me a CT scan the same day, within minutes of his office and give me the results right after the exam. He went out of his way to accommodate my needs
It was a very positive experience. Zodoc made it so easy to find someone in my network, in my neighborhood. Dr. Lebovics was was excellent.
Dr. Lebovics was friendly and thorough. He was willing to answer my questions, and spend a sufficient amount of time to successfully deal with the presenting problem.
While Dr. Lebovics seemed knowledgeable his bedside manner was seriously lacking. Coming in for a consultation, with minimal explanation he proceeded to spray anesthetic up my nose, neglecting to mention any expectations or effects. Promptly leaving the room afterwards he left me alone, where I became light headed and nearly fainted. After calls for help, I had to stand up and find a nurse who reacted slowly while the doctor came in and said little old ladies are usually fine with this, it's the young guys who usually have problems. Only after numbing my entire nose, throat, mouth, and sinuses (for the purpose of a 30 second procedure) did he tell me this was going to last 3 hours. Terrible doctor, stay away. Dr. Lebovics is combative and argumentative; should be avoided at all costs.
He is great and I will recommend to anyone who needs and ENT specialist. He is kind, direct, and genuinely looking to find an answer and alleviate patient discomfort.
I have been to many ENTs and Dr. L is one of my favorites ever. He really listens, has a great, friendly bedside manner, and takes the time to patiently and thoroughly answer all my questions (and I usually have a lot). I recommend him to everyone I know!
He was thorough in both his history taking and his exam. I was happy with my visit and feel confident in his care.
Doctor Lebovics is good but tends to cancel appointments last minute often which has been frustrating. He also has the unfriendliest staff. Every time I come to my appointments I never feel welcomed and the woman at reception usually has an attitude for no reason. If I wasn't so far along the process for my treatment I would definitely switch doctors because I've been so turned off by the staff there.
Very nice visit.
So nice, would definitely recommend to anyone.
He's very detailed and listens to everything you have to say. He finds it very important to know where your problem started and how to fix it. I like that, almost like detective work. I feel like a lot of doctors don't do that but he actually listens.
He was funny, kind, and quick to see me. He was more importantly willing to say he didn't know the cause of my ailment rather than making assumptions. Everyone in the office was equally kind and professional, making a potentially stressful experience a proactive and informative one.
A bit of a wait and confusion among the staff but the Dr. came in and acknowledged it and apologized. I believe I read a previous review stating he didn't close the door initially when he walked in. I experienced that as well, but I asked to close it and he of course had no objections. That was a first though. Very friendly, professional consultation and I felt good about the visit. I have a 2nd appointment for follow-up, so far so good.
Was horrible, extremely awkward and gave me anesthetic with out even asking, then continued to shove two tubes up my nose with no warning. I had a full on panic attack and while light headed was rushed out of the office. I have NEVER had a worse experience at a doctor's office before. I left in tears.
Very profferional and nice
He was extremely attentive, listened to everything I had to say, offered advice, and most importantly, was completely transparent about his considerations and concerns throughout every step of the exam. He listened to all of my questions (I had a lot), and answered each one thoroughly. On top of that he was pleasant to converse with.
Dr. Lebovics is a thorough and skilled physician
Couldn't be more efficient. Made appointment on zocdoc, filled out forms ahead of time. Waited less than 2 minutes to see doc Lebovics, who couldn't be nicer.
Accurate diagnosis, perfect treatment. Highly recommended!
Dr. Lebovics was prompt, friendly and helpful. He knew immediately what the issue was and treated it in his office. He gave me advice to limit the possibilities of it happening again. Would recommend and go back if I had any issues.
He was very thorough. He didn't have me make extra Appointment for a hearing test. And on the spot he numbed my nose and preformed a sort of endoscopy to look at my ear. I was waiting for them to tell me that I need to make another appointment. It was so nice to get a thorough exam the first time around!
I have used Dr. Lebovics before. He is an excellent physician and I highly recommend him.
Dr Lebovics was great. I had been misdiagnosed somewhere else twice and was in a lot of pain. Dr Lebovics took some tests and figured me out pretty quickly. Can't express how grateful I am. He was professional and had a nice manner. I would definitely recommend him. And the staff were also very compassionate and helpful.
Great doctor. Would definitely recommend
He was very professional and friendly. Got to the root of the problem immediately. Made you feel at ease and helped with preventative treatment.
Very personable and good philosophy regarding allowing the body to heal.
Really cares about his patients. Little to no wait time at his office. All of my questions were addressed.
Dr. Lebovics was the only physician who took my medical issues seriously and helped me to manage my pain and seek necessary answers. He's the real deal: compassionate, thorough, brilliant!
Dr. Lebovics is very knowledgeable and takes time to explain any procedure/treatment. Recently, he performed surgery on my airway and everything went very well. He is also engaging and makes a patient feel at ease.
Doctor treated me quickly and thoroughly. Administrative staff was polite as well. Positive experience, and would definitely go back!
Dr. Lebovics was very attentive and accomodating. He did a great job explaining procedures and the reasons for them. As the appointments progressed he ended up referring me to another doctor in the same office he thought was better suited for my situation, and everything worked out great in the end.
Excellent doctor who doesn't automatically prescribe drugs to fix unknown ailments. He is methodical, careful, respectful, and professional. Wait time was next to none (10 mins).
Good beside manner. Very caring.
Excellent! Professional, helpful, friendly, fast.
Very pleasant visit. No wait, good conversation, explains what he is doing and what to expect.
Dr. L was very thorough and very nice. My first visit I had no wait time and the second was <30 mins. The staff is nice too.
Efficient, no fuss and very kind and friendly. On point.
I was not comfortable with the treatment that this doctor suggested and pursued alternative consultations. I also didn't really enjoy his professional manner. I would not recommend him to others.
Very professional and really gave his full attention. He assisted in helping me to get to the point of my visit-it helped that I was organized with my paperwork. I felt reassured that all questions were answered
De. Wei is great
It was an excellent experience. Very professional and friendly. He saw me 20 minutes earlier than my appointment. A great experience.
Dr. Lebovics is a fantastic Doctor. He is pragmatic, efficient and puts you at ease immediately. He is extremely experienced and good humoured to boot. I would highly recommend him to anybody who has any ENT malaise, he will set you to rights straight away!
Dr Lebovics was on time, pleasant, thorough, and easy to talk to. I went in because of ear pain -which had subsided by the time I saw him, but I'm glad I got it checked out. He gave me a hearing test, a prescription, and a follow-up appointment.
Caring, professional, and competent doctor. Has great regard for patients feelings.
Kindly, straight-forward, with a sense of humor. I left the appointment completely reassured that I was in good hands and intend to re-visit as needed.
Fantastic, will definitely go back.
Excellent and pleasant doctor. Does not rush you out of his office.
He got right to the point and came up with a quick solution
I am blessed to be under the care of Dr. Lebovics over many years. A fine gentleman. A great doctor. I don't know what I would do without him with my specialized condition.
Mixed experience. The doctor did take a lot of time to speak with me and determine what my symptoms and history were, but he got a little irritated that I wasn't answering his questions in a 'yes/no' fashion (I was was qualifying my responses and trying to give as much detail as I could). He also did not find the cause of my problem nor give me any course of treatment. This, of course, could be a result of the specific issue. He did refer me to another type of specialist. Overall seemed nice but can't really speak to his knowledge.
Thorough and concise. Short and sweet. Good experience!
Astute clinician. Very attentive. Very thorough and thoughtful. Really glad we saw him.
The Doctor is a real professional, treated my condition gave me a prescription and I'm feeling so much better. He absolutely diagnosed my condition accurately.
Dr. Lebovics was amazing! He saw me right away and was very thorough with all his questions. I had an issue for awhile and feel he really pin pointed the problem. I am feeling so much better thanks to him!
He is a competent and friendly doctor who doesn't rush and he explains every decision to you. A refreshing experience in this hectic city.
Dr. Lebovics is a kind man and attentive physician. Couldn't recommend him more.
Very attentive and humble doctor. Took his time to question me, then took his time to check me and took his time explaining and taking questions. I appreciate doctors who makes effort to explain and to help. And, never hearts, he is very kind and funny!
The doctor was very friendly and intelligent. He was easy to talk with and definitely listened to my concerns.