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At New York Allergy & Asthma PLLC, we continuously strive to provide the most comprehensive, compassionate state-of-the-art care for our allergy and asthma patients.
Dr. Sebastian Lighvani is a board certified Allergist and a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell. He completed his specialty and sub-specialty training at the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins University and obtained his medical degree from King's College in England.
He specializes in the management of a wide spectrum of allergic, respiratory and skin disorders in adults and children including; asthma, hay fever, sinus problems, chronic cough, hives, eczema, and food allergies.
Verified Patient Reviews
I had high hopes of my visit w Dr. Lighvani after he had been so highly recommended. He was patient, kind, thorough and impressive. I sincerely appreciate his care and look forward to next steps with him. Thank you for the opportunity to share my perspective!
Thoughtful, deliberate, thorough and quite obviously au courant with the latest research in his field. Strongly recommended
Was so impressed with the care & attention I received. Was correctly diagnosed after a previous misdiagnosis. Will definitely be back in the future to ensure that my asthma and allergies stay under control!
Very impressed with Doctor and staff. Very professional
Really great people. Entire staff was friendly and genuinely seemed to care about your visit and how to help.. completely opposite of most Dr's offices i've been to! As I am not one to remember medical terminology, the Dr. was very patient with me and answered all questions in a way I could understand.
Dr. Linghvani was very meticulous in his understanding what/why I was in his office, and very clear in the methodology he would use. He has a great office space and a lovely staff.
extremely thorough, well communicated , sensible explanation in language I understood, considerate
The staff was polite, and knew what they were doing.
He's the best!
Had a great experience with Dr. Lighvani. I'd highly recommend him.
Knowledgable, listened to my issues, and overall great practice and dr
A thorough doctor, who makes you feel better just by being in the room. He takes time to listen to you, and examines the problems from many angles.
Very thorough and proactive allergy consult and patch testing. Highly recommended.
The entire staff at New York Allergy & Asthma is welcoming, knowledgable, attentive and funny. Dr. Lighvani is meticulous and has genuine compassion for his patients. He goes above and beyond. I highly recommend the practice.
Great office, amount of time with doctor & treatment plan. Highly recommend.
Little to no wait time. The staff was courteous and very helpful. Doctor was great, was no rushed and took the time to explain everything to me.
Was really an efficient and enjoyable experience.
My first visit was a wonderful experience! I am confident that I am in good hands and that taking care of my health with the help of a doctor that knows and cares will give me a new lease on life.
Dr. Sebastian Lighvani and staff were all extremely kind, helpful and professional. I would highly recommend. This appointment was extremely important to my health and well being and they made it that much more rewarding answering all my questions and being attentive to my needs. There was little to no wait time, which made for an even more pleasant experience.
it was great
Staff was very Pleasent and Professional Dr Lighvani was very thorough with his exam and provide me with exellent information and options to help my condition. I would recommend Dr Lighvani to everyone
He is excellent but seemed more distraced than in the past not present but I still enjoyed my visit
Dr. Lighvani and his staff are great! Very friendly, courteous, and knowledgable. Highly recommend them.
Staff was wonderful!
Doctor Lighvani was the first allergist, and only second doctor in my LIFE that has taken time to really consider you and your symptoms holistically. Other doctors rush in and rush out and you feel unheard- but this isn't the case with Dr. Lighvani at all. He was patient and took time to answer all of my questions and was extremely thorough in looking at all my symptoms. I went in for an allergy exam (expecting the ever-so-fun poke test) and based on the things I told him about symptoms, ended up also getting my lung capacity and inflammation looked at- turns out I need to start using an inhaler. Never would have guessed that was the case. I'm glad he ran the tests, running should be a lot easier now. The turn-around for allergy shots is quite fast too, scheduled time for the day following my apt! Also, the hours are amazing. I'm glad there are still doctors out there that recognize we can't take off work all the time to get to their practice. They open some days as early as 7am to accommodate walk-ins for allergy shots. Thank you- couldn't have asked for a better experience!
I think Dr Lighvani is one of the best physicians i have had any encounter with he is thourogh and takes his time with his patients. The vibe in his office is very peaceful, professional but yet you can have a few laughs with him and his staff to make matters better for why you are there.
Dr. Lighvani wanted to make sure he had all of my information from my hospital stay to help assess next steps. Also, he made recommendations for more tests that I should take based on my records, very thorough.
He is an excellent doctor and over the last 8 years he has provided fantastic result. I am sure that the same will be true this time too.
Dr. Lighvani was super thorough and spent a lot of time in the room. This was refreshing compared to most doctors who don't give you any time or answer questions.
Very smart! Great guy
I believe that I received a very complete assessment during my visit, discovering some things I was not aware of. The nursing staff was excellent, explaining every step with care. Dr. Lighvani was very thorough,thoughtful, and personable -- what more could one ask for?
Dr. Lighvani spent much more time with me than most NYC doctors do which was much appreciated. I would highly recommend him.
Very helpful in explaining the allergic reaction I had experienced and other allergy issues I dealing with. Both Dr. Lighvani and the nurse who helped with my tests were professional, extremely friendly and made me feel at ease (not an easy task for a skin prick test). Everyone in the office genuinely seemed to enjoy their jobs and made what is normally an unpleasant experience more comfortable.
He studied my medical history and asked perceptive questions. In addition he took my problems seriously, thought about options for testing and treatment, and explained them to me. While I was in the office, he called my PCP. The two of them agreed on how we should proceed and, again, he gave me a clear explanation.
Dr. Lighvani's office scheduled me immediately for an appointment the next day. The entire process was very efficient, with forms emailed the previous day to avoid wait time. Dr. Lighvani is patient, intelligent, well-spoken and extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone with allergy concerns.
Excellent. Great bedside manner, super informative and caribg
One of the best Doctors I have ever had
The doctor was magnificent. He actually was reading the material in my file. Those questions were supplied in advance so I had plenty of time to answer them, and did not waste any time, or miss any information, by trying to do that in the office just before the exam. A few major tests were performed in the office so the results were available immediately. Two others needed to be scheduled and while that would take a few weeks to accomplish there was no urgency on my end to press for earlier testing. I think if there were I would have been accommodated..
The office is serene and is run beautifully. Doc's assistant, who took my vitals and ran the allergy tests, was highly competent and pleasant. The doc himself seemed interested not just in my symptoms, but in me as a person.
Great doctor. Took the time to listen to my presenting problems, performed appropriate diagnostic tests, proposed a working diagnosis and formulated a very comprehensive treatment plan.
A positive experience. I've been to many doctors and meeting doctor lighvani gives me hope that he will find a cure for my issues. He was very thorough, asked good questions, and kept me focused. He has a plan to breakdown my problems 1 by 1. He's the best and I will most definitely recommend him.
All staff was very nice and accommodating. Office is clean, bright. Both Dr. Lighvani and the nurse who assisted him were very knowledgeable and helpful!
Dr Loghvani and his staff are so thorough and professional. The office atmosphere is very pleasant and clean. I am a nurse practitioner and I was very impressed.
Good bedside manner. Allergy testing is lengthly so just be aware of that. I would highly recommend. Nice office. Great staff.
Dr. Lighvani is the epitome of a professional! He has genuine concern for his patients and helps you figure it all out! I appreciate him immensely for his time and attention to detail. It's been a rough year of feeling terrible and not getting answers to feeling enlightened and ready for better days! Thank You very much for your kindness!!
Very thorough, friendly and data driven. I came an hour early and they got me in right away. Sends prescriptions directly to your lcoal pharmacy.
Clean and new office space. Staff is accommodating and nice. Everyone is very pleasant.
The visit was excellent, the Dictor was very pleasant. The place is very nice and good customer service.
Doctor seemed thorough and willing to help arrangements made for Challenge and subequent skin patch.
So professional, knowledgeable and smart. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family. Spend a long time with me taking a full history and did not make me feel rushed!
Appeared to be more concerned with proving himself right than listening to my symptoms. Not the warmest bedside manner. For that reason I would not recommend.
I went to Dr. Lighvani after being disappointed with another allergist. The second I walked in the door, I immediately felt better. The staff were very attentive, and the doctor took me exactly on time, and the office was very clean with some rather high tech equipment. Dr Lighvani provided the diagnosis and treatment with very comprehensive, helpful and reassuring explanations. It was a great experience and gave me hope that my discomfort has an end in sight!
Dr. Lighvani saw my daughter, 7 months, and I can't say enough amazing things about him. The office itself is beautiful and brand new, the staff (especially Karen in the front who was beyond helpful and patient following up with our insurance/referrals) and the nurses were all wonderful. Dr. Lighvani was thorough, genuinely concerned and extremely knowledgeable about how to treat my daughters allergies. We can't thank them enough for the care they took of both new mommy (myself) and daughter!
I've been a regular patient of Dr. Lighvani's for a number of years now and cannot say enough good things. He is an exceptional doctor, who also does a splendid job interacting with his patients. Additionally, the rest of his staff, both nurses/medical assistants and administration, are both extremely friendly and also very accommodating. The new offices are the icing on the cake: well-appointed, spacious and inviting. The practice is run very efficiently while maintaining a convivial atmosphere. Overall, I would give Dr. Lighvani and the staff I interacted with top marks.
The office was very pleasant as were the staff and ease of "registering" as a new patient. I was seen right away by an assistant, but it took about a 1/2 hour before the MD came in. Dr. Lighvani was professional, and interested. I was tested for various allergies as well as given an ENT exam. Dr. Lighvani explained everything. Both he and his assistant made efforts to be helpful and address my concerns, questions and problem.
I've always had great experiences with Dr. Lighvani and the rest of the staff. Everyone is friendly and really takes the time to answer questions. My symptoms have been better controlled while working with this team than at any other point in my life. I highly recommend them.
Knowledgeable. Comprehensive evaluation. Efficient staff.
I was impressed with him. He didn't jump to do the usual rote things that doctors often do; he had his own way of providing personalized treatment unique to my situation.
Dr L. is very thorough, asks questions, and listens to the answers. He discusses past experiences and options, giving you recommendations but leaving the choice to you. The only complaint was the wait in the waiting room and again in the exam room this time, which is not typical. However, the rooms are bright and relatively comfortable so could be worse.
Dr. Lighvhani is terrific, very funny and personable, knowledgeable and kind. As is his staff, especially Samantha! I don't think I've laughed so much during a doctor's visit! Will definitely be coming back.
Even though the initial wait time was longer than I would have liked, I was very impressed with the staff and Dr. Lighvani. It is pretty obvious he really enjoys what he does and he has great bedside manner. He was attentive, patient, and didn't make me feel like he was rushing. He also took time to really explain the timeline and complexities of immuno therapy. I may not be able to get my daughter a cat this week, but Dr. Lighvani definitely gave me hope that I will be able to do so in the future.
Very helpfull, very informative an very professional. Got all the answers I was looking for.
Warm and welcoming! The secretary, Karen is excellent, and our nurse was fabulous! I would highly recommend Dr Lighvani and his staff to anyone!!!
A very good Doctor and a very kind assistant. i will recommended him for sure
The visit went well. The Dr. was very professional and examined my daughter for allergies. We were worried that we were going to run hundreds of test on her, but he only did the minimum necessary. We were very pleased.
He was professional and mindful of what it would cost me to do certain tests. He was thoughtful about my questions and all in all it was a very good experience. I would recommend him to my friends.
No Wait. Staff and Doctor were very attentive and very personable. it was an extremely comfortable atmosphere.
Great guy, very personable.
Dr. Lighvani addressed the complexity of my breathing condition applying a comforting comprehensive diagnostic methodology that combines in-depth analysis and long range care planning. I left the office assured that I was in competent hands and I am hopeful for positive heath improvement and recovery starting today and going forward. Overall positive evaluation and outlook. Thank you!
Both the nurse, Samantha and Dr. Lighyani were pleasant, informative and human. It made the experience of being pricked by 83628 needles for the allergy test a much more pleasurable experience. The Dr. took his time and I felt that I wasn't rushed and he truly cared about me as a patient. I highly recommend this practice.
Enjoyed this visit. I hadn't seen an allergist prior to my visit to Dr. Lighvani, but he and his staff were very good about explaining what tests they were running & what I can do to combat my allergies. Highly recommend!
He was knowledgeable, thoughtful, focused and friendly. Although I had to wait (it was the first full business day after the new year's holidays) it was worth the wait.
He is thorough, patient and attentive to the questions. I am glad I was recomemnded to him
He seemed like a really great doctor. Apparently he had an emergency right before my appointment which is why I waited for an hour.
i came into be tested fro an allergy to Asa.As was predicted I have no allergy to Asa. The procedure went smoothly. The Nurse's Assistant was very professional and kind.Dr.Lighvani was attentive and supervised the procedure in a very professional manner.Hr has an excellent bedside manner and a super sense of humor!!!!
He had a nice bed side manner and was willing to go the extra step to investigate a bit into my particular problem. Very satisfied.
Professional, personal and thorough with a great staff!
Professional and knowledgeable.
Dr Lighvani is fantastic and very personable, and so is his assistant, Samantha!
Fantastic Dr. professional, pleasant, patient, kind and went beyond just looking at allergies but also asked about lifestyle and mental health. I highly recommend.
Great as always! He always takes the time to figure out what is going on with the crazy symptoms I have, and is patient with all the questions I have.
My visit to Dr. Lighvani was great! He's very professional, has wonderful bedside manner and really took the time to explain things in a way a non-doctor could understand. Highly recommend him.
excellent. very professional and everything clearly explained
Easy to talk to.
Seems professional , knows his stuff
Dr Lighvani was very professional and thorough about all the concerns I had. This was my first time having an allergy tests and him and his staff made me feel comfortable.
I highly recommend Dr. Lighvani! The staff are wonderful and every experience in his office has been extremely positive. Prompt, professional and personable. The Best!
I brought my 14-month-old to be seen by Dr. Lighvani. The doctor is very knowledgeable, takes time to explain everything, and his and the nurse's bedside manner is great: my son is usually very fussy around doctors, and he was comfortable during the visit.
I've been treating my asthma and allergy with him and his team. They are just amazing. Best doctor and team ever
He was excellent from start to finish of my visit. I felt he was extremely knowledgeable of everything I was going through and as a patient that is very important. I suffer from sever allergies and I am fully confident that he will get them under control. Highly recommend.
Doctor Lighvani and his staff are very cordial, caring and professional. Wait time was under 10 minutes in both waiting room and exam room, total visit was under an hour. The doctor took his time to answer all of my questions and thorough explain my situation. He seems to have more of the "wait and see" outlook instead of ordering lots and lots of tests, which I prefer, but may not be for everyone. Overall highly positive experience!
By and large, Dr. Lighvani was nice enough, but was not helpful. I actually spent more time talking to his nurse practictioner than to him. As is typical with allergists, the goal seemed to be to push for weekly allergy shots/immunotherapy, the apparent bread and butter of allergists. I explained that these shots had not worked for me in the past, yet that was the only treatment on offer. I actually have had a lot of success with another prescription medication, but he indicated he might not continue treating me with it and in a subsequent phone call, his nurse practitioner suggested this medication might not be safe, even though all the recent evidence suggests that her information was out of date. I have not returned and would not recommend him unless you live nearby and want allergy shots.
Very thorough and informative doctor. Wonderful staff.
Everyone in the office was exceptionally nice. Very professional and explained everything to me.
He is the best doctor ever !!!!!!! Very polite and very nice person!!!!! He is the only doctor that solved my problem.
My 10 yr son has huge anxiety with needles. Dr. Lighvani and staff were extremely compassionate and efficient, so the anxiety was kept to a minimum. My son was thrilled to find out the scratch test doesn't have needles, they just rock a plastic brush like object on your forearm. Super easy and not painful. They also send any prescriptions needed directly to your drugstore of choice, so all you have to do is pick it up.
Great doctor very professional thorough and caring. A rock star amongst doctors
Incredibly nice and personable. Highly recommend.
Dr. Lighvani has excellent bedside manners, he listens and provides constructive feedback. My appointment was on time and the front desk staff was friendly. Highly recommended.
Great! The office staff members were helpful, friendly and polite. The medical assistants and Dr Lighvani were helpful. Dr Lighvani had a great bedside manner with our toddler, was easy to talk to, answered all of our questions and the exam & testing were completed at our first visit. He gave us hand outs which we found helpful.
Dr. Lighvani was helpful in diagnosing my allergies but when I came back to do a breathing test, the secretary was incredibly rude. She explained that my test had been moved to a later time - and blamed me for having a full voicemail so she couldn't inform me of the change (even though I didn't have a full voicemail and also never received any calls from the office). I had also been told that the test would only take 2 hours - and then was informed when I was there that it would actually be 3 hours. Dr. Lighvani was not present when I had the test done, but the secretary said I'd receive a response re: my results by Tuesday. I just called the office to obtain my results, as it's Tuesday, and the secretary informed me that I'd have to wait until tomorrow or later this week to receive my test results. Apparently Dr. Lighvani is not in the office. I wish the staff had been more candid and less rude. And now, because I'll be receiving my tests results late I have to reschedule 2 other appointments that were dependent on receiving these results. I would not recommend going to this doctor's office!
I had a horrible experience with New York Allegry Asthma. Dr. Sebastian Lighvani was condescending, dismissive and distracted throughout our entire appointment. He kept running in and out of the exam room, conversing with his staff. He did not listen to the medical history I tried to provide him and neither he nor his staff were interested in reviewing the relevant past medical records I had brought. He did not even do a physical exam of my but billed for it. Without informing me or asking my permission, he brought a nursing student into the exam room and began showing her how to apply skin testing to my child's back. He had her practice doing this on my child's without obtaining informed consent from me. He ordered laboratory studies and never called me back about the results. I had to call the office multiple times to get the results. Eventually uninformed P.A. called me back. She did not even know my child's name much less understand the reason for our visit or the implication of laboratory results. She could not speak to me in an intelligent manner about the lab results or treatment options. She was ridiculous in that she told me to go to my pediatrician to get a prescription for vitamin D when it is over the counter product. Also, Dr. Lighvani had already recommended I start Vitamin D at our initial visit so my son was had been on it for over a month. I would never bring my child back or recommend this office to anyone.
I loved my visit to Dr. Lighvani's office. I appreciated his candor and no-nonsense attitude. He is extremely professional and was spot-on with prognosis. I also liked the fact that he offered alternatives/testing and does not push treatment that would not be beneficial. He also recommended some doctors that I need to connect with and seemed genuinely nice and compassionate, an important trait anyone wants in a doctor. I would highly recommend him!
very smart, great and clear explanations. I wish I had worse allergies so I could see him again! :)
It was great until I refused taking some of the medicaments he was prescribing me. He made some comments a bit judgemental.
Highly recommend him, excellent.
They were very helpful in determining my allergies and they did the testing quickly. Everyone was very nice and efficient.
Dr. Lighvani was awesome as was his staff. I highly recommend this office!
Prompt, attentive and walks you through everything he's doing and why he's doing it.
Dr Lighvani impressed me as a Doctor who takes his time to understand ones issues, he is very informative and his charming personality is a plus.
Through, kind, clean, great staff!!
Perfect very informative and professional
He's careful and clearly in complete control of his specialty--excellent in every way.
He was great! Very helpful and had a great outlook on all of my allergies!
My visit was very informative. I plan on utilizing Dr. Lighvani moving forward. I would definitely recommend his practice to a friend.
Dr Lighvani was very professional and also quite warm (putting my child at ease). The office was also well organized, which is much appreciated.
Dr. L was very personable. He was also thorough and answered all of my questions. Generally, it was a great experience at a doctor's office. I would highly recommend Dr. L to anyone looking for an allergist or asthma specialist.
Dr. Lighvani is very friendly, personable, and helpful. He explained my situation in detail, what kind of tests he was going to do, and what the treatment would be like. He answered all my questions and was quite helpful throughout the process.
The doctor and his staff are very thorough. Everyone seems very pleasant & friendly.
Dr. Lighvani was excellent. He had several solutions to my issue and was easy to talk to. His staff was fantastic as well. Will definitely return!
Great. Staff was wonderful, quick and Dr.Lighvani was amazing. :)
He was phenomenal. Very attentive, minimalist in a very practical and good way. I could tell he was sensible, smart, and cared within five minutes. Definitely recommend him!
I needed and allergist to cure and ideally to identify the origin of my skin reaction (hives). Dr. Lighvani was very knowledgeable and evaluated all the possibilities. The treatment worked and in a few weeks I am getting other tests done to find out more about the cause. Other allergiest in the past didn't show interest about finding out the origin of my allergies that are not easy to identify. Everyone else in the office were efficient and pleasant both by phone previous to my appointment and personally. Dr. Lighvani's personal assistant was very profesional and pleasant. I felt attended all the time and very comfortable. Highly recommended
Very pleasant demeanor very informative
Dr. Lighvani, Patti, and the women at the front desk have patiently dealt with my craziness for the past year. As a recipient of allergy shots I can honestly say my allergies have severely decreased and my seasonal colds are no longer full body but only are head or light snuffly colds. As long as you keep up with the shots and follow directions you will see changes in 1-2 months.
Office staff very courteous, highly efficient. I arrived 30 minutes early and was seen 15 minutes prior to my scheduled appointment. That is a first. The physician assistant was personable and knowledgeable, with a sense of humor. It was very apparent that Dr. Linghvani knows his stuff. He made efficient use of the time, ran diagnostics and made treatment decisions with a consideration of insurance economics that was unexpected, atypical of previous experiences and most welcome. I highly recommend Dr. Lingvhani.
This was the best doctor experience I've had in the city. Extremely professional, very well organized and friendly. I really felt confortable and would highly recomend.
He is wonderful, really listens and spends time with you. The staff working there is really attentive. Overall it was a great experience.
Dr. Lighvani is a true pro and did a great job explaining my allergies to me after testing. The extra time he took to answer my questions was much appreciated, and frankly, rare in the medical profession. His staff was also excellent at the front desk and his nurse as well. Thank you Dr. Lighvani!
Very professional & explained everything in plain english. Nice staff too. Would recommend a visit for everybody!
My overall experience with Dr. Lighvani was pretty good. I've had some bad experiences with doctors and so relatively speaking my appointment with him was at the higher end of the spectrum. There were a few things that stood out (both positive and negative): Negative: - His office called me four times the day before my appointment to confirm. The first call was at 7:15am, then 7:30am, then 9:00am, etc. I know it's their job to confirm, but the early, continuous calling was just unnecessary. - The doctor was quick to push immuno therapy on me (weekly shots over the course of several years to "cure" my allergies). I still need to do some research on this to see if it's legit. Positive: - When he took my blood pressure and it was high, he immediately called my internist to inform her and discuss any next steps. I was impressed with how thorough he was in this regard. - He told me his billing dept. would call to discuss whether or not my insurance would cover the allergy shots, and they actually called the very next day when he said they would.
Very friendly, knowledgeable and understanding. Perfect Doctor!
Very good and very professional. Look forward to working with him long term for allergy shots. Highly recommended.