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Dr. Sheila Apicella, MD

Head & Neck Surgeon, Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Sheila Apicella received her undergraduate degree at Barnard College in New York City. She then earned her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. After a pre-residency fellowship in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital in New York, Dr. Apicella continued her post-graduate training at SUNY-Stony Brook. She completed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Institute (recently ranked one of the top five programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report magazine). Board certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Dr. Apicella focuses on minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery, management of sinus disease, head and neck surgery, sleep-disordered breathing, diseases of the ear and pediatric otolaryngology. She is an Assistant Attending physician at several New York City hospitals including Beth Israel Medical Center. She is also an Associate Attending at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx where she is involved in the education of students and residents. Dr. Apicella is member of The American Medical Association, and the Bronx County Medical Society. She has been repeatedly recognized in the Guide to America’s Top Physcians in the New York Metro area.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor
  • Head & Neck Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Fellowship in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook, Internship in Surgery
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook, Residency in Otolaryngology
  • University of Pittsburgh, Eye and Ear Institute, Residency in Otolaryngology

Professional memberships

  • Medical Society of the State of New York

Awards and publications

  • Apicella S, Chen S, Bing R, Penniston J.T., Llinas R, Hillman D.E. Plasmalemmal ATPase calcium pump localizes to inner and outer hair bundles. Neuroscience 1997; 79: 1145-1151.
  • Apicella S, Rosen CA. “Iceberg” Cyst of the Right Vocal Fold. Ear Nose Throat J. 2002 Jan;81(1):12-3.
  • Swanson, P, Apicella S, Rosen CA. Removal of a Triple-Barbed Fishhook from the Hypopharynx with Microlaryngoscopy. 2002 Jul-Aug:23(4):233-6.

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1538272273

Office locations

The New York Otolaryngology Group, P.C.

2381 Hylan Blvd, STE 15

Staten Island, NY 10306

The New York Otolaryngology Group, P.C.

Weill Cornell Medicine

36 E 36th St, Suite 200 Ph A

New York, NY 10016

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Dr. A, cares about patients, explains things thoroughly and is friendly and professional. The staff is fun and friendly as well!
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Dr. Apicella asked a lot of questions, checked me thoroughly, and made appropriate referrals and follow-up appointments. I am happy with my experience.
Less than 3 months ago
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Cannot say enough wonderful things about Dr. Apicella! Very thorough, and knowledgeable. Great bedside manner. Highly recommend her!
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My first visit to the doctor on recommendation of my foot doctor when we were discussing health issues. Dr. Apicella is very thorough and professional. Listened to all my concerns and put me at ease with the results. thanks Doc = see you again in 3 months
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Dr. Apicella is always thorough, caring and understanding and gives different options for treatment. Never pushes unnecessary tests without trying something else first.
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Great!
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Dr. Apicella was very knowledgeable, kind and was able to diagnose my symptoms right away. I highly recommend her services!
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She was fantastic. Lovely woman who takes time to hear everything and asks all the questions to make sure all things are taken accounted for.
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Dr Apicella was both sharp and efficient. She carefully listened to my issues and came up with solutions. She had a great approach to problem-solving. The appointment was very quick (15min), which seems to be the norm for NYC doctors whohave to go through a high volume of patients. However, with Dr. Apicella I didn't feel rushed. She spent the time we needed and we stopped naturally when we didn't have any more to discuss. Also, I appreciated that she listened without second-guessing what I was saying. She was straightforward and direct and I felt like I made good progress.
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She was amazing! very informative and extremely nice. I felt very comfortable with her. She made sure to explore all options before giving final diagnosis.
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Dr. wasn't caring and they hit me with a bill. They are supposed to check insurance before any procedure so that patients don't have surprises in the mail!!
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Long wait. DR. Apicella was thorough and had a nice bedside manner.
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Way better than most.
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Dr. Apicella was fun and helpful, but I didn't feel like she was completely thorough. She realized already after beginning a procedure that there was another instrument that helped her identify something else that wasnt going to be addressed with the procedure she already began.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Sheila is very nice and patient to help me and diagnose my symptom. The staffs and nurses there really friendly and nice.
More than 1 year ago
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Great professional knowledgable doctor
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Awful experience starting with the wait time, unprofessional staff and with the doctor rushing to get me out of her office as soon as possible and charging me with an obscene medical bill. I would never go back and also Iwould never recommend this place to anyone. There are better doctors out there who really respect their patient's time and concern.
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The doctor was very thorough and has a great bedside manner. She gave some great suggestions for treating symptoms.
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Satisfied with the care I received, but overall the office is very unprofessional. I wasn't very comfortable there. The doctor was rushed and seemed stressed.
More than 1 year ago
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it was fine, they just perform services that a lot of insurance companies dont completely cover and should inform you of this before your visit. in my case, i declined an expensive scope because they couldnt tell me how much ofit insurance would cover. so basically i wasted my time and money as the appointment was a complete waste of time
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Friendly doctor. Took time to answer all my question. Bedside manner was excellent. Encouraged a hearing test and I'm glad I did it.
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Overall experience was great. Only drawback was that there were large gaps of time (10-20 minutes) between checking in, getting brought back to room for initial examination by nurse, visiting with doctor, doctor performing follow up exam.Definitely would go back because Dr Apicella was great and helpful, just the patient experience left a little to be desired.
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Straight forward, clear, efficient - all of the things that are important to me
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She was very reliable and professional but also friendly. A friend of mine told me she changed the world. I can see why she said that.
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Dr. Apicella was an absolute pleasure. She was down to earth and was able to make me feel at ease while there.
More than 1 year ago
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She is fantastic and approcheable! She knows her stuff.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Sheila Apicella, MD was very professional as an ENT Dr. She explained thorouughly the problem i was experiencing with my left ear. I also had a hearing test which concluded that i had problems with my right ear too. Sheprofessionally cared for my left ear and now i can hear so much better and referred me for further testing of my right ear. Her patient care manner is great! So glad i came to Dr Sheila Apicella!
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Dr. Apicella was a pleasure to meet and very thorough in her exam. I was seen within 10 minutes of arriving.
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My visit was wonderful.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Apicella is great. Second time seeing her and she addressed all my concerns.
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T professional thorough highly satisfied
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She was knowledgeable, friendly and kind. In fact all of the staff was and the office was beautiful. The visit was short but thorugh which was great because I was pressed for time. All in all I would recommend her.
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This is a very professionally run office. You are seen right away. Moved from treatment room to treatment room efficiently. And Dr Apicella was very straightforward in her assessment and options. Would definitely recommend this Dr.
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she was informative and gave me options for treatment
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very accurate made you feel comfortable pleasant I have to say the visit was great
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Loved it. She was super nice and informative. Everyone in the office was friendly, and the wait was super short.
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Everything about this place was very professional. I met t he Dr for the first time and she was friendly,professional. She explained everything to me clearly and I would recommend her
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Receptionist as well as person who took blood pressure were very pleasant and professional. Dr. Apicella was professional and knowledgeable helping me to better understand some of my ENT problems. I will follow up with her after a visit to an allergist.
More than 1 year ago
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I was hoping for more of a 'cure' diagnosis to my situation but the Dr and office were very pleasant..
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She was awesome. thoughtful. kind. patient. Had solutions and compassion.
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Dr Apicella was great. Very easy to talk to. Listened to my thoughts and concerns and explained things SO WELL!! She suggested alternatives to surgery too, which I really appreciate!!
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Loved dr. Apicella! She was very nice, professional and very thorough! I would highly recommend her!
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Love her. She is intuitative and attentive.
More than 1 year ago
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Professional and thorough.
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my first visit she seemed very nice and explained everything. i would recommend her !
More than 1 year ago
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Great Doctor! Great staff and a Great Location!
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I felt she was rushed and took little time to listen to me-seemed more interested in documenting in the chart then in actually spending any time discussing my problem. Also, I have experienced no relief in symptoms.
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Thoroughly pleased with everything from the office appearance to the staff to Dr. Apicella's manner and care. Would definitely recommend this doctor and this practice.
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The best!
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very professional and personable doctor.
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