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Dr. Surinder Malhotra, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Professional statement

!!!!!!!!!!!ATTENTION PATIENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE BRING A REFFERAL AND INSURANCE CARD WHEN YOU COME IN THE OFFICE. WE NEED ELECTRONIC REFERREL FOR ANY LEAF PLAN AND HIP/HCP INSURANCES. WE ACCEPT ONLY CASH FOR COPAYMENT. THANK YOU. Surinder Malhotra is a compassionate and friendly ear, nose, and throat doctor serving his patients in Rego Park, NY. Dr. Malhotra is affiliated with the Flushing Hospital Medical Center, and he is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Malhotra has been in practice since 1978, and it is his life’s passion to serve his patients with excellent, family-quality care. He began his medical education at the Government Medical College in his native Patiala, India. He then completed his general surgery internship at the University Medical Center at Princeton, before he completed his otolaryngology residency at the Bellevue University. Dr. Malhotra provides services for his patients that include cancer screenings, ENT appointments and consultations, and allergy follow-ups. He treats patients experiencing dizziness and vertigo, ear pain and infection, hoarseness and voice disorders, sinus problems, swelling in the neck, sleep problems, and snoring.

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Flushing Hospital Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology

Education and training

  • Bellevue University, Residency in Otolaryngology
  • Medical School - Government Medical College Patiala
  • University Medical Center of Princeton, Plainsboro, Internship in General Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1639230220

Office locations

Surinder S. Malhotra

9229 Queens Boulevard, Suite 1H

Rego Park, NY 11374

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He was great, I would definitely see him regularly.
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Great service... Will schedule in the future... also will recommend this doctor to family, friends, coworkers, etc...
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The worst place. Had an appointment at 4:30 for the hearing test went on time at doctors office but the doctor left with out letting anyone know. So no one called us not to go there, and the worst part theymake us sign the papers and kept us there for 1/2 hour. No one told us nothing , I had to go and ask what is the waiting time for personnel to realize that we were there and doctor is not. So I had to leave my job travel to his office and doctor left.
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Quick and to the point. Oh man, that allergy test got me, was ready to scratch my arm off. Lol but now to get this CT Scan so I can really know what’s going on inside this stupid nose of mine.One of the assistants was super helpful with what to expect and do after they set up my appointment for the scan. Thanks again!
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He is very nice, professional and thorough.
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The doctor was very approachable, but the waiting period is too long of a wait. There is no air conditioner in the waiting room.
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Wonderful Doctor very professional and very nice also the lady at the front is very very nice and helpful. The only bad thing was that One of his helpers not the Spanish lady the other one is rude and seems tobe confused at the place . The doctor highly recommend.
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His utensils were dirty he was very rude and rough he made my mother's throat bleed he was inconsiderate and unprofessional didn't help me with my mother at all !!!
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Awful doctor. Did not listen, refused to do allergy test, did not take seriously a problem that has persisted for several months.
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DR. Surinder is great doctor but his clinic has no air condition. Lady assistant is not professional and wait time sucks.
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Dr. Malhotra was very thorough. I was hesitant to book due to the reviews on wait time. However, even though his office was full, I was speaking to the dr. Within 30 mins of arriving. I discovered a possible source ofmy hearing loss (which other doctors have not ever mentioned) and we are beginning treatment. The ladies in the office were quick and efficient. Perhaps not the friendliest reception but very professional. I am very satisfied.
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Lovely doctor! Have already recommended him to friends.
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The receptionist ( Sharmin ) behavior is very bad, She doesn't have respect for patients, my primary doctor told us about it and she gave us another ENT doctor, But I came my self to him, because I visited him lasttimes 2 years ago, but now I know why my primary doctor told me not to go. After this visit I will not come.
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It's very bad. My appointment was 3:00pm and now is 6:00pm steel I am waiting. The stuff of his office are too lazy and unprofessional. Sitting arrangements of his office is very poor.
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Doctor himself was ok but the waiting time was crazy. They made me wait for 2 hours and the lady at the desk was like don't be late for your next appointment. Really? Like I was there 30 mins early and made me wait for 2 hours!!
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this guy didn't do any thing good ,he didn't even can see your inner canal ear , don't go to his place
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Absolutely recommend! Doctor and staff are great, was taken care of very well and felt comfortable. Doctor Malhotra is very gentle and informative so happy to have found him!
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he is very practiced doctor and very fast decide the actions.
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Dr Malhotra and his staff is very fast and efficient I highly recommend.
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Avoid this doctor, he will find the problem even if you don't suffer from any to make money.
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Very funny guy. Loved him. But the waiting time was painful. They should do something about it.
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He was friendly, and attentive. He cleaned my ear because of an ear infection. His medical clothes looked dirty so did his office. The procidure was painflu and I was really shocked when blood came put of my ear. The doctorsaid it was fine, it was just the infection and that I would be ok. He's treatment did help me with the infection. I was late for the appointment on a holiday...I went there as an emergency because I woke up with a really bad ear infecction and the staff was really rude although they waited for me.
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I don't think so he is a real doctor..!!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Malhatra was very informative and detailed about treatment options. Very attentive to patient's needs.
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Nothing to complain about
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I thought Dr. Malhotra was a lovely gentleman with a great sense of humor, however as he was flushing out earwax from my a patient's ears he did not use gloves, clean equipment, or a drape. As earwax was flushed out,the kind physician did not wash his hands afterwards but just simply wiped them on his lab coat.
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The front desk is understaffed which made the visit a little frustrating, but Dr. Surinder Malhotra was great. Very efficient and attentive.
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Actually Dr Malhotra is professional and friendly but waiting takes long time.
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Experienced doctor.
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He is a nice doctor
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Dr. Malhotra is absolutely the best in his field. He is extremely knowledgeable and very experienced in performing procedures. He makes me feel at ease and has a wonderful personality. His skills in his field are absolutely impressive. He performeda procedure for me in his office and I am so very pleased by the outcome and by his level of service and concern. I am referring to everyone and definitely coming back again and again.
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I arrived 15 min prior to my appointment and I was seen an hour after my appointment. The wait time was awful. He's good just the waiting time is a big NoNo!
More than 1 year ago
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It was wonderful and a very friendly atmosphere .
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The waiting area was little small .not enough chair. But over all it wasn't bad.
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He made my pain go away in a minute.
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Good doctor!! Got it quick
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He was very good and knowledgeable. Very good doctor.
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got my ear checked and irrigated and an allergy test done. wait time not too bad. dr is funny and cracks jokes.
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I take his opinion and felt good about it
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Very nice doc
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Everyone was very nice and I love the doctor, he's so nice.
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Office is dirty; the equipment is outdated and didn't appear to be sanitary; though secretaries were pleasant one was observed to be typing a not while on her knees due to lack of space. The doctor took several private calls askingpatients to leave his office and "wait for me until I call you back." He then proceeded to apologize as if the apology was going to make up for his lack of professional judgement. Given that my schedule is condensed I though seeing a doctor on the weekend would allow me to access this necessary services. Never again.
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Dr Malhotra is a great doctor he diagnosis was 100% accurate. The medication prescribed relieved my symptoms and I felt better within 1 hour after my visit. This is a week later and my allegeries are under control I can keep my dog. I highly recommend this doctor.
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Great visit I feel 100% better the doctor and staff were wonderful my diagnosis was spot on and I can breath again! I highly recommend this practice.
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He answered every question we had & was very helpful. He was patient with my 10 year old who was acting a little more like a 5 year old that day. He made him laugh which helped. We will be going back and recommending him.
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Excellent doctor. Really cares about patients.
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Be aware that debit cards are not accepted for paying a self-pay visit. Cash only. I was asked to walk a couple blocks to get cash from an ATM. Doctor may or may not have put an unsanitary metal tool inmy mouth to check my throat; it came out of a drawer with innumerable others, just thrown together inside higgledy-piggledy. Fingers crossed. Also, the doctor spent less than five minutes with me, but he said I could return in a couple weeks if I wasn't better. I hope this antibiotic helps.
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The staff are Nauseating!!! just like the other people who wrote the review its true.. the 2 Indians front girls are nasty, they have a bad day. I was new they didn't welcome me, they gave me some forms to fillout. Long story short I went to see the doctor because I have throat infection, the doctor didn't examine my ears or nose. only my throat because I told him my throat is hurting. He gave me medication didn't do anything, I had to go to him again and he gave me another medication and its not doing anything. By the way I wrote on my history that I am allergic to penicillin and when I went inside the examine room I also told him I am allergic to the medication. The doctor gave me antibiotics that have a penicillin in it. I was red and I had rashes I didn't know till I went to my primary doctor and she said which genius gave you that? I am not going back to that doctor again, I am going to look for another doctor and thank you ZOC DOC for horrible doctors this is the 3rd one in a raw I go to and they are horrible I will google better, The front desk girls really need to be fired they hate people, when people come they go OMG another one, that's very rude. and they rush the patience to get out and my appt was at 5:30 because I come all the way from Brooklyn the front desk girl called she was like can you come at 4 because we close at 4. I SAID NO because I have work and it says you close at 5:30 is the last patience you see.. she was like oh try to come early like at 5 because we will close the door. ARE YOU SERIOUS?? thank you zoc doc.
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He was great!
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Was told I look allergic and handed scripts for meds that I can't take. It felt like a drug pushing session that lasted 5 minutes. The doctor had no idea what I was requesting and did little to resolve my issues.Had he listened and not jumped to get the script pad out, he'd have known I have taken this same route multiple times over the course of years. This office is just a merry go round of in and out insurance swipes.
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