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Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz

Sleep Medicine
New York, NY
25 years experience male

Locations

ENT and Allergy Associates

New York, NY

Address

261 5th Avenue, Suite 901, New York, NY
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Empire BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

MVP Health Care

Affinity Health Plan

Group Health Incorporated (GHI)

HIP Health Plans

Medicare

Office

Middletown, NY

About

Bio

Dr Jacobowitz specializes in SLEEP medicine surgery of adults and children. He performs the Pillar procedure for snoring. For obstructive sleep apnea, he offers CPAP, oral appliances or advanced surgical techniques including lateral pharyngoplasty, palatal advancement and coblation tongue surgery. Drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE), or simulated sleep examination is used to help select specific surgical procedures. He is nationally-recognized speaker and instructor on sleep apnea. Dr Jacobowitz specializes in HEAD and NECK cancer surgery, including thyroid and parathyroid surgery and is a member of the American Thyroid Association. Dr Jacobowitz is an ALLERGIST and also performs advanced SINUS SURGERY. Image-guided navigation or baloon sinuplasty may be used. Patients are treated compassionately and comprehensively in an elegant, modern setting.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Sleep Medicine

Allergy and Immunology

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Languages spoken

English, Hebrew

Doctor Q&A

44 Answers
32 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Post : Post nasal drip can occur when one has excess drainage or if the natural drainage changes in properties. Irritants and allergens may cause it. It is best to see an ENT (otolaryngologist) who can examine the nose completely. Often rinsing the nose with saline using a squeeze bottle is advised and prescription nasal sprays are used with good success rates. Sometimes allergy testing is a good idea in order to identify hidden allergies.
A male asked:
Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
I : I agree with dr butt that good habits are the best medicine. Light also has a great effect on our internal clock. Exposure to bright light as soon as one gets up in the morning helps set the brain's clock to go to sleep in the evening. In the evening the brain's natural sleep promoting hormone melatonin is released as long as light is dim. It is a good idea then to avoid bright light exposure in the evening, even from large tv or computer screens. If one is having a major insomnia problem despite a good trial of habit modification, consider seeing a sleep medicine specialist. If the diagnosis is chronic insomnia, then referral to a psychologist who practices cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is a good idea.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Usually not: Nasal obstruction can worsen sleep apnea but in most cases it is not the cause. Sometimes nasal obstruction is not really nasal , but due to throat obstruction, too. Nasal obstruction should be treated as even in absence of sleep apnea it affects sleep quality and daytime function. For some patients, treatment of nasal obstruction can aid in the treatment of sleep apnea.

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Testimonials
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Dec 2, 2012
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Jacobowitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Jacobowitz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for the tips. I will definitley slow down on the caffeine drinks and drink more water. Hope that takes care of it :)
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you. Is there any TREATMENT FOR SLEEP APNEA?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Work on weight loss & exercise!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Graduated 1996MD

Medical/Graduate school

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Graduated 1988MD

Medical/Graduate school

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2001

Awards

Honor Award, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Honor award of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery

Affiliations

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
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