Dr. David Jakubowicz

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bronx, NY
24 years experience male

Locations

Office

Brooklyn, NY

Address

919 49th St, Brooklyn, NY, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

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ENT at Bronx Lebanon

Bronx, NY

Office

Bronx, NY

ENT at Martin Luther King Franklin

Bronx, NY

About

Bio

Chairman of Otorhinolaryngology Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center

Specialties
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

222 Answers
30 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Vertigo: He is having a vertigo attack and the room is spinning. That is enough for anyone to turn white.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Some: There are some minor salivary glands on the palate that can be removed with tonsillectomy. Also tonsillectomy mouth guard can cause tongue pressure an... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Bleeding : Bleeding from multiple sites signal you may have an abnormal clotting or clumping mechanism to your blood or a coagulopathy. This can be life threaten... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Vague: Can be viral or bacterial or allergy. If fever has resolved, can try Guaifenesin or Loratadine otc. If persists see a doctor.
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A member asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
There : There are actually 4 tonsils - only two are removed during routine tonsillectomy and three are removed by adenotonsillectomy. The lingual or tongue to... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
You : You may be perfectly normal, or you may have either weakness of the blood vessels or problems with your blood that prevent them from clotting normally... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Sinus infection: You can try otc oxymetazoline(adrian) for three days as directed. Realize though if you don't have a fever and drainage, the likely your pain is from ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
You : You should get a copy of the hearing test and look at the tympanogram and the reading. If the tympanogram is type b and you have a conductive loss, ea... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Surgery: Shortness of breath and trouble swallowing are indications of need for surgical intervention. See an otolaryngologist that performs thyroid surgery or... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Vocal cord paralysis: Vocal cord paralysis can occur after thyroidectomy and usually resolves wih time. In some patients it may be permanent and ones voice can improve eith... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Spermicide: Do you use spermicidal condoms or douche? He may be allergic to latex, spermicide or a component of the douche. Also to be safe but less likely retest... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Asthma: Pulmonary function tests or peak flow analyses would be helpful to diagnose asthma. Silent reflux requires an esophageal ph probe to diagnose. Describ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
The : The causes of tinnitus are many, and the treatment needs to be individualized, you likely have some noise induced hearing loss with tinnitus, and this... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Swollen tonsil: One tonsil larger than the other is reason for an exam. It could be a sign of a peritonsillar abscess, inflammatory or neoplastic process. It needs to... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Squeeze : Squeeze your nostrils together with your thumb and forefinger for 10 minutes. Lean forward so you don't choke on blood. Sit up so your nose is above y... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Headache?: Probably not. Vertigo can be related to either the anesthetic agent, nasal packing, or even migraine or worse case but unlikely a cerebrospinal fluid ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Try less: Otc cold remedies are not recommended and mixing can be even more dangerous. Treat the fever with advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) and consult your pe... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Goiter: If the thyroid is large it can cause narrowing of the airway and that is an indication for surgery. You should have your thyroid hormone levels checke... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Throat gonorrhea : A really bad sore throat sometimes with an exudate or thick phlegm that sticks to the skin of the throat. It can be diagnosed on a throat culture usin... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Ear wax: Most likely cause is earwax impacting the ear canal, likely from overuse of qtips. Debrox otc or peroxide drops to the ear to loosen the wax and then ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Topical anti fungal : A topical antifungal cream prescribed by a physician may be helpful. Try to avoid one of the combination products with steroids as this may mask the ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Post tonsil issues: The tonsil bed usually has a whitish exudate that falls off with time. When it falls off naturally or is scraped off by good, some blood my be noticed... Read More
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A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Allergy: If it is related to an allergy it should help. If not it will be less effective. I you have thick phlegm Guaifenesin may help.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Sialadenitis: You may have an infection related to your salivary gland. This can be improved by massage, hydration and lemon or sour candies. You may wish to take s... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Pain relief: Tylenol (acetaminophen) will help with regulating the temperature and pain as will motrin. Viscous Lidocaine can also help provide topical relief. If ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Normal: Veins get bigger when you breath in because the pressure in your chest increases and blood for that brief period in the vein backs up. Same reason whe... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
How old: If the child is a newborn, it could be milia. After that it can be anything from a freckle to acne to cellulitis or a skin infection. For these a pict... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Exam: You should have the throat examined with a camera by an ent. Another possibility is TMJ joint pain. Read my previous answer about TMJ for details.
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A member asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Peritonsillar absces: You may have a peritonsillar abscess or uvulitis. See an md for an evaluation or take a picture and post.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Pregnancy test: A pregnancy test is a good place to start. Other options include cholecystitis and appendicitis. The nose bleed can be related to nasal dryness.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Unlikely: There are 300 lymph nodes in the head and neck and all respond to infection. Persistent swelling over 4 weeks is worrisome. Temporary swelling is not.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Both do: Both ct and MRI can view the eustachian tube if the cuts or slices are made thin enough. Neither can assess the functional aspects of the tube, only d... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Tonsillitis : You may have tonsil stones or tonsillitis. These can be removed with irrigation or picking with a curette.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
MRI: Mri is a test that can sometimes over reward things. Get an ultrasound to evaluate your thyroid and if the nodule is over a cm consider a fine needle ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Maybe: Have it seen by the pediatrician and if the mom is eating a lot of carrots, maybe have her cut down if breast fed. If not consider a formula change.
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A member asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
OTC meds: Medications like Guaifenesin which could be found in Robitussin or Mucinex (guaifenesin) can be helpful. Also for nasal stuffiness you could try afrin... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Popped blood vessel: You could have popped a blood vessel. Use some nasal saline and if the blood becomes more frequent pinch the nose for ten minutes to control the bleed... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Corneal abrasion: Corneal abrasions can occur with little effort. If you are having pain or double vision in the eye, make sure you have a complete eye exam so appropri... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Hydrocodone: Not the best to take a combined medication for cough. Plain Codeine or dextromethorphan is a fine cough suppressor.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Muscle pain: Malnutrition muscle pains autoimmune disease or non febrile viral illness like subacute mono.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Depends: Could be from altitude or if you have migraine history it precipitated event. If does not resolve see ENT or neurologist.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: An ear infection can give a symptom of tooth pain and a tooth infection can be perceived as ear pain. Internal pain is referred or broadcast to certai... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Epistaxis: The nosebleeds are likely not a side effect of the Atacand or zocor (simvastatin) but as a result of uncontrolled high blood pressure or nasal dryness... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Balanced diet: Eat a balanced diet with leafy vegetables and fruits. Avoid processed foods and consider a multivitamin. Check your him and if above 25 consider weigh... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Sinus or migraine: Sinus disease and migraine headaches often are confused. Many patients with migraine have facial pain and are bothered by bright light and sounds. The... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Netipot: Try using sterile water as the tap water you are shooting up the nose may have bacteria. Also make sure you are cleaning the device properly. Also de... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Depressed cold: Mucinex (guaifenesin) or afrin/neosynephrine nasal are largely considered safe. I tend to avoid oral decongestants as they cause ones heart to race - ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Headache/chest pain: Headache and chest pains according to the zithromax package is a reason to stop it and call your doctor. Please do so.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Gums,: Gums, chantix, or patches are no more effective than willpower and a plan. Avoid smoking situations.
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A member asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
What fluid: Is it water or infection you are referring? If just water you can try the mack's ear dryer or some peroxide and tilt your head to try to get the liqui... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Dr. Jakubowicz provides an excellent public service through his answers to questions on AVVO.Com. I did not have an ENT rotation in med school or internship - so I learn when...Read More
Apr 3, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Jun 18, 2013
Dr J. Is unbelievable! I've seen his work. He is sweet and brilliant.
HealthTap member
I'm a side and back sleeper and might have sleep apnea b/c I snore but they don't only appear in AM. It seems random or maybe stress related
HealthTap member
Thank You! I only gave her the Advil for the fever because I was uncomfortable with mixing. Going to our doctor for other suggestions.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I did get face masks for safety and developing allergy reasons. Better safe then sorry :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

Beth Israel Medical Center

Residency

ALBERT EINSTEIN MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Peer to Peer Award, Bronx County Medical Society
Top Doctor, Third Place, Bronx, NY - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Bronx, NY - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Bronx lebanon hospital center
Kings county hospital center
Maimonides medical center
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