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Dr. Edward Rhee

ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
West Nyack, NY
29 years experience male

Locations

ENT and Allergy Associates

West Nyack, NY

Address

1 Crosfield Avenue, Suite 201, West Nyack, NY, US
Directions

Fax

845-727-1377

Insurances accepted

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

About

Bio

<strong>Dr. Edward Rhee</strong> received his Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College and went on to receive his medical degree from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York, where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society. He completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Rhee is board-certified in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Specialties
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ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Doctor Q&A

63 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
See ENT: Though you haven't given me many symptoms to go on, you may have a relatively common condition known as bppv, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. T... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: The most common indication for surgical intervention is for those patients who suffer from chronic or recurrent sinus infections and have failed medic... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Same overall risks: The most significant risks for this surgery are anesthesia-related and bleeding. Whether one is 5 or 25, the risks are similar. Postoperative bleedi... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Check with ENT: The thickening in the ethmoids is likely not serious but indicates inflammation if the lining of the ethmoid sinus (the sinuses between your eyes). Th... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Probably tonsilliths: While you can get an exudate on your tonsils when there is an infection, more likely what you have are tonsilliths, or tonsil stones. There are the e... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
See your ENT doctor: The most recent guidelines for tonsillectomy are based upon either airway obstruction or the frequency of tonsillitis: 7 episodes in 12 months or 5 ep... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Depends on type: This is a question best addressed by your surgeon and endocrinologist as they will have the best information on the specifics of both your surgery and... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Inflammation: When one has a viral upper respiratory infection, the mucous membranes within the nasal cavities become swollen. The olfactory (smell) nerve comes fro... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Surgeon preference: Adenoids may cause recurrent infection or nasal obstruction. Medications have limits. The traditional way of removing adenoids was with a curette - sc... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Usually blood tests: When there is a question of whether the thyroid is producing too little or too much hormone, blood tests will be ordered to determine the functioning ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
A few medications: There are two goals to treating the infection: 1) eradicate the bacteria and 2) restore drainage. Antibiotics are used to treat the bacteria. Consult ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
See ENT: Beta blockers such as labetolol are not known to cause hearing loss. See your local ENT and have a hearing test. Hopefully he/she will be able to be... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Likely infection: Your symptoms suggest an infection involving the middle ear, external ear or both. The swelling of the gland likely represents an enlarged lymph node... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
See ENT ASAP: While your symptoms may suggest a common condition, e.g. Serous otitis media (fluid in the ear), there is a chance that it could be something more sev... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Location of symptom: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (lpr) and gastroesophageal reflex (gerd) differ mostly in the way a patient has symptoms. They are both ultimately caused by... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Radiology test: A thyroid scan is a radiologic test that employs a radioactive tracer and measures uptake by the gland. The test demonstrates functioning of the thyro... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Recheck hearing: See your local ENT and obtain another hearing test if it hasn't been performed recently. Word recognition score or speech discrimination score will be... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: There are two possibilities: 1) there is still wax in your ear leading to the persistent symptoms or 2) you have symptoms without an obvious cause. E... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
See an otologist: Most general ENT physicians will not have the experience to treat complicated ear issues such as yours. I would recommend that you seek out an otolgi... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Likely infectious: Possible causes - viral, including mononucleosis, tonsillitis (possible strep related). The latter would respond quickly to antibiotics. Seek out me... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Seek MD ASAP: While most sore throats are self-limited, the severity of your symptoms warrants further evaluation. Examination by an physician, whether your primar... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Ask ENT for more inf: The most common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss. In the absence of such loss, look for other factors: caffeine, alcohol, temporomandibular joint dy... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Probably OK: Bleeding from the nose after tonsillectomy is probably not related to the surgery (guessing adenoidectomy was not performed). If there is no further ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: Knowing the cause of the symptom will direct the type of treatment needed. For example: a viral upper respiratory infection - otc analgesics; bacteri... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Unlikely: If you feel you cannot hear as well out of the left ear, you need to see an ear, nose & throat specialist and possibly have a hearing test.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: If the reason for the inconclusive biopsy is an inadequate specimen, and this is the first attempt, another needle biopsy should be performed. If thi... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Sometimes: After the placement of ear tubes, audiologic testing is common - the audiogram portion is helpful in reassessing the hearing after treatment and tympa... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Less than 5-7 days: Most viral upper respiratory infection will resolve within 5-7 days. If symptoms persist beyond this length of time, or there is a worsening of sympt... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Lip tingling: The first symptom that your calcium levels may be low is tingling of the lips or fingertips. You need to seek medical attention immediately if this d... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
See ENT ASAP: While most causes for your symptoms are generally self-limited, there is a possible diagnosis of sudden hearing loss that would be best managed with p... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Too many to name: There are three different types of hearing loss- sensorineural, conductive and mixed. The causes of these losses may be congenital, inherited, or acqu... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Need to be seen: Recommend you have the operating surgeon evaluate you. If he/she is unable to help you, ask him/her for referral to another surgeon.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Probably: What you are describing is eustachian tube (et) dysfunction. There may have also been an associated buildup of fluid - serous otitis media. This is li... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
No.: When a person suffers with recurrent or chronic sinus problems, there are generally issues with narrowing or obstruction of the drainage pathways - th... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
It's possible: When considering anatomic factors that may predispose a person to having sleep apnea, the position of the mandible (jaw bone) may be important. Since... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Sounds like reflux: Your symptoms suggest that you may be having an exacerbation of the reflux condition that you state you have. Consider managing as you have been inst... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Decrease swelling: The majority of symptoms in sinusitis are related to inflammation. Reversing the swelling using a combination of oral and topical decongestants (shor... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: The most recent guidelines for tonsillectomy based upon frequency of tonsillitis are: 7 episodes in 12 months or 5 episodes per year for 2 years or 3... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Depends on type: Two general types of ear infections: external/outer, sometimes referred to as swimmer's ear and middle - more often seen in children. As you are an ad... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
No: Noise-induced hearing loss is based upon sound intensity and duration of exposure. 90 db is the sound intensity at which exposure for greater than 8 ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Antibiotic eardrops: In swimmer's ear, there is an infection involving the ear canal skin and surrounding structures. If caught early enough, an antibiotic ear drop (with... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Many possibilities: The most common cause of ringing (tinnitus) is hearing loss. At your age, it is unlikely that the cause of your tinnitus is hearing loss, but it need... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: If there is a functional problem, for example, not being able to breathe through the nose, see an ent. If there is a cosmetic deformity, either an EN... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Consult with ENT: There are two common indications for having a tonsillectomy: recurrent infections and airway obstruction. The goal of surgery would be to either decr... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
No.: While sinusitis can cause face pain and pressure, tooth pain, congestion, headache, nasal discharge, occasionally fever and mild dizziness, vomiting w... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
See your ENT doctor: It used to be that tonsils were removed in childhood routinely. There are now guidelines that are used to help differentiate those who may benefit fr... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: Sinus headache is caused by a difference in pressure between the sinus cavity and the outside world. The drainage pathway of the sinuses are narrow. W... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: The most common indications for tonsillectomy include airway obstruction and recurrent infection. Having strep throat four times in one year meets gui... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
No. : Tonsillectomy involves the removal of tonsils which are in the throat. The mucous membranes of the mouth/throat do not form keloid.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 29 years experience
See full answer: Tonsillitis is an infection or inflammation of the tonsils. Strep is a specific bacteria that can cause tonsillitis or pharyngitis (infection of the ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rhee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rhee is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thanx very much, its clicking now when i swollow so hopefully its clearing and im female lol not male ;)
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I dld not know about excessive caffine. I.stop ped drinking coffee.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Really appreciate it!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Otolaryngologist, First Place, Hackensack, NJ - Winter
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Academy of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
American College of Surgeons
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