Dr. Edward Rhee

ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
West Nyack, NY
30 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.

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ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Doctor Q&A

63 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
See ENT: Assuming this is a one-sided loss, here are some of a number of possible diagnoses, all of which should be evaluated by an ear, nose and throat specia... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Mininmally invasive: Endoscopic sinus surgery describes a group of surgical procedures performed using fiberoptic telescopes and other instruments through the nostrils, th... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Postnasal Drip: In the context of the sinus infection, the likely cause for the discomfort and physical findings is the drainage of infected mucous draining from the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
See ENT: At your age, it is unlikely that the cause of your tinnitus is hearing loss, but it needs to be ruled out. Other factors may also contribute to tinni... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Injury to the nose: Injury to the nose which may result in deformity, bleeding, or impairment in function (e.g. Ability to breathe normally or an impaired sense of smell)... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: Usually a hearing test is done preoperatively to determine how much hearing loss exists and how much of the hearing loss is related to the perforation... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: Snoring, as you know, is a sound. Sound is a vibration of air. Anatomic factors in the nose and throat which contribute to this vibration will incre... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Likely otitis media: Otitis media is a condition typically characterized by the buildup of fluid behind the eardrum in the middle ear space. This condition is quite common... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: While many sore throats are viral in origin, a negative strep test does not rule out other bacterial species which can cause tonsillitis. If your sym... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
No,it can CAUSE loss: Kanamycin is in the class of antibiotics known as aminoglycosides. All are potentially ototoxic, some affect hearing more than the balance and others... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Sometimes: Recent studies suggest that the hearing loss associated with meningitis may progress or fluctuate for the short term before stabilizing - varying betw... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
See an allergist: The symptoms suggest either allergic or non-allergic rhinitis. An allergist can test you for common allergens. If testing reveals significant allergi... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: Sinus pressure is caused by a difference in pressure between the sinus cavity and the outside world. The drainage pathway of the sinuses are narrow. ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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.
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A member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 30 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
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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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