Dr. Jed Kwartler

enT - Head & Neck Surgery
Berkeley Heights, NJ
40 years experience male

Locations

Office

Berkeley Heights, NJ

Address

1 DIAMOND HILL RD, SUMMIT MEDICAL GROUP, Berkeley Heights, NJ
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Cigna

Oxford Health Plans

UnitedHealthcare

Summit Medical Group

Berkeley Heights, NJ

About

Bio

Jed A. Kwartler, MD practice Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery, with problems limited to the ear, facial nerve, balance system and skull base. He is the director of Summit Medical Group's Ear Specialty Center. He is board certified in bothOtolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Neurotology. He leads the most active Acoustic Tumor/Skull Base surgery program and Implantable Hearing Devices (cochlear implants, BAHA, middle ear devices) program in NJ. Dr. Kwartler is an advisor to many patient groups and schools for hearing impaired, including the NJ Acoustic Neuroma Association, Summit Speech School and Lake Drive School. He lectures and teaches locally and nationally, and is a clinical Associate Professor in Otolaryngology at UMDNJ-NJ Medical School. In his free time he enjoys cooking, traveling with friends and family, sailing and competing in triathlons.

Specialties
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enT - Head & Neck Surgery

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Doctor Q&A

122 Answers
65 Agrees
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Cochlear implant: Absolutely. Our oldest patient was 99. And she did really nicely with that. It is more a function of cognitive ability and medical condition, not ch... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Clinical diagnosis: Meniere's is a clinical diagnosis, with a constellation of symptoms characterized by fluctuating hearing loss, ear fullness, tinnitus that fluctuates ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Cochlear implant: There are centers around the country. I see you are in maryland. If close, go to hopkins. They have an excellent program.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Cochlear implant : For someone who meets the accepted candidacy criteria for an implant it is an excellent option to restore an ability to hear and communicate effective... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Dizziness: There is a long list of ear related issues that cause balance problems, neurologic, cardiovascular, circulatory, metabolic/hormonal problems also can ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Otosclerosis: Besides doing nothing since it is not a life threatening condition, treatment is either with a hearing aid or with surgery called a stapedectomy. Thi... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Cochlear implant: Not usually though there have been various device failures in the past. This is exceedingly rare. Cis are very reliable.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Bionic ear: An ear is what you are born with. It is an amazingly intricate and sophisticated sensory receptor. A bionic ear is a nickname for a cochlear implant. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Meniere's variant: Generally with the symptoms you describe meniere's would not be a diagnosis that really fits. Without examining you, it sounds like you may have some... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Meniere's: I agree with your skepticism. Possible you have some eustachian tube dysfunction. Doesn't sound like you have symptoms that really fit the diagnosis... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Dizziness: Many things. Here is a broad category list: 1. Inner ear problems 2. Neurologic problems 3. Hormonal/metabolic problems 4. Anemia 5. Dehydration... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Cochlear implant: Still considered experimental and an off label use of the device. It is quite effective at suppressing tinnitus but more difficult to balance the hear... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Gait: Sure. Your legs could be different lengths. You might have some spur formation where the nerves exit your lower spinal column putting pressure on th... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Otosclerosis : Usually all you need is a physical exam of the ears and a hearing test. Occasionally a ct scan of the ear might be ordered.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Cochlear implant: I think you are talking about a cochlear implant. One of the companies is advanced bionics, which is probably where the nickname came from.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Dizziness : Not sure what you mean by "bad" eardrum but problems in the middle ear ... Infections, trauma, tumors... Can cause dizziness.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
It's a symptom : By definition, any sound you hear in your ear- may be ringing, hissing, crickets, whistling, or even music- is called tinnitus. The question to be ans... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Hearing aids: Sounds like you have a nerve hearing loss. There is currently no surgery or medicine to correct that so hearing aids are your best option if you or yo... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Consider tubes: Since you fly and equalizing pressure is critical perhaps consider some ventilation tubes. It may take awhile after your sinus surgery for eustachian ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Hearing: Depending in the cause of the loss and the amount if hearing loss you have, as well as your profession (is it hearing dependent) then you might qualif... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Viral infection: Most likely viral upper respiratory infection but with the thicker mucus coughing up could also have secondary bacterial infection requiring antibioti... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Dizziness: Vertigo is a medical term describing a symptom. It is characterized as a sensation of spinning. So, if you go to your doctor and say you are spinnin... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Perforation: If there is a suspected ear drum perforation do not allow the ear to be flushed. Cleaning with direct visualizing the ear canal with a microscope is h... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Piercing : You are right. Keloids are not usually painful and red. Sounds more like an infection of the cartilage , which is generally not something you should p... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Hearing loss: Genetics, infection, acoustic trauma, idiopathic. Acoustic neuroma is fairly uncommon though needs to be considered in the differential diagnosis.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Dizziness: Not enough information to answer. The burning is probably some acid reflux before you vomit. If the dizziness is that severe to cause vomiting go see ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Hearing loss: Do you use qtips, which just pushes the wax further in. Do you have any chronic dermatologic problems like eczema, which might make you more prone to... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Ear infection: Sounds most likely to be an upper respiratory virus. Treatment is just symptomatic. Lots of liquids, mucous thinners, humidification, tylenol (aceta... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Itchy ear: Possibly uri. Possibly allergy. Do you have seasonal allergy? Did something like an antihistamine provide relief?
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Ear blockage: Sounds like a one sided blockage of your eustachian tube, which functions to regulate pressure in the middle ear. Go see ent. Should have flexible sco... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Bleeding tongue: A bleeding lesion at base of tongue persisting for that long with your smoking history must be biopsied and imaged. Go see ENT to check for possible c... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Dizzy: If you are vomiting blood you may be anemic, causing dizziness/ lightheaded sensation. Vomiting blood is not " nothing". Call your doctor and tell the... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Tonsillectomy: Agree that it is safe. Any unilateral swollen tonsil that has not responded to antibiotics should absolutely be biopsies with excision. Must rule out ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Dizzy: Perhaps the diet is too aggressive or nutritionally imbalanced. Perhaps see a nutritionist to review and discuss first.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Dizziness: Barometric pressure change-induced dizziness, like descending in a plane, could be a sign of a perilymphatic fistula. This is when inner ear fluids le... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Ear drainage: Sounds like you had an ear infection and spontaneously ruptured your ear drum. It usually heals on its own but you may need antibiotics so go see your... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Imbalance: Symptoms persisting over that period of time, along with trouble swallowing/choking and dropping things could be symptoms of something pressing on bra... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Dizziness: Moving bowels causes a parasympathetic nervous system discharge which dilates smooth muscle, among other things, and leads to a feeling of lightheaded... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Dizzy: So many different things can be causing your symptoms. You need to see your primary physician.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Ear wax: Have never heard of an ear wax "test". Wax is just made up of dead skin and oils secreted from glands. Not much you could learn from it by having it... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Lymph node swelling: No not normal. Good that it is smaller but a persistent lymph node over 1cm in size and tender for that long may need a biopsy, either with a needle o... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Earwax: Can be produced in variable amounts based on a variety of skin conditions. Probably no clinical significance.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Neuroma: Yes. But they are quite uncommon, occurring between 1 and 3 people per 100, 000 in the general population. Also less likely if the hearing loss and t... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Hearing loss: There really aren't exercises for your ears and hearing. But you can follow sensible things like protection from loud noise exposure, no qtips in the... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Dizzy: Momentary dizziness or spinning with position change may be what is called benign positional vertigo. Probably not related to poking your ears though ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Bppv: As the particles "dump" into the part of the inner ear called the vestibule the unsteadiness can last for a variable length of time. Usually a few da... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Otosclerosis: Otosclerosis can also affect the inner ear so may not be misdiagnosis. Evaluation with updated hearing test, ct temporal bones might be helpful.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Ear irrigation: If done gently should feel just like water in the ear when showering or bathing. Should not be painful.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Acoustic neuroma : Screening is with hearing test but definitive diagnosis is with a contrast MRI focused on the inner ear.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Prevention: Mainsta;y of treatment is low salt diet, less than 2000 mg sodium per day and diuretic. Adequate sleep and hydration are also very important. 80% of... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jun 11, 2013
Dr. Kwartler has provided many thoughtful answers to questions about ear/vestibular function. He has expertise in skull base/neuro-otology issues.
Apr 2, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
May 21, 2013
He is knowledgeable in his field and in cochlear impalnts
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! i got sick to my stomach on monday night before vomiting down to the bile i became very dizzy. even when i move from side to side i get
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you! I will see my family doctor soon! Antibiotics didn't work, and so she went to viral. Thank you, good to know I'm not crazy. (:
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much I didnt know what was going on. His head has been hurting since yesterday, so I will take him to the ER tomorrow.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UMDNJ-NJ Medical School
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

University Hospital NJ Medical School

Awards

Honor Award-American Academy Otolaryngology
Thought Leader, Third Place, Morristown, NJ - Winter
2013
Top Otolaryngologist, First Place, New Jersey - Winter
2013

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