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Dr. Jed Kwartler

enT - Head & Neck Surgery
Berkeley Heights, NJ
39 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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Ear surgery : Yes, it can be done for many reasons. To treat infections, repair holes in ear drum, rebuild ear bones, place implantable hearing devices. Can also a... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Cochlear implant: Any of the manufacturer websites give good info. Don't get caught up in the specific marketing hype of the site but rather look at how they work and h... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Ear ringing: It can vary but is a sign of too loud noise exposure. Give your ears a noise rest and have your hearing tested.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Acoustic neuroma : Screening is with hearing test but definitive diagnosis is with a contrast MRI focused on the inner ear.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Meniere's: First line therapies include low salt diet, diuretic, adequate hydration and good sleep. Other drugs tried include betaserc, an antihistamine. To con... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Cochlear implant: They are extremely effective and becoming even more so as processing speeds increase. If hearing aids no longer are benefiting you then a ci may be a... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Ringing ear: Could be many things but whenever you have a symptom like ringing in just one ear you want to get your hearing tested asap as well as possibly getting... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Meniere's : Dizziness/episodic vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, ear pressure are all characteristic symptoms of meniere's . Your question is broader. Yes, could ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Acoustic neuroma: No special diet needed or known to "prevent" acoustic. Ear a balanced diet, lean proteins, carbs from fruits and vegetables, healthy fats. Look up som... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Depends: First you need to find what is causing the discomfort. It may be from an ear infection in the canal or middle ear requiring antibiotics. Or maybe fr... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Hearing loss: Not really. Your pinky is much bigger than your ear canal. You could irritate the outer part of the ear and cause a buildup of flaky skin. That mig... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Acoustic neuroma: Yes. This is a condition called neurofibramotosis, type two or nf2.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Vertigo: First, probably not related to past concussion if awhile ago though that is important information. Need to determine what is causing your symptom. May... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Bpv: While most patients with bpv respond to physical therapy/repositioning some dont. There is a surgery called semicircular canal plugging that is used ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Ear ache: Many middle ear infections are caused by a virus and do not need antibiotics. However if the ear pain, fever and headache have been present for more t... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Ear tube: Unusual to have pain like you describe. Tube could be blocked. Or some other source of pain to search for.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Otosclerosis: Otosclerosis is a problem with the third ear bone called the stapes. It does not involve the ear drum ever.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Tonsillectomy : Pain in the ear is common. Follow your doctors instructions about which foods to eat. "rough" foods can still trigger bleeding at 8 days post op.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Meniett: It has been studied, mostly in europe where it was developed. A few published studies here in the us. A noninvasive (except for placing the tube) and ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Zyrtec (cetirizine): In moderation probably ok. Zyrtec (cetirizine) is not particularly a sedating antihistamine.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Pain: Depending on where you hit your head exactly maybe did something to a small sensory nerve that is just above the eye and is causing a neuralgia type p... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Get checked: So many different causes for the symptoms you are describing but worth seeing your doctor about this, especially the extreme fatigue.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Vestigial response: This is a vestigial response designed to protect us. What happens when you ingest a toxin is a sense of dizziness/lightheadedness. This triggers a par... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Swollen tonsil : The ear symptoms may be caused by the inflammation in the tonsil. Whenever you have a persistent enlarged/swollen tonsil on one side needs to get chec... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Meniere's : Characterized by symptoms of ear fullness/pressure, fluctuating hearing loss, fluctuating loud tinnitus and episodes of spinning vertigo. If your symp... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Reflux: Consider seeing a behavioral therapist. Also, you should be on acid reducing meds if that was seen on exam.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Hearing loss: Tinnitus can occur with or without hearing loss measured by an audiogram.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Infection: Could be viral (most likely) or bacterial. Would recommend seeing your primary since these kinds of symptoms have a host of causes.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Bell's palsy : You should see an ENT or ear specialist asap. Have your hearing tested. You also may need mri. Treatment is usually with steroid and antiviral.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Ear drops: If there is wax in the ear or other debris then the Ciprodex drops will not really be effective. You need to get your ear cleaned out by an ent.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Stop: There is some small risk of repeated ct. Scans so please stop and have the ordering physician look at your previous test before ordering a new study. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Wax: Most commonly hearing loss if completely filling the canal. May cause tinnitus and dizziness if pressing against drum. But usually wax is normal part ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Swelling: Could be an infected/blocked skin gland. See your doctor. May need drainage or antibiotic.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Aphthous ulcer: Can be a viral ulcer, usually goes away on its own over a few days to a week. If it doesn't you should have it looked at, possible biopsy.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Ear irrigation: If done gently should feel just like water in the ear when showering or bathing. Should not be painful.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 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.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Dizzy: Could be many things from your description. Possibly some type of inner ear problem like ménière's disease. See an ear specialist for hearing test, ve... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Otosclerosis: Fortunately, not really much to avoid. Of course you should make sure your prosthesis is MRI compatible in case you have to have one.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Hearing: Not sure exactly what you are asking. Both are comfortable and enhance ability to hear things you otherwise couldn't without them. But neither are as ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Otosclerosis : This is a condition of abnormal bone maturation which most commonly affects the base/footplate of the third ear bone or stapes. It fixes it so it can'... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Cochlear implant : Three companies distribute/manufacture cochlear implants in the us. There are a few others in europe only. The main ones are cochlear corp, advanced b... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Tympanoplasty graft: Varies by technique but usually heals within 4-6 weeks.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Ear pain: Ear pain can be caused by problems in the ear such as infections or be referred pain from other areas like the teeth, tmj, throat, scalp, neck, thyroi... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Lump: Could be some type of blocked/infected skin cyst. If recurring after antibiotics probably needs excision.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Dizziness: Most likely the hormonal changes that occur with pregnancy.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Ear infection : No problem to use nasal saline sprays to help with the stuffy nose.
A male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Hearing loss: Could be fluid but need to get a hearing test to make sure it's not a sudden nerve hearing loss that would be treated with high dose steroids. Go get... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
MCTD: Perhaps discuss this with your rheumatologist. These symptoms are not uncommon in mctd with involvement of the esophagus.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
enT - Head & Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Mri: Yes, will show up on imaging but should also be seen on a good physical exam by an ent.

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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 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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