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Dr. Linda Brodsky

ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Buffalo, NY
43 years experience female

Locations

Pediatric ENT Associates

Buffalo, NY

Address

3580 Sheridan Drive, Amherst NY, 2721 Transit Road, Elma (Southtowns), Buffalo, NY
Directions

Practice website

Fax

7163629729

About

Bio

I am a specialist for children and young adults who have problems of the ears, nose, throat, head and neck and communication disorders. I am a former Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics at the University at Buffalo and headed the program at the Children's Hospital of Buffalo for 20 years. I was born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island, and went to school in Phillie and trained in "the city." We have 3 grown children and my husband is a pediatric urologist. I love what I do and I love advocating for kids and their families (and for women physicians).

Specialties
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
Get a diagnosis: Nose "irritation" is a very non-specific complaint. In order to know what to do, you have to have a physician who can do a complete examination of th... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
You can kiss again: It is not the virus itself that "stays" in your body forever, but the response the body has to the virus (the antibodies) that stay in the body almost... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
Check with OB/GYN: Make sure someone looks at the ear and decides whether you have an infection or not. "earache" and ear pain may not always be from an infection. Some... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
Yes: Ear problems and balance problems are sometimes associated because the inner ear houses the vestibular (balance) system and the hearing. If this cont... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
Do no self treat: A "leaking" ear can be something serious and needs a physician to examine.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
Waterpick: In the short term you can try a water pick for irrigation of the tonsils. In the long run, you might consult an ENT for tonsillectomy.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
Avoid allergen: If you can find out what you are allergic to (e.g. Animals, dust, grass) you can try to avoid and take local control measures. If not, you might tr... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
Tonsil inflammation: Tonsillitis is a general term that describes tonsil inflammation. It can be "acute" when there is a sudden onset, active, often more severe infection... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
Think other causes: If you are not exposed to smoke from others, two more common causes of nocturnal (nighttime) cough are acid reflux and allergies. The allergies to du... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
No: Only a biopsy can diagnose throat cancer.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
Tumor: In this situation if you have a persistent feeling that something is stuck in your throat, it may be a tumor. If you smoke, drink, have acid reflux y... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
Remove the allergen: She may have perennial allergies to pets or dust mites. It would be best not to use systemic medication in such a young infant. Try to find out what... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
Your diet/allergies?: If your diet is not adjusted for reflux you will not get benefit from reflux meds. Also you may have some problems with allergies that need to be che... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
Do not squeeze it: A "pimple" (pocket of pus in the skin) on the side of one's nose should not be squeezed because if it is located in a certain area, sometimes the pus... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
Yes, if persists: If the sore throat persists for more than several weeks and you have the "white stuff" you might want to see a doctor. Especially if you still have y... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
Possible acid reflux: May causes of sore throat & cough that come and go. Can be associated with difficulty swallowing. You don't have to have heart burn. Other symptoms ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
Why not?: I would think your previous doctor would be happy to see you back again. But since it is over 3 years, you will be considered a "new" patient so be a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
Not "one" cure: Most "sinus infections" are not really infections. If there really is an acute sinus infection with pus in the sinus there should be severe facial pa... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
Multiple choices: Snoring is a sound made when the airflow through the upper airway is blocked. Blockage can be anywhere from the tip of the nose to the roof of the mou... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
Adenoidectomy: Rarely the adenoids will form stones. But more commonly sometimes the tonsils are not removed totally and the stones can be formed again. If unsure ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
Medicine/surgery: We are both the medical and surgical doctors for all ages of patients who have any problems with the ears and balance, the nose and sinuses, the throa... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
Doesn't matter: Most "hairline" nasal fractures are mis-read xrays. There is nothing you need to do for a non-displaced ("hairline fracture") of the nose. It might ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
43 years experience
No age limit: As long as you have your tonsils you can get tonsillitis.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Brodsky is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Brodsky is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I am also eating healthy. Smoking work in progress, reduced to one cig a day. I speak fir a living, if I work one day it takes me 2 to recov
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Thanks for your quick reply! He did have an overnight study years ago...hopefully, results don't change over time. Thanks for answering so quickly!!
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I really appreciate the information!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Pennsylvania, PA
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

MontefIORE MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Best Doctors in America from 1992 to present
Numerous Awards and grants for research and teaching http://www.lindabrodskymd.com/about/pdf/Dr-Linda-Brodsky-CV.pdf
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Affiliations

American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
American Society of Pediatric Otolayngology
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