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51 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019, USA


(212) 326-8475(212) 326-8475

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180 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY 10032, USA


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Dr. Lanny Close, MD

Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

Cigna, Multiplan, AmidaCare, United Healthcare, MagnaCare, WellCare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, VNSNY, Medicare, Fidelis Care, POMCO, Aetna, Health First, Emblem Health, Oxford, Affinity, 1199 SEIU Funds

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Voro score

78% recommended

28 out of 36 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.5(36)

Approach

Lanny Garth Close, M.D. is Professor of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He served as the Howard W. Smith Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center from 1994 to 2013. Dr. Close received his medical degree with honors (AOA) from Baylor College of Medicine in 1972 and trained in general surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, followed by specialty training in Otolaryngology at Baylor College of Medicine affiliated hospitals. He completed fellowship training in Head and Neck Surgery at the M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in 1979.

Biography

Educations

Baylor College of Medicine, MD, 1972

Certifications

Otolaryngology

Trainings

Baylor College of Medicine, 1976 (residency)
M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, 1979 (fellowship)

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (36)
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 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Close was very informative and made my visit pleasant.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Close makes you feel relaxed if nervous by getting to know you the patient. Dr. Close was informative with a bit of humor.
Balaji A.Dec 17
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?What a knowledgeable doctor ! Very thorough and awesome diagnosis and great treatment! Lovely experience!
Earl J.Oct 31
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?Being a man of age I am of the belief that a handshake shows character and respect and appreciation for me patronizing his office! He didn’t offer one! I also felt there are more in office testing that are available that he didn’t do but he is older! He wasn’t unpleasant neither unfriendly but as I stated for me not totally engaging! Just my opinion!
Astou B.Oct 28
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very attentive, explains process/procedures with great detail, very attentive regarding medical / family history
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He is very informative and quite social. Explained everything extremely clearly, and conducted his examination in a very thorough and professional manner.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?They made me very comfortable and the doctor really went above and beyond. Alex was a sweetheart also. Overall great experience.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Had a great sense of humor!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very knowledgeable, fully explained everything in detail, and personable. Would recommend and visit again.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Went for earwax cleaning. He really did well and I'm perfectly alright after that. But the bill is really more. I did not expected that much of a bill. Its 5 times more than what you see in online for wax cleaning (even with insurance).
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Lanny Close is highly knowledgeable and very personal. As a first time visitor, I was able to make a same-day appointment and tackle a sinus infection straight away. His staff is professional and incredibly timely, a very lovely office and visit!
Joseph D.Dec 11
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Pleasantly surprised at the overall experience. Front desk staff was courteous, knowledgeable, and have a positive attitude. Doc was super attentive. Patient. Detail oriented. And not there just to churn through patients. Whole experience was positive. As much as I dislike the entire healthcare experience in general this one was quite pleasant.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Nice & quick.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Close was very nice and professional. I felt that he listened to my concerns and I will definitely return to visit him with any ENT issues!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?I went to Dr. Close for a second opinion about getting sinus surgery and a tonsillectomy. I would recommend him to anyone. He was so knowledgeable. He took a detailed history. Listened to me. Validated and addressed all my concerns. I wouldn’t call him warm and fuzzy. Very matter of fact. But I soon realized he just had a very dry sense of humor. He is a world renowned ENT surgeon and recently moved to Atlanta with his wife after teaching at Columbia. Dr. Close did still recommend surgery, but was going to go about it in a completely different way. Much less aggressively than my current ENT. And he said there was no reason to get my tonsils out and was shocked it was ever recommended in the first place. Which I concurred with. I work in the medical industry, and I would choose a skilled and knowledgeable surgeon any day over someone who was “sweet.” I highly recommend him if you are looking for the most current, up to date recommendations for sinus surgery. I feel so blessed that he was the only one who had an opening during the time I needed to come. And I called only the day before. They got me in right away. I’ve never written a review of a doctor before, but I felt I had to this time. It was that amazing of an experience.
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Awful

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Lanny close was lacking any concern for what I had come in for. DR assistant Alex was very kind, caring, and informative she provided me more information than the doctor himself.
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Awful

How was your experience with the doctor?I will never use this doctor again. He was not familiar with the equipment, and couldn't even log in his computer and had to pull the nurse in for questions a few times during the process. After he pulled the nurse, he didn't even close the door during the check. He mentioned certain prescrition while walking me out the door, when I asked for prescription note so that I can take to the pharmacy, he told me that he has sent that to my phamarcy.I didn't see him write down any notes in the computer nor on the paper, nor communicated about my situation with the nurse. Of course, when I got to the pharmacy, I was told no one sent them any prescription for me. This experience is horrible! I got a big bill for it and what he did is not worth such a big amount. I will never use him again.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent & very detailed.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
Suma A.Feb 18
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
Galen E.Feb 10
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
Adam R.Feb 3
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
James B.Dec 22
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory
Renee P.Nov 11
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
Kori G.Oct 19
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent