New York Allergy & Asthma

261 E 78th St, New York, NY 10075, USA


(212) 517-3300(212) 517-3300

Dr. Sebastian Lighvani, MD

Allergist and Immunologist

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

POMCO, Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Beech, Cigna, Emblem Health, Medicare, Multiplan, Oxford, UniCare, AARP, 1199 SEIU Funds, United Healthcare

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Voro score

94% recommended

388 out of 414 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Recommendations

1 neighbors

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4.9(413)

Approach

At New York Allergy & Asthma PLLC, we continuously strive to provide the most comprehensive, compassionate state-of-the-art care for our allergy and asthma patients. Dr. Sebastian Lighvani is a board certified Allergist and a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell. He completed his specialty and sub-specialty training at the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins University and obtained his medical degree from King's College in England. He specializes in the management of a wide spectrum of allergic, respiratory and skin disorders in adults and children including; asthma, hay fever, sinus problems, chronic cough, hives, eczema, and food allergies.

Biography

Educations

King's College School of Medicine, University of London, MD, 1995

Certifications

Allergy and Immunology

Trainings

Mayo Clinic, 2001 (residency)
Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2003 (fellowship)

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (414)
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 Recommends this doctor
Wendy S.Jan 27
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Lighvani was very communicative and answered my questions. I appreciate the time he gave me.
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How was your experience with the doctor?He is a very detailed doctor and took all of my concerns into account. I see why he has such great reviews.
Alicia D.Dec 17
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Everyone was wonderful! The front desk staff and the nurses were all friendly and welcoming. It was a pleasure! Thanks for being so great at what you all do!
Clara B.Oct 23
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Lighvani is great! I have been attempting to get a thorough assessment of my allergy situation and it wasn't until today that I felt sure I'd get to the crux of my problem. Dr. Lighvani listened carefully, conducted an allergy test, ordered me bloodwork, and was extremely thoughtful with his follow up recommendations! Thank yoU!
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Incredibly professional and knowledgable doctor. Seems to be an A++ practice all around.
AnonymousSep 22
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The doctor was very nice and explained everything to me. However the nurse who did the prick allergy tests for me was so harsh that i had blood spots all over my right arm :(
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How was your experience with the doctor?Positive experience
Anabel R.Aug 28
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr S lighvani MD is a very experienced and knowledgeable professional All staff are very courteous helpful and very polite. Office facility is a very warm atmosphere with a comfortable and clean waiting area .
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Fantastic Allegery Dr. Great at what he does!!!
John A.Jun 12
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Lighvani was recommended by a close personal friend. I've had allergy problems for decades. I received a very thorough assessment and we mapped out a cogent initial plan forward. I was impressed by the doctor's knowledge, level of professionalism and bedside manner.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Everything was great.
Lauren L.Apr 29
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?A very Kind, knowledgeable, thorough doctor who spent time answering all of my questions and listened to my concerns. Everyone in the office was great!
AnonymousApr 18
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?super knowledgeable and professional staff, very timely to go through the appointment and receive my allergy analysis. At the time of my appointment the front end staff were a bit short but that's a tough position and I'd like to believe it was a bad day Overall great place, highly recommend, and will go back whenever I need help with allergies again
Nilda D.Mar 26
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Extremely thorough! Great service.
Dana S.Mar 4
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Lighvani was really some of the best, most considerate, patient, and thourough physicians I've had the pleasure of being treated by with over 10 years of living in New York. I would highly recommend him to any patient.
AnonymousJan 30
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I felt very much at ease with how the doctor dealt with my issue, especially since I felt it was so out of my control when I went in.
Franck S.Dec 12
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?One of the very few Doctors I've seen who show actually that they care, listen, spend time with the patient (versus jumping from one patient to the other) and discussing treatment plan options.
Sasha S.Oct 31
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The office is beautiful and the staff is so nice and welcoming. I brought my 10 month old in for an initial visit and she was all smiles! They really put me at ease and were very thorough. Would highly recommend!
Neith H.Oct 22
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I thought Dr. Lighvani was on point. I have been to other allergist before and they never checked to see if I had polyps before. He was great and very personable. I would reccomend him to anyone.
Tom V.Oct 16
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?It was informative and we received clear communications from Dr. Lighvani about the treatment plan.
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very thorough with overall care -assessment, diagnosis, follow up etc. Office environment clean and welcoming. Great support staff -very caring and supportive.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very attentive and knowledgeable, would recommend!
AnonymousJun 29
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
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Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?I thought the bedside manner was horrible. When trying to call the office back for information regarding my allergy results it took three separate calls and weeks to obtain the information. Unfortunately, I do not recommend.
Andrea W.Jun 11
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent doctor. Listens, great staff, lovely office, very thorough, gave me many options. Made me feel like my eczema was not the end of the world. Going back for patch test. Very glad I waited to see him
Tanya I.May 24
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional. Staff and Dr. Livhvanti was thorough. I understood all test and went home feel confident that my problem would be resolved
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Lighavani is a highly competent and caring physician. His approach to medicine is holistic, and in my opinion a highly unusual trait among medical professionals where specialization often focuses on the minute to the detriment of the big picture.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Lighvani is very nice, efficient and knowledgeable. He and his staff also took my appointment time constraint into consideration and had me out the door when I needed.
AnonymousFeb 27
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Lighvani has great bedside manners. I did not wait more than three minutes in the waiting room, the nurses were very friendly, and doctor was also very knowledgable and professional. The space was nice and clean
AnonymousJan 26
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I really enjoyed my visit with Sebastian Lighvani, MD office. They were quick and spent a lot of time asking my questions about why I came in and talking me through what might be causing it/how it can be cured. Would highly recommend them!
Mihaj V.Jan 16
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The doctor is very knowledgeable and everyone in the office is very courteous.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional and patient and answers all your questions. His suppport staff are professional considerate and helpful . Just need to get the wait time down ??
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How was your experience with the doctor?Intelligent, thorough and very personable doctor. Attentive and courteous staff, very clean comfortable office and exam room. Highly recommended!
Lukas H.Aug 31
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Best doctor ever. He's extremely knowledgeable and expert in his field, which is why we trek all the way from Brooklyn for my son's allergic asthma. He takes time to understand issue, not rushed. Very modern office with latest technology. For example he suspected sinus infection, and had a flexible camera to insert in the nose, and confirm on the spot. Added bonus sense of humor and style.
Edith F.Jun 14
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He was very professional, good bedside manner and seemed genuinely concerned.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Fantastic staff. Prompt and thorough.
Yoko L.Apr 21
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Everyone in the office knows your name after one visit. I love coming here. I dont like shots but Dr. Lighvani suggested I do immunology and made sure that cost would never get in the way of me getting the care I need. I come in for my shots, they give me my paperwork without me asking or having to say my name, the woman who gives me my shots knows I dont like them to be announced and she remembered from my first visit and handles me with such care. I really love this office and would highly recommend it.
Niambi M.Apr 17
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Lighvani was great and personable throughout my first visit. He was very attentive and eased my concerns. His nurse, Samantha was excellent and answered all of my questions from beginning to the the very end and in a timely manner. She made the whole process even better. I was very pleased with the entire staff. Overall my experience with the staff was professional, courteous and friendly.
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He is very detail and the most important he explain everything to the patients. Highly recommend it.
Jacob R.Apr 10
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?He was very thorough with his explanations and what he wanted to do going forward with the plan. He seemed highly knowledgeable and his support staff were amazing! They made me feel welcomed and comforted!
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How was your experience with the doctor?This was a plesant visit to the allergist. Dr Lighvani will definitely be my go to allergist in NYC.
AnonymousMar 28
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?The doctor was very efficient and attentive, would definitely recommend.
Hanane H.Feb 23
 Recommends this doctor
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Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?A very professional team. I'll never go somewhere else. What made me very happy is the very friendly receptionists and nurse. I didn't wait a minute.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I had high hopes of my visit w Dr. Lighvani after he had been so highly recommended. He was patient, kind, thorough and impressive. I sincerely appreciate his care and look forward to next steps with him. Thank you for the opportunity to share my perspective!
Vinay P.Dec 29
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Thoughtful, deliberate, thorough and quite obviously au courant with the latest research in his field. Strongly recommended
Sandra M.Dec 28
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent service
Julia P.Dec 20
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Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Was so impressed with the care & attention I received. Was correctly diagnosed after a previous misdiagnosis. Will definitely be back in the future to ensure that my asthma and allergies stay under control!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very impressed with Doctor and staff. Very professional
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How was your experience with the doctor?Really great people. Entire staff was friendly and genuinely seemed to care about your visit and how to help.. completely opposite of most Dr's offices i've been to! As I am not one to remember medical terminology, the Dr. was very patient with me and answered all questions in a way I could understand.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Linghvani was very meticulous in his understanding what/why I was in his office, and very clear in the methodology he would use. He has a great office space and a lovely staff.