The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary is the leading provider of eye and ear, nose and throat care in America, and operates one of the most prestigious Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery departments in the world. We perform more than 22,000 surgical procedures and have more than 155,000 outpatient visits each year from both US and international clients.
And while The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary was the first specialty hospital in the United States, founded in 1820, we have remained at the top of the medical profession by delivering the highest quality, most technologically advanced care inconsistent multi-disciplinary environments. The safety, dignity and comfort of each patient and our record of successful outcomes sets us apart in the global community.
Located at the corner of Second Avenue and 14th Street in Manhattan, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary is consistently ranked among "the Best Hospitals in America" by US News and World Report. It has been designated a Magnet Hospital for nursing excellence, and is accredited by The Joint Commission.
Founded in 1824, the Department of Otolaryngology at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary has evolved from the first Otolaryngology department in America into a major international referral center, performing more than 4,800 surgeries and treating more than 70,000 outpatients a year. This unprecedented volume of patients reflects the high level of clinical experience and superior outcomes in all types of otolaryngologic procedures.
Medical research is also central to our work as it provides invaluable insights that keep us in the forefront of our specialties. We are engaged in ongoing studies in head & neck cancer, hearing restoration, facial nerve function, laryngeal reinnervation after injury, and voice production. We participate in both long- and short-term clinical trials in all aspects of Otolaryngology. Working with scientists, physiologists, molecular biologists,and a bioengineer/mathematician, Department members present their research to both the domestic and international medical communities and via peer-reviewed journals.
As an academic medical center, teaching and training also keeps The NewYork Eye and Ear Infirmary at the forefront. The resident education program in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery is one of the most competitive and highly-sought after in the USA.
Physicians within the Department of Otolaryngology include 111 board-certified surgeons who have been recognized both nationally and internationally for their medical and surgical expertise. The hospital is equipped with cutting edge diagnostic tools and surgical instrumentation such as the Coblator, Landmark System, Harmonic Scalpel, and KTP laser.
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