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Dr. Rajesh S. Kakani

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I saw him for my attacks of dizziness. He listened. Asked me questions. Got a hearing test. Explained everything. I am all better with is treatment. Two visit. Staff including audiologist is wonderful.

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flag | Submitted January 16, 2018

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Saw him for my sinus problems. He gave me lot of options. I am better with non surgical treatment. Wonderful staff. Slight wait but worth it.

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flag | Submitted January 14, 2018

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My daughter waited more than 2 months to see this specialist and we drove 20 miles to his office yesterday and he told us straight as he walked in the examination room that although he will see us this time, we should not return to see him again because our insurance does not pay him well. He also asked us to tell the child's PCP that she does not make anymore referrals to him. He is part of my insurance network. I spoke to my insurance and they verified that he is part of our network and his conduct was very unprofessional. He had no empathy, only there for $$ bills.

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flag | Submitted December 6, 2017

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Dr. Kakani is caring and thorough. My daughter and I both needed his expertise and he listened and diagnosed us accurately. His suggested treatments were effective and we are healthier because of him. He and his staff and kind, helpful, punctual, and knowledgeable. Excellent doctor!

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flag | Submitted November 10, 2017

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Great ENT doctor. He treated my vertigo. He explained to me what it was and how it can be treated. Excellent bedside manner.

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flag | Submitted October 16, 2017

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I had a nasal septoplasty and he took very good care of me. He explained all the procedures to me and even walked me through how to talk to my insurance company. He was very kind the whole time.

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flag | Submitted October 11, 2017

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Simply the best at least on Long Island. He listens. He explains. Agree with all the five star reviews above.

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flag | Submitted June 10, 2017

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Dr. Kakani was recommended to me by a friend who said that he was the best at what he does. I have since come to believe that he was very right. Not only did Dr. K take the time and trouble to explain everything to me and give me clear choices, but he also understood that cancer is a scary word and treated me with respect as he put in plain words the options that were available to me. Today, I am cancer free and I have Dr. Kakani to thank.

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flag | Submitted May 14, 2017

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After years of ear problems and 3 ENT's I found DR Kakani. I had ear tubes for over 20 years getting them replaced every year DR Kakani suggested to take them out,I was nervous because I have gone to the hospital with massive ear infections But with patience and his help here I am almost 2 years later without tubes and very happy .I see Dr. Kakani less even though I enjoy seeing him .But he has made a big improvement in my ears and for that I thank him.Let's not leave out his staff who are both caring and professional! I would recommend him to anyone looking for someone that will actually care about you.

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flag | Submitted April 13, 2017

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He listend to me. He explained things well. Great bedside manners.

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flag | Submitted January 27, 2017

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RAJESH S. KAKANI, MD, FACS, FAAOA Medical Education: MBBS (MD Equivalent), Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore, India, 1985 Academic Appointments: 07/99- 6/2009 Assistant Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY 10461 Administrative Experience: Medical Director, Balance Center, Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Center, '13- Current Chief of Head and Neck Surgery Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Center, '09- Current Member Institutional Review Board-Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Center, NY, '03-Current Chief Resident, Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1998-99. QA study of tracheotomies done at Lenox Hill Hospital, NY, 1992–94. Organization of teaching programs in the Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery residency program, All India Institute of Medical Sciences India, New Delhi, 1989–92. Student member, Court of D.A. University (University Senate), Indore, India, 1985–86. Member of Board of Studies for Medical Student Curriculum (Anatomy and Physiology, Surgery and Anesthesiology), University of Indore, India 1981-85. Professional Memberships: American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Fellow Member of International Otolaryngology Committee (2012-2016) Member Medical drugs and Devices committee (2013-2017) Consultant Media and Public Relations committee (2013-2015) American College of Surgeons-Fellow American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy-Fellow 2014 American College of Surgeons- Brooklyn Long Island Chapter New York State Society of Otolaryngology- Member Long Island Society of Otolaryngologists- Member American Association of Otolaryngologists of Indian Heritage (life Member) National Secretary 2016 Madhya Pradesh Medical Alumni Association of North America Past (Founding) President Association of Otolaryngologists of India (Life Member), 1989 to present American Association of Physicians from India (AAPI) (life Member) American Medical Association International Advisor for the Indian Journal of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery 2015 Honors and Awards: Selected for Commonwealth Scholarship (UK Government), for research in head and neck cancer at University of Leeds, UK, 1992–93 First Place in Merit in Medical School Class at all examinations; best academic record in a class of 160 students; received 31 of 33 Gold and Silver Medals awarded, 1979–84 Ethicon Travel Fellowship of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India, 1991 Silver Medal for first place in Master of Surgery (ORL) examination, at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, 1988 National Talent Search Scholarship of Government of India (similar to the Westinghouse Scholarship in US), 7/78–12/88 National Merit Scholarship of Government of India, based on performance on the Higher Secondary Examination, 1978 State Merit Scholarship for performance on the Medical School Examinations; all years of medical school, 1979–84 Certifications: Fellow- American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy- 2014 Diplomate American Board of Otolaryngology, 2000 Diplomate, National Board of Otorhinolaryngology (India), 1989 Master of Surgery (Otorhinolaryngology), Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India, 1988 ECFMG, , indefinitely valid Current Hospital Appointments: Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola NY Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Center NY NSUH at Plainview, Plainview NY Jacobi Medical Center/N.C. Bronx Hospitals, Bronx NY Practice History: 12/1999- Current Private Practice. 12/1999-06/2003 Consultant to Queens Long Island Medical Group, Garden City NY 07/1999-Current Attending at Jacobi Medical Center, employed by University Medical Group PC, and later as result of employer name change by New York Medical Group PC Postgraduate Education/Training: Fellowship 07/92–06/94 Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY; emphasis on head and neck surgery and voice disorders. Internship and Residency 07/95–06/99 Resident, Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook NY 07/94–06/95 Resident (PGY-1), General Surgery, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 10/89–04/92 Senior Resident, Otorhinolaryngology (post board certification, teaching appointment, equivalent to a junior faculty in US), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (national referral center for difficult/unusual problems); 01/89–10/89 Senior Resident, Otorhinolaryngology (post board certification, teaching appointment, similar to junior faculty position in US), Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India 01/86–10/89 Resident Otorhinolaryngology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India 11/85–01/86 House Officer, Pediatrics Maharaja Yashwantrao Hospital, Indore, India 11/84–11/85 Rotating Internship, Maharaja Yashwantrao Hospital, Indore, India. Licensure: New York, #208436 09/97-Current New Jersey # MA 68818 issued 03/99(Inactive) DEA Registration 11/98 -Current Journal: International Advisor for the Indian Journal of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery - 2015 Publications: Kakani RS, Mehra YN, Deodhar SD, Mann SBS, Mehta S. Audio-vestibular functions in rheumatoid arthritis. Journal of Otolaryngology 1990;19:100–102 [abstracted in Year Book of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, 1991]. Mehta S, Kakani R, Mann SBS, Radotra BD. Cystic hygroma of parotid. Bulletin of the Postgraduate Institute Medical Education and Research (Chandigarh) 1990;24:207–211. Bhansali A, Agarwal RG, Kakani R. Thalamic glioma: an unusual presentation. Journal of the Association of Physicians of India 1990;38:232–233. Kakani RS, Mantri P. Eradication of parthenium. Journal of the Association of Physicians of India 1990;38:380. Mehta S, Kakani R, Mann SBS, Radotra BD. Primary neuroblastoma of maxilla. Ear Nose and Throat Journal 1991;70:252–253. Kakani RS, Bahadur S, Tandon DA, Kumar S. Parapharyngeal lipoma. Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1992;106:279–282. Kakani RS, Kakani SR. Ear buds need cautious use. Journal of the Indian Medical Association 1993;91:119. Kacker A, Komisar A, Kakani RS, Reich E, Rothman L. Tongue paralysis after head trauma. Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1995;109:770–771. Kakani R, Bahadur S. Role of pectoralis major flap in carotid artery protection. Indian Journal of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery 1995:47:288–292. Szubin L, Kacker A, Kakani R, Komisar Blaugrund S. Management of post-thyroidectomy hypocalcemia. Ear, Nose, and Throat Journal 1996;75:612–616. Taskin M, Gokaslan T, Kakani R, DaSilva M. Kimura’s disease. Archives of Otolaryngology 1996;122:892–895. Kakani RS. Analysis of CT scanning referrals for chronic rhinosinusitis [letter; comment]. Journal of Laryngology and Otology 1996; 110:1189. [published erratum appears in 1998 Apr;112(4):422] Omori K, Kojima H, Kakani R, Slavit DH, Blaugrund SM. Acoustic characteristics of rough voice: subharmonics. Journal of Voice 1997;11:40–47. Kakani RS, Callan ND, April MM. Superior Adenoidectomy in children with palatal abnormalities. Ear, Nose, and Throat Journal 2000; 79:300-305. Kakani RS, Goldstein A, Meisher I, Hoffman C. Nodular Amyloidosis: Case report and literature review. Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery 2001:101-104. Presentations: How to protect and market your invention. Instruction Course, American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. San Francisco, CA, November 1997. Also given San Antonio, TX, September 1998. Prevention and management of complications in facial reconstruction. Instruction Course American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. San Francisco, CA, November 1997 (with Arnold E. Katz, MD). Perforation of cervical esophagus by PEG tube extraction. Sandeep Sainathan, Vemuru Sunil Reddy, Svetlana Danovich , Bret Larsen, Rajesh Kakani, Stewart Fox, Shahriyour Andaz. Annual Clinic Day of Nassau Surgical Society and American College of Surgeons 2012, December Kakani RS, Mehra YN. Sound signal processor-design. 1st National Workshop on Cochlear Implants. Chandigarh, India, 1986. Kakani RS, Mehra YN, Mehta S. Hypopharyngeal carcinoma in teenagers: a report of 14 cases. 40th Annual Conference of Association of Otolaryngologists of India, 1988. Kakani RS. Cochlear implants—Indian context. CME on deafness. Chandigarh, India, 1989. Kakani RS, Mehra YN, Deodhar SD, Mann SBS. Rheumatoid arthritis: audio-vestibular profile. 41st Annual Conference of Association of Otolaryngologists of India, 1989. Kakani RS, Tandon D, Bahadur S. Visual loss following Orbital Infections. 43rd Annual conference of Association of Otolaryngologists of India, 1991. Kakani RS, Mori K, Blaugrund SM, Yu JD. Vocal tractogram: a preliminary report. Voice Foundation’s 22nd Annual Symposium—Care of the Professional Voice. Philadelphia, PA, June 1993. Kakani RS, Blaugrund SM. Low-grade papillary adenocarcinoma of the nasopharynx. Poster at American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN, October 1993. Kakani RS, Komisar A, Blaugrund SM, Kacker A. Management of electrolytes following total thyroidectomy. Triologic Society Eastern Section Meeting. Ottawa, Canada, 1994.


Languages

  • Hindi
  • Punjabi language
  • Urdu

Education

  • Mgm Med Coll, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidhyalaya, Indore, Mp, India (Grad. 1985)

Other Specialties

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Areas of Expertise

  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Dizziness
  • Hearing loss
  • Nonallergic rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Sore throat

Awards & Recognitions

  • Top physician, Consumer Research council of America

Publications & Research


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