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The best children's ENT office around!! The staff and the doctor are so caring and really do care about each patient.
I am very thankful I brought my son to see Dr. Levitt. He has all the equipment to diagnose any hearing issues. After initially taking my son to see an ENT Doctor who was a lot closer. The first Dr. I took him to wanted us to give our son daily injections of what he was allergic to. The first Dr told us he had fluid blocking his hearing. He failed his hearing test in 3 booths and 3 times at school. The school was looking at us saying that his learning was being compromised due to his hearing. Dr. Levitt tested for fluid blocking hearing which came out NEGATIVE. He had an extensive hearing test by the nice lady who is an audiologist. He does have minor hearing loss in his right ear. However, Dr. Levitt reassured me that this is not the cause of any learning issues. He recommends that I bring him back before next school year starts to do a hearing test again. I am so happy that he agreed with me about the daily shots. He said no way will I be able to give a 6 year old a daily shot. My son hates needles and it takes 4 people to hold him down to get blood work. I am very happy I brought my son to Dr. Levitt. Everyone in the office was very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend you take your child to see Dr. Levitt. He is an expert with children and his staff is super nice and helpful.
I had a fabulous experience with the Dr as well as the office staff, especially Renee. Her constant follow up with me after my daughters surgery was beyond helpful and very compassionate! I am beyond grateful to them for the caring care with my most precious possession. Thank you!
My daughter's pediatrician suggested seeing Dr. Levitt for breathing issues she was having due to her tonsils and adenoids. I called Dr. Levitt's office to schedule an appointment on a Friday afternoon, they put my daughter on the schedule for the following Monday. The office is very kid friendly which I loved because it kept my daughter calm. The front desk staff was very sweet and friendly. We waited in the waiting area no more than five minutes. Dr. Levitt came in, checked her out and said she needed to have the surgery. I was concerned that he didn't spend much time with her or do a scope, but I met with Renee anyway to go over the surgery. She was so sweet! Explained everything, gave us as much information available and did not rush us into scheduling. I did end up going for a second opinion, but not because I didn't trust Dr. Levitt, but more so because I wanted to make sure surgery was the only option. I didn't see or speak to Dr. Levitt until the day of surgery, but I did speak to Renee almost daily because I was very nervous and scared for this surgery and she was so sweet and understanding, didn't rush me off the phone, ever, and answered all my questions. Surgery went amazing, Dr. Levitt is a genious! Recovery was hard, but again, Renee helped us through it! I was even able to contact her over the weekend and she was as helpful and sweet as usual. My daughter is now 3 weeks post op and it is incredible how quiet she is sleeping now and how much better her breathing is. I am so happy with the choice I made. I was so scared to put her through it, but she got through it and I am forever grateful!
Absolutely loved my child being a patient of Dr. Levitt. The office staff's post follow up is amazing. Daily phone calls to make sure that your child is healing properly and to give helpful tips was truly appreciated and comforting. Definitely recommend this team to anyone!
I'm really glad that I found Dr Levitt. My 9yr old daughter suffered from terrible nose bleeds on and off for years and It got to the point that she was having them daily. Dr Levitt ended up having to cauterize her twice in within 9 months but thankfully no more bleeds! I would definitely recommend him to othes!
My overall review with Dr. Levitt is 5 stars and a 100% professional from Doctor to Staff... I highly recommend Dr. Levitt.
After noticing my 6 year old daughter was having difficulty breathing in her sleep I made a visit to her primary doctor. He then referred me to an ENT who would not be able to see me for FOUR months!! I was so fustrated and tired having to be up all night to make sure my daughter was ok. After venting to a friend about this, she suggested going to see Dr. Levitt instead. BEST CHOICE I ever made. I called on Friday, they saw her that following Monday and operated on Friday. It was a blessing. He immediately decided she needed her tonsils and adenoids removed to help solve her sleep apnea. And it WORKED. I was extremely pleased with the whole team. They called every other day to make sure my princess was recovering well. They answered ALL my questions. And on her post-op appointment, they greeted my daughter with a Medal, and Certificate, and a lollipop for being a great patient. I recommend this doctor to anyone whose child is suffering in their sleep. It was so difficult but now she sleeps so well it still amazes me. I couldn't be more happy and grateful.
After the Dr. said my daughter needed her tonsils and adnoids out I had to deal with the unprofessional and rude office staff. They wanted BEFORE survery WHAT THEY THOUGHT MY INSURANCE WOULDN'T COVER THE charge of the operation when I asked for a receipt they denied me I asked what the codes would be they denied me. I know my insurance company and where I was for payments. After I questioned and paid they refused her treatment. I asked to speak with the Dr. they said no he decided not to operate because I questioned so much about payment. PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THIS OFFICE IT IS A FACTORY AND THEY ARE ALL ABOUT THE MONEY NOT THE CHILD.
Dr. Levitt is an amazing doctor. I honestly don't think there is any doctor that is like him. Before the surgery, he gave an abundance of jokes to calm me down. ( By the way he is a very funny person). If my friends ever need a doctor to do a surgery, I would gladly recommend Dr. Joel Levitt. Thanks Dr. Levitt for my new life!!!!
Went to Dr Levitt for my daughter w sleep apnea. Without examining her, he told us we needed a tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy. The office is run like a subway - scheduling each patient for a surgical procedure, one patient in, schedule, patient out, next. Doesn't take time w patients, no explanations. We went along w surgery - BIG MISTAKE!! Surgery was 3hrs late, my daughter contracted an infection, was in ICU for 3 days without the dr EVER GOING TO SEE HER! Dr Levitt said she was just stubborn. We demanded to be seen by another dr who FINALLY diagnosed the infection. Dr Levitt was a nightmare - not professional, knowledgeable, responsible - a walking malpractice lawsuit!!
I really appreciated the bedside manner of Dr. Levitt and his ability to not only engage with the parent but also the patient. His staff is excellent as well! Post-operation calls were very much appreciated.
I am doing this rating based on the unethical and unprofessional staff that Dr.Levitt has working for him. I went today in an attempt to have my son looked at, and after having a mess up from my pediatrician on a referral, they first told me that they would not see me. Then after somewhat resolving the issue, I was told I would have to pay to see the doctor which I agreed to. After he saw over 3 patients who appointments were after mine, the secretary began to tell me what bad insurance I had and in front of the whole waiting room and told me that I would be paying out of pocket. To make matters worse (besides the fact that it is against HIPPA laws which I will address with that agency, is that I pretty much begged for my son who is in pain to be seen and that was of no concern to them. It was all about the money and the worst experience I have ever had a doctors office. I walked out because I would never want my son to be seen by a practice who violates patient privacy in front of other patients, as well as brings up finances before he is even seen. After doing some research, this practice is notorious for illegal billing and apparently money is all they concern themselves with which was loud and clear from the minute we walked in. Completely unethical and immoral!
Excellent experience!! Staff is very friendly and accomodating. My son had his tonsils & adenoids removed. Excellent experience overall! Excellent follow-up post surgery!
My children have been patients of Dr. Levitt for 20 years and are still pleased with all he has to offer, right through to the office staff. Dr . Levitt took his time, answering questions and offering sound advice. He has a calm, reassuring demeanor that is just as important to the older patient as it is to a parent bringing in their infants for medical care. The office staff is courteous, kind and friendly. I highly recommend Dr. Levitt.
Dr Levitt and his staff are excellent. As a result of the treatment and care i received my daughter can hear normally and can sleep restfully. Other so called Ped ENT doctor just kept giving antibiotics ans steroids without any relief. Dr Levitt cured my child. His surgical coordinator called everyday to lend support and the office was always available to answer questions and deal with my concerns. He is the BEST.
I particularly like him and his staff for the exceptionally courteous manner in which they manage their patients. They always called me to find out how my son was doing after his surgery and without a second thought I would recommend Dr. Levitt as the pediatrician for every parent and child.
Overall poor experience. Poor bedside manner. Poor Diagnosis.
I would absolutely suggest Dr Levitt to anyone I had re occurring strep throats and he set me right up with a tonsil/adenoid removal which went great and the staff was so helpful in making sure I was fully knowledgable about the operation and I had a great recovery with the help and checking up of doctor Levitt and his amazing staff
I honestly can say i been dealing with my child's health issues for almost two years and he finally went to see ENT Doctor Mr. Joel Levitt in West Orange, NJ and he had my child take a sleep study and then determined by son needed to get his adenoids and tonsils removed. I can tell you the surgery was successful the staff are very helpful and informative. It has not been two weeks yet and i can tell you i already see positive results. My son's cough has gone away. he is not longer stuffy in his nose and throat. At first i was a little nervous about him having the procedure but it has been the best decision ever. I truly recommend this doctor to anyone that has been experiencing breathing problems. I am beyond happy with the results and the way the doctor's office staff has been handling our case. Ten thumbs up!!!!!
I would most certainly give anyone looking for a pediatric ENT Dr Levitts name ...... He is an amazing Dr the office is set up so perfectly to keep the kids occupied !!! And the staff as well as Dr Levitt are so helpful and friendly . After seeing so many different ENT Drs I finally got the answers to my sons illness ... Dr Levitt new exactly what was wrong and helped my son to be back to his old self again .....ð
Dr Levitt is an amazing and honest Dr my son was dealing with recurrent ear infections and i went to him for a second opinion for ear tubes he did also agree my son needed ear tubes and i would not have scheduled this surgery with any other dr he answered all my questions and made me feel very comfortable .. Also the surgical coordinator was great she explained everything i needed to know about the procedure to the post surgery care and everything in between .. The staff is also very kid friendly and the office has so many toys to keep the kids ocuppied!!!! Im so glad i chose Dr levitt and i have reccomended him to many family and friends who had also had great experiences!!!!
Dr Levitt saved my sons hearing and life! I never knew that he had fluid in the ears and my pediatrician referred me to an adult ent who said fluid would go away eventually! Meanwhile my sons speech was off and he was clumsy to the point that I thought he would never walk! Dr Levitt took one look and made the diagnosis! The hearing doctor also told me the hearing loss -- 40 percent down would play a major role in his speech delay! Then.... I sat with his staff who spent ovr 45 minutes instructing and educating me on the procedure & what to so and not do! God bless thethem all I felt that I never had a better doctors visit in my life . My son is so much better and walks & talks normal! i think he us the best.
Stay away from this guy !! Or get a second opinion He unnecessarily inserted tubes into my sons ears and then tried to make us do it again within 4 months. His bedside manner is awful and the office works only for their financial gain and not the patients best interest. I wasn't happy when he recommended surgery again, and sought a second opinion. The new doctor said he would never recommend getting tubes inserted so quickly and after doing a thorough evaluation, said no surgery was necessary. My 3 year old child paid the price of his poor judgement and almost had to do it twice. We were lucky to have sought a second opinion and am glad to walk away without any long term damage to his hearing.
Horrible. First off, the office is very outdated and located in the basement corner of the building. It smelled dirty. The waiting room was packed and I thought that I would be there forever, but I wasn't. Patients were in and out of his care as quick as can be. How could this man really hear what patients have to say and examine them fully if they are in and out so quickly, I thought. However I pushed all of this aside and reasoned that this does not necessarily make him a bad doctor. When I met him, I told him that my 5 month old baby tugs and rips at her one ear day and night until it bleeds. It's so bad that it prevents her from sleeping. I knew she didn't have an infection because she'd be screaming, not just itchy and uncomfortable. Of course, he checked anyway. As I knew, she was clear. He then proceeded to make sure there was no fluid in them. Again she was clear. Though I was happy to hear this, it left me with no answer. He then said to me with a chuckle in his voice, she's probably just a bad sleeper and wants to be held. Then, proceeded to ask me, "hehe is this your first?" I was devistated! How could he be so condescending? I told him that it was not my first child. This is an issue I have been dealing with for over 4 months and it hits really hard when a doctor could laugh at you for seeking help as if you are simply board or stupid. This doctor has a bad approach, to say the least. He has no time for his patients, doesn't listen, and is completely unprofessional. I do not recommend this doctor.
Dr Levitt opens the door, with his sponge bob tie...looks funny and attractive to the kids...note that this is not my son's first time here. Gets in, not a word, no afternoon, no hi to the kids...opened his chart, and asked "why are you here?" and I explained I was complaining about his nose bleeding...a fraction of a second he hands out a sheet to me and said: "see you in three weeks". My son who is 7 looked at me...so imagine my face ... i runned out of words....i was stunned...looking at him, cannot even imagine my face, until I asked, well, and may I ask why is he supposed to follow what's on this sheet???? I HAD TO ASK HIM WHAT HE BELIEVED THE PROBLEM TO BE....He would not mentioned if i didn't ask... I WILL NOT COME BACK IN THREE WEEKS...Will follow with his pediatrician... PS: I HAD TO GIVE ONE STAR !!!! HAD NO CHOICE OF NONE!!!!
Dr. Levitt is an honest, brilliant doctor who you can trust your child with, he was the best out of all the pediatric doctors I frequented, one of which used a long, deep instrument which caused my child's ear to bleed. Dr Levitt was able to quickly diagnose my childs ear infections after removing the wax, he was friendly, professional, and attentive before and during surgery and now my son is walking and talking straight and is off all medicines. Highly recommend Dr Levitt, I wish he could be my doctor too =)
My daughter had her tonsils and adenoids removed as well as tubes in her ears. What a different child she is! Dr levitt said i would see a change in her,but seeing is believing and he was right she is such a truely happy little girl now, and its all thanks to dr Levitt and his staff . And the after surgery care was exceptional we got a call everyday making sure my baby girl was ok and to answer all my questions , it was very reassuring. I am so grateful to Dr. Levitt and would recommend him to every child with ear nose and throat issues.
My baby was born with a breathing disorder and we lived a nightmare for 2 years getting 3,4 opinions--- paying out excessive money to doctors that were just not specialized only in pediatrics-- children!!! Believe me the difference is huge! Finally we were evaluated by dr Levitt who knew the only answer was to remove the tonsil and adenois. We spent 5 hours in the hospital- and he knew the best was to stay overnight to monitor thoroughly! Thank the lord we were at the hospital- a children's hospital that helped us-- what a staff dr Levitt has-- they called me every day to check and my baby is cured! Please believe me there is no one else like this doctor
This doctor is truly skilled and caring--- the other ent only wanted to prescribe steroids & medicine to collect my copAy-- doctor Levitt said he could fix my baby's snoring and explained the procedure carefully--- god bless him for giving my baby a new healthy start-- we are all sleeping well at night
The office is deceiving, very child friendly staff is very nice, he on the other hand is lacking basic communication skills he looked in my son's throat, ears and nose the whole exam TOOK LESS THAN 5 MINUTES and he was prescribing surgery. My son has two ear infection in one year, he does not snore excessively, what he does have is a persistant cough, dry throat and clearing his throat ofen. What he said was Do you want the surgery or not and when I started to ask to many question he swept me off to his "assistant" so she can explain the procedure to me and the list of things to buy for the recovery. STAY FAR AWAY, IF YOU DO DECIDE TO SEE HIM, ASK QUESTIONS AND GET A SECOND OPINION. I PERSONAL THINK HE PRESCRIBES SURGERY WITHOUT CAUSE.
My experience with Dr. Levitt was nothing short of pleasant. He was knowledgeable, caring and kind, no tricks or gimmicks but direct and to the point. He's attentive and answers all my questions and has always been gentle in his treatment of my children, 5 stars! Thank you Dr. Levitt!
my baby was born with a breathing problem that was getting worse---what really worried me was that he hardly spoke and seemed to be delayed in walking compared to other kids. Dr. Levitt took one look at his ears and knew the problem was a build up of fluid--he then examined him (he did NOT make my baby cry at all--he was quick!!!!!) and said his adenoids were too big!!! I scheduled the surgery and now 3 weeks later-----what a difference!!!!! He is talking up a storm-----no more snoringand best of all-----no more medicines!!!!!! I love this doctor and the staff is AMAZING!!! THEY REALLY CARE !!!!!
I had been taking my son to another ENT in the area---he placed my child on steroids and took my copay----over and over----until I went to see Dr Levitt. His practice is only for kids----so he is fast---but a genius!!! My child had enlarged tonsil and adenoids and he told me the only cure is to have them out!!! All the medicines were a WASTE!!!! Now----my child can BREAthe---he is less HYPERACTIVE and just got an award in school----1st time ever!!! I owe everything to this talented, skilled doctor----HE IS NOT A FAKE---THE REAL DEAL!!!!!
Our son was bleeding from his mouth and none of the other doctors we took him to could tell us what the problem was. Thank God my friend remembered working for him when he had first started out and recommended him. He knew exactly what my son had, scheduled him for surgery right away, and 3 weeks later he is doing great! By the way, my son's tonsils were huge, he wasn't sleeping at night and was mainly bleeding from the mouth and a little in his nose. Renee and other staff members were caring and called every other day to follow-up on his status. My child even received an award for being an excellent patient. He was so happy! Dr. Levitt definitely makes treating children well his main priority and has a great bedside manner!
We had couple of checkups with Dr. Levitt all I get from this doctor is how annoyed he is to do his job. He rushes through appointments like crazy and god forbid you ask him a question. His is cranky rude and he comes across someone who hates being around people or kids. My question is if you always so press for time why is your office overbooking so much or if you hate doing these checkups why are you working this job. You get out of the office feeling the most awful feeling of "oh may be I was asking stupid question". Until I shared my feeling with other neighbors who worked with him and they felt exactly the same.
As a mother of a patient i believe Dr. Levitt should not be practising medicine! Before you consult with him find out how often he prescribes surgery for his patients. We took our child because ofrespiratory issues, disturbed sleep and frequent throat related issues esp. in winter. To begin with he doesn't even spend enought time with the patient to correctly diagnose the problem. Our child had a lollipop in the mouth when he checked the tonsils for inflamation! When i asked if the child should spit it out so he can actually see the tonsils, he said 'No, it's ok'. Then he went onto prescribe surgery for our child based on "parental history"! Again, when i asked if the tonsils are inflamed now, he said they always are! After his "diagnosis" he asked us to wait in the examination room and went out. 10 mins later we were called into the office of his assistant and were given a "shopping list" that we were to do before the surgery, a 4 page credentials of Dr. Levitt( gramattically incorrect i must say) on how he puts " kids kids kids" first! And poorly made cartoon story about the surgery. She then went onto ask if we had any questions about our child's diagnosis and surgery! Why would i ask her the questions when she is not a doctor and her credentials are unknown? Why wouldn't Dr. Levitt answer our questions if he is qualified to do so? He doesnt even spend more than 5 mins with the patient. We ended up spending more time with the assistant than the doctor himself! In the end we were asked if we would like go make an appointment for the surgery! The whole setup smells fishy!We ran as fast as we could and visited anothe ENT. Not only the new ENT declared our child to be fine, he said surgery is unnecessary, tonsils are normal and that our child seems to be growing out of problems. He asked to wait and watch as many children experience growth spurts that will make breathing easier and eliminate most ofthe respiratory issues.
Dr Levitt is one of the best there is! He identified the problem with my child's hearing! My baby had a hearing loss and was not speaking. Dr levitt sent my baby to Childrens Hospital and he had an ABR test----also, by baby needed tubes------my child has a unilateral hearing loss (deaf in one ear) but can now hear properly out of the good one thanks to this doctor---I recommend him
I took my twins sons to Dr. Levitt and I was impressed with his knowledge and office staff. Dr. Levitt is the reason my twins can hear properly! With that being said, if you want the best of the best for your child, it is Dr. Levitt.
Dr. Levitt is an amazing doctor-----he is fast !!! He helped my child recover from severe ear infections and bad throat problems!!!! Thanks to this doctor, my child does not need the medicines he was prescribed---too many steroids, antibiotics were given ----8 months of medicines---not to mention my child was speech and language delayed because he could not hear!!!! God Bless this wonderful doctor--I recommend him totally and applaud him for his honesty and integrity. I think some of the other doctors and specialists loved my copay more than the proper care of my child when they delayed treatment. I only WISH HE TREATED ADULTS-----he only treats children
All this doctor cares about is money, not patients. Not spending enough time with me and yet charged an unreasonably high price. I was so shocked when I received the bill from the office, considering the poor service delivered.
dr. levitt is an excellent doctor. he treats patients as they were his own. he diagnosed my daughters probelm on our first visit, while other doctors kept putting my child on medication and having us return back to the office, dr. levitt put tubes in my daughters ears and took her tonsils and adenoids out. my daughter is like a different child. the aftercare that the office provides is magnificent.
I bring my kids here all the time. Great doctor, nice staff, and I hardly ever have to wait.
Dr. Levitt is so smart and the staff here is really nice and helpful. i havnt been coming here long but so far im liking what i see. The wait time is ...
Dr Levitt is a very talented and caring doctor. He has been treating my twin sons for a while now, and thanks to him they are doing great!
Dr. Levitt is an amazing Pediatric ENT Physician. He has treated my 3 children for the past 5 years and I have been beyond amazed with how much he cares for his patients. His staff is also so kind and thorough. I highly recommend Dr. Levitt!!!
I can't thank Dr. Levitt enough for his dedication and commitment to the plight of my son. I went to the emergency room twice and no other doctors were seemingly able to help Jimmy's ear pain, which resulted in him crying at night and caused him not to sleep (resulting in me not sleeping) Dr. Levitt saw him, diagnosed him and treated him professionally and acurately. I highly recommend this skilled physician.
He spends far less time with patients and seems to care less. When my son had a partial ear loss in one of his ears, no one mentioned it untill I asked the next time
Two of our kids saw Dr. Levitt for a tonselectomy and adnoidectomy (T&A) on each of them with great success!!! Dr. Levitt was professional, courteous and extremely skilled. We recommend Dr. Levitt whole-heartedly!!!