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Otolaryngologist (ear, nose, throat)
39 years of experience
Accepting new patients
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License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (8)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Lanny Close is Good. Dr. Close has been reviewed by 19 patients who have provided 8 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.2
Promptness 3.7
Courteous Staff 3.7
Accurate Diagnosis 4.1
Bedside Manner 3.9
Spends Time with Me 3.8
Follows Up After Visit 3.7

Specialties & Research

Dr. Lanny Close, MD is board certified in Otolaryngology.

  • He has special expertise in 20 areas:
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Endoscopy (Endoscopic Surgery)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Laryngeal Diseases
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Nasopharynx Cancer (Nasopharyngeal Neoplasm)
  • Nose Cancer (Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms)
  • Oral Cavity and the Oropharynx Cancer (Oropharyngeal Neoplasm)
  • Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures (ENT)
  • Sensation Disorders
  • Sino-Nasal Disorders
  • Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
  • Snoring
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Swallowing disorder (Deglutition Disorder)
  • Throat Cancer (Laryngeal Neoplasm)
  • Throat Cancer (Pharyngeal Neoplasm)
  • Voice Disorders

Education & Awards

Dr. Close graduated from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. He has 9 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
(Mouth Cancer) Mouth Neoplasms
Paranasal Sinus Diseases
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Swallowing disorder (Deglutition Disorder)
Throat Cancer (Laryngeal Neoplasm)
Throat Cancer (Pharyngeal Neoplasm)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ (1999 - 2004, 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)


Dr. Close has 9 hospital affiliations:

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia 
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital / The Allen Pavilion 


  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • French
  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Lanny Garth Close MD is a male Otolaryngologist, has 39 years of experience and practices in Otolaryngology.
Where does Dr. Lanny G. Close practice?
Dr. Lanny Close has 1 office location.
Dr. Lanny Close practices Otolaryngology near New York, NY.
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