General otolaryngology practice treating adults and children of all ages who present with disorders of the ear and hearing, sinus and sleep apnea, voice and swallow, head and neck including endocrine and salivary glands. Main office location in Ardsley, NY but satellite locations throughout Hudson Valley. Hospital privileges actively maintained at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow, NY and surgical privileges at White Plains Ambulatory Surgical Center.
Education and Training
New York University School of Medicine
New York Univ Sch of Med, New York Ny 2002
New York University School of Medicine 2002
OtolaryngologyAmerican Board of OtolaryngologyABOto
Dr. Steven Hemmerdinger M.D.'s Expert Contributions
Yes this is very typical. Most of your sense of flavor comes from smell. READ MORE
Yes it could. Give to about 5 days for the swelling to subside. READ MORE
Not everyone's response to nasal sprays can be predicted, but I would not hesitate to try it due to smoking. The type of nasal spray is also a question, nasal decongestants versus a nasal steroid. READ MORE
It's called tinnitus. It is technically being produced by the sound receptors in the ear. You need to see an ENT and have a hearing test as well. READ MORE
Symptoms don't necessarily differentiate between strep and a viral infection. Sometimes, a whitish coating over the tonsil will be a sign of strep, but a culture is really the only way to tell apart. READ MORE
You might be pushing the wax further in. Some people get lucky but you are better having them professionally cleaned. And the problem may not even be wax buildup. READ MORE
It’s rare but yes. And sometimes tonsil tissue remains. READ MORE
It depends on type and location of ear infection. Outer ear infections are treated with drops, middle ear infections are treated with pills. READ MORE
Actually that is very common. So much so that some people use smell loss as an early sign of dementia. Maybe worth looking for a nasal cause, but it's probably connected. READ MORE
Normal. Avoidance purely for subjective means. Probably within 7-10 days after infection. READ MORE
The sinus opening could narrow again or you might have problems not addressed by simple sinuplasty. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Clinical Position at Westchester Institute for Human Development -
- Assistant Professor at New York Medical College -
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
- Hearing Loss
- Ear Infection
- Deviated Septum
- Ear Wax
- Nyu Hospitals Center, Otolaryngology
- New York University School of Medicine Program
- Sinus, Head and Neck, Laryngology and Voice, Hearing Loss, Pediatric and Adult
Professional Society Memberships
- American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
What do you attribute your success to?
Residency training at New York University Medical Center, particularly Bellevue Hospital. Provided excellent education in all areas of otolaryngology and instilled surgical independence and confidence.
Teaching and speaking
Teaching and surgical training of residents from New York Eye and Ear Infirmary as well as staffing the otolaryngology clinic at the Westchester Medical Center.
Hobbies / Sports
- Spending Time with Family, Reading, Tennis, Skiing
Favorite professional publications
- Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
- Westchester Medical Center
Dr. Steven Hemmerdinger M.D.'s Practice location
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- What Do Bumps on the Roof of Your Mouth Mean?
IntroductionThe presence of bumps and lumps in the mouth is not something uncommon. You may have experienced them in the past, particularly on your lips, back of the throat, or tongue. There are various things that can cause the formation of bumps on the roof of your mouth, but most of them are...
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This is a sleep disorder which remains undiagnosed in most cases. In this disorder, a person’s breathing stops or gets interrupted during sleep, affecting the oxygen distribution to different organs. People affected by sleep apnea often stop sleeping briefly during the night.Two types of sleep...
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Vertigo is a symptom of many diseases. It is a condition where a person feels as though he or she is spinning or their surrounding is spinning. Vertigo occurs as a result of disorders in the inner ear. The causes of vertigo may be divided into peripheral and central problems.Peripheral disorders...
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Diagnosing sinusitis can be a tricky affair, considering that the symptoms closely resemble those related to colds and the flu. Very often, sinusitis develops from the infection triggered by cold and flu viruses, bacteria and fungi, and often lingers even after the disease-causing microbes have done...
- Natural Remedies for Nasal Congestion
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- Sleep Apnea CPAP Machine: Gel, Cleaner, and Price
Sleep apnea is a sleep breathing disorder. It is characterized by repetitive pauses in breathing, which may occur several times per hour and may last for 10 seconds. It is usually a chronic condition. It results in poor sleep quality and excessive sleepiness in daytime. The most common type is...
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