"First let me say how very very pleased my 90 year old mother and I were with your office staff and Dr. Kortbus. He really made us feel great and relieved after we left your office. He is very understanding, excellent with the elderly, and like no other doctor we have ever dealt with. We were told by 4 doctors not ENT's that she had post nasal drip. At times my Mom feels because of her age doctors just brush her off, which he did not.  He gave me a pamphlet on acid [reflux] which told me the symptoms of it and sure enough they were the ones she was experiencing. I want to thank you so much for seeing her so soon being I just called yesterday."


- Donna from Phoenicia  

"I just wanted to thank the staff of Hudson ENT and especially Dr. Kortbus for his outstanding support to me always, but especially at my last appointment. I have been struggling with not feeling well, and Dr. Kortbus has me feeling that he truly cares about my healthcare.  He not only took the time to listen to me, but he was also supportive and understanding.  He did not dismiss me, but instead left me with solutions to help figure out why I am struggling with certain symptoms. The sleep apnea company has already contacted me and they are working with my insurance company to arrange for my test as soon as possible. I had a follow up with a neurologist, but that doctor does not have nearly the amount of compassion and caring qualities of Dr. Kortbus, I realize how lucky I am to have chosen the best ENT.



Again, Thank you Dr. Kortbus and staff for helping me on my way to feeling better.  You’re truly the best."



- Amy 

"I wanted to commend your PA, Lauren Dierlam, on the exceptional service she provided me today as a new patient.  She was incredibly nice, professional, and I very much appreciated her understanding of, and working with me regarding, my challenging insurance situation. She asked all the right questions, was very thorough, treated me with compassion, and allayed my concerns as she patiently answered my questions. I also want to thank Heidi for fitting me in on such short notice and for accommodating me, even though I was a new patient, to address a worrisome situation. I was taken on time (very quickly upon arrival) and all aspects of my visit were handled with great efficiency. You came highly recommended by a relative and now I see why! You have a wonderful staff and office which I would recommend to anyone. Although we did not meet, I attribute this to your own professionalism, judgement of people, mentoring and management skills."


With sincere thanks,

- Tammy Snyder

"Once in a great while you come across someone who truly impacts your life. In our case this person came in the form of a physician. Even more rare is to find a physician who is not only a terrific surgeon but one that is caring and compassionate as well. I found this person in Dr. Michael J. Kortbus. We are sure that there are many physicians who have redeeming qualities but there are few that could possibly possess all of the knowledge, skill, and terrific bedside manner that we experienced with Dr. Kortbus. We would both highly recommend Dr. Kortbus to anyone. We feel truly blessed to have met and put our trust and care in such a fine person and exceptional physician."

- Clifford & Judy B., Pleasant Valley, NY

"I had the good luck to be treated by Dr. Michael Kortbus for 8 months. He is an excellent diagnostician. Before any scans or biopsies were done, and during my first appointment with him, he knew what I was suffering from and how it originated! He then had to surgically remove a tumor in my neck. Six months later the scar is hardly visible.

Dr. Kortbus clearly adores his work. He approaches it with energy and excitement, eager to explore new treatments and medical research. Not only does he feel this way about his field of medicine, but he enjoys working with his patients. He spent a good deal of time with me, and made sure to answer all the questions that I had. In addition, he personally made phone calls in order to assess my recovery."

- Mary S., Hurley, NY

"Dr. Kortbus is an outstanding physician. His excellent diagnostic skills are matched by his concern for his patients. In the course of treating me he has always been careful to explain exactly what he was doing, including the workings of whatever equipment he was using. And he has always been thorough and clear in answering any questions I’ve had. I would recommend him to anyone, including family members."

- James F., Hyde Park, NY

"My 15-month-old daughter needed to have myringotomy tubes placed and I wanted to find an ENT doctor who was going to be able to take care of my baby.  I wanted someone who was gentle, knowledgeable, confident and courteous to me and my family. After meeting Dr. Kortbus I knew I had found everything I needed plus more.  In the office and on the day of surgery he showed how kind he is not only to the patient but to the nervous family as well.  I could not have asked for a better surgeon."

- Marianna F., Rhinebeck, NY

" I recently had need of an ENT specialist and I elected to go to Dr. Kortbus because of the excellent care that he provided for my husband, Jim. I wasn’t disappointed. He has excellent assessment skills, and he explains everything that he is going to do before providing treatment. He also allows you more than ample time to ask questions. I would highly recommend him to anyone, especially family. "

- Ella F., Hyde Park, NY

"Picasso had his paintbrush and Dr. Michael Kortbus has his scalpel: both geniuses without rival! To not have a surgeon with the talent and skill of Dr. Kortbus is a loss for those unfortunate not to choose him.  Choices determine our futures and Dr. Kortbus as a choice gives special rewards.  His ability to follow the lines already set in one’s body at birth is a skill he has perfected.  He has “golden hands”.  His scalpel follows the original and unique patterns with which each person he touches is already gifted.  This is called seamless surgery.  He follows the yellow brick road, leaving you without telltale scarring.  In addition, he is a storyteller.  He speaks of your condition as a story with all of the pieces hanging together, not only with the patient, but their loved ones to whom he gives lengthy explanations.  I am a witness to all of the above, for this is my story.  Dr. Kortbus and his staff ROCK!"

- Rose Marie W., Chatham, NY