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Silverstein InstituteOver the past few decades, the field of otolaryngology has expanded from ENT (ear, nose, throat) care, to a regional specialty of the head and neck. If you have an ear or sinus problem, such as Meniere's Disease, ringing in your ears, dizziness, or hearing loss, you've come to the right place! The Silverstein Institute in Sarasota and Venice,  Florida is the world's leading research center for diagnosing, treating, and curing ENT disorders, including Meniere's Disease. Founded in 1979 by renowned ear surgeon, clinical research specialist and Meniere's treatment pioneer Herbert Silverstein, MD, the Silverstein Institute is composed of four main divisions and staffed by over 50 medical specialists with a wide range of expertise who are setting higher standards in ENT care. We have office locations in Sarasota, Venice and Lakewood Ranch.

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Dear Dr. Wazen,

I truly can’t thank you enough for changing my life! Every day gets better and better. I thank God for your presence in my life every day! I wish you all the best in everything that you do. Thank you!!

-- Barbara Borrego --

Dear Dr. Silverstein,

I would like to commend the excellence and outstanding professionalism of Carmelo Ortega. He is the “BEST OF THE BEST”, when it comes to ear treatment excellence. I have been treated by him for years and he is a Premier individual who knows his ears and the required treatment. I trust him 100%.

In addition, I would like to commend, the best Appointment maker, best counter person, best front desk person in any medical office visit, and I visit about a dozen different doctors, unfortunately. I refer specifically to “Tammy”, who is great at her job. She does not miss a beat.

-- Rich Unger --

Dr. Silverstein,

I cannot begin to thank you for all your care, expertise and helping me to live my life without Meniere’s Disease. I spent three and a half years with Meniere’s, and then thankfully I head about you and in 3 months time you cured my Meniere’s. Life is so good, and my husband and family feel blessed to have met you! My balance is good, hearing loss to right ear is present, which I expected, no more nausea, vomiting, vertigo, etc. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are my hero!

-- Cathy Kutche --

You guys do a great job with kids.

-- Kim B. --

I want to thank Jack Thompson PA for taking care of me before heading back to Iraq. I really appreciate it. I will come visit for a follow up when I am home in July. Your practice and staff are the best I have seen – God knows I have seen too many!

-- James --
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Over 300 professional research papers documenting the leading edge work of the Silverstein Institute have been published in professional journals and publications over the past 20 years.

Herbert Silverstein, MD, FACS - Dr. Silverstein is the president and founder of Florida Ear & Sinus Center and the Ear Research Foundation, has been consistently recognized since 1979 as one the "Best Physicians in the USA." He has been a leader in otology (science of the ear) for more than 25 years.

Seth I. Rosenberg, MD, FACS - A specialist in ear disease and sinus disorders, Dr. Rosenberg adds a valuable complement to services at Florida Ear & Sinus Center. He is interested in pediatric otolaryngology, facial nerve disorders and skull base disorders.

Jack J. Wazen, MD, FACS - The Silverstein Institute proudly welcomes back its first research fellow Jack Wazen, MD, as a partner in our practice. Since leaving Sarasota in 1983, Dr. Wazen built a successful Ear, Nose & Throat specialty practice in New York and spent the past 23 years as a researcher, professor and practitioner with Columbia University and the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.

Herbert Silverstein is not only a dedicated physician, researcher, professor and philanthropist - he is also an accomplished musician.

Fascinated by the complicated rhythms of the jazz idiom, Dr. Silverstein has been challenged to perform the music he so enjoyed while growing up. Not only has he learned to interpret the jazz classics, he has succeeded in composing many exciting jazz pieces.

All proceeds from his recordings benefit the Ear Research Foundation, helping to bring the gift of sound to those forced to live in silence.

REVISIT: Silverstein Tunes Played By Friends

The NEW concert DVD featuring Richard Drexler, LaRue Nickelson, Jack Wilkins, Mark Neuenschwander, Rich MacDonald and Michael Royal

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in April of 2012, several hundred people gathered to enjoy the music of Dr. Herbert Silverstein, performed by several of Herb’s friends who happen to be some of Florida’s finest jazz musicians. The setting was an open ballroom at the Longboat Key Club overlooking the bay, and the music flowed through that room like a melodic tide. You’ll enjoy these wonderful jazz compositions from this gifted composer, played by skilled musicians and hosted by legendary jazz radio announcer, Bob Seymour.

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