About

About

Dr. Peter Costantino is the Executive Director and Senior Vice President of the New York Head and Neck Institute and the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Service Line of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, the Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery for Lenox Hill Hospital-Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital and the North Shore-LIJ-Hofstra School of Medicine, and the Director of the New York Head & Neck Institute s Center for Cranial Base Surgery. In these roles, Dr. Costantino leads clinical, academic and programmatic direction for Otolaryngology services across the North Shore-LIJ Health System. Within the clinical arena, he is one of the few surgeons in the United States experienced in virtually all aspects of cranial base surgery and capable of removing tumors by either an open approach involving an external incision on the scalp or face, or by minimally invasive endoscopic surgery. Dr. Costantino specializes in reconstruction of the face, facial nerve for facial paralysis and skull.

Dr. Costantino is an innovator and leader in his field of cranial based surgery and craniofacial reconstruction. He is the first surgeon in the United States to have obtained New York State Department of Health approval for a facial tissue allograft transfer (face transplant). Dr. Costantino was also the first surgeon to re-grow a missing segment of jawbone, utilizing distraction osteogenesis and to remove skull base tumors through the nose without external incisions. He is one of the few surgeons in the United States routinely performing such endoscopic nasopharyngeal resections, which result in significantly less deformity and loss of function compared to standard open methods of removing recurrent naso-pharyngeal cancers. As a recognized researcher in biomaterials and tissue engineering for over two decades, Dr. Costantino has been responsible for the development of several commercially successful reconstructive implants. He is the co-developer of hydroxyapatite cement, which has been used to reconstruct craniofacial skeleton in thousands of patients. Additionally he participated in defining and expanding the application of a cellular dermis for facial reconstruction.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology

    • Facial Plastic/Recon. Surgery - Amer Board Facial Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery

  • Administrative titles

    • Chairman of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital

  • Academic titles

    • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Medical school

    • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Med.

  • Residencies

    • Northwestern University Medical School

    • Northwestern University Medical School

  • Fellowships

    • University Health Center, Univ of Pittsburgh

    • Northwestern University Medical School

  • Affiliations

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

130 East 77th Street, 10th FloorNew York, NY 10075

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Most recent comments

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10/09/2018
"Thanks for every things everything was very good."
09/18/2018
"would definitely recommend Dr Costantino to anyone"
08/23/2018
"Dr. Costantino is very direct and extremely confident."
06/22/2018
"Dr. Costantino is a consummate professional who relates easily to me."
02/13/2018
"Dr. Costantino was very caring and concerned about my mom's health conditions. We did have confidence in him and he take care of my mom and saved her life. Thank you words cannot explain how thankful we are. "
01/30/2018
"Dr. Costantino is the best doctor. There is something about him that makes me feel like everything is going to be okay, just by him walking through the door! May God bless him always!"
12/08/2017
"9-10. Excellent."
10/25/2017
"I've recommended Dr. Costantino many times which is unfortunate because that means someone has a bit health problem."
06/19/2017
"I am grateful to be getting such excellent care!"
06/01/2017
"V. good."
05/15/2017
"good"
04/28/2017
"After years of being a patient, I have never had a bad experience."
04/27/2017
"The provider saved my life he is great. 9. The best."
04/22/2017
"I have already recommended Dr. Constantino and Lenox Hill Hospital to a friend"
04/05/2017
"GOOD"
03/31/2017
"Excellent experience."
01/20/2017
"Made me feel very relaxed from the beginning."
10/14/2016
"Dr. Constantino and his assistants were very accommodating. Answered all our questions."
09/22/2016
"Best doctor ever saved my life."
08/30/2016
"Dr. Costantino saved my life. I will always be grateful. He treated me when no one else could, or would. He absolutely did what MSK and Mt. Sinai & Hackensack UMC could not do."
07/26/2016
"Excellent experience. Dr. Costantino is one of the best in her field and recognized nationally."
04/08/2016
"Dr. C. is very good and we will recommend him to anyone."
02/17/2016
"Finest dr. - Professional, friendly & caring."
11/14/2015
"Again, totally satisfied with all the visits I have had with Dr.Constantino and his entire staff..."
10/06/2015
"Excellent service."
01/14/2015
"He is a good surgeon but has terrible bedside manner."
01/13/2015
"He is very knowledgeable but seemed dismissive of my concerns."
10/27/2014
"Dr. Costantino is the best doctor in his field. He cares about his patients."
08/28/2014
"Dr. Costantino saved my life when dr.'s at MSK & Mt. Sinai & Hackensack didn't know what to do."
01/03/2014
"Dr. is very professional, friendly, trust-worthy!!"

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