Sara Abu-Ghanem, MD MMedSc

Maimonides Physician


Otolaryngology - Ear, Nose & Throat/ENT


English, Hebrew, Arabic

About Me

Sara Abu-Ghanem MD MMedSc is an otolaryngologist (ENT) with expertise in Laryngology: voice, airway, and swallowing disorders. She received her residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and completed two years of clinical fellowship in Laryngology and Bronchoesophagology at Stanford University School of Medicine (California, USA) and New York University School of Medicine (New York, USA). Dr Abu-Ghanem is a faculty member in the Department of Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center and is also an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at SUNY Downstate. Dr Abu-Ghanem is academically active and is continually trained in the latest medical, surgical and behavioral techniques for diagnosing and treating voice, airway, and swallowing disorders. She works closely with the Division of Speech-Language Pathology at Maimonides Health.

Areas of Expertise

  • Otolaryngology - Ear, Nose & Throat/ENT
  • Swallow Center Specialist
  • Laryngology (voice, airway, swallowing)

Conditions Treated

  • Swallowing Problems
  • Dysphagia
  • Hoarseness (Dysphonia)
  • Benign and Early Cancer of the Throat
  • Vocal Fold or Cord Paralysis
  • Narrowing of the Airway
  • Tracheal Disorders
  • Zenker and Upper Esophageal Sphincter Dysfunction
  • Vocal Tremor and Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Chronic Cough
  • Paradoxical VF Movement


  • In-Office or Operating Room Procedures to Improve Voice Problems (Benign and Early Cancer of the Throat)
  • Surgery to Improve Breathing Problems and Decannulation
  • Surgery to Improve Swallowing Problems (Upper Esophagal Pathologies)
  • Use of State of the Art Equipment and Materials to Diagnose and Treat Including Injection to Vocal Folds and Airway, KTP/CO2 Laser, and Dilations



Tel Aviv University Sackler Medical School, Israel


Stanford University School of Medicine; New York University School of Medicine


  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CenterLight
  • Centers Plan
  • Cigna
  • ElderPlan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Plan (United Healthcare)
  • Fidelis
  • Hamaspik
  • HealthFirst
  • Hotel Trades
  • Local 1199
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford
  • RiverSpring Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • VillageCare Max
  • VNS Choice
  • Wellcare
  • WTC Health Program

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