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Department Otolaryngology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.8500
Desk:
216.444.1948
Fax:
216.445.9409
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Ent/Otolaryngology
  • Adult General Otolaryngology
  • Coblation
  • Diagnostic head and neck
  • Ear Tubes
  • Ear Wax Removal
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • Entry-level Rhinology and Laryngology
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
  • General ENT
  • General Otolaryngology
  • General Pediatric ENT
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Medical Management of Otolaryngology Problems in Adults
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nose/nasal Surgery
  • Office Palatoplasty
  • Office Turbinate Reduction
  • Parotidectomy
  • Pediatric and Adult Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric General Otolaryngology
  • Polysomnogram
  • Positive Airway Pressure Titration (cpap; Bilevel Pap Titration)
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Studies
  • Surgery For Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Surgical Management Of Chronic Sinus Disease
View all 28 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult and Pediatric ENT Problems
  • Allergies
  • Chronic Cough
  • Colon Polyps
  • Cough
  • Dysphonia
  • Ear drum perforations
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Problems
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Middle Ear Infection
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal-Sinus Disease
  • Nose Or Nasal Problems
  • Nosebleed
  • Paranasal Sinus Disease
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Septal Deviation
  • Sinonasal Disease
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus, Sleep, Salivary Gland Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
  • Strep Throat
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Throat Problems
  • Throat Symptoms from Reflux
  • Tonsil And Adenoid Problems
  • Tonsillitis
  • Voice Disorders
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
View all 38 Specialties +
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Biography

About Alan Kominsky, MD

Alan Kominsky, MD, FACS, is an Assistant Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Boarded in both otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and sleep medicine, he has been on staff at Cleveland Clinic since 2002 and has served a variety of roles. He has served as a Vice Chair of the Head and Neck Institute, been a member of the Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors, served as the institute quality officer, and is currently the otolaryngology residency program director. Dr. Kominsky has published in peer reviewed journals as well as book chapters on the subject of obstructive sleep apnea. 

He has multiple interests in ENT, including obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, nasal obstruction, sinus disease, chronic tonsillitis and hoarseness. Dr. Kominsky is the first Cleveland Clinic doctor trained in Inspire®’s upper airway stimulation. The hypoglossal nerve stimulator is an FDA-approved implant that delivers upper airway stimulation synchronized to your breathing to relieve obstruction during sleep. This is an alternative treatment option for certain patients with obstructive sleep apnea who haven’t had success with CPAP. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2002

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Temple University Hospital
Otolaryngology
Philadelphia, PA USA
1990

Medical Education - Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
1985

Undergraduate - Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA USA
1981

Professional Highlights

  • Cleveland Clinic Board of Governors
  • Cleveland Clinic Head and Neck Institute Residency Program Director

Certifications

  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Otolaryngology - Sleep Medicine

Specialty Interests

Management of obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, nasal airway surgery, adult and pediatric general otolaryngology, nasal-sinus disease and surgery, chronic sinus disease, laryngopharyngeal reflux, medical management of otolaryngology problems in adults, hearing loss

Memberships

  • Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Alan Kominsky, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 3/22/2022, Dr. Kominsky has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

198 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 1
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 1
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

Dr. Kominsky and his partner, Dr. Nag, I believe, were very respectful and carefully presented the options. I was surprised by their assessment that I was not a suitable candidate for the Implant because I did not show strong symptoms. That left me with some mixed feelings.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

Dr. Kominsky was friendly and knowledgeable about hypersomnia and sleep apnea. I was referred by Dr. Stalker from Neurocare in Canton, OH. Dr. Stalker told me that Dr. Kominsky might recommend an implant. Dr. Kominsky did not recommend an implant. As I was there for a second opinion, Dr. Kominsky said emphatically I should try the sleep apnea treatment again.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Very pleased with the doctor's assessment and his explanation of problem so I could understand

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

My experience with Dr.k was incredible! Best surgery experience ever!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

My doctor answered all of my questions during the visit.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

I had a very good experience when I received medical care from my doctor and staff.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Very pleased with Dr Kominsky and his office staff. Very prompt and caring

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

Dr. Kominsky is very thorough In his examination and makes sure you understand what your condition is. I had seen him in 2019 for a different reason and was happy when I was able to get an appointment to see him again. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Doctor A.Kominsky is really good

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Excellent doctor and assistant doctor

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Dr Kominsky and his staff are really personable and good at their positions. I am pleased to have met and be under Dr Kominsky's care.

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Dr was down to earth

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Love Dr. Kominsky!! He is down-to-earth, always takes the time to listen, and doesn't make me feel stupid.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

All staff caring for me were wonderful including the PA, resident and doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

My first visit with this Dr. Would definitely recommend him. I will continue to see him

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr. Kaminsky has been caring for Keith for over 10yrs. He has been great with his ear problems and he always always make Keith feel Great as a person.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

I think Dr. Kominsky is excellent. He prescribed the medication and self treatment needed to fix my ear problem.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Everything was very simple, and everyone was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. I have been to this doctor twice now and have had great experiences. I will return to this doctor for ear issues.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

Really appreciated Dr. Kominsky taking the time to discuss the pros and cons of the Inspire technology.

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