Dr. Andrew Gewirtz, MD

Dr. Andrew Gewirtz, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Andrew Gewirtz, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School in 1978 and specializes in ophthalmology and cataract surgery.Read his story

20 W 14th St # B

New York, NY 10011

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  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthCare Partners
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Meritain Health
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Progressive High Myopia
more than 63% of peers
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
more than 63% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
more than 62% of peers

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Dr. Gewirtz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gewirtz "Dr. Andrew Gewirtz received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975. He attended Chicago Medical School and received his medical degree in 1978. Dr. Gewirtz completed residencies in Pediatrics at North Shore University Hospital and Ophthalmology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. Gewirtz performed a fellowship in Glaucoma at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital. Dr. Gewirtz has been in private practice Ophthalmology for over 20 years. He has a clinical appointments at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary; Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital; North Shore University Hospital; Long Island Jewish Medical Center and several other New York City area hospitals. Dr. Gewirtz has taught in several residency programs, including New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Gewirtz is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, the American Board of Pediatrics and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American College of Pediatrics. Additionally, he is a member of the Section of Ophthalmology. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gewirtz "Dr. Gewirtz is committed to providing the best possible care to each and every patient. He is dedicated to providing cutting-edge diagnosis and treatment to patients of all ages.

Vision plays an important part in your quality of life. Establishing ongoing care with a trusted ophthalmologist will allow you to learn about potentially serious ocular issues early when they are in the most treatable stages. Dr. Gewirtz provides advanced treatment for glaucoma, premium IOLs, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts among other ophthalmic conditions. "

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

37  Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Blepharitis
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diplopia
  • Dry Eyes
  • Exophoria
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
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15  Procedures

  • Argon Laser Treatment
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • YAG Iridotomy
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
  • YAG Laser Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • North Shore University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • North Shore University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Suny Dwnst Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gewirtz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gewirtz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gewirtz to family and friends
6 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gewirtz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

From the first visit he was impolite/rude. Without even informing me of my diagnosis he told me what I needed to do. On my second visit, he had a waiting room full of patients and he came out to ask the receptionist what time he was scheduled for lunch. She informed him and he said bye and was...more
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I do believe this comment was intended for a different provider as I have never, in my entire career, ever treated patients as this one describes. I go out of my way for patients all the time and make sure they are satisfied after each visit with me. I pride myself on my patient rapport. Thanks-Dr Gewirtz

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