Dr. Bret Taback, MD

Dr. Bret Taback, MD

Breast SurgeryMaleAge 57

Breast Surgery

Dr. Bret Taback, MD is a Breast Surgery Specialist in New York, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

CUIMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion

CUIMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion161 Fort Washington Avenue New York, NY 10032
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  • Explains Conditions WellPatients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Taback's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Taback

4.7

Based on 23 ratings

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He is very caring, does not rush appointment, answers all your questions. He personally calls you after a procedure. Best doctor ever and great sense of humor.
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Sep 29, 2021
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Dr. Bret Taback, MD is the very best in his chosen profession of breast cancer surgery and related research. He deserves the highest honor, recognition, and appreciation by far.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Reverend Theresa Ora Wyatt, JD – Feb 28, 2021
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I had a consultation with Dr. Taback. He repeatedly interrupted me when I spoke and didn't answer any of my questions. He was very condescending when he spoke. I did not feel respected by him at all. I would not recommend him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Jan 05, 2021
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Dr. Taback is everything a great doctor should be! Wonderful manner and ultra pleasant personality. Everyone in the office is extremely kind and caring--something that is rare to find these days. I would never hesitate recommending Dr. Taback--and his reputation in the medical community is outstanding. It is unfair of those who gave poor reviews based on a long wait. That is not the norm in Dr. Taback's office, and absolutely does not reflect on his reputation or ability as a surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Cathy Salamon in East Brunswick, NJ – Mar 15, 2018
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I was referred to Dr. Taback to look at a giant lipoma on my thigh. I was fearful that it could never be safely removed. Dr. Taback evaluated my situation and reassured me that he could do the surgery. He was kind, knowledgable, down to earth and had a sense of humor. Surgery was done with great success and no side effects. Dr. Taback not only removed the tumor but also removed years of humiliation and embarrassment. Dr. Taback is humble and cares for his patients. He is wonderful!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Virginia Long in Bronx, NY – Dec 28, 2017
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Dr. Taback was a life saver for me in 2017. I was diagnosed with DCIS and interviewed several breast surgeons and found Dr. Taback to be most attentive and compassionate and has tremendous knowledge of the latest techniques in breast surgery. Dr. Taback did beautiful work in two surgeries, closely tracked me through recovery and when I showed signs of a hospital-borne infection, he stayed involved in the process of getting the infection cleared up. A caring doctor - not easy to find today.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Sandy – Dec 22, 2017
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To say it simply, more than four years ago Dr. Taback saved my life by surgically removing my Category IV, metastatic, inoperable melanoma and by administering the anti-immune treatment called Yervoy. He also took care of the treatment's serious side effects. Today, I am entirely symptom free. Istvan Deak.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Istvan Deak in New York, NYNew York City – Mar 24, 2017
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Dr. Taback is the Best Doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Brooklyn, NY – Apr 15, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Taback's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taback performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Taback performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Breast Cancer
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taback treats Breast Cancer more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Taback treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
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Mastectomy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taback performs Mastectomy more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Taback performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy

Dr. Taback's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphangioma
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Sarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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(212) 235-1519

Dr. Taback accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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Commercial Insurance Company
Connecticare
Connecticare HMO
EmblemHealth
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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Prism Blue Priority EPO
Fidelis Care
Fidelis Care HMO
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Healthfirst
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Community Blue PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Locals (any local)
MagnaCare
MagnaCare PPO
Medicaid
Neighborhood Health Plan
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
POMCO Group
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
SelectHealth
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
Navigate POS
Oxford Liberty

About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience We are devoted to providing services that are patient centered and compassionate and care for you as a person nbsp;

Biography

Dr. Bret Taback is a nationally recognized surgical oncologist in the New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center department of surgery. Dr....Read more

Specialties

  • Breast Surgery

Education

1996
Beth Israel Deaceness Med Ctr|John Wayne Cancer Institute
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago, Il|Rhode Island Hospital
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bret Taback, MD?

New patients may call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Bret Taback, MD accept any insurance plans?

A list of accepted insurance providers is available on the Healthgrades insurance check. It is always a good idea to verify your insurance when making an appointment.

Does Dr. Bret Taback, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Bret Taback, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Taback's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Bret Taback, MD treat?

Dr. Taback frequently treats the following conditions: Breast Cancer, Abdominal Pain, and Anal and Rectal Cancer. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Bret Taback, MD's office address?

Dr. Taback's office is located at 161 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Bret Taback, MD fluent in?

Dr. Taback is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Bret Taback, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Taback provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Bret Taback, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Bret Taback, MD is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital.

Does Dr. Bret Taback, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.7/5 for Dr. Bret Taback, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Taback is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

New York, NY

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Cardiac Surgery™ (2023)

NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Bronxville, NY

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Cardiac Surgery™ (2023)

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Cardiac Surgery™ (2023)