Dr. David Schlessinger, MD

Dr. David Schlessinger, MD

Oculoplastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. David Schlessinger, MD is an oculoplastic surgery specialist in Woodbury, NY and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus in 1988 and specializes in oculoplastic surgery, plastic surgery, and more.

75 Froehlich Farm Blvd

Woodbury, NY 11797

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MagnaCare
  • 4 More

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Schlessinger

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Schlessinger performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Eyelid Spasm
very high
more than 95% of peers
Eyelid Surgery
very high
more than 94% of peers
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Schlessinger's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schlessinger "David A. Schlessinger, M.D. is Board Certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Schlessinger is uniquely qualified to treat the delicate skin of the eyelid and face. With over a dozen years of experience in cosmetic eyelid surgery, Dr. Schlessinger has thousands of satisfied patients. When it comes to your eyelids Dr. Schlessinger is the physician choice. Dr. Schlessinger prides himself on the personalized attention he gives to each and every patient."

4  Specialties

  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Plastic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Dacryoadenitis
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Floaters
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Keratitis
  • Migraine
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Skin Cancer
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


Read Less

26  Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Brow Lift
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intense Pulse Light
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Skin Grafts
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Wound Repair

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.


  • Franklin and Marshall College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Interfaith Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Interfaith Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Of Minnesota
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schlessinger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Schlessinger does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Schlessinger and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Schlessinger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schlessinger to family and friends
46 total reviews (18 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (46)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Schlessinger's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (18)

Had a two part procedure, results from eye lift was satisfactory. Not outstanding , full face laser a disaster. Arrogant and unprofessional if you tell them You are unhappy with the results conversation over. He is not interested in resolving . Never had such an unprofessional experience like...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Dr. Schlessinger took the time to answer all my questions and concerns, he recommended the best treatment for me. I am very happy with his expertise and knowledge about my particular problem.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
I was very comfortable there. Everyone is very friendly and made me feel at ease and especially the doctor. I would highly recommend him.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
The Doctor and staff are very friendly and accommodating. Lots of experience and great work happens here.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
My wife had a great visit. Very impressed with all staff members. Doctor answered all questions and performed necessary tests. Left office feeling better than we arrived
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Are you Dr. Schlessinger?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!