Dr. David Schlessinger, MD

Dr. David Schlessinger, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
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Dr. David Schlessinger, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Woodbury, NY. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

75 Froehlich Farm Blvd

Woodbury, NY 11797

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Insurance Accepted

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

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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

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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."


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  • Ophthalmology
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

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


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  • 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

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Dr. Schlessinger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schlessinger to family and friends
based on 42 total reviews (15 with comments)
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 (15)
The Doctor and staff are very friendly and accommodating. Lots of experience and great work happens here.
in Westbury, NY |
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
in Hewlett, NY |
Dr. Schlessinger and his staff are truly wonderful! Dr. Schlessinger takes his time to and always answers all of your questions. His staff is very pleasant.
New York, NY |
The best doctor I have ever been to. Smart and caring and professional.
Brooklyn, NY |
Great experience. Everyone was professional. Diagnosed and treated my problem expertly and in a warm and friendly manner.
in Plainview, NY |
Miracle Hands and Skill - Dr Schlessinger reconstructioned my eye after removal of cancer. You wouldn't believe there was a hole on my face where there isn't one now. Dr. S. THANK YOU.
in Farmingdale, NY |
I had upper eyelid blepharoplasty in March 2017. I received exemplary care and concern before and after surgery.
in New York, NY |
Dr. Schlessinger is the best! Very caring and attentive
in Great Neck, NY |
I had blepharoplasty on upper and lower lids less than two weeks ago. I can't say enough about the care I have received by Dr. Schlesinger and his entire staff. Every person in this office has accommodated me in every way possible. I respect Dr. Schlessinger's attention to detail. He eased my concerns regarding swelling post surgery and I'm beginning to see great results!
I went to Dr Schlessinger to have a Mohs surgery procedure on my forehead completed. The dermatologist told me he only needed to do one cut and I should only have a barely visible line after Dr Schlessinger completes the procedure. I now have a quarter sized dent and scar on my forehead. On a follow up visit I expressed my opinion and he didn't appreciate it telling me it's not fully healed. I then went to a plastic surgeon that informed me it's healed and the procedure wasn't done correctly. :(
in Hicksville, NY |
In June of 2015 I went to see Dr. Schlesinger for a lower lid blephoraplasty. Over a year after my procedure I still have bags under my eyes not as large as before the surgery but still noticeable when I contacted Dr. Schlessinger and went in for a follow up I was told to purchase an eye cream from the office I did I still had bags so they recommended ultherapy I did that as well still bags now I am being told it is due to lack of sleep or allergies. I paid a lot of money and have poor results.
2 failed ptosis surgeries. Always seemed to be in a hurry. His backup doctor who works Fridays who was responsible to take my stitches out ( second surgery) left stitches in my eye!!! Did not realize until weeks later and now I have a permanent red scar on my eyelid where the stitch was the was left for 3 weeks. A nightmare.
in CORAM, NY |
Dr. Schlessinger is one of the best Doctors on Long Island. I trust NO ONE but him. He has dealt with my wife for a very serious condition and was the ONLY Doctor to take the time and study my wife's condition. Never giving up. Complete, and Thorough. Never rushed, he would treat her for well over an hour some visits. My wife's condition was extreme and we were referred to another "Super" Specialist. EVERY Doctor we spoke with has GREAT respect for him. We still see him for consults.
I met with Dr. Schlessinger and his friendly and professional staff today. I found Dr. Schlessinger to be considerate, forthright, thorough, attentive and highly skilled. I was surprised upon reading some patient reviews referring to his bedside manner or lack thereof. Despite the fact that I was looking to enlist a qualified plastic surgeon rather than an individual who I liked on a social level, I found Dr. Schlessinger to be quite competent and likable. I highly recommend him!
in West Babylon, NY |
Doctor did upper and lower eyes. Bottom looks same as before, top has bumps. This doctor is rude, yells at staff while your in the office and has horrible bedside manner. Not one other doctor I've mentioned him to (my eye doc and other plastic surgeons) likes him. His nurses told me they have to grit their teeth so much they no longer have teeth.
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Dr. Schlessinger accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Medicare HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty

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