Dr. Hiram Cody III, MD

Dr. Hiram Cody III, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
Dr. Hiram Cody III, MD is a general surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons and specializes in general surgery.

300 E 66th St

New York, NY 10065

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare

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Top Care Areas

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Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Cody III'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. Cody III "My surgical practice and clinical research focus entirely on the treatment of breast cancer. My research interests have included patterns of loco-regional spread, long-term outcomes of breast cancer surgery, the impact of screening mammography and, most recently, sentinel lymph node biopsy. This procedure involves removing the first few lymph nodes draining from the breast ('sentinel nodes'), and checking for the presence of cancer. If the sentinel nodes are cancer free, then the remaining nodes don't need to be removed and the side effects of the surgery are minimized. I am currently the principal investigator of MSKCC's sentinel-node biopsy program, which has the world's largest experience with this exciting new operation. My colleagues and I continue to study and refine the procedure. We have presented and published our work worldwide and have taught the procedure to hundreds of practicing surgeons and trainees. I lecture widely and am the editor of a new multi-author textbook on sentinel-node biopsy."


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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

54  Conditions Treated


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22  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Vaginal 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.


  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated
  • St Lukes - Roosevelt Hospital Center at Roosevelt Division
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • St Lukes - Roosevelt Hospital Center at Roosevelt Division
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Sloan-Kettering Meml Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cody III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cody III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cody III to family and friends
21 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Cody III'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 (3)

The best doctor????????thank you for everything dr.Cody?? Your patint Alsubaie Maha from Saudi Arabia
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went to Dr. Cody for a 2nd opinion re: further axilla surgery. He was extremely thorough, easy to understand and very complimentary of my medical team [whom he agreed with]. I found him consument professional and definitely highly regarded by my medical team from a different hospital . I highly...more
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Excellent dr have gone to him since young woman until 77. Caring, superb surgeon.
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