Dr. Lama Al-Aswad, MD

Dr. Lama Al-Aswad, MD

OphthalmologyFemaleAge 51

Accepting new patients

Dr. Lama Al-Aswad, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in New York, NY. She is affiliated with medical facilities NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Al-Aswad to book an appointment.

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Practice

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(212) 235-1519
CUMC/Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute635 W 165th St New York, NY 10032
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880 3rd Ave New York, NY 10022
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Highly Recommended Hospital Patients recommend this hospital to family and friends. See hospitals

Dr. Al-Aswad's Reviews

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4.2

Based on 18 ratings

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I am so satisfied and blessed to have Dr Al-Aswad as a physician. She is a human being and a skilled patient physician. I have seen .her twice so far and had a very challenging laser procedure. The challenge was me because my eyes were very irritated due to chronic allergies. I’m also a “blinker” and have heavy eye lids. Nevertheless Dr Al-Aswad made it happen, calling for assistance to have someone gently hold my head in place. The entire staff is very professional and keep you informed of the entire process. The office is very clean and the waiting room is spacious. The environmental staff keep the restrooms very clean and well stocked .The diagnostic portion was awesome I’ve never had so many exams. The staff clean everything right in front of you . THIS IS THE PLACE ! Thank You NYU LANGONE EYE CENTER
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
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Linda H Bklyn Express – Jun 19, 2021
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Exceptional surgeon, researcher and medical educator with a big heart. Outstanding medical skills, unblemished professional integrity and a commitment to excellence and service.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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4 people found this helpful
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Jamal Manassah in New York, NY – Sep 08, 2017
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What a horrible experience; was referred for a a super easy and basic procedure to dr. Al-Aswad's office. Rude front desk person, time spent at the office is about 4 hours - time spent with the doctor (including procedure) is about 4 minutes . No follow up, 5 weeks later still trying to reduce the inflammation as my eye got badly scratched during the procedure. contacted my other ophthalmologist for help.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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New York, NY – Aug 29, 2017
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Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Al-Aswad's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Glaucoma Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Al-Aswad performs Glaucoma Surgery more than 82% of her peers

Dr. Al-Aswad performs this procedure more than 82% of her peers

B-Scan Ultrasound
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Al-Aswad performs B-Scan Ultrasound more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Al-Aswad performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Ultrasound, Eye
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Al-Aswad performs Ultrasound, Eye more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Al-Aswad performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Al-Aswad's conditions and procedures:

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Color Blindness
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Examination
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Vision Screening

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(212) 235-1519

Dr. Al-Aswad accepts the following insurance:

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Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
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Cigna
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GHI HMO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
MagnaCare
Medicare
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UnitedHealthCare
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United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO

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...Read more

Biography

Dr. Lama A. Al-Aswad is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at CUMC. In addition to her clinical work, she currently serves as the Institute’s glaucoma...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

2003
University of Tennessee Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Brooklyn Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
1998
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Lama Al-Aswad, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 305-9535 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Lama Al-Aswad, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Al-Aswad has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Lama Al-Aswad, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Lama Al-Aswad, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Al-Aswad's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Lama Al-Aswad, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Lama Al-Aswad, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Al-Aswad frequently treats Glaucoma Surgery, B-Scan Ultrasound, and Ultrasound, Eye. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Al-Aswad treats.

Where is Dr. Lama Al-Aswad, MD's office located?

Dr. Al-Aswad's office is located at 635 W 165th St, New York, NY 10032. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Lama Al-Aswad, MD speak?

Dr. Al-Aswad speaks Arabic and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Al-Aswad is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

New York, NY

7 Awards Received

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received