Dr. Richard Schutzer, MD

Vascular Surgery •  Male • Age 49

  

Dr. Richard Schutzer, MD is a vascular surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in vascular surgery and general surgery.


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The Allen Hospital

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Vascular Surgery5141 Broadway New York, NY 10034
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Columbia University Medical Center Surgery

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Herbert Irving Pavilion161 Fort Washington Ave Fl 5 New York, NY 10032
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ColumbiaDoctors Riverdale

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ColumbiaDoctors Riverdale3050 Corlear Ave Bronx, NY 10463
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Dr. Schutzer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schutzer

3.9

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I recently became a patient of Dr. Schutzer. I had seen another vascular previously. The first Doctor incorrectly diagnosed my issue and nonchalantly threw his hands up. Dr. Schutzer gave the correct ultra sounds which gave the correct diagnosis. He is a very confident, capable. And friendly doctor who I highly recommend. Great staff all in all.
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Haven't been yet. After calling my PC Doctor to get referral faxed so I can call and set up appt, I called and spoke to receptionist who said just spoke with clinic. I told her I was was in unexplainable excruciating pain and would need an appt asap. She repeatedly kept saying she would call me to set up an appt on Mon, 09/23/2019 and the time was 3PM on Fri, 09/20/2019. Talk about EXTREMELY RUDE & SEEMINGLY NON CARING!! It definitely showed in her arrogant voice!! She was sooo eager to get me off the phone!!
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I went to see Dr Schutzer Sept 2017 at 5141 B'way location Manhattan. I waited 1 hr to see him.Then he came into examining room seemed very uninterested. I was there for a varicose vein that was giving me problems. He then sent me to get a Duplex ultrasound. When That test was completed. I waited another 40 min and was then told the Dr Had to leave and he will call you tomorrow that never happened. I have been a registered nurse since 1980. This is no way to treat a Patient
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Bedside manner still exists. What a thoughtful, competent and compassionate surgeon, who communicates in a respectful and thorough fashion. Highly recommend if your condition warrants surgical intervention.
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I have been on dialysis for 30 years. I've been involved with many surgeon's for a variety of reasons. He is without question the best of all of them. He is caring with top notch skills. I would and have recommended him to other people. The only problem that gets 1 star is when he moved to Columbia Presbyterian he received a staff of people who are very nice on the phone and in person. Their problem lies in their inability to return your call even after they promise to.
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Dr. Schutzer is an excellent physician. He is not only skilled in his profession but caring and compassionate. This is a rare combination in the medical field today. I would highly recommend him.
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Caring and calming from first visit on. I followed him from his Long Island office to Manhattan, he's that great.
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Very caring throughout the process and the outcome of my surgery was incredible
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Dr. Schutzer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
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Emblem Health
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
Fidelis Care
Fidelis Care HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
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MagnaCare
MagnaCare PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
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Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare

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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Practice Areas

Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) specialists diagnose and treat abnormal blood vessel connections between arteries and veins that result in damage or death of body tissue and nerve cells.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schutzer performs Arteriovenous Shunt Creation more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Schutzer performs this procedure more than 83% of their peers

Peripheral Vascular Disorders

Peripheral vascular disorder specialists diagnose and treat narrowing or blockages in the blood vessels outside the heart, most commonly caused by atherosclerosis, a buildup of plague inside the blood vessel wall.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schutzer treats Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Schutzer treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schutzer treats Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Schutzer treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Varicose Veins
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schutzer treats Varicose Veins more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Schutzer treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on treating conditions of the lymphatic system and blood vessels outside the heart and brain.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schutzer performs Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Schutzer performs this procedure more than 89% of their peers

Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schutzer performs Arteriovenous Shunt Creation more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Schutzer performs this procedure more than 83% of their peers

Vascular Surgical Procedure
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schutzer performs Vascular Surgical Procedure more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Schutzer performs this procedure more than 81% of their peers

Peripheral Vascular Procedures

Peripheral vascular disorder is diagnosed through a variety of procedures, including angiogram, ankle-brachial index and Doppler ultrasound. Surgical treatments include bypass graft surgery, balloon angioplasty, and stent.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schutzer performs Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Schutzer performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Peripheral Artery Catheterization
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schutzer performs Peripheral Artery Catheterization more than 62% of their peers

Dr. Schutzer performs this procedure more than 62% of their peers

Varicose Vein Procedure
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schutzer performs Varicose Vein Procedure more than 52% of their peers

Dr. Schutzer performs this procedure more than 52% of their peers

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Dr. Schutzer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy

About Me

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. 

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2003
Maimonides Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2001
St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
1996
St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
1995
Albany Medical College
Medical School

Awards

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  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average