Dr. Sarah Van Tassel, MD

Dr. Sarah Van Tassel, MD

OphthalmologyFemaleAge 35

Accepting new patients

Dr. Sarah Van Tassel, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in New York, NY. She is affiliated with 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. Van Tassel to book an appointment.

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(212) 235-1519
1305 York Avenue New York, NY 10021
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  • 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.
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Dr. Van Tassel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Van Tassel

4.9

Based on 264 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Dr. Van Tassel is very through and explained the results of my eye exam very succinctly making it easy to understand. She also is very patient, answers all questions, and takes the time assuage any concerns. Dr. Van Tassel also made sure that she knew my vision history before reviewing the exam results.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Michael A Ross – Oct 17, 2021
Explains conditions well sympathetic efficient Appointment on time
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Oct 16, 2021
I found the doctor to be extremely knowledgeable and caring. She listens and asks pertinent questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Harvey Ginsberg – Oct 16, 2021
This was a routine checkup to ensure my Glaucoma symptoms are still well controlled. I arrived early and was taken before my designated appointment time. Dr. Van Tassel performed cataract surgery on both of my eyes about two years ago. My distance vision remains 20/20. Dr. Van Tassel is always pleasant and listens well. I have high confidence in her professional medical judgment.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 14, 2021
Excellent ongoing care of chronic condition. Dr VanTassel is superb.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Eric Wanner – Oct 14, 2021
Efficient & professional
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
What could be improved
No results
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Vebe Borge – Oct 11, 2021
Always very helpful and supportive in finding ways to help her patients.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Michelle – Oct 09, 2021
Dr. van Tassel is very professional and caring.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 02, 2021
Yes I would recommend Dr. van Tassel to family and friends. The visit was very thorough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Sep 30, 2021
She is attentive and explains everything without rushing.
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Sep 27, 2021
Mostly tests which she explained clearly and couldn't have been more pleasant, engaged and professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Clara Miller – Sep 25, 2021
Thorough examination, good communication regarding RX options
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
What could be improved
No results
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Marilyn Johnson – Sep 25, 2021
Dr. Van Tassel and all of her staff were competent and cordial.
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
What could be improved
No results
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C. Lally – Sep 24, 2021
She was very direct in her description of my condition and was not quick to recommend surgery, which I appreciate. I liked her approach to me as an older patient.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Anita Beldjilali – Sep 24, 2021
Great visit, Great Doctor, very happy
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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Luis Camacho – Sep 13, 2021
Dr Van Tassel was thorough with her examination. A true professional and I was very satisfied with my visit. I certainly would recommend her to anyone seeking a new Ophthalmologist.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
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Rose Hodgson – Sep 11, 2021
Totally outstanding
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
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Bruce – Sep 10, 2021
They need to listen to patient more when it comes to letters for there jobs. Every job exspect different things from there staff. They need to work with the patient so they can get pay so they can pay there bills
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
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CAROLYN A TAYLOR – Sep 04, 2021
Through professional conscientious caring knowledgeable what more could you ask for
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Sep 04, 2021
As stated before Dr. Van Tassel is very professional, informative and understanding. Would recommend family and friends to Dr. Van Tassel.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Sep 04, 2021

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Background

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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. Van Tassel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Floaters
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Van Tassel treats Floaters more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Van Tassel treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Iridocyclitis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Van Tassel treats Iridocyclitis more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Van Tassel treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Van Tassel treats Uveitis and Iridocyclitis more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Van Tassel treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Van Tassel's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Closed-Angle Glaucoma
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Goniotomy
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Laser Trabeculoplasty
  • Laser Trabeculoplasty or Iridectomy
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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(212) 235-1519

Dr. Van Tassel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Select
Affinity Health Plan
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
EmblemHealth
GHI
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
HealthFirst
Medicaid
Medicare
Oxford Health Plans
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
VNS Choice

About Me

Care Philosophy

Welcome! During your visit to the Department of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell, our team is dedicated to providing you with outstanding eye care. Many...Read more

Biography

Sarah H. Van Tassel, M.D. is a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist and an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr....Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

2017
Duke University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Sarah Van Tassel, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (718) 670-1837 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Sarah Van Tassel, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Van Tassel has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Sarah Van Tassel, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Sarah Van Tassel, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Van Tassel's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Sarah Van Tassel, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Sarah Van Tassel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Van Tassel frequently treats Floaters, Iridocyclitis, and Uveitis and Iridocyclitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Van Tassel treats.

Where is Dr. Sarah Van Tassel, MD's office located?

Dr. Van Tassel's office is located at 1305 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

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

7 Awards Received