Dr. Sarah VanTassel, MD

Dr. Sarah VanTassel, MD

Ophthalmic SurgeryFemaleAge 35

Accepting new patients

Dr. Sarah VanTassel, MD is a Ophthalmic Surgery 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. VanTassel to book an appointment.

Locations

Weill Cornell Eye Associates, New York, NY

New Patient?
(212) 235-1519
Upper East Side40 W 72Nd St New York, NY 10023
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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. VanTassel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. VanTassel

4.9

Based on 212 ratings

5 Stars
93.86792452830188%
(199)
4 Stars
4.245283018867925%
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3 Stars
0.4716981132075472%
(1)
2 Stars
0.9433962264150944%
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1 Star
0.4716981132075472%
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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (176)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (176)
  • Explained conditions well (175)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (9)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (4)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
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Dr. van Tassel was very thorough and professional. She answered all my questions and instilled confidence. Her manner was empathetic. I would recommend Dr. van Tassel to my family members and friends.
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
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Apr 16, 2021
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Very attentive and knowledgeable
What went well
  • Office environment
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  • Explained conditions well
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  • Long wait times
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Michelle – Apr 15, 2021
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All good and professional. I was very pleased. Thank you.
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Anna – Apr 09, 2021
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Very thoughtful and careful. Coordinated with the other doctors at Weill Cornell. The group is highly recommended, I’ve been going there for years with a number of issues for my eyes including torn retina, cataracts and glaucoma
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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Apr 03, 2021
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Lovely manner. Thorough, attentive. Explains clearly.
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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Mar 30, 2021
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I have, in the past, and shall again, recommend Dr Sarah Van Tassel. Besides her expertise and professional approach she is always smiling, seemingly happy to see patients and personally remember incidents that makes one feel unique. My operation for cataracts with her remains a vivid, memorable and awesome experience. She is among the best that I have met and I have been lucky to be her patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
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KIM HURT – Mar 29, 2021
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Dr. Van Tassel is a skilled physician who is thorough and thoughtful. It is very easy to discuss any issues with her.
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 – Mar 20, 2021
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Each visit with Dr VanTassel is a joy, not only does she take care of my eyes, but she's engaging in her conversation with me. I'm very pleased with my Dr.
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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Joan Barrett – Mar 20, 2021
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I was referred to Dr. VanTassel for a glaucoma evaluation. She was personable, warm and well informed. She shared current research information relevant for my situation and allayed anxiety with clarification.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • 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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B – Mar 19, 2021
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The experience w/ Dr. Van Tassel and her team was great. I didn't actually spend much time w/ the dr herself but her team was very professional, welcoming and seemed very much committed to their job. I was impressed by the thoroughness of the exams and felt I could ask questions to any of them including the Dr. Van Tassel. I highly recommend.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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W. Montanez – Mar 19, 2021
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She was thorough, personable and compassionate. I highly recommend Dr. Van Tassel
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Christina Miller – Mar 19, 2021
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Always a pleasure to see her and the staff. Very professional and friendly. I enjoy my visits. Most importantly I know my eyes are getting the best of care. Always answers questions.
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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Nellie – Mar 18, 2021
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Wonderful great DR.
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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Mar 15, 2021
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Highly professional and excellent patient competence. Have been patient for several years and obtain all information for good clinical decisions. Highly recommended!
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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Dr T – Mar 13, 2021
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I excellent follow up
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Mar 08, 2021
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Totally love Dr. Van Tassel. She is friendly and very professional. She has the ability to put me at ease while delivering information I did not particularly want to hear. She listens patiently to my concerns and answered all of my questions. I also like her staff. The wait isn't the greatest but the Dr and her team are the best
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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J. Raines – Mar 07, 2021
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friendly, professional, ready to answer all questions
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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Valerie Gores – Mar 04, 2021
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Dr. Van Tassel was very professional as well as friendly and I would recommend her to all my friends and family.
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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Brenda K Mcleod – Feb 19, 2021
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Dr. Van Tassel is always professional and listens to anything concerning me. If I have a question after the visit, I use the internal email system and receive a response quickly.
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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Feb 13, 2021
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The service was great, I would recommend to anyone looking for eye care
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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Tyrone Wyllie – Feb 11, 2021
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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. VanTassel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. VanTassel treats Uveitis and Iridocyclitis more than 90% of her peers

Dr. VanTassel treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Iridocyclitis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. VanTassel treats Iridocyclitis more than 90% of her peers

Dr. VanTassel treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Floaters
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. VanTassel treats Floaters more than 89% of her peers

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

Dr. VanTassel's conditions and procedures:

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anisocoria
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Closed-Angle Glaucoma
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • 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
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

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(212) 235-1519

Dr. VanTassel accepts the following insurance:

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Medicaid
Medicare
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POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
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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 board certified ophthalmologist and fellowship trained glaucoma specialist. She is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

2017
Duke University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 981-9800 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Sarah VanTassel, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Sarah VanTassel, MD accepting new patients?

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

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

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

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

Dr. VanTassel's office is located at 40 W 72Nd St, New York, NY 10023. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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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