Dr. Tessa Cigler, MD

Dr. Tessa Cigler, MD

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Breast Oncology  ·  
Female  ·  
44 y/o
(19)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Tessa Cigler, MD is a breast oncology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 11 years. She specializes in breast oncology.Read her story

Weill Cornell Breast Center

1283 York Ave Fl 4

New York, NY 10065
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Cancer
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Cigler'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.

Dr. Cigler's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cigler "Dr. Cigler is a medical oncologist whose work is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. She practices at the Weill Cornell Breast Center where comprehensive state-of-the-art care is provided in a personalized and warm environment. As a believer in the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer care, Dr. Cigler meets weekly with breast surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists, genetic counselors and other medical oncologists to ensure that her patients receive well-coordinated and optimal care. Dr. Cigler pays careful attention to the short and long term effects of diagnosis and treatment on physical and emotional well being. She provides personalized and comprehensive care, addressing issues such as diet, exercise, fatigue, anxiety, bone health, and hormone mediated symptoms. For younger patients, options for fertility preservation are carefully considered as the treatment plan is formulated. Women are supported both during treatment and beyond, when attention shifts to issues of breast cancer survivorship. Dr. Cigler treats all stages of breast cancer and also counsels high risk women on options for breast cancer prevention. Dr. Cigler is an active clinical investigator. As a member of the Weill Cornell Breast Center research team, she heads several clinical trials designed to provide her patients with access to the newest and most promising options for therapy. Her collaborative research focuses on ways to gain a better understanding of breast cancer pathogenesis and side effects of therapy, with the overall goal of improving breast cancer treatment and prevention. Dr. Cigler teaches second year medical students at the Weill Cornell medical college and mentors medical students and fellows on the wards. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group. She is the author of several journal articles and book chapters."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cigler "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. "

1  Specialties

  • Breast Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

6  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Tumor
  • Leukocytosis

2  Procedures

  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breast Cancer Treatment

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.

Education

  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • St Vincents Hospital Manhattan
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Newyork-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cigler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cigler's Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cigler to family and friends
19 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Cigler's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I would not recommend this oncologist to my worst enemy. The most inhuman, insensitive person I have ever encountered. What doctor calls a patient late Friday afternoon to tell them she is recommending chemotherapy? This oncologist, who is incapable of checking her schedule to see she had an in...more
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Very smart and caring physician. She spends plenty of time with me. She also listens carefully to me and responds quickly and wisely regarding my questions and concerns. Most important of all -- she views me as an individual person (not just as a body on a conveyor belt) and really, really...more
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