Dr. Tessa Cigler, MD

Dr. Tessa Cigler, MD

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Medical Oncology  |  
Female  |  
43 y/o
(19)

Accepting new patients

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.

The Breast Center

425 E 61st St Fl 8

New York, NY 10065
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

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Dr. Cigler's Experience

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Dr. Cigler's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Medical Oncology
  • Board certified in Medical Oncology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
1

Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
3

Conditions Treated

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Tumor
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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cigler to family and friends
3.5
based on 19 total reviews (1 with a comment)
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 (1)
in New York, NY |
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 cares. I highly recommend her as well as the Weill Cornell Breast Center.
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Dr. Cigler accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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