Dr. Theodore Schwartz, MD

Dr. Theodore Schwartz, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
52 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Theodore Schwartz, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1993 and specializes in neurosurgery, otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, and more.Read his story

Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center

525 E 68th St # 651

New York, NY 10065
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Accepted insurance

  • Medicaid
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas


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Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
very high
more than 99% of peers
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Schwartz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Schwartz "Neurosurgery has always been more of a passion than a profession for me. I view patient care as a privilege that requires complete dedication to patient well-being. I am fully aware that the concept of having to undergo a neurosurgical operation, a "brain surgery," is a daunting and terrifying prospect to a patient. I try to make the whole experience pleasant and positive, and to create a calm and soothing environment for my patients. My whole office staff is centered on the patient experience to provide professional, rapid responses to any questions in a courteous and caring manner. Behind the scenes, I have dedicated my career to pursuing minimally invasive operative techniques to make neurosurgical procedures easier on my patients so they recover more rapidly and can return quickly to their normal lives. Nothing makes my day more than seeing patients a few weeks after surgery and getting a big hug and smile from them and their families for a job well done. I am also privileged to practice at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center. The staff and affiliated services are the best in New York, and their assistance is invaluable in providing the best and most compassionate care to my patients. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schwartz "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. "


  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Facial Fracture
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Otitis Media
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Rathke's Cleft Cyst
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • TMJ
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laser Ablation
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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.


  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Columbia Presby Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Columbia Presby Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Yale New Haven Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schwartz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schwartz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schwartz to family and friends
based on 41 total reviews (16 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (41)

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Dr. Schwartz's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (16)

in North Babylon
I went to Dr. Schwartz to consult about the removal of a pituitary tumor that caused double vision in late 2017. The surgery is quite a success. Once the tumor was removed, my double vision was gone and I recovered very fast. In NYC area Dr. Schwartz probably performs more pituitary tumor...more
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in New York
My husband was referred to Dr. Schwartz by our primary care physician. We are very grateful to have received this recommendation. Dr. Schwartz diagnosed and removed my husband's VERY large left frontal meningioma on September 28th. Follow-up testing 3 months later shows that the tumor was...more
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in Yonkers, NY
The highly acclaimed team of doctors that were available to me @ Weill Cornell relieved any apprehension of going into this very serious operation. I felt full confidence having these doctors: Dr. Theodore H. Schwartz, Dr. Vijay K. Anand and Dr. Georgiana Dobri and I couldn't have had better...more
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in Bronx, New York
I could not make a higher recommendation than I do for Dr. Theodore Schwartz. He exceeded all expectations for my brain AVM surgery (cavernous malformation). His confidence and competence made me feel totally at ease throughout the process, even on the morning of the surgery. I have been seizure...more
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in New York, NY
Only one word to describe Dr. Schwartz, GREATNESS. My son Thomas is so grateful and our family so lucky to have found him to perform the type of surgery that was needed. Removal of a pituitary tumor. Thank You. Doctor Schwartz.
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