Dr. Theodore Schwartz, MD

Dr. Theodore Schwartz, MD

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Neurosurgery  ·  
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53 y/o
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Dr. Theodore Schwartz, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 19 years. He 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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Insurance Accepted

  • Medicaid
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Schwartz performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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. "

3  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

38  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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24  Procedures

  • 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.

Education

  • 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

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schwartz to family and friends
48 total reviews (21 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (48)

  • 5
    (44)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Schwartz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (21)

Dr. Schwartz is an incredibly talented & caring neurosurgeon whose expertise changed my son's life for the better. I will never be able to adequately thank him. I am hoping my review leads others to the same great outcome. As a mother & healthcare provider myself (NP), I was awed by the entire...more
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Dr. Schwartz is friendly, thorough and professional.
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After being diagnosed with an extremely rare brain tumor called a craniopharyngioma, I was extremely lucky to have found Dr Schwartz . He was successful removing my entire tumor via a minimally invasive procedure through my nose, when all other doctors claimed it could only be removed through a...more
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I am truly impressed and grateful for the perfect follow up on my hippocampus brain tumour Thank you for your amazing attentionthe the details. That stage 4 tumour was perfectly removed and the MRI refle left following your work and chemo and radiation for 42 days. I am healed and I accept and...more
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I cannot say enough good words about Dr. Schwartz. He is a brilliant surgeon and is also a very humble gentleman. Dr. Schwartz and his team operated on me in Sept of 2017 to remove an orange-sized tumor in the front portal of my brain. I am tumor-free as of March, 2018 and I owe my life to this...more
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