Dr. Theodore Schwartz, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 55

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Theodore Schwartz, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Schwartz has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Harvard Medical School medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schwartz to book an appointment.


Locations

Weill Cornell Medicine Brain and Spine Center

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(212) 235-1519
Upper East Side - Weill Greenberg Center1305 York Ave New York, NY 10021
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Neurological Surgery1305 York Ave Fl 9 New York, NY 10021
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Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center

New Patient?
(212) 235-1519
Upper East Side - Weill Greenberg1305 York Ave Fl 9 New York, NY 10021
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4.8

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Gary DeBerry – Jun 26, 2020
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Dr. Schwartz performed two successful surgeries on me. I am always comforted by his knowledge and his great skill as a surgeon. I would highly recommend him for his technique and compassion for his patients. Justin Galante - June 2020
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Jun 26, 2020
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Very receptive and compassionate. The moment I sat to talk to him about my surgery and options I immediately knew he was the doctor I wanted for my care. Excellent!
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Jun 24, 2020
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Very knowledgeable, would highly recommend
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May 15, 2020
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Very clear and explains the path that needs to be taken. A very keen listener. I have confidence he will make my son well.
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Mar 19, 2020
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I just had my 4 year post-surgery follow up. Whenever I see Dr. Schwartz, I am reminded just how fortunate I was to have been placed in his gifted hands as my neurosurgeon. His skill combined with his empathetic bedside manner truly put him in a league of his own. I will forever be grateful.
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Geri Perkal – Mar 16, 2020
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Dr. Schwartz was very informative and made me feel very comfortable going in for my operation. He was also concerned after the operation.
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Jacqueline Calabro – Mar 04, 2020
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Operated to remove a brain tumor and did a superb job
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David Kleinberg – Mar 02, 2020
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Dr. Schwartz saved my life! He is extremely thorough, patient and answers all questions. He operated on me 6 years ago and gave me my life back! I am incredibly grateful for him. I just had my follow up with him yesterday. He is an amazing neurosurgeon!
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Lidia C. – Feb 17, 2020
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Superior ecperience..excellent Physician...The best possible job Thank you Dr Schwartz
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Rima Reitblat – Feb 14, 2020
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Both during consultation and Surgery I had complete trust in Dr. Schwartz. Both for myself and my family it is rare to be able to have complete faith in a physician.
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Jeffrey Sardegna – Feb 08, 2020
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Excellent physician!
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Feb 03, 2020
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Dr. Schwartz was direct, clear, professional and kind. His staff are efficient, attentive and responsive. This was an ideal medical visit under extremely trying personal circumstances.
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Jan 31, 2020
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Salvatore Piro – Jan 27, 2020
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Solved an intractable problem where others failed. A professional providing an excellent overall healthcare experience.
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Jan 24, 2020
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Dr. Schwartz and his team are always fantastic. They make a very stressful situation bearable with their professionalism throughout the process.
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Jan 17, 2020
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So far I thrilled with Dr. Schwartz! Our 23 yo daughter has a benign brain tumor that he will operate on next month in a minimally invasive way through her eye rather than a craniotomy. Nobody else gave us this option. This man is at the forefront of the way brain surgery will be. Furthermore, he was confident, but not cocky and kind, but not condescending.
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Star Webster in Sayville – Dec 13, 2019
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Dr. Schwartz was outstanding. He was the first surgeon to discuss a minimally invasive procedure to remove my wife's Meningioma as compared to the standard full scalp incision/craniotomy. From the first time we met through our procedure, he has been first class. Dr. Schwartz is the ultimate professional with an outstanding bedside manner and true feeling of care for his patient.
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Nov 30, 2019
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Saw dr Swartz for a cyst he was friendly and knowledgeable, I went into see him worried about the situation and left with a sense of relief. And if I do need intervention in the future would use him.
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Nov 18, 2019
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Had surgery with Dr Schwartz for a pituitary adenoma three month ago. Everything went very well. Highly recommend.
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Romina – Nov 15, 2019
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Dr. Schwartz accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

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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Practice Areas

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.

Typically treats 84% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwartz performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Schwartz performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Brain Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwartz performs Brain Surgery more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Schwartz performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwartz performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 59% of their peers

Dr. Schwartz performs this procedure more than 59% of their peers

Neuro-oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat tumors, both malignant and benign, in or near the brain and spinal cord.

Typically treats 76% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwartz treats Brain Cancer more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Schwartz treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwartz treats Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma) more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Schwartz treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Meningiomas
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwartz treats Meningiomas more than 42% of their peers

Dr. Schwartz treats this condition more than 42% of their peers

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Dr. Schwartz's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cough
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • ENT Cancer
  • ENT Surgery
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Facial Fracture
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Meningiomas
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Otitis Media
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • TMJ
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

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. 

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

Yale New Haven Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Columbia Presby Med Center
Residency Hospital
1994
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center
Internship Hospital
1993
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1987
Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average