Dr. Vivian Lindfield, MD

Dr. Vivian Lindfield, MD

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Breast Surgery  |  
Female  |  
45 y/o
36 reviews

Accepting new patients

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

WNY Breast Health is a comprehensive breast health center that was developed to provide the most advanced, dedicated and compassionate care to patients with breast disease. At WNY Breast Health, we believe in lifelong breast health and we exist solely to provide the highest level of care for our community.Read more

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Dr. Lindfield's Reviews

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based on 36 total surveys (8 with reviews)
Dr. Lindfield's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (8)
in Euclid, OH |
Dr. Vivian Lindfield was very good at explaining what I needed and took me step by step through the whole process she is very caring and professional.
Amherst, NY |
I had a biopsy here and found Dr. Lindfield to be very professional. She was pleasant and explained what would happen during the procedure. She asked if I was ok throughout and answered any questions I had. Although I only saw Dr. Lindfield when I had the biopsy, her staff was also pleasant and efficient. Overall I thought she was excellent and I would recommend the Sheridan Dr office to anyone needing their services.
Elma, NY |
Terrible service. I found a lump in my breast & got a biopsy. I bled through all my dressings after the biopsy, I called the office to have the nurse call me. 4 hours later I get a call from Lindfield who told me to just stop moving. Went in a week later and spoke to the PA for my results, she told me it looked normal but recommends surgery to remove them. Changed to Windsong due to all the issues at Lindfields & find that my pathology showed atypical cells and was not "fine" like I was told.
Buffalo, NY |
Dr. Linfield is extremely condescending, disrespectful, and lacks compassion. During our first encounter at a surgical consultation she did not introduce herself, stated the surgery "was not a big deal," and spoke to me as if I was wasting her time. As a health professional I was in shock that a doctor would treat patients with such a lack of empathy. I would not recommend this provider - especially for someone that is facing life changing health concerns.
Buffalo , NY |
The other reviews were correct. No compassion. No interest in follow up care. Verbally abusive and condescending. My primary physician says he won't send her anymore patients. Doctors need to realize we are more than a number or dollar amount. We all reap what we sow.
I never saw Dr. Lindfield except for the 1 minute before my surgery.
I saw my primary doctor for a infection in left breast. He referred me to Dr. Linfield. I phoned the office on a Tuesday, the appointment they gave me was a Monday(infection). Wednesday I phoned back stressing the importance of being seen sooner than Monday. They said it was all they had available. Sunday I ended up in the emergency department with a septic infection! I had emergency surgery Monday morning by another breast surgeon. Never will I refer Linfield!!!!
New York, NY |
Patients' should be aware that Dr. Linfield only does the surgery. She does not do post op follow up care. So if you run into complications after surgery, she WILL NOT see you! I don't know how you can run a practice with cancer patients and not see a patient after surgery. She has no compassion!
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Dr. Lindfield's Care Philosophy

WNY Breast Health is a comprehensive breast health center that was developed to provide the most advanced, dedicated and compassionate care to patients with breast disease. At WNY Breast Health, we believe in lifelong breast health and we exist solely to provide the highest level of care for our community.

Dr. Lindfield's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Breast Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Breast Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Duct Papilloma
  • Breast Fibroadenoma
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Tumor
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Genetic Diseases
  • Lipomas
  • Lump
  • Lymphedema
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Suspicious Lump

Education

  • Medical School
    American University Of The Caribbean / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    State University Of New York At Buffalo

    Completed in 2003

  • Undergraduate School
    McMaster University

    Graduated in 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Breast Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Breast
  • Genetic Counseling Services
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Stereotactic Biopsy
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Stereotaxis
  • Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration