Dr. Vivian Lindfield, MD

Dr. Vivian Lindfield, MD

Breast Surgery  |  
Female  |  
46 y/o

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Dr. Vivian Lindfield, MD is a breast surgery doctor who practices in Amherst, NY. She is 46 years old and has been practicing for 19 years.

Western New York Breast Health

3915 Sheridan Dr

Amherst, NY 14226
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Accepted insurance

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

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Dr. Lindfield's Experience

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

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lindfield "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."


  • Breast Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

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


  • 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

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.


  • McMaster University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • American University Of The Caribbean / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • State University Of New York At Buffalo
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lindfield has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy

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Dr. Lindfield's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lindfield to family and friends
based on 41 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Lindfield's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
Clarence Center, NY |
Will never do. Very unprofessional, rude and condescending. She could care less of any patient unless she is going to do surgery and get the $$. She does not follow up with patients. If you are looking for a caring physician, look elsewhere. She lost what it means to be a physician, and has zero bed side manner. Very sad.
Buffalo |
Cablevision and Verizon care more and have more empathy than Dr. Lindfield does. She never introduced herself and didn't even address me by name when I went in for a biopsy. When I asked her if she was the doctor, she yelled at me to hold still. No explanations or conversation. Not the right person to be handling a possibly life-changing situation.
Buffalo |
Dr. Lindfield approached the appointment with an incredibly brusque and nasty attitude. Didn't identify herself as the doctor, just started cutting, and when asked if she was the doctor, snapped "DON'T MOVE!". Horrible, horrible experience and incredibly disappointing to see a lack of care and compassion from someone in a field that requires a more tender approach. Would give 0 stars if possible - completely unacceptable.
Lancaster, NY |
Compassion is no where to be found If you ask to be scheduled to see Dr Lindfield you still don't see her and when you ask for her to come to the room she makes you feel like you are wasting her time she is very condescending and cold She used to be caring and understanding None of this exists with her anymore It's sad she lost the meaning of what she is doing I'm looking to leave the practice
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 accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
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    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Lindfield has admitting privileges

Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
565 Abbott Rd
Buffalo, NY 14220
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Sisters of Charity Hospital
2157 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214
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Kaleida Health Buffalo General Hospital
100 High St
Buffalo, NY 14203
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Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider St
Buffalo, NY 14215
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Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus
2605 Harlem Rd
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
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