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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (12)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Alexander Swistel, Surgeon is Excellent. Dr. Swistel has been reviewed by 35 patients who have provided 12 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.8
Promptness 4.0
Courteous Staff 4.1
Accurate Diagnosis 4.6
Bedside Manner 4.4
Spends Time with Me 4.3
Follows Up After Visit 4.2

Specialties & Research

Dr. Alexander Swistel, MD is board certified in Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 4 areas:
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Education & Awards

Dr. Swistel graduated from Brown University, Providence. He has 5 awards.

Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2008, 2010 - 2015)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® for Cancer (2007, 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2015)
Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ (1998 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2010, 2012 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2013 - 2014)


Dr. Swistel has 8 hospital affiliations:

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell 
  • St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital 


  • Spanish
  • French
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Alexander J Swistel MD is a male Surgeon, has 36 years of experience and practices in Surgery.
Where does Dr. Alexander J. Swistel practice?
Dr. Alexander Swistel has 1 office location.
Dr. Alexander Swistel practices Surgery near New York, NY.
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