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About Dr. Bret Taback

Dr. Bret Taback, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New York, NY. He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Surgical Oncology and Surgery. Dr. Taback has received 8 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

41 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Bret Taback is Great. Dr. Bret Taback has been rated by 41 patients. From those 41 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Bret Taback is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

CUMC-SURGERY Herbert Irving Pavilion

161 Fort Washington Ave
New York, NY 10032
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Specialties

Dr. Bret Taback has the following 2 specialties

  • Surgical Oncology

    Surgical oncologists play various roles in treating cancer. They can perform biopsies to determine if a tumor is cancerous or not. If it is, they’re trained to remove the tumor, tissue, and in some cases, all or part of an organ or bodily structure where the cancer has spread. In addition to removing cancer, they can perform any reconstructive surgeries that may be necessary.
    Many surgical oncologists specialize in certain types of cancer, such as liver, lung or breast. Don’t be afraid to ask them what they have the most experience treating. When looking for a doctor, it’s important to know that general surgeons are also qualified to perform many of the same surgeries. However, surgical oncologists have specific training in recognizing and treating cancer, which some patients prefer.

  • Surgery
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Bret Taback has the following 8 expertise

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Melanoma
  • Cancer
  • Lymphatic Metastasis
  • Soft Tissue Cancer (Sarcoma)
  • Skin Cancer

Reviews

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Five Stars

He's the Best Doctor

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Five Stars

Dr. Bret Taback is a best doctor

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5 minutes
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Why Feel Like a Patient When You Can Feel Like a Survivor

A friend who herself is a breast cancer survivor recommended me to Dr. Taback for a second opinion, and I never went back to my original surgeon. He’s very knowledgeable, stays on top of the latest developments in his field and communicates them clearly to his patients. What I appreciate most about Dr. Taback was that he was caring but honest. Rather than strong-arm me into a particular kind of treatment, he offered me options, detailing the pros and cons of each. For someone who had never been hospitalized for anything never mind facing a life-threatening illness, it was important to me that I be given as much information as possible and have my treatment choices respected. From my first appointment, I felt like a survivor and not just a patient. Dr. Taback also referred me to my plastic surgeon Dr. Ascherman who’s top-notch. And his staff? They’re the icing on the cake, every single one of them. I’d recommend him to any one needing surgery in the wake of cancer diagnosis without a second thought .

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Very impressed

I was very impressed with Dr. Taback and his staff. They were very professional and caring.

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The Best

I have read all the reviews on Dr. Taback & all we can really say is that he & his staff were wonderful. My husband received the best care and we were truly put at ease, even received a follow up call a day or two after the operation from the doc himself.

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  • Awards

    8 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area

    Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area (2017)

    Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ are specialists and primary care physicians who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top physicians in the New York Metro Area who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood

    Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Education

    27 Years Experience

  • Tufts University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Bret Taback accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
    • CDPHP PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Oxford Metro
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

CUMC-SURGERY Herbert Irving Pavilion, 161 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY

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