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Dr. Iftikhar A Syed Is this you?

About Dr. Iftikhar A Syed

Dr. Iftikhar A Syed, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Schenectady, NY. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery. Dr. Syed is affiliated with Ellis Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

23 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Iftikhar A Syed is Great. Dr. Iftikhar A Syed has been rated by 23 patients. From those 23 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Iftikhar A Syed is 3.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Syed & Ford Mds

1201 Nott St Ste 104
Schenectady, NY 12308
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Dr. Iftikhar A Syed has the following 1 specialty

  • Surgery
  • Expertise

    4 Expertise

  • Appendectomy
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)


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Never, under any circumstance, allow this Doctor to treat you!

After a standard Hernia surgery in 2016, I had acute respiatory failure, acute kidney failure, almost died several times, and was in a coma for 14 days. I'm still trying to find out how he botched the operation so badly. The hospital records I could get have few details, and I'm wondering if they are trying to keep information from me. This fraud of a "doctor" has been sued already for a death, he almost ended my life 11 months ago, and I will sue also if I can obtain enough info-but that is harder to do than I thought. Never go to this man, and tell friends to get another doctor!

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60 minutes
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Excellent care

Dr. Syed operated on me about one year ago. He was highly recommended to me by several medical professionals. I was a little nervous about the procedure but he explained the surgery and recovery process and was very reassuring. I would definitely recommend him.

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Registered Nurse and patient

The first time I seen him was last year, I had a car accident and was getting a consult for surgery. His waiting room was standing room only, I waited for over an hour in the waiting room then about a half hour in the room. The amount of time spend with me was about 10 minutes. I was told to wait for more healing then return at a later date. When I went there today for follow up. I waited 35 minutes in the waiting room then 40 minutes in the exam room. When he came in he barely listened to what my concerns were, rolling his eyes and dismissing me. When I laid down for the exam, he didn't even exam the area that I was there for. I had to re lay down and explain my concerns which he basically offered me nothing but, bring in the CT from your accident, which I did last visit along with the notes from the accident. He said see your primary and get back to me. Here its been over a year since my accident I waited for over an hour to get 5 minutes if that with him and go nothing. I am not certain how he became chief of surgery at Ellis Hospital but I am not impressed. He placed a port in my last year and prescribed pain medication that I am allergic to, to go home with. I am going to see another surgeon, on whose office is jammed packed like an assembly line. Being a person in the healthcare field and a patient with two encounters I have to admit I was very disappointed in the care received by him.

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Terrible experience

My daughter who is 19 was at the office today and had a very bad experience. the X-ray technician was rude and made the xray painful (not easy to do), and Dr. Syed refused to pull a tooth that had a deep cavity and had become very painful. My daughter came home crying, felt she was treated very badly. Dreadful experience for her.

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Great Surgeon

Dr Syed and Dr Ford are two of the best surgeons around our area. They are compassionate and truly care. They saved my mothers life and just did a hernia operation on my husband. No complaints, just praise.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Syed is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • Yale University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • St Vincents Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Iftikhar A Syed accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP HMO
    • MVP Preferred PPO
    • MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Syed & Ford Mds, 1201 Nott St Ste 104, Schenectady, NY
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