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Dr. Steven D Spandorfer has the following 2 specialties
- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Steven D Spandorfer has the following 20 expertise
- In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
- Hysteroscopic Surgery
- Assisted Reproductive Techniques
- Adolescent Medicine
- Artificial Insemination
- Reproductive Medicine
- Hot Flashes
- Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
- Ovulation Induction
- Pelvic Pain
- Ectopic Pregnancy
- Tubal Ligation (Permanent Sterilization in Women)
Dr. Steven D Spandorfer has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Steven D Spandorfer is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Dr. Spandorfer is someone I would recommend you avoid if you anticipate being treated with dignity and respect. Don't make my stupid mistake and not read reviews from all the sites before you make your first appointment for something this important. Compare and contrast a few doctors and you will find that there are some that get almost consistent rave reviews, and then there is Dr. Spandorfer. You'll notice a consistent theme- he is generally dismissive and annoyed that you are there and that he has to answer your questions. He will walk out of the room while you are still talking, not even giving you five minutes of time (I'm not exaggerating). He left out key details of something important on one visit and when I asked him about it on my next visit he actually reprimanded me for asking. I looked at the nurse and she looked down-I can't imagine what goes through his staff's head. Zero compassion, zero bedside manner. Always willing to do loads of expensive tests that I later found out I didn't really need. Literally never followed up once personally, would just have a staff member call with results of blood tests and hung up. I switched to a smaller practice and regardless if I get pregnant or not, I am infinitely happier because I am being treated with kindness and decency with a doctor who will actually communicate.
Just a note to anyone looking for an IVF doctor with a good bedside manner, Dr. Spandorfer is not for you. I'm a note-taker; it's how I metabolize information best, plus I have a bad memory and sometimes need to go back to them later to reconstruct what was said. When we met him for the first time and were taking on board a lot of information, he told me to put my notebook away. I told him in a friendly way that it's just the way I take things in, but when I persisted, he became visibly annoyed and insisted again that I didn't need to take notes. I continued because I felt it was my right to do what I needed to do and that I shouldn't give in to his bullying. My question is: why did he care? I should have listened to my instinct then and gone to another doctor, but I didn't. I stayed and did three rounds of treatment with him because I reasoned that it didn't matter what doctor we had; that we were really with Weill Cornell rather than any one doctor and they were the best; and that we should just go with him instead of wasting any time switching around. In retrospect, I should have gone to someone else, as I found him to be frequently rushed and sometimes downright rude. When I would try to encourage him to acknowledge my husband and include him in the conversation as he was as involved in this process as I was, he would consistently dismiss him with a sideways glance and comments like, "I'm lucky if I remember my own patients." He struck me as someone who may have cared about his job at one time, but was in the grind of a job he barely liked now. We went through one true round of IVF. Then, when we only produced one egg on round two, he neglected to recommend that we do IUI, so the process was wasted. When we produced only one egg in round 3 and he suggested that we do IUI, I asked him why he hadn't suggested we do that last time and he said that I hadn't produced an egg last time even though he had shown me the egg and we followed it through production. The fact was, and I confirmed this with another doctor in the practice, he dropped the ball. Before we did that last IUI (because we didn't have enough eggs to do IVF), he told us that we had less than a one percent chance of conceiving, which may have been true, but he was so bleak and un-encouraging in his tone. Another doctor in the practice who examined me earlier in the process had at least had the kindness to say "You only need one egg to work one time! I've seen it happen!" When we miraculously conceived our daughter during that IUI, Dr. Spandorfer could hardly muster a congratulations and seemed almost comically disappointed that I was pregnant. I guess because he didn't have much, if anything, to do with it.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 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.
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.
30 Years Experience
Emory University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1988
University Of Pennsylvania Health System
Dr. Steven D Spandorfer accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Elect Choice EPO
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna NYC Community Plan
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Empire HMO
- Empire PPO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP Preferred PPO
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
- Oxford Metro
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsCardiology at Weill Greenberg Center, 1305 York Ave, New York, NY
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