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Dr. Adam Schaffner, MD, FACS

Plastic Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. Adam Schaffner is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon treating patients in New York City and the surrounding communities. He holds certification from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology for plastic surgery within the head and neck. Dr. Schaffner is also a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Medical Association. For his undergraduate degree, Dr. Schaffner attended Emory University, graduating summa cum laude. He pursued his medical degree at Rush Medical College. Dr. Schaffner continued his medical education at the Stony Brook University Medical Center, where he completed a general surgery internship program and received residency training in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery. He has also completed fellowship programs in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as aesthetic and breast plastic surgery. Patients visiting Dr. Schaffner can receive a full range of medical services. He provides laser skin treatment, liposuction, anti-aging treatment, burn and wound correction, and consultations for aesthetic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery. Procedures are available for the correction of areas including the face, stomach, thighs, ears, upper arm, and head.

In-network insurances

  • Caterpillar
  • Cigna
  • Medicare

Specialties

  • Plastic Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

Board certifications

  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Rush University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Stony Brook University Medical Center, Residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
  • Stony Brook University Medical Center, Internship in General Surgery
  • Wayne State University, Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Mittelman Plastic Surgery Center, Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Georgetown University Hospital, Fellowship in Aesthetic and Breast Plastic Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Awards and publications

  • New York Metro Area Top Doctor, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • Listed in Consumers' Research Council of America's Guide to America's Top Surgeons
  • Spear SL, Schaffner AD, Jespersen RM, Goldstein J. "Donor Site Morbidity and Patient Satisfaction Using a Composite Nipple Graft for Unilateral Nipple Reconstruction in the Radiated and Non-Radiated Breast." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Article accepted for publication in September 2010.

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1629182548

Office locations

Plastic Surgery Institute of New York

120 E 56th Street, Suite 800A

New York, NY 10022

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My visit ran very smoothly. This surgery was something I had wanted for a long time but was unable to find the right surgeon and staff. I automatically felt comfortable when I met Dr. Schaffner the first time. Usually I findmyself to be anxious when going to a doctor even if it is just a follow up appointment. With Dr. Schaffner and his staff, this was not the case. I was eager to hear him tell me how far I have come and that I am on the right track to recovery. By following his instructions and guidelines, I am recovering quicker than I had imagined.
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I was quickly greeted and told what the procedure would be and when I voiced concern, I was brushed off and told that it's simple. I was then rushed off to meet with a "consultant" who basically gave me an estimate.After leaving I felt defeated and deflated. They weren't rude, just not very attentive. I felt like a machine in a factory that they had to turn a knob on.
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Very impressed by Dr Schaffner. We took our 12 yr old son for an exam following a trampoline accident and a significant cut to his forehead. Dr Schaffner was terrific: Did a thorough exam, gave us some excellent advice on optionsand next steps and answered all our questions. He was clear, detail focused and efficient. Would highly recommend.
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Very professional, but also very pricey.
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Dr. Schaffner is extremely courteous, professional, and caring. He answered all of my questions and went out of his way to make sure I was comfortable during the exam.
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Dr. Schaffner was great! I was referred to him through a recommendation from a friend. He was very thorough and I feel confident with his skills as a plastic surgeon.
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My experience was amazing!!!. The medical receptionist are really nice. My sugar was low and she gave me apple juice and crackers it was so nice. The plastic surgeon seemed very knowledgeable.
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Dr. Schaffner is an excellent board certified plastic surgeon. I am a physician and I was very afraid about having a needed Plastics procedure. Dr. Schaffner quickly put me at ease. Dr. Schaffner is extremely knowledgeable and competent withan exceptional bedside manner. I give Dr. Schaffner my highest recommendation without reservation. As a physician, I am quite impressed with Dr. Schaffner' s skill set and his office staff was exceptional.
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Dr. Schaffner is very professional, and I would have gone ahead and had my surgery done in his office. Unfortunately, he doesn't accept my insurance. Nevertheless, I highly recommend him. Thanks
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Highly recommend Dr. Schaffer. Wonderful manner, serious, professional with excellent follow up and availability. As good as it gets.
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Wait was longer than expected. Dr Schaffner was very attentive and detailed in providing me options for my concerns.
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Dr. Schaffner is absolutely wonderful as well as his staff. I've only gone in for a consultation but his sincerity and knowledge only assured me I made the right decision. I will recommend Dr. Schaffner to anyone who asks.
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Very professional and caring.
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Even though the wait was long, Dr. Schaffner was worth it! He takes the sit with you and answer any questions you may have. He seems to really care about his patients (I'm thinking this is the long wait time). Can't wait to schedule my surgery with him!
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Very intelligent individual,he also has a great staff,very voluptuous and exquisite females??.
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10/10 would recommend~
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Excellent.
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Professional and efficient.... instills confidence in his patients and his ability to provide high quality of care.
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Competent physician albiet very very busy. Everything felt rushed. Including my diagnosis.
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I met with Dr. Schaffner for a consultation for a breast implant revision. He was incredibly informative and understanding of my needs. He did not rush during the consultation and gave me all the information I needed to know. He gaveme the confidence and assurance that my revision would result in a happy outcome. Thank you Dr. Schaffner!
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He was very knowledgable and answered all of my questions very in detail. The consultation went very well. Dr. Shaffner and his staff are very professional.
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Professional, thorough, intelligent.
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He is an excellent doctor and his office staff were excellent too! Very professional and informative. Dr Schaffner was very attentive to my individual needs and knowledgeable of the procedure I needed. Simply, excellent!!! I recommend himto anyone who is looking to have any plastic surgery: cosmetically or for medical needs.
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Doctor Schaffner is one of the most compassionate and intelligent people I have ever encountered, in a medical setting or otherwise. I found him to be incredibly considerate, thoughtful and smart and in the short period of time I spent withhim, he made me feel more at ease than I have felt in quite a while. Dr. Schaffner is clearly someone who respects and cares for his patients and his impeccable credentials and stellar reputation are obviously well-deserved.
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Dr. Schaffner was great. Took the time To explain to me everything I needed to know. I never felt rushed. He has a calm likeable quality to him. Only downside was that my appointment was scheduled early because of work. Butit felt like it was scheduled too early - all the lights were off in the lobby and it felt like the front desk wasnt quite ready to receive patients which is why it took so long to get seen. That said everyone I came in contact with was very nice and helpful.
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Personally he was a gift from god I couldnt ask for more they all treated me like a baby .God Bless him best hands!
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Extremely kind, responsive, and honest.
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best medical care i ever received!
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Very nice doctor...Professional and easy to talk too.
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Very thorough and spent as much time with me as I needed. Would definitely recommend!
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He gave me a very good impression
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Very professional, performed a great job. Nice office... Recommended.
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Dr Shaffner's diagnostic explanation is clear and the procedure I will be going through is in order. The doctor as well as the assistant have right and comfortable attitude.
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Dr. Schaffner was very kind to listen to all my questions and addressed them with detailed explanations about what could be done to solve my concerns. Great experience visiting him.
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