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Dr. Norman Chideckel, MD

Vascular Surgeon, Surgeon

New York, NY

About Dr. Norman Chideckel

Dr. Norman Chideckel, M.D., a board certified surgeon, received his medical degree from SUNY/ Downstate College of Medicine in 1979. He performed his residency in general surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center, where he was Chief Resident. Dr. Chideckel completed a fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery at Downstate & Lutheran Medical Centers, New York. He has served as clinical instructor of surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center and is currently the Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. An award winning, highly skilled vascular surgeon, Dr. Chideckel has been listed in the renowned Castle and Connolly Guide "How to Find the Best New York Metro Area Doctors". In order to provide his patients with the highest level of care, he devotes his practice to the treatment of venous disease.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgeon
  • Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Beth Israel Medical Center - Petrie Division

Board certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

Education and training

  • Escuela de Medicina - State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Doctor of Medicine
  • Beth Israel Medical Center, Residency in General Surgery
  • State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Lutheran Medical Center, Fellowship in Peripheral Vascular Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American College of Phlebology

Awards and publications

  • Castle and Connolly Best Doctors Award
  • Surgical attending of the year 1992 Beth Israel Medical Center

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Languages spoken

  • Inglés
  • Español
  • Hebreo
  • Yídish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1548377096

Overall rating
4.9
Recent reviews
I have been seeing Dr. Chideckel for several years now, regarding varicose veins on my legs. He is a doctor wholistens, evaluates and communicates beautifully about what actions can be taken. Very solution-oriented and he will fight for you with insurance companies to make sure that you get the treatment you need. Recently I had surgery to repair the "valves" and it was successful. He's also the type of doctor that will educate you about alternative medicine and lifestyle choices that could improve vein health-- for example he told me about berries and some other types of supplements that could help. Finally: from the front desk staff, to the anesthesiologist that he works with, Dr. Chideckel works with such wonderful and professional and decent human beings. I can't say enough how great his staff are. And that's exactly who he is. I recommend him highly.
I have been seeing Dr. Chideckel for several years now, regarding varicose veins on my legs. He is a doctor who listens, evaluates and communicates beautifully about what actions canbe taken. Very solution-oriented and he will fight for you with insurance companies to make sure that you get the treatment you need. Recently I had surgery to repair the "valves" and it was successful. He's also the type of doctor that will educate you about alternative medicine and lifestyle choices that could improve vein health-- for example he told me about berries and some other types of supplements that could help. Finally: from the front desk staff, to the anesthesiologist that he works with, Dr. Chideckel works with such wonderful and professional and decent human beings. I can't say enough how great his staff are. And that's exactly who he is. I recommend him highly.
Prudence C. · August 12, 2019
Excellent bedside manner. Give you a detail description of procedures and diagnosis. Listen to you attentively. Very friendlystaff. Highly recommended.
Excellent bedside manner. Give you a detail description of procedures and diagnosis. Listen to you attentively. Very friendly staff. Highly recommended.
Ethel C. · July 29, 2019

Dr. Norman Chideckel's office location

Norman Chideckel MD Vein Center

161 Madison Avenue, #9SE

New York, NY 10016

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Very cordial and helpful

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Really good.

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Dr. Chideckel was very knowledgeable and informative.

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I have been seeing Dr. Chideckel for several years now, regarding varicose veins on my legs. He is a doctor who listens, evaluates and communicates beautifully about what actions can be taken. Very solution-oriented and he will fight for you with insurance companies to make sure that you get the treatment you need. Recently I had surgery to repair the "valves" and it was successful. He's also the type of doctor that will educate you about alternative medicine and lifestyle choices that could improve vein health-- for example he told me about berries and some other types of supplements that could help. Finally: from the front desk staff, to the anesthesiologist that he works with, Dr. Chideckel works with such wonderful and professional and decent human beings. I can't say enough how great his staff are. And that's exactly who he is. I recommend him highly.

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Excellent bedside manner. Give you a detail description of procedures and diagnosis. Listen to you attentively. Very friendly staff. Highly recommended.

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I have seen Dr. Chideckel a few times now for spider vein treatment and I have always had a pleasant experience and positive results.

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Cheerful physician with a pleasant bedside manner. Explained the procedure in detail. Copy of report emailed same day. Very knowledgeable and would recommend.

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Dr. Norman Chideckel is professional and very pleasant. After listening and examining my case, he ordered some tests right there in his office. He took his time to explain the results and advised me of what were needed to be done. His staff is also very courteous and professional.

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He was amazing, incredibly informative, explained everything in depth real time. I could not recommend someone more!

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Straight and to the point. Very friendly and took the time to explain everything in detail.

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Office is run very efficiently, and doctor is super pleasant. As for how effective the treatment was (sclerotherapy), I'm not sure. Probably need more than one session.

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Great doctor . Super friendly and great bedside manner . Comes highly recommend!

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I love Dr. Norman I went for a second opinion, after a procedure made on my leg without that I really need it, but I’ll stay with him. There’s no wait time at all completely respect of the appointments timing, he is just great and explained to me everything what he was doing and adviced me well, I higly recommend he as a doctor!!! Thanks for everything Dr. Norman!!!!

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wonderful doctor who explains who cares who is excellent in every category

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He was very good. Knowledgeable and , professional . His secretary has poor customer service, however., which is unfortunate.

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Dr Norman Chideckel was awesome. He is so super friendly and makes you feel very welcome into his office. He was very easy to talk with and he also talked through what he has doing with the examination. Highly recommend this Dr.

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Great doctor!

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Dr. chideckel was very professional. Did my leg procedure very quickly and sat down with me and showed me everything he was doing. Highly recommend him.

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He was very direct straight to the point in a matter of minutes. I didn't feel rushed. He answered questions and explained a lot in detail about my condition. He gave me the information I was looking for! Highly recommended!

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Dr. Chideckel is an amazing doctor. Very toural, patient, cares about his parents.

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Communicative, pleasant, intelligent, thorough, and quick. Everything you'd want in a medical professional.

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Great doctor. Warm and welcoming. They book their appointments in 30 min slots so that you're not sitting there waiting forever for your time. Receptionist was friendly and helpful as well.

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Dr Chideckel was very professional and courteous. I highly recommend him for spider veins treatment.

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Dr. Chideckel was kind and made me feel very comfortable right from the start. He explained everything very clearly, and I felt very confident in his care. I would certainly recommend him to friends and family!

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I have used Dr. Chideckel before. The last time I saw him was 4 years ago. He is always pleasant. He is thorough and very competent. I was referred to him by my obstetrician for my varicose veins and I would never go to another vascular physician.

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It was a wonderful experience!

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Very helpful and knowledgeable.

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I had the laser ablation procedure done and it went very well, highly recommend Dr. Chideckel

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Excellent manner and very knowledgeable

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Very knowledgeable and professional.

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He was great! Friendly, accommodating, explained everything in a way that made it easy to understand and made sure I knew what to expect before/during/after treatment.

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Very nice dr, took the time to explain everything in detail

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Puts one's nerves at rest.

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My visit with Dr. Chiclet, was completely incompetent! His office confirmed my appt. at least 3X and not once did they tell me not to eat anything the night before or day of. My initial consultation was at least three months before when he did an Ultra sound of my left leg. When I arrive on the date of my procedure, he tells me he can’t operate because I had breakfast. It wasn’t only a waste of time but I also lost money from taking off work. They’re plenty of vein specialist in the city, choose another!!!

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The doctor was great but his staff was standoffish and nonchalant- they didn’t greet me nor the patient who walked after me. Not courteous, not polite, and didn’t make me feel welcome. The receptionist behaved as if I was disturbing her peace by showing up for my appointment. Not the best vibe.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr Chideckel is an amazing Dr and the coolest! Super informative and thorough. He answered every question and addressed any concern i had. And plays awesome music. The receptionist is awesome to and very helpful. If i could give 25 stars i would.

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Doctor is very nice , friendly and very thorough . He took time to explain everything to me completely and I love that the sonogram of the veins is done right there on the spot and by him . Definetely would recommend. The only down side is follow up I was promised a call back regarding a procedure being covered by my insurance but have not heard from them ,hopefully they are still waiting to hear back from the insurance and this is the reason.

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Dr. Chideckel is friendly and professional. This was my 2nd visit to clean up some veins before summer. I will go back again.

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Knowledgeable and kind.

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gave me a dvt

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He is very kind. He took time with me and did not rush at all. He explained everything thoroughly and was very patient with me when I asked questions. I highly recommend him.

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very knowledgeable and excellent visit

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What a wonderful doctor, so personable, knowledgeable and patient!

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Very professional. Gave a very concise and understandable explanation of my condition. Courteous and considerate.

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Phenomenal.

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Excellent

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Very informative

More than 1 year ago
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Although the doctor could not help me he took out the time to explore other options, referred another doctor, and even went to far as to write an email for the next doctor I used to explain what he believed was wrong. Very professional and kind.. great person and doctor

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Dr. Chideckel took the time to understand the issue and provide a thorough diagnosis. He's extremely knowledgeable and truly cares about his patients. Highly recommended!

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Dr Chideckel is very sweet. He solved a varicose vein that other doctors could not removed. Surgery is done on the spot (for varicose vein surgery). Never had an additional surcharge due to insurance disagreement.

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