Nancy SnellDr. Sassoon is a wonderful, compassionate, caring man and extraordinary physician.

I am a sixty something NYC wife, mother and business professional; consequently have had access to great doctors.

Dr. Sassoon operated on me four weeks ago. I had uterine cancer which, had I not gone to Dr. Sassoon for a second opinion, might not have even been diagnosed at all!

I knew I was in great hands as he decisively and emphatically said that I needed a D & C, which was the only way to see what was really going on. We discovered that I had what turned out to be very early stage uterine cancer and would need a full hysterectomy.

Dr. Sassoon immediately took control. He managed my case as if we were family. He called me from his vacation to compassionately and respectfully tell me about the pathology report along with every detail about the course of treatment. He had already spoken with my insurance provider and set up a cat scan for me. Within days I was operated on by Dr. Sassoon, along with his gynecological oncologist Dr Lallas (another rock star). I returned home in three days after major surgery feeling great. His post-op care and follow through was impeccable.

My story has a happy ending and for this I will always be eternally grateful to Dr. Sassoon and his entire staff - both in the office and at Lenox Hill hospital, for taking such great care of me. 

- Nancy Snell, CPC, PCC

Executive Productivity, Business and ADHD Coach

Author of The Distracted Executive Blog


As soon as I discovered I was pregnant, I made an appointment with the infamous Dr. Al Sassoon.  Countless friends of mine had told my husband and me endless stories about “the best doctor in the world” and when it came time to choose an obstetrician he was our first call.  Five minutes into meeting Dr. Sassoon I could not imagine the next nine months without him.  To say that he provided the absolute best care for me and my baby is an understatement; his skills and knowledge of everything prenatal is undeniable, but his compassion and genuine care for his patients make it impossible to imagine ever using another doctor.

Around month six of my pregnancy we discovered that my daughter was breech.  At the time, the idea of having a cesarean section instead of a natural birth was unimaginable to me.  When she did not turn by week 38, we decided to schedule the c-section and although I was extremely nervous, Dr.  Sassoon assured me everything would be fine. The morning of my delivery I arrived at Lenox Hill hospital and the head nurse of labor and delivery was waiting for me at the entrance.  She immediately admitted me into a private recovery room where she prepped me for surgery and explained to my husband and me the events of the day ahead of us.  Each member of the surgical/anesthesia team came in to introduce themselves as well, and to explain what each of their roles were.  Any nerves that were left at that point were completely gone.  

The section went absolutely perfect and my daughter was born within minutes.  Dr. Sassoon was an immaculate surgeon and I thank him for my easy recovery and lack of pain.  He checked on me each morning and afternoon during my stay at the hospital, as did the other members of the surgical team.  The maternity nurses were by far the best that have ever cared for me and offered endless
care and guidance.  They also made it very clear to my husband and me that Dr. Sassoon is highly respected at Lenox Hill, and that is reflected in the care they provide to his patients.

We are overwhelmed with happiness and forever grateful that Dr. Sassoon came into our lives.  Post-pregnancy I continue to use him as my gynecologist, and when we are ready for our second child the decision for an obstetrician is already made.  His immense knowledge and gifted hands brought our daughter safely into our lives and she will forever hear stories of the amazing doctor who delivered her.

- March 2014 patient

Dr. Sassoon is an incredibly caring doctor. He always calls with test results, which is very reassuring. If you have a problem, he will regularly call to check up on you, even on weekends or when he is on vacation. He is also very cautious, which means that he will give you tests before other doctors might have been willing to. Because of him, I was able to have diagnosed very early a problem that could have been very problematic if left undetected. His early detection possibly saved my life. I also later went on to have a happy and healthy baby, with Dr. Sassoon providing excellent care. He is a special and very caring doctor. He is one of a kind.

-Sept. 23, 2013 from        

You could not ask for a better doctor. He goes above and beyond, to make you comfortable. He is the best at what he does. I live an hour from his office and it's worth the ride.

-Aug. 1, 2013 from           

I have been a patient of Dr. Sassoon's for about 10 years. He delivered both of my children and took care of me through some scary healthy issues before that. He is simply the best doctor I know. I also consult him anytime I need to see a specialist and he makes great referrals. I've sent many friends to him, who all rave.

– August 23, 2012 from