Lawrence Semel, MD

Lawrence Semel, MD

Vascular Surgery

Speaks

Languages

Italian

Primary Contact

315-424-0790

Services & Specialties

Areas of Specialization

  • Vascular Surgery

Locations & Contact

Education & Certifications

Education

Medical School:
SUNY Health Sciences Center

Internship:
SUNY Upstate University Hospital

Residency:
SUNY Upstate University Hospital

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery Vascular Surgery

American Board of Surgery

Provider Ratings

The following ratings and reviews are based on verified feedback collected from independently administered patient experience surveys. The ratings and comments submitted by patients reflect their own views and opinions. Patient identities are withheld to ensure confidentiality and privacy. Learn More >

4.60 out of 5

(572 ratings)

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

148 Reviews

05/07/2024

Excellent

04/17/2024

I would definitely recommend family and friends

04/16/2024

Perfect 👍

04/16/2024

I would recommend Dr Semel to anyone

04/12/2024

The Dr was thorough and pleasant.

04/11/2024

Dr. Semel was dismissive, talked over our questions, and acted as though my mother, the patient, did not exist. Very rude.

04/09/2024

Waited a long time in the waiting room

03/29/2024

He gives excellent care

03/28/2024

excellent

03/20/2024

If I could give a 20 I would. That is how happy I am with my experience

03/19/2024

This office offers good care

03/19/2024

Seemed to be in a rush

03/13/2024

All good as always

03/12/2024

I was TOLD things about my care, not included in conversations about my care.

03/07/2024

Very satisfied thank you

03/06/2024

With so many patients to handle . I told all that i appreciated them with such an positions they have being in todays medical field.

03/05/2024

I feel very comfortable and trust Dr Semel and staff.

03/01/2024

He was thorough and caring. He made sure I understood my situation thoroughly.

02/27/2024

Overall I was pleased with care I received.

02/27/2024

I wish I had mentioned the sharpshooting pain in my feet as well as my hands. My fingers ultrasensitive and don’t work the way they should.

02/23/2024

He was very good.

02/20/2024

Excellent

02/14/2024

He is concerned about healing me.

02/13/2024

All good

02/13/2024

very professional., and direct,

02/09/2024

I realize that Dr.Semel is busy and the images didn't get sent but, thats about all he said. I guess we thought he would explain the situation a little bit more.

02/07/2024

Great job thank you

02/06/2024

Dr Semel is a focused and skilled surgeon.. I have recently had a repair on a leaking Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm stent. Dr Semel did a fine job in stopping the leak in a particularly difficult and precarious area near the kidney arteries.

02/06/2024

Vary happy

02/02/2024

I would have appreciated if Dr. Semel would have reviewed the test taken on-October 18, 2023 (an ultrasound that indicated Right Lower Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis. I knew the visit was complete as he walked towards the door.

01/31/2024

he was very fast n as he walked out after i was still talking n he said its fine then closed the door

01/30/2024

He’s always very nice and very patient and understandable with my mother’s condition

01/25/2024

Great

01/24/2024

I told him I had pain in both legs. He said he doesn't see any reason by I would have pain in my left leg, as if he didn't believe me. He was dismissive.

01/23/2024

Knowledgeable, professional, understanding & calm.

01/23/2024

He explained my situation in a way I could understand

01/19/2024

I feel comfortable with this provider

01/17/2024

We have confidence in him.

01/16/2024

Already stated. I liked dr but not enough time spent and i couldn't think fast enough

01/16/2024

As mentioned earlier, he seemed remarkably uninformed about my vascular imaging history and gave opinions based on what I told him rather than my actual medical history. Also, he didn’t greet me when he came in the room. He didn’t seem to take the appointment seriously.

01/12/2024

Great

01/11/2024

would like to know my results

01/09/2024

I had to tell them the place they recommend has been closed for a couple years now,

01/09/2024

Wan't change athing

01/09/2024

Listened to my concerns and successfully addressed them

01/05/2024

Dr. Semel is the best

01/04/2024

I do not have a serious problem, requiring serious attention. The staff were very friendly and thorough but my contact with the doctor was extremely brief.

01/03/2024

would have liked more time for questions

01/03/2024

your services are good

01/03/2024

Very satisfied

01/02/2024

There isn't any other surgeon or staff that i would have preferred. The professionalism was top notch.

12/29/2023

We are very confident with the care from Dr. Semel.

12/29/2023

Precise, concise, good follow up.

12/26/2023

Not rushed, concerns taken seriously

12/21/2023

An outstanding practice with outstanding people!!!

12/19/2023

Dr. Semel provides absolutely the best care anybody could want

12/12/2023

Nice work and good to know

12/12/2023

He knew what he was doing

12/05/2023

Everything went well so far

12/05/2023

Dr. Semel seemed very nice and listened attentively to my problems

12/01/2023

Very happy with their service

11/29/2023

Very good

11/29/2023

It is difficult to answer these questions because I spent too little time with him to be objective.

11/29/2023

Thank you

11/29/2023

World class, clear and empathetic communication

11/29/2023

Dr Semel’s always very professional

11/28/2023

I believe I’ve received excellent care

11/20/2023

They were very good

11/19/2023

Every thing was great no complaints

11/16/2023

good guy, but just seemed to preoccupied. very busy.

11/15/2023

Dr Semel is a caring,listens to what your saying,keeps eye contact with you and is a very competent physician

11/14/2023

Every one was very professional.

11/13/2023

Love Dr Semel, I trust him 100%.

11/12/2023

There isn't much more i can say, he was excellent in all ways

11/11/2023

I look forward to my next encounter there.

11/10/2023

HE'S THE BEST !!!!!

11/08/2023

My garage parking pass was validated. Free parking is a plus.

11/07/2023

No vitals take except for a pulse at my foot

11/02/2023

he is thorough, excellent in his field, soft-spoken, patient and focuses on patient

11/01/2023

The intake nurse was wonderful. The Dr. could have spent more time especially since I'm a new patient.a new patient/

10/30/2023

Dr Semel did surgery for me before, good results.

10/29/2023

They are the BEST

10/24/2023

I will always go to this office and recommend it any bidy

10/24/2023

Dr Semel was concerned on why I was having so much pain so ordered a CT scan

10/23/2023

The nurses were amazing. Dr. Semel was a bit short and didn’t really explain things well. Fortunately, I had someone to explain things to me.

10/18/2023

Great job

10/18/2023

Dr. Semel was very good I understood him him very well and he was very through

10/16/2023

Look forward to my continued care.

10/16/2023

Very friendly

10/13/2023

The office was able to get me in very quickly, and Dr. Semel explain things and did what he had to do a professional manner.

10/07/2023

The staff were relaxed, kind and caring

10/04/2023

Perfect!

10/04/2023

No Problems.

10/03/2023

Waiting room provided comfort and space enough to social distance. I wish the hospital would go back to expecting all to wear masks during the seasonal uptick/suregeks

09/29/2023

Straightforward discussion with the doctor. Educational and honest opinion of my concerns was greatly appreciated by me.

09/28/2023

Caring!

09/25/2023

my first visit with newly assigned doctor and he spent little time with me.

09/23/2023

Dr. Semel is extremely kind and patient

09/22/2023

Excellent

09/22/2023

Great team excellent job

09/21/2023

Took his time to explain and answer my questions, I mean, what else can I say?

09/21/2023

Good office chemistry

09/18/2023

I am very pleased with the staff at the hospital Crouse. Dr Seme! Is my surgeon . He’s the best so intelligent actually brilliant .I’d never go to anyone else I’ve had two surgeries one in Feb. One just in Second on Sept 6th same way he’s an amazing Dr

09/14/2023

Couldn't ask for anything better.

09/08/2023

very efficient office, but they don't rush you through, they are thorough and efficient.

09/08/2023

Dr Semel listened to my deepest concerns and he let me know I'd be taken care of , getting my signed up for future screening.

09/04/2023

very good

08/31/2023

All great people there

08/30/2023

Everybody there is very friendly and helpful and Dr Semel is the best

08/24/2023

Everything was great. Thank you.

08/23/2023

Doctor explained all available options to me.

08/20/2023

Did a great job, saved my life

08/18/2023

Just would have liked a bit more time with him.

08/10/2023

Always excellent service

08/09/2023

Goòd

08/09/2023

I nwill be looking for a different doctor cannot even lift my arm

08/05/2023

I was very pleased and would recommend people to come here

08/02/2023

Very friendly and very professional. I also like the fact that you don't have to wait for your appointment

08/02/2023

Thev've always been fair, nice efficient and kind, I 've never had a bad experience at their offices!!

08/01/2023

Probably the best in Central NY

07/23/2023

I feel cared for

07/22/2023

I was extremely pleased

07/19/2023

This office was polite., and very helpful in setting up my test and appointments that were convenient for me. Excellent staff.

07/19/2023

Keep up the great service.

07/17/2023

A man of few words.

07/12/2023

Dr. S. takes the time to answer all question, really listens, very caring, extremely knowledgeable. A real asset to the profession.

07/08/2023

First visit. Good choice!

06/29/2023

I've been a patient of dr. Semel for years at least 8 years. Surgeries and office visits. It all went well.

06/27/2023

Dr Semel is amazing and I would highly recommend him.

06/24/2023

All Good comments from me.

06/23/2023

Time spent to explain my problem & discussed the course of action at this time.

06/23/2023

I am deaf but could read his lips and my father was there too.

06/22/2023

Dr Semel is the best doctor I have ever had. he has helped me more than any other doctor

06/21/2023

It appeared that he tried to be more pleasant than my first visit. I understand that he is good in his profession & is very busy, but I have a hard time getting a question in.

06/16/2023

I am very happywith this provider.

06/15/2023

Dr. Semel is number one vascular surgeon as far as I’m concerned. He found my problem immediately and explained to myself and my husband what was needed to fix what was wrong. Only Dr. I’d see I’m still under his care.

06/15/2023

Excellent

06/10/2023

This was my first visit. Very satisfied.

06/10/2023

Showed ct scan and showed me where problem were and how he was going to fix it

06/08/2023

It was a very positive great experience

06/08/2023

Rumor has it Dr. Semel is an excellent Vascular Surgeon and I am thankful to be in his care.

06/07/2023

They are the best

06/06/2023

Needs to understand the patients needs for communication on what was done.

06/06/2023

He is spread too thin

06/02/2023

Could not have been happier with our first visit. We could Tell immediately what a skilled professional Dr Semel was. The nurse was also exceptional, unfortunately we did not get her name.

06/02/2023

Very good

06/01/2023

I have an angiogram scheduled very quickly

06/01/2023

Listened to my questions and answered them
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