Dr. Charles Lightdale, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 80

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Charles Lightdale, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in New York, NY and has over 54 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Lightdale has more experience with Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg medical school in 1966. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lightdale to book an appointment.


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Columbia University Medical Center Division of Digestive & Liver Diseases

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(212) 235-1519
Charles Lightdale161 Fort Washington Ave Ste 812 New York, NY 10032
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Harkness Pavilion180 Fort Washington Ave New York, NY 10032
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Professional, caring and most importantly takes the time to listen and respond so that you fully understand his response to your question.
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Gerald I. Friedman – Dec 25, 2019
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Dr. Lightdale is a world renown Dr. and a pioneer in his field. He is kind, takes the time to explain everything and is the utmost professional. His staff is just terrific. He saved my Mothers Life. I strongly suggest Dr. Lightdale!
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Rich in Smithtown, NY – Sep 14, 2017
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Dr. Lightdale is a kind and caring professional. He is one of the most highly recommended in his field, yet, unlike some,still has time to help patients understand their procedures and results. The Best!!
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Dr. Lightdale accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Husky Health
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inHealth
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INTotal Health
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MagnaCare
Medica
Medicaid
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Midwest Health Plan
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Molina Healthcare
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Neighborhood Health Plan
Peach State Health Plan
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POMCO Group
QualCare
Simply Healthcare Plans
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Staywell (Wellcare)
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UnitedHealthCare
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United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.

Typically treats 87% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lightdale treats Esophageal Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Lightdale treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lightdale treats Esophagitis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Lightdale treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Barrett's Esophagus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lightdale treats Barrett's Esophagus more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Lightdale treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

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Dr. Lightdale's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. 

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1973
New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1969
New York Hosp-Cornell Med C
Residency Hospital
1968
Yale New Haven Hospital
Residency Hospital
1967
Yale New Haven Hospital
Internship Hospital
1966
Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg
Medical School

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2018)