Dr. Charles Lightdale, MD

Dr. Charles Lightdale, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 82


Dr. Charles Lightdale, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in New York, NY and has over 56 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons in 1966. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.


CUIMC Harkness Pavilion

CUIMC Harkness Pavilion180 Fort Washington Ave New York, NY 10032
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(212) 235-1519


Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center161 Fort Washington Ave Ste 812 New York, NY 10032
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(212) 235-1519

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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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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
Arnold L. Manheimer in New York, NY – Dec 29, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Lightdale's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lightdale treats Hernia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Lightdale treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
  • Diaphragmatic/Hiatal Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Pediatric Hernia
  • Traumatic Hernia
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lightdale treats Esophagitis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Lightdale treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Hiatal Hernia

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lightdale treats Hiatal Hernia more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Lightdale treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Lightdale's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Back Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenitis
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Insomnia
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Laryngitis
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • pH Probe
  • Pharyngitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Lightdale accepts the following insurance:

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Care Philosophy

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 nbsp;


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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine


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New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
Residency Hospital
New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Yale New Haven Hospital
Internship Hospital
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School

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What are Dr. Charles Lightdale, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lightdale frequently treats Hernia, Esophagitis, and Hiatal Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lightdale treats.

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Dr. Lightdale's office is located at 180 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY 10032. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

New York, NY

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