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Dr. Charles Lightdale, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 79

Dr. Lightdale

Columbia University Medical Center Division of Digestive & Liver Diseases

180 Fort Washington Ave New York, NY 10032

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Dr. Charles Lightdale, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons in 1966 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.


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(212) 305-3423

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
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
MagnaCare
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Neighborhood Health Plan
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
POMCO Group
QualCare
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Medicaid
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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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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Esophageal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Esophageal Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lightdale treats Esophageal Cancer more than 99% of his peers

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

Barrett's Esophagus
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

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

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1973
New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1969
New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
Residency Hospital
1968
Yale New Haven Hospital
Residency Hospital
1967
Yale New Haven Hospital
Internship Hospital
1966
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School
1973
1969
1968
1967
1966

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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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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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Columbia University Medical Center Division of Digestive & Liver Diseases