Dr. Charles Lightdale, MD

Dr. Charles Lightdale, MD

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Gastroenterology  ·  
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78 y/o
(8)

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Dr. Charles Lightdale, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 45 years. He specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Division of Digestive & Liver Diseases

180 Fort Washington Ave

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup

Learn about Dr. Lightdale

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lightdale performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Esophageal Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Esophageal Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Esophagitis
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Lightdale's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Lightdale's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lightdale "Current research is focussed on Barrett's esophagus. Targeted biopsies using confocal endomicroscopy for more accurate diagnosis. Radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus. Endoscopic mucosal resection of pre-cancerous lesions and early cancer. Blood tests and biopsy tests for early detection of esophageal cancer. Prevention of esophageal cancer in Barrett's esophagus"

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lightdale "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. "

2  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

43  Conditions Treated

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3  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lightdale has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Lightdale does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Lightdale and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Lightdale's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lightdale to family and friends
8 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Lightdale's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

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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