Dr. Charles Lightdale, MD

Dr. Charles Lightdale, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 81

Accepting new patients

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(212) 235-1519

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Dr. Charles Lightdale, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in New York, NY and has over 55 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg medical school in 1966. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lightdale to book an appointment.

Locations

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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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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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!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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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
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    Arnold L. Manheimer in New York, NY – Dec 29, 2016
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    Experience
    Background

    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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    Dr. Lightdale's Top Procedures and Conditions

    Treatment Frequency
    Hernia
    very high
    very high

    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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    Esophagitis
    very high
    very high

    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
    high
    high

    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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    About Me

    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...Read more

    Biography

    Current research is focussed on Barrett's esophagus. Targeted biopsies using confocal endomicroscopy for more accurate diagnosis. Radiofrequency ablation...Read more

    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
    ,

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I make an appointment with Dr. Charles Lightdale, MD?

    Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 305-3423 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

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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.

    Where is Dr. Charles Lightdale, MD's office located?

    Dr. Lightdale's office is located at 161 Fort Washington Ave Ste 812, New York, NY 10032. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    Does Dr. Charles Lightdale, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Lightdale has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

    Affiliated Hospitals

    Dr. Lightdale is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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    NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

    New York, NY

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