Dr. Christopher Foglia, MD

Dr. Christopher Foglia, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
45 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Christopher Foglia, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Flushing, NY and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in colon & rectal surgery and general surgery.Read his story

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

5645 Main St # W-LL-300

Flushing, NY 11355
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana

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Anal Disorders
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more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 89% of peers
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Foglia's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Foglia "Christopher Foglia, M.D., chief of the Colorectal Surgery section at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeon specializing in general and colorectal surgery. Dr. Foglia earned a B.S. degree from Cornell University in 1995 and his medical degree at the State University of New York Stony Brook School of Medicine in 1999. His post-doctoral training included five years of surgical residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, as well as a one-year research residency at Weill Cornell Medical Center and a one-year fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr. Foglia went on to join the staff at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT, where he held the academic appointment of clinical assistant professor of surgery at both New York Medical College and the University of Vermont College Of Medicine. During that period, he was named a Top Doctor in the state by Connecticut Magazine and has been the recipient of several excellence in teaching awards from these academic medical institutions. Dr. Foglia joined New York-Presbyterian/Queens in 2013. In addition to his active clinical practice in colon and rectal surgery, he directs the surgical residency program overseeing the training of 31 surgical residents each year. He participates in research and has been a co-author of peer-reviewed studies published in Surgical Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Surgery. Dr. Foglia's clinical interests are in minimally invasive and robotic surgery as it relates to the treatment of colorectal conditions such as cancer, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Additionally he takes care of common proctologic problems such as hemorrhoids, fissures and anal fistulae."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Foglia "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

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

26  Conditions Treated

33  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
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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.


  • Cornell University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Stony Brook Univ Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mount Sinai
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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