Dr. David Chesler, MD

Pediatric NeurosurgeryMaleAge 46

Dr. David Chesler, MD is a Pediatric Neurosurgery Specialist in East Setauket, NY and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chesler has more experience with Pediatric Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University medical school in 2006. He is affiliated with medical facilities Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chesler to book an appointment.

Dr. Chesler
24 Research Way Ste 200 East Setauket, NY 11733
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Chesler

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Chesler treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Chesler treats other conditions, please contact the office at (631) 444-1213.

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures to treat diseases and conditions of the brain and spinal cord in children and teenagers under age 18.Compare with other Pediatric Neurosurgery specialists.

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Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

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Chiari's Deformity
Chiari Malformation Type 1
Hydrocephalus
Normal
Frequency
High
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Very High
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Dr. Chesler's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acrocephalosyndactyly
  • Adult Epilepsy Surgery
  • Adult Spina Bifida
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Ataxia
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniosynostosis, Autosomal Dominant
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
  • Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Spina Bifida
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Pediatric Tethered Cord Syndrome
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spasticity
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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(631) 444-1213

Dr. Chesler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Anthem
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Chesler's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chesler

3.6

Based on 12 ratings

5 Stars
58.333333333333336%
(7)
4 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(4)
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (8)
  • Listened & answered questions (8)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (8)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
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Dr Chesler is an amazing surgeon. He recently performed surgery on my son, and I was impressed with his breath of knowledge and professionalism. He is a straight shooter, right to the point , and a "just the facts sir" kind of doctor, but I think that is what makes him so good. He makes things happen in the hospital too. We are so glad we were able to work with him.
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
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Hector Ortiz – Oct 16, 2020
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Our child had to undergo immediate surgery from the ER for hydrocephalus, fluid blockage caused by a brain tumor. In an extremely emotional and terrifying situation, Dr. Chesler calmly, compassionately, and honestly explained everything clearly. He took the time to repeat and re-explain anything we didn't understand, and made sure we had an opportunity to process and ask every single question. In the midst of our intense fear, we felt a sense that he was in good hands. We had to leave the hospital while he was in the OR due to Covid. Dr. Chesler called immediately after the surgery to let us know our son was OK. He performed a minimally invasive third ventriculostomy to re-route the brain fluid. The surgery was a success and he healed quickly with just a small incision at the top of his hairline, a thin shaved strip that was barely noticable.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jun 20, 2020
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I brought my husband to the ER on Sunday, because the headaches he was having for about 6 weeks worsened in the days after having an ablation for AFIB. A CAT scan determined that he had a large mass on the frontal lobe of his brain. Dr. Chesler performed a craniotomy 3 days later to remove it, and my husband was home and doing amazingly by the weekend. Dr. Chesler is a wonderful surgeon, who is also caring and compassionate. His staff of PAs and NPs are top notch, too!
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
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Lorraine M in Centereach, NY – Aug 11, 2016
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Dr. Chesler went out of his way before my appointment to get a second opinion from John Hopkins. He explained everything so my daughter would understand. He follows up and calls you back immediately. Pearl is great with getting you in for appointments.
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
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Susan in Smithtown, NY – Jan 01, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. David Chesler, MD is a Pediatric Neurosurgery Specialist in East Setauket, NY and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chesler...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgery

Education

2014
Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2013
University of Maryland Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2011
Johns Hopkins Med Inst
Fellowship Hospital
2007
University of Maryland Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2006
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Medical School
2006
New York University
1997
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. David Chesler, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chesler frequently treats Pediatric Neurosurgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Chesler specializes.

Where is Dr. David Chesler, MD's office located?

Dr. Chesler's office is located at 24 Research Way Ste 200, East Setauket, NY 11733. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

24 Research Way Ste 200 East Setauket, NY 11733
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500 Commack Rd Ste 201b Commack, NY 11725
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New York Spine & Brain Surgery

New York Spine and Brain Surgery54 Commerce Ave Ste 7 Riverhead, NY 11901
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Stony Brook Surgical Associates

Stony Brook Medicine101 Nicolls Rd Stony Brook, NY 11794
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Chesler is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

Southampton, NY

21 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Neurosciences Excellence Award™ (2021)

Stony Brook University Hospital

Stony Brook, NY

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Neurosciences Excellence Award™ (2021)