Dr. David Chesler, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 45
  
Dr. Chesler
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

New York Spine & Brain Surgery

54 Commerce Ave Ste 7 Riverhead, NY 11901

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(631) 444-1213

Dr. David Chesler, MD is a Pediatric Neurosurgery Specialist in Riverhead, NY and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chesler has more experience with Cranial 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.


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Dr. Chesler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
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
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
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HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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Practice Areas

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 63% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chesler performs Brain Surgery more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Chesler performs this procedure more than 70% of their peers

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chesler performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Chesler performs this procedure more than 70% of their peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chesler performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 50% of their peers

Dr. Chesler performs this procedure more than 50% of their peers

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Dr. Chesler's conditions and procedures:

  • Acrocephalosyndactyly
  • Adult Epilepsy Surgery
  • Adult Spina Bifida
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Ataxia
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • 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
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
  • Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
  • Moyamoya Disease
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Spina Bifida
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Pediatric Tethered Cord Syndrome
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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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.
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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!
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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.
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Biography

Dr. David Chesler, MD is a Pediatric Neurosurgery Specialist in Riverhead, NY and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chesler has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from ...

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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  • Does Dr. Chesler have free onsite parking?

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  • Does Dr. Chesler offer weekend visits?

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  • Does Dr. Chesler offer evening visits?

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Locations

New York Spine & Brain Surgery

New York Spine and Brain Surgery54 Commerce Ave Ste 7 Riverhead, NY 11901
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New York Spine & Brain Surgery24 Research Way Ste 200 East Setauket, NY 11733
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Stony Brook University Hospital Department of Neurological Surgery

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

Southampton, NY
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Neurosciences Excellence Award™ (2020)

Stony Brook University Hospital

Stony Brook, NY

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Neurosciences Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)