Dr. David Lessing, MD

Dr. David Lessing, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. David Lessing, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Edison, NJ. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Lessing is affiliated with JFK Medical Center and Raritan Bay Medical Center.

205 May St Ste 202

Edison, NJ 08837

Contact Information

(908) 757-1520

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
more than 76% of peers
Knee Disorders
more than 75% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
more than 68% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.


  • Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lessing has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lessing's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lessing to family and friends
based on 29 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Lessing's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Bayonne, NJ |
Basically felt as if he could give two sh*ts about his patients. I felt rushed, as if the only concern was making money instead of helping others.
in Edison, NJ |
Unfortunately, this doctor lacks basic professionalism expected from someone in his field. The wait time is atrocious considering the slow inflow of patients and the amount of time this doctor spends with people. The nurse and staff are helpful and courteous; the doctor is not. As others have mentioned, he rushes through examinations without addressing any lingering questions. It almost seems as if he is bored with his line of work. Expect to wait an hour.
Edison, NJ |
You want your doctor to care about what you are going through. This doctor will see you maximum for 5 minutes with minimal communication. I kept saying i am in pain and his reply was i dont know why you are in pain as your x-ray came normal. Excuse me?? i could not walk with support of my husband i was walking. very bad experience with this doctor. Def not going there again. Changed my orthopedic doctor.
edison,nj |
I have seen Dr Lessing for my knees and had had knee surgery with him a couple of years ago. Very pleasant fellow. I had no problems with my knee since the surgery. Waiting time is another thing. I waited for over 30 minutes my last visit and that was only in the waiting room. Would I recommend this doctor?yes if only I didn't have to wait that long.
in Edison, NJ |
I had a very pleasant experience at Orthopedic Associates. Dr. Lessing and his staff were very knowledgeable and accommodating. I would highly recommend this office.
I had a 2:45 appointment. There was 2 people in the waiting room with me. I waited in the waiting room for 45 min, then waited another hour just to be seen for 5 min. Very dismissive in the way he talks and got the feeling he was kind of clueless as to what was wrong with me. Very bad experience. Do not come here!
in Edison, NJ |
I tried hard to be engaged in conversation with Dr Lessing to ask questions and to get clarification on my injury and steps to recovery. His attitude became more impatient as we talked, and he basically yelled at me saying that I was the cause for rise in health care prices. All I wanted to know was if I should have an MRI, since the X-rays were inconclusive and suggested that I get a cat scan or MRI. He finally created the prescriptions, but I have since decided to not work with him.
Berkeley Heights, NJ |
I don't doubt that Dr Lessing is knowledgeable in this field but he's not a people person whatsoever. I want my doctor to be trustworthy and actually provide CARE...unfortunately dr lessing is less than suitable in this regard. Our appointments were all less than 10 minutes with minimal interaction, blown off questions and so far my issues have only gotten worse. Moving on to a new Dr immediately.
The check in receptionist was very friendly. After she left, this very rude receptionist covered her desk. I asked her a question and she was annoyed! First visit with the doctor, I waited approximately a 1 1/2 hours for him. He came in the examination room did not introduce himself or even apologize for the time spent waiting. Within ten minutes the evaluation was over. Another reason why i waited so long Liz had a family member of hers who had a later appointment see the doctor first.
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Dr. Lessing accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Lessing has admitting privileges

Raritan Bay Medical Center
530 New Brunswick Ave
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
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JFK Medical Center
65 James St
Edison, NJ 08820
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