Dr. David Lessing, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Dr. David Lessing, MD

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.

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Dr. Lessing's Performance
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  • 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's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons

    Graduated in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • 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 Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate