Dr. Douglas Held, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 67

  
Dr. Held

Department of Surgery

1999 Marcus Ave New Hyde Park, NY 11042

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Dr. Douglas Held, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in New Hyde Park, NY and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in colorectal surgery.


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4.3

Based on 14 reviews

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Having had a previous radical prostatectomy and a complicated appendectomy I was very apprehensive about another lower abdominal surgery. For many years I chose to just ignore my inguinal hernias. That may have been the right move in the long run because when it became obvious I needed surgery Dr Held recommended a robotic repair that would avoid dealing with the old scar tissue. He was able to keep me calm, his surgical staff was great and the procedure went smooth. The first couple days post op was't fun and I did take a week off from work but its now been 2 months since the surgery and I'm at 95% with no pain. Thank you Dr Held!
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We had the WORST experience with Dr Held. His bed side manner is atrocious. What was supposed to be a 3-4 recovery turned into a 28 day hospital stay. We got no answers, we were just told that "we'll get to the bottom of this". Only the nurses and his PA actually looked at my fathers wound that got infected, he did not. He told my mom who didn't understand all of the medical terms that she was "just a laymen and wouldn't understand". Really?!??! Thankfully I am a nurse and could take the time t
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I feel like the only time I see him is when I don't sign his forms to do the surgery. He doesn't come by anymore after he finished surgery nor does his staff to explain what he did in the OR I have too wait hours to see her nurse then they can't answers any of my questions. I also don't understand why my daughter disability form has not been filled out yet. I left it at LIJ on March 10, 2016 then I was told to fax it to Dr Held office on March 23 and I still nothing.
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A doctor at St. Francis Hospital last year botched my hernia operation and nearly killed me. Dr. Held repaired the damage in 35 minutes and was caring and kind in post-op. A highly skilled surgeon who works near-miracles.
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He is super friendly, gentle, and willing to tend to my medical needs that make me feel most comfortable!
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Biography

Dr. Douglas Held, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in New Hyde Park, NY and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in colorectal surgery.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1986
Allentown Affil Hospital
Residency Hospital
1985
Li Jewish Hospital
Residency Hospital
1981
Li Jewish Hospital
Internship Hospital
1980
Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Medical School

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(516) 488-2743

Dr. Held accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
HealthFirst
ABCD HMO

Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (8/6/2015)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Held's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hernia Repair
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Held performs Hernia Repair more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Held performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Held performs Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Held performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Held treats Abdominal Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Held treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Held's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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Practice

Department of Surgery
1999 Marcus Ave New Hyde Park, NY 11042
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