Dr. Douglas Held, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 68

Dr. Held
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Long Island Jewish Medical Center - Dept. 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. He is affiliated with medical facilities Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Saint Joseph Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Held to book an appointment.

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Outstanding. He performed Whipple Surgery on me in 2002. If it was not for him and his staff I would not be alive today ! Always kept myself and my family updated.
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John P. Martinelli – Apr 20, 2020
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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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Westbury – Jun 28, 2019
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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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Hempstead – Mar 28, 2016
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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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Saul B in New York, NY – Mar 09, 2016
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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. He is affiliated with medical facilities Long Island Jewish Medical Center...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

Allentown Hospital-Lehigh Valley Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
Hltheast Tch Hp-Allentown Hp, Colon And Rectal Surgery Long Island Jewish Med Ctr, General Surgery
Residency Hospital
1980
Internship Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. Douglas Held, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Held frequently treats Inguinal Hernia, Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open, and Ventral Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Held treats.

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Dr. Held's office is located at 1999 Marcus Ave, New Hyde Park, NY 11042. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Held's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Inguinal Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Held treats Inguinal Hernia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Held treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Ventral Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Held treats Ventral Hernia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Held treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Held's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • 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)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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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
Cigna
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Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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UnitedHealthCare
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Long Island Jewish Medical Center - Dept. of Surgery

LIJMC - Dept of Surgery1999 Marcus Ave New Hyde Park, NY 11042
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