Dr. Edmund Kessler, MD

Dr. Edmund Kessler, MD

Pediatric Surgery  ·  
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Age 74
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Dr. Edmund Kessler, MD is a pediatric surgery specialist in Great Neck, NY and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences in 1968 and specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery.Read his story

1000 Northern Blvd Ste 250

Great Neck, NY 11021

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Connecticare
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Top Care Areas

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Appendicitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 96% of peers
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Kessler's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kessler "Dr. Edmund Kessler is Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. He performs over 500 abdominal wall hernias a year, one of the largest volumes in the state. His interests include neonatal and general pediatric surgery, including childhood tumors and endocrine and gastrointestinal pediatric surgery. Dr. Kessler's publications reflect his particular interests in neonatal issues and pediatric and adolescent breast disorders. Dr. Kessler received his M.B.B.Ch. from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1968, and subsequently received his General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery training at the same institution. Dr. Kessler was Visiting Fellow at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London in 1977. He was appointed Lecturer in Anatomy in 1970, and was a Consulting Surgeon and Senior Lecturer in Surgery from 1977 to 1995 at the University of the Witwatersrand. Dr. Kessler is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the South African College of Surgeons, and the International College of Surgeons. He is a member of the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons, the South African Paediatric Surgical Association, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, and a surgical affiliate member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. "
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2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Kessler does not have any board certifications listed.

25  Conditions Treated

39  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Frenectomy
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Paracentesis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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Background Check

3 Malpractice Claims
  • Settlement : 7/10/2014
    Amount or Range: Average
    Nature of Complaint: Zip Code or County of Event: Queens County, NY
    State: New York
  • Settlement : 7/31/2014
    Amount or Range: Average
    Nature of Complaint: Zip Code or County of Event: Nassau County, NY
    State: New York
  • Settlement : 4/24/2015
    Amount or Range: Below Average
    Nature of Complaint: Zip Code or County of Event: 11021
    State: New York
0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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Education

  • University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1968
  • Johannesburg General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1969
  • Johannesburg General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Johannesburg General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • Dutch
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kessler's Reviews

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3.7

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