Dr. Gary Gecelter, MD

Dr. Gary Gecelter, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Gary Gecelter, MD is a general surgery specialist in Greenvale, NY and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences in 1981 and specializes in general surgery.

2200 Northern Blvd Ste 125

Greenvale, NY 11548

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 92% of peers
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
more than 86% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 85% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Gecelter does not have any board certifications listed.

70  Conditions Treated


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64  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Percutaneous Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • 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)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • North Shore University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Gecelter has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Gecelter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gecelter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gecelter to family and friends
16 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Gecelter's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

If I could give zero stars I would! Dr. Gecelter has ZERO bedside manner. He treated me like I was stupid, and spoke to me in the most condescending way. I will absolutely never go back to him, anyone in his office, nor will I recommend him to ANYONE. Don't waste your time!
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Dr. Gecelter has an amazing bedside manner. He is professional, knowledgeable, and kind. I am sure I am not his only patient who was nervous upon the visit. He was thorough, comforting, and took the time to answer every question. Above all else he is an amazing surgeon and I would trust him if I...more
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