Dr. Jeffrey Zitsman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Zitsman, MD

Save
Pediatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
66 y/o
(3)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Zitsman graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in natural sciences, and received his M.D. degree from Tufts University Medical School in 1976. He received his training in General Surgery at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston, and completed his Pediatric Surgery training at the Babies & Children's Hospital of New York. He is Board-Certified in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery, and also holds a Certificate of Special Competence in Surgical Critical Care. Dr. Zitsman has maintained an active clinical practice in pediatric surgery in the New York area since 1985. He holds the rank of Professor of Surgery at the Columbia University Medical Center. His areas of interest include applications of minimally invasive techniques in pediatric surgery, chest wall deformities, and weight loss surgery in adolescents. Dr. Zitsman has been named to Castle Connolly's Best Doctors in the New York area list annually since 2002. Dr. Zitsman is founder and Director of the Center for Adolescent Bariatric Surgery at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian. He is Principal Investigator for an FDA-approved adolescent laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding study. He has performed over 200 minimal access weight loss procedures and serves as Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Obesity of the American Pediatric Surgical Association. He is a member of the Program Committee and the Childhood Obesity Committee of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and has served as a Consultant to the Medical Devices Evaluation Panel of the FDA.

Columbia University Medical Center Surgery

3959 Broadway # Chn

New York, NY 10032
Get Directions

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care

Learn about Dr. Zitsman

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you

Top Care Areas

new

See how frequently Dr. Zitsman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Appendicitis
normal
more than 68% of peers
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
normal
more than 61% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
normal
more than 56% of peers

Dr. Zitsman's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

We're trying something new with Top Care Areas.Was it helpful for you?YesNo

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zitsman "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "
2

Specialties

  • Pediatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
2

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Pediatric Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
27

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
32

Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • 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
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

More

Read More

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.

Education

  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • New Eng Med Center Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • New Eng Med Center Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • American College Of Surgeons
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Babies Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zitsman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Zitsman does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Zitsman and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Zitsman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zitsman to family and friends
3.7
based on 3 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Zitsman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Over 45 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in STATEN ISLAND, NY |
WE FOUND INGUINAL HERNIA IN MY ONE MONTH DAUGHTER ACCIDENTALLY. HE SAW US IMMEDIATELY AFTER SONOGRAM AND ADDED US ON THE SCHEDULE WITHIN 3 DAYS. VERY CARING, THOUGHTFUL, AND THOROUGH DOCTOR. SURGERY WAS DONE WITHIN 30 MINUTES, CANNOT EVEN SEE A SCAR NOW.
Have you seen Dr. Jeffrey Zitsman, MD?
Are you Dr. Zitsman?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Visit Dr. Zitsman

Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Zitsman accepts 42 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Amerihealth
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    GHI PPO
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
    Prism Blue Priority EPO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
    Tricare
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MVP Health Care
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • POMCO Group
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare
  • WellCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Zitsman has admitting privileges

View Hospital Profile
View Hospital Profile
NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital
55 Palmer Ave
Bronxville, NY 10708
View Hospital Profile

More Pediatric Surgery Specialists like Dr. Zitsman at Columbia University Medical Center Surgery

Pediatric Surgery Specialist
(5)