Dr. Jeffrey L. Zitsman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey L. Zitsman, MD

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Pediatric Surgery | Male | 65 years old

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.Read more

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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.
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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.

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  •  Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery

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
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Still's Disease
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    Tufts University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1976

  • Internship Hospital
    New Eng Med Center Hospital

    Completed in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    New Eng Med Center Hospital

    Completed in 1981

  • Fellowship Hospital
    American College Of Surgeons

    Completed in 1985

    Babies Hospital

    Completed in 1985

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • 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
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy