Dr. John Choi, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 46
  
Dr. Choi
Accepting new patients

Health Quest Medical Practice

21 Reade Pl Ste 3100 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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(845) 214-1800

Dr. John Choi, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Poughkeepsie, NY and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from American University of The Caribbean / School of Medicine medical school in 2003. He is affiliated with medical facilities Northern Dutchess Hospital and Vassar Brothers Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Choi to book an appointment.


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Dr. Choi accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ameritas
Ameritas PPO
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
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
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Dental
Open Access Plus
Dental Network of America
Dental Network of America DPPO
DenteMax
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Managed DentaGuard
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
Principal Financial Group
Dental PPO

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Choi's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Choi treats Abdominal Disorders more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Choi treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Choi performs Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Choi performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers

Appendicitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Choi treats Appendicitis more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Choi treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Parasitic Appendicitis

Dr. Choi's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Rectocele With Robotic Assistance
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vesicocolic Fistula
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

Dr. Choi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Choi

3.7

Based on 18 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5.555555555555555%
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1 Star
27.77777777777778%
(5)
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I wasn’t a fan of Dr Choi’s bedside manner, but the worst part is that his staff has not returned my phone calls after months of trying to schedule a surgery he recommended. Rather unprofessional and disappointing.
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Jul 10, 2020
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Dr. Choi is both an incredible surgeon and person; we are lucky to have him in the HV. He has a level of understanding and compassion that few doctors do. Don't be fooled by his dark sense of humor (I mean, you kind of have to in order to be a colorectal surgeon), he is one of the most caring doctors I've ever had. I'm guessing some of the other reviewers here are older/more conservative and don't appreciate his sometimes brash levity. He was just the right mix of top-notch surgeon, straightforward, and no BS. I did, after all, trusted him with my life. His nurses and co-workers all love him, which says a lot about him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jul 09, 2020
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Excellent. Found him to be very nice, better than my primary. he explained everything very nicely. Just really, really like him.
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Jul 25, 2019
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Wonderful caring doctor. Had two major surgeries and he spent a very long time explaining every aspect of what I should expect. Follow up after both was exceptional. Staff was warm and caring. Always returned calls. Cannot say enough good things about him. Zane
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Zane – Oct 18, 2018
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This doctor has no knowledge of, or desire to assist patients with addiction issues. If you are an addict, (recovered)...find another office to get a surgeon. DANGER HERE Even with prior disclosure of being a treated addict AND consent to speak to doctor prescribing medication for this, they discontinued all opiates before restarting suboxone. They refused to treat whole patient. They caused great harm The danger of vomitting to my incision site was ignored. AND relapse occured in 76 hours
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mylissa in Poughkeepsie, NY – Jun 06, 2018
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Had surgery. This doctor doesn't want to see you or talk to you. He saw me a couple of minutes before surgery and a couple of minutes after. After surgery check up is done by PA. I wanted to see the dr. for a check up. When I made an appt. to see the Dr. instead of a PA, the made me wait a very long time. When I met the dr, he was arrogant, obnoxious, curt, annoyed with my ?s. He gave me 2 minutes.. Very poor experience. Arrogant beyond belief.
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Highland, NY – Nov 26, 2017
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Sarcastic,pompous and arrogant .
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Patient # 1 in Pleasant Valley, NY – Nov 18, 2016
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Dr. Choi's staff cancelled their appointment on my sister without speaking to her. They left a message on an answering machine that wasnt hers. Her situation is dire, needs to schedule an operation ASAP, and the staff doesnt understand the importance of a consult with him at this time. Shameful for not rescheduling in a timely manor.
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Beacon, BY – Sep 23, 2016
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I highly recommend Dr John J Choi! Just 5 days after he performed my surgery, I'm up and moving around with minimal pain! He listened to my concerns, and explained everything in a clear and understandable way. Thank you Doc!
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Alexis L. in Beacon, NY – Jul 06, 2016
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Biography

Dr. John Choi, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Poughkeepsie, NY and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from American...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
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Board Certifications

Education

2011
University of Southern California / School of Dentistry
Fellowship Hospital
2010
University of California At Irvine / California College of Medicine & Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Stamford Hosp-Columbia U
Residency Hospital
2003
American University of The Caribbean / School of Medicine
Medical School
1996
New York University
Undergraduate School

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Locations

Health Quest Medical Practice

Health Quest Medical Practice21 Reade Pl Ste 3100 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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Northern Dutchess Hospital

Rhinebeck, NY

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Poughkeepsie, NY

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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