Dr. John Choi, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 47

Colorectal Surgery

Dr. John Choi, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Poughkeepsie, NY and has over 19 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. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. John Choi, MD

Health Quest Medical Practice

21 Reade Pl Ste 3100 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 ()
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Dr. Choi's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Choi performs Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Choi performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Choi performs Colectomy more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Choi performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Abdominoplasty
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Choi performs Abdominoplasty more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Choi performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Choi's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • 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)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Gastroenterostomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Removal of Stones from Biliary Tract With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Repair of Rectocele With Robotic Assistance
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vesicocolic Fistula
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Choi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Choi

3.7

Based on 18 ratings

5 Stars
61.111111111111114%
(11)
4 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
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
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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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
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Highland, NY – Nov 26, 2017
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Sarcastic,pompous and arrogant .
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
7 people found this helpful
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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!
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
No results
9 people found this helpful
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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 19 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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Dr. Choi frequently treats Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance, Colectomy, and Abdominoplasty. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Choi treats.

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Dr. Choi's office is located at 21 Reade Pl Ste 3100, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Health Quest Medical Practice

Health Quest Medical Practice21 Reade Pl Ste 3100 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Choi is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Northern Dutchess Hospital

Rhinebeck, NY

84% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Poughkeepsie, NY

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)