Dr. Kelly Garrett, MD

Dr. Kelly Garrett, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
44 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Kelly Garrett, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 9 years. She specializes in colon & rectal surgery.Read her story

Weill Cornell Colorectal Surgery

1315 York Ave Fl 2

New York, NY 10021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst

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Top Care Areas

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Anal Fistula
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Garrett'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.

Dr. Garrett's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Garrett "Dr. Garrett received her B.A. from Drew University in 1996, and her MD from St George's University in 2003. She completed her residency training in general surgery at Albany Medical Center in 2008 and fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in June 2009. She was named Fellow of the Year in recognition of her clinical expertise and high quality patient care. Following her fellowship, Dr. Garrett served as a member of the Associate Staff at the Digestive Disease Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation before coming to NYP/Weill Cornell. Dr. Garrett is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and American College of Surgeons. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. She has won awards for research papers while in training, and has contributed several journal publications and book chapters. Dr. Garrett was selected in 2014 as a New York SuperDoctor Rising Star, a recognition of excellence in the field of colorectal surgery for physicians in practice for under 10 years."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Garrett "Kelly Garrett, MD, is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Assistant Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

She specializes in the minimally invasive surgical treatment of colon and rectal cancer, pelvic floor disorders and inflammatory bowel disease."

1  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

23  Conditions Treated

28  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • 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)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement

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.


  • St George's University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Albany Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Garrett has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Garrett's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Garrett to family and friends
18 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Garrett'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 (9)

Avoid this doctor at all costs. Not only is Dr. Garrett rude and dismissive, as many others here have noted, she was actually very rough performing my procedure, causing unnecessary pain. When I yelped in pain, she completely ignored me and continued on brusquely. Terrible experience.
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Dr Garrett is terrific. She's through with clear explanations; listens to concerns; & is kind. And, most importantly, her medical judgment is sound.
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Dr. Garrett gave a good first impression and after a negative experience with a different facility thought I had found a doctor I could trust. I was anxious about the procedure and asked that she perform it rather then a fellow or med student. She assured me that she would and after the procedure...more
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DO NOT SEE THIS DOCTOR! I had the worst experience at this visit. The front desk process was smooth, however, when I was seen by the RN she had no clue about the PREP pill. I was shocked! Then Dr.Garrett walks in and seems uninterested and absorbed in her personal life. That's when her phone rings...more
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I found dr Garrett on real self when I was looking for a dr to fix a chronic and extremely problematic hemmeroid I sustained after my second child. I found her to be very professional attentive and she did an amazing job! She got rid of a major problem that other doctors i had consulted ignored....more
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