Dr. Larissa Temple, MD

Dr. Larissa Temple, MD

Oncology  |  
Female  |  
Age 48
(8)
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Dr. Larissa Temple, MD is an oncology doctor who practices in New York, NY. She is 48 years old and has been practicing for 16 years.

300 E 66th St

New York, NY 10065

Contact Information

(212) 639-2000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Anal and Rectal Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Colorectal Cancer
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Temple "I am a surgical oncologist and board certified colorectal surgeon with special training in the treatment of colon, rectal, and anal cancer. My patient-centered practice emphasizes sphincter-preserving surgery for rectal cancer, which enables patients to avoid having a permanent colostomy (commonly called a bag ). I am the co-principal investigator of a protocol involving implantation of an artificial bowel sphincter in select rectal cancer patients who would otherwise require a permanent colostomy. Whenever possible, I perform laparoscopic (minimally invasive) colorectal surgery to minimize incisions and reduce pain. For more complex cases, I am part of a multidisciplinary team of specialists performing extensive open surgeries such as sacrectomy, total pelvic exenteration, and debulking of appendiceal cancers, as well as palliative procedures for patients with metastatic disease. My clinical practice also includes many patients who have anorectal squamous cell carcinoma. Additionally, I oversee the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Colorectal Survivorship Clinic.

I have received multiple research grants. My research focuses on patient functional issues and quality of life after colorectal cancer surgery. I assess bowel, bladder and sexual function in patients who have undergone rectal cancer treatment, measuring the impact of functional changes on their quality of life. I am currently developing educational tools that will enhance communication between physicians and patients. The purpose of this is to empower patients so that they can make informed, realistic decisions about surgical options and participate more fully in their own care. Also, I have a special interest in the concerns of women with colorectal cancer, and am currently involved in a funded study to improve women s sexual health following rectal cancer treatment.

I am a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Canada). I have co-authored many papers on colon and rectal cancer treatment and outcomes, and lecture on these topics nationally and internationally.
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Specialties

  • Oncology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Malignant Histiocytosis
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • 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)
  • 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.

Education

  • University Of Calgary Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • U Toronto
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • U Toronto
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Temple has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Temple's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Temple to family and friends
5.0
based on 8 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Temple's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

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Dr. Temple accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
    Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Temple has admitting privileges

Memorial Sloan - Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Ave
New York, NY 10065
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