Dr. Lester Gottesman, MD


Colon & Rectal Surgery | Male

Dr. Lester Gottesman, MD
Dr. Lester Gottesman, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Gottesman is affiliated with Roosevelt Hospital.

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Dr. Gottesman's Care Philosophy

to provide care for many colorectal conditions and to do it expeditiously in an office setting. Our office is equipped for many anorectal procedures and colonoscopies to avoid hospitilization. We do surgeries in the office and we have a free standing operating suite. We perform in office colonoscopy.

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    Dr. Gottesman's Performance
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    • Explains condition(s) well
    • Answers Questions
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    • Office environment
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    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (3)
    New York, NY |
    Dr Gottesman has the peculiar skill of finding the right balance of being friendly and professional at the same time. Small gestures like a gentle tap on the shoulder before the surgery started or an unexpected phone call the next day allow him to give a special support to his patient that is hard to find. I would recommend Dr Gottesman without any doubts.
    in New York, NY |
    Dr. Gottesman has a very calm, reassuring, professional manner. He took ample time in carefully explaining my problem and discussing his treatment plan. The surgery, though relatively minor, was just as he had described, and my recovery was uneventful. My experience was most positive, and I would highly recommend Dr. Gottesman to anyone with a colorectal problem.
    in NY, NY |
    Technically, one of the finest colorectal surgeons in the country. Excellent clinician - empathic, caring, listens well, explains well. Very old school manner - when doctors really established communication with patients. Excellent knowledge of medicine and keeps current on latest developments. Quiet, somewhat reserved personality (at first) but very thoughtful and honest.
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    Dr. Gottesman's Care Philosophy

    to provide care for many colorectal conditions and to do it expeditiously in an office setting. Our office is equipped for many anorectal procedures and colonoscopies to avoid hospitilization. We do surgeries in the office and we have a free standing operating suite. We perform in office colonoscopy.

    Dr. Gottesman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
    •  Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
    •  Malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Awards & Recognition

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      Dr. Gottesman has no awards or honors listed.

    • Media & Publications
      • featured in articles NY Times, appeared on national news broadcasts man times
      • appeared articles NY Times and several national news pieces; also in Time and Newsweek
      • Over 100 publications in journal articles and book chapters

    Background Check

    • 1
      Malpractice Claim

      Dr. Gottesman has 1 malpractice claim

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      • Settlement (12/4/2013)
      • Amount or Range: Above average
      • Nature of Complaint: County of event: New York County, NY
      • State: New York
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    • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    • General Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Anal Abscess
    • Anal Disorders
    • Anal Fissure
    • Anal Fistula
    • Anal Prolapse
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Anorectal Abscess
    • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
    • Cancer
    • Carcinoma in Situ
    • Chronic Constipation
    • Colon Cancer
    • Colon Disorders
    • Colon Polyp
    • Colonic Inertia
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Colorectal Polyp
    • Colovaginal Fistula
    • Constipation
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Diverticulitis
    • Fecal Incontinence
    • Fissures
    • Fistula
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Incontinence
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Intestinal Abscess
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Meckel's Diverticulum
    • Pelvic Floor Disorders
    • Rectal Abscess
    • Rectal Diseases
    • Rectovaginal Fistula
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
    • Ulcer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Warts


    • Medical School
      University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1978

    • Internship Hospital
      Roosevelt Hospital

      Completed in 1979

    • Residency Hospital
      Roosevelt Hospital

      Completed in 1983

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Meml Sloan Kettering

      Completed in 1985

    • Undergraduate School
      Rutgers University / New Brunswick Campus

      Graduated in 1974

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Yiddish

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    • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    • General Surgery
    • Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Abscess Incision and Drainage
    • Anal Repair
    • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
    • Colectomy
    • Colon Cancer Screening
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery
    • Colonoscopy
    • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
    • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
    • Condyloma Fulguration
    • Destruction of Anal Tumor
    • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
    • Excision of Rectal Tumor
    • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Hemorrhoid Removal
    • Hemorrhoid Treatment
    • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
    • Laparotomy
    • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
    • Rectal Surgery
    • 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)
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Sphincterotomy