Dr. Lester Gottesman, MD

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Dr. Lester Gottesman, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery | Male

Madison Surgical Associates 515 Madison Ave Rm 705, New York, NY 10022 Get Directions

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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.Read more

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gottesman to family and friends
4.1
based on 15 total surveys (2 with reviews)
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  • Staff
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Experience with Dr. Gottesman
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (15)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (15)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Gottesman's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (16)
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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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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • 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

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Repair
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • 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

Background Check

  • 2
    Malpractice Claims

    Dr. Gottesman has 2 malpractice claims

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    • Settlement  (4/25/2012)
    • Amount or Range: Average
    • Nature of Complaint: Zip code of event: 10019
    • State: New York
    • 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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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • 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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors

    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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Yiddish

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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
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Dr. Gottesman's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Gottesman

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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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.