Dr. Lester Gottesman, MD

Dr. Lester Gottesman, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
(16)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Lester Gottesman, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Gottesman is affiliated with Roosevelt Hospital.

515 Madison Ave Rm 705

New York, NY 10022

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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Anal Disorders
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more than 73% of peers
Anal Fissure
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more than 63% of peers
Colon and Rectal Surgery
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more than 58% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gottesman "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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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery
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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
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • 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

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Procedures

  • 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

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 12/4/2013
    Amount or Range: Above average
    Nature of Complaint: County of event: New York County, NY
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

  • Rutgers University / New Brunswick Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Roosevelt Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Roosevelt Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Meml Sloan Kettering
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1985

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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gottesman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gottesman to family and friends
4.2
based on 16 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Gottesman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • 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 accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Guardian
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Gottesman has admitting privileges

Roosevelt Hospital
1000 10th Ave
New York, NY 10019
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