Dr. Lester Gottesman, MD

Dr. Lester Gottesman, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
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Dr. Lester Gottesman, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE in 1978 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery, general surgery, and more.

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

See how frequently Dr. Gottesman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Gottesman'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.

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."

3  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

42  Conditions Treated

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25  Procedures

  • 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

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

  • 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
  • NY Magaizine Best Doctors in NY, last ten y
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

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gottesman to family and friends
16 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

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)

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...more
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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...more
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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....more
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