Dr. Lester Gottesman, MD

Dr. Lester Gottesman, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
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Dr. Lester Gottesman, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 34 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

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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
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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Gottesman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anorectal Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gottesman treats Anorectal Abscess more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gottesman treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Rectal Abscess
Anal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gottesman treats Anal Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Gottesman treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gottesman treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Gottesman treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Gottesman's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abscess Incision and Drainage
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Anal Abscess
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Disorders
Anal Fissure
Anal Fistula
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anal Prolapse
Anal Repair
Anorectal Abscess
Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
Cancer
Carcinoma in Situ
Chronic Constipation
Colectomy
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon Cancer
Colon Cancer Screening
Colon Disorders
Colon Polyp
Colonic Inertia
Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal Polyp
Colovaginal Fistula
Condyloma Fulguration
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Destruction of Anal Tumor
Diverticulitis
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Fecal Incontinence
Fissures
Fistula
Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Hemorrhoid Removal
Hemorrhoid Treatment
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hemorrhoids
Incontinence
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Obstruction
Laparotomy
Meckel's Diverticulum
Pelvic Floor Disorders
Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
Rectal Abscess
Rectal Diseases
Rectal Surgery
Rectovaginal Fistula
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)
Secondary Malignancies
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Sigmoidoscopy
Sphincterotomy
Ulcer
Ulcerative Colitis
Warts

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • Yiddish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • 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,

Dr. Gottesman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gottesman

4.2

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
75%
(12)
4 Stars
6.25%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
18.75%
(3)

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Dr. Gottesman's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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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...Read 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...Read 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....Read More
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