Dr. Nitsana Spigland, MD

Dr. Nitsana Spigland, MD

Pediatric Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
62 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Nitsana Spigland, MD is a pediatric surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 26 years. She specializes in pediatric surgery.Read her story

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

520 E 70th St # L-718

New York, NY 10021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Elderplan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care

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Top Care Areas

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Appendectomy, Open
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 93% of peers
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
more than 51% of peers

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Dr. Spigland's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Spigland "Dr. Nitsana Spigland is a board certified General Surgeon specializing in Pediatric Surgery practicing at NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens located in Fresh Meadows, NY. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her medical degree from New York Medical College. She completed her residency in General Surgery, fellowship in Pediatric Surgical and is board certified in Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Spigland is chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery and Chief of Pediatric Trauma. She is a Professor of Clinical Surgery in the Department of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Associate Director of medical student education for the Department of Surgery and an Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Spigland is a fellow of American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Associations, the Canadian Pediatric Surgical Association, the New York Surgical Society and the Children's Cancer Study Group. Dr. Spigland specializes in neonatal congenital malformaties, pediatric thoracic surgery, pediatric surgical oncology and advanced minimal access surgery. She maintains a busy clinical practice, and has a strong interest in clinical pediatric surgical research. She has authored or co-authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, and serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Perinatology, the Journal of Pediatric Surgery and the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Spigland has been repeatedly recognized by Castle Connolly as one of "America's Top Doctors" and "America's Top Doctors for Cancer," by New York Magazine as one of New York's "Best Doctors," by US News and World Report as "America's Top Doctors", in the top 1% of all physicians in the country, and as a "New York SuperDoctor", an honor given to just 5% of all New York physicians. In addition, Dr. Spigland is in Marquis Who's Who in America, and received a Compassionate Doctors Award, an honor accorded to just 3% of doctors in America. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Spigland "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

27  Conditions Treated

40  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for 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.


  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • St Justine Chldns Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Spigland has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Nitsana Spigland, MD
Wonderful experience. Comforting, calming and really sweet with our daughter. Not to mention she performed the surgery flawlessly. Kept us informed.
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