Dr. Patricia Sylla, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Female • Age 45

  

Dr. Patricia Sylla, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Long Island City, NY and has been practicing for 12 years. She specializes in colorectal surgery and general surgery.


Dr. Sylla's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sylla

3.9

Based on 36 reviews

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Dr. Sylla is an outstanding clinician. She evaluates each patient as a unique individual. Because of her skill and intelligence, I was able to care for my husband three months after my surgery when he had sudden quadruple bypass surgery. Dr. Sylla is a blessing to her patients.
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I had hemorroidectomy surgery just two weeks ago. I put the surgery off for years because EVERY SINGLE DOCTOR I EVER VISITED told me it was going to be an excruciating recovery. Now that I've done the surgery with Dr Sylla, I can honestly say the pain wasn't nearly as bad as I was warned it would be. I didn't need strong painkillers post surgery - only Motrin and the great news is I have NO MORE disgusting uncomfortable bleeding dhemorrhoids. YUK! I cannot believe it took me this long to do the surgery. I suffered with chronic hemorrhoids for far too many years because I was afraid of the surgery. I loved Dr Sylla. Her skill, warmth and chipper bedside manner are reassuring and uncommon! An esteemed DR that I admire tremendously recommended Dr.. Sylla to me and I'm grateful she did. This surgery improved my life so much! Within 8 days I was walking and managing most daily tasks without much discomfort. It's 2 weeks and I'm exponentially better and so relieved it's "behind" me!
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I had an outstanding experience with Dr. Sylla. A true professional. A “doctors” doctor. She was recommended by another physician at Mt. Sinai who said I would recommend her to anyone in my family. I echo that recommendation! I’m only sorry I didn’t find her sooner so that two other members of my family could have had the benefit of her as their surgeon.
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Dr Sylla made me *whole again*. I don’t have pain every day anymore and the day she operated on me at Mt Sinai, I felt well taken care of.. (her team was kind- I was nervous but they helped me through it.. anesthesiologist was even good!). If you’re looking for this type of doctor, you just struck gold, she’s the bomb.
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Dr. Sylla saved me. I was diagnosed with diverticulitis by another doctor & it was all downhill from there. I had 4 failed surgeries & spent 31 days in the hospital. Another doctor referred me to Dr. Sylla & told me if anyone could help me, it was her. He was right. Dr. Sylla is beyond knowledgeable about her practice. She performed two surgeries on me & both went perfectly. That was a year & a half ago. I trust Dr. Sylla with my life & every member of my family's.
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Dr Sylla is a very knowledgeable, to the point professional. She is amazing!
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Dr. Sylla is the rudest, most inhuman, and heartless practitioner I've ever encountered, not only I do not recommend anyone to step in her office, I don't think she should be practicing medicine. Furthermore, I was misdiagnosed, mistreated, and disrespected during the whole procedure.
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A rocket scientist!
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Dr. Sylla is one of those rare doctors who speaks and explains everything happening medically so it is understood. I am so grateful to her for her caring and expertise. She is a gifted surgeon and definitely changed my quality of life and highly recommend her services.
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After a failed hemorrhoidectomy I came back to discuss what other options were available. My issue is worse than before such painful surgery and Dr. Sylla could not care less. She didn't even give me a chance to take my pants off bursting into the room asking yeah, what do you want? As if I was bothering her. Then she says there's nothing more that can be done, I tell her I read that laser therapy is an option and all she said was I dont do lasers. Yes but it is an option you shouldve given.
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(212) 257-0039

Dr. Sylla accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
HealthFirst
ABCD HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

Background Check

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. Sylla's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anal Disorders
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sylla treats Anal Disorders more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Sylla treats this condition more than 87% of her peers

Colorectal Cancer
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sylla treats Colorectal Cancer more than 67% of her peers

Dr. Sylla treats this condition more than 67% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
Anal Prolapse
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sylla treats Anal Prolapse more than 66% of her peers

Dr. Sylla treats this condition more than 66% of her peers

Dr. Sylla's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistula Repair
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Total Proctocolectomy With Ileoanal J Pouch
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) for Rectal Tumors
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

Biography

Following dual fellowship training in colorectal surgery and minimally invasive surgery, my clinical practice has specialized in minimally invasive approaches to colorectal diseases, with specific focus on laparoscopy, and robotic surgery to tre...

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Columbia Presbyterian Hosp
Residency Hospital
2001
Columbia Presbyterian Hosp
Internship Hospital
2000
J & S Weill M C Cornell Univ
Medical School
1996
Georgetown University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

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65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

57% Patient experience rating, 12% lower than the national average

  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

Mount Sinai Queens

Long Island City, NY
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

60% Patient experience rating, 9% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2018)

Roosevelt Hospital

New York, NY
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2018)