Dr. Richard L. Whelan, MD
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Dr. Richard L. Whelan, MD

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Colon & Rectal Surgery | Male

Mount Sinai Roosevelt Surgery 425 W 59th St Ste 7B, New York, NY 10019 Get Directions
(212) 523-8172

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Dr. Whelan specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery and practices in New York, NY. He practices at 1 location.

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4.5
based on 18 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Whelan's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (17)
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in Hamburg |
I had the special blessing of working at Downstate Hospital with Dr. R. Whelan for over two years, & later as a patient. He is very conservative with how he conducts himself with his patients. First with diet, exercise, & further testing ( if needed.) He is easy to talk to, listens well to patients, & is excellent as a surgeon.
in Ridgefield, NJ |
He performed only half a colonoscopy. When asked why, he responded that We ran out of tube. A joke? I do not know. Funny? Absolutely not. He never spoke to me again. He never sent results to me or my personal doctor. He never suggested alternative procedures. I had two procedures performed by Dr. Whelan many years ago, and he was a brilliant surgeon. I would never subject myself to his treatment again.
in St James New York |
Knowledgeable, compassionate and accessible. His staff both in the office as well as the hospital are outstanding. While hospitalized, Dr Whelan visited me at least twice daily. In addition, his team checked on me two to three times daily. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing expert care .
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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • 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)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement

Background Check

  • 0
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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Colum Presby Hospital

    Completed in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Colum Presby Hospital

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus

    Completed in 1988

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Whelan's Office & Staff

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How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients