Dr. Scott Goldstein, MD

Colorectal Surgery ·  Male · Age 68

  20 Reviews

Dr. Scott Goldstein, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 36 years. He specializes in colorectal surgery.


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Dr. Goldstein's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Colorectal Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Goldstein treats Colorectal Cancer more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Goldstein treats this condition more than 98% of his 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
Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Goldstein performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Goldstein performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Goldstein treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Goldstein treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Goldstein's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Scott Goldstein, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and has been practicing for 36 years. He specializes in colorectal surgery.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Lenox Hill Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
Lenox Hill Hospital
Internship Hospital
1978
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
Medical School
1983
1979
1978

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Goldstein's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Goldstein

2.5

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
25%
(5)
4 Stars
15%
(3)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
60%
(12)

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Dr. Goldstein performed a Fistulotomy on me in June 2018 After I had monthly check-ups until November. Although, he is not big on conversation, he got the job done and did it well. Love ya, Dr. Goldstein. Jerry R Sewell, NJ
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Please go elsewhere. He is condescending, overprescribes and is dismissive.
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He literally saved my life twice. He’s preformed all of my GI surgeries. His bedside manner isn’t awesome but his skills as a surgeon are. Think about it, half the time his patients are sedated. He’s not talking to them. I’d much rather bet on skill than office manner. The only reason I’m alive to write this review is because of Dr Goldstein.
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I've been seeing Dr Goldstein for over 15 yrs. I don't know why it took me so long to realize that he was not the Dr. for me. His bedside manor is terrible, and he acts as though he could care less about his patients, as long as the money keeps flowing in. He does not spend enough time with his patients, and does not explain his findings with respect to ' Why the patient came to him in the first place' ! Therefore, I cannot recommend this Dr. to anyone who needs a Colon Rectal Specialist!
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Barely spent time explaining the procedure he was conducting, acted annoyed at questions, seemed like he was in a big rush, as if he had too many patients to deal with. Also brought along 2 other people into the room, did not ask my permission, and I assume they were medical students there to observe, but there was no acknowledgement of that. Abruptly left the room after procedure, little information given on care, pain management, follow-up, etc. 2nd procedure did not work, so I did not go back
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Dr. Goldstein performed my Mom's colonoscopy and perforated her bowel. She had to go through an emergency surgery to remove her sigmoid colon. The 2 hour outpatient colonoscopy ended up with 7 nights stay at the hospital and the rehab facility. Dr. Goldstein is not trust worthy. He does not spend time explaining the medical condition in details. He is not willing to provide the patient and the family with the root cause of the complication and the short term and long term impact of the surgery.
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