Dr. Steven Chao, MD

Dr. Steven Chao, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMale

Colorectal Surgery

Dr. Steven Chao, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Fresh Meadows, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, winners of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.


NewYork Presbyterian Medical Group Queens Fresh Meadows Multispecialty

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(718) 502-8164

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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Chao is great it's his office that gets one star. I had an appointment today at 2:45 pm and I guess because of the heat the busses weren't running on time. I called the office to tell them that I'll be late and I hear back from the receptionist that If I'm more than 15 minutes late I'd have to reschedule. I've had this appointment for two months and if I came in 16 minutes late I'd be out of luck. I am in pain and I needed to see the doctor. I understand about schedules but for god sake show a bit of compassion for the situation. Nobody can plan for 100 plus degree weather and for the busses to not be running. this is just so wrong and makes me wonder if Dr. Chao knows who's working for him? So now I have to either wait an additional three weeks or find another doctor. Why are these people in the office so cavalier about the patients who come into their offices? Are we expendable or just an insurance check? My god, treat us with a bit of dignity, please.
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Ben Wolff – Jun 30, 2021
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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. Chao's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chao performs Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Chao performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Anal Fistula
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chao treats Anal Fistula more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Chao treats this condition more than 98% of his peers


Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chao treats Hemorrhoids more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Chao treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Chao's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendicitis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • 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
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • 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
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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About Me

Care Philosophy

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 nbsp;


Steven Chao, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and Attending Colorectal Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.Dr....Read more


  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications


UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson
Residency Hospital


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Steven Chao, MD?

Call (718) 502-8164 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Steven Chao, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Chao has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Steven Chao, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Steven Chao, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chao frequently treats Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal, Anal Fistula, and Hemorrhoids. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chao treats.

Where is Dr. Steven Chao, MD's office located?

Dr. Chao's office is located at 186 03 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, NY 11365. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Flushing, NY

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Flushing, NY

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)