Dr. Steven Esser, MD

Dr. Steven Esser, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Steven Esser, MD is a general surgery specialist in Clairton, PA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1997 and specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery.

1200 Brooks Ln Ste 170

Clairton, PA 15025

Contact Information

(412) 469-7110

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan
  • UPMC

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very high
more than 95% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 91% of peers
Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
more than 89% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

25  Conditions Treated

29  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • 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)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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)

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  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • St Luke's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Lehigh Valley Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Steven Esser, MD
Dr. Esser is a professional and caring physician. He visited me each day I was in the hospital and made sure that I was comfortable. I was home from diverticulitis surgery in two days with minimal discomfort.
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South Park, PA – Apr 27, 2018
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Awesome Dr, very friendly and caring for his patients and his staff is also awesome, He is super thorough about what you will be going thru and explained that Yes you Will have post operative pain, for all those leaving comments saying they were in so much pain, What do you expect?? You were cut...Read More
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T Kaz in Pa – Nov 25, 2017
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Dr Esser sat with me in his office to get to the root of my problem. He explained the procedure to be done and the number of procedures that would be needed to resolve my problem. I went exactly the same amount of visits he calculated and my problems were taken care of. I liked him so well I am...Read More
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nancy l in Pittsburgh, PA – Sep 19, 2016
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Dr. Esser, performed a surgical procedure on myself. my wife and I both did not know what the procedure was and what it entailed until after it was done, i.e.. no prior disclosure! I have been suffering for over 2 weeks in extreme pain, with more than 5 phone calls to his office and even had a...Read More
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Worst DR I've ever seen in Belle Vernon, PA – Jul 30, 2016
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Very nice doctor. Answered all questions. High level of trust.
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Mc Keesport, PA – Jul 27, 2016
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