Dr. Zachary Gleit, MD

Dr. Zachary Gleit, MD

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General Surgery  ·  
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53 y/o
(21)

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Dr. Zachary Gleit, MD is a general surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in general surgery.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Surgery

161 Fort Washington Ave # 620

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Gleit performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Inguinal Hernia
very high
more than 98% of peers
Hernia Repair
very high
more than 98% of peers
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Gleit's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Gleit's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gleit "Zachary L. Gleit, MD, has served as Assistant Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center since 2001 and Director of Surgery at the Allen Hospital since 2008. After completing his undergraduate education at Harvard College, he received his medical degree at Harvard Medical School/ Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, followed by surgical training at NewYork-Prsebyterian/Columbia. He traveled to Ethiopia in 1998 as part of a humanitarian mission with Doctors Without Borders. Dr. Gleit's surgical practice in the Hernia Center and in the Division of General Surgery includes hernia repair, gall bladder surgery, colorectal surgery, appendectomy, and splenectomy."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gleit "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. "

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

55  Conditions Treated

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43  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Paracentesis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Rectocele With Robotic Assistance
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Newyork-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Newyork-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gleit has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gleit's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gleit to family and friends
21 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
    (17)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Gleit's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Dr. Gliet repaired 3 abdominal hernias I had developed due to previous abdominal surgeries. In my opinion, he is the best and I would recommend him to anyone needing hernia surgery. He pays attention to his patients, and spends plenty of time explaining the surgery, the expected outcome, and...more
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Extremely knowledgeable, professional and quick service. Dr. Gleit repaired my hernia in less than two hours. I woke up, then went home. Next morning, I felt great, much better than I expected.
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Having Dr. Gleit for my inguinal hernia repair was definitely a right choice. He is a highly professional physician, and his staff is well trained.
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Dr. Gleit is a great doctor: very professional, with excellent surgical skills, very knowledgeable , and great bedside manner. He repaired my bilateral inguinal hernia. The incisions are small and the pain has been minimal during recovery. He is also very patient. He answered all my questions...more
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Dr. Gleit is very professional. I went to see him for an incisional hernia. During the consultation, he apologized for making us wait and then thoroughly reviewed my medical history and did a physical. At the end, he patiently responded to all of my husband's and my questions. He didn't push us to...more
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