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Dr. Lester Gottesman, MD

Colorectal Surgery*
4.2 (16)
Map Pin Small New York, NY
Accepting new patients
46 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Lester Gottesman, MD

Dr. Lester Gottesman, MD is a Colorectal Surgeon in New York, NY. They specialize in Colorectal Surgery, has 46 years of experience, and is board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery. They graduated from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is affiliated with Mount Sinai Morningside. Patients rated Dr. Gottesman an average 4.2 star rating.

Dr. Gottesman works at Practice in New York, NY. They frequently treat conditions like Anorectal Abscess, Anal or Rectal Pain and Anal Fissure along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Gottesman's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Madison Surgical Associates
    515 Madison Ave Rm 705, New York, NY 10022 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (212) 675-2997

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  • Mount Sinai Morningside

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Anorectal Abscess
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anal Fissure
Anoscopy
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Anorectal Fistula
Constipation
Hemorrhoids
Proctoptosis
Rectal Prolapse
Anal Cauterization
Anal Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Destruction of Anal Tumor
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Anal Abscess
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Disorders
Anal Prolapse
Anal Sphincter Dysplasia
Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
Benign Mediastinal Tumor
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Breast Lump
Cancer
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Carcinoma in Situ
Chronic Constipation
Colon Cancer
Colon Disorders
Colon Polyp
Colonic Inertia
Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal Polyp
Colovaginal Fistula
Crohn's Disease
Diverticulitis
Fecal Incontinence
Fissures
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Fistula
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Gastrointestinal Diseases
Hidradenitis
Ileus
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Incisional Hernia
Incontinence
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Diverticulosis
Intestinal Obstruction
Ischemic Colitis
Lung Cancer
Meckel's Diverticulum
Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
Pelvic Abscess
Pelvic Floor Disorders
Peptic Ulcer
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Rectal Abscess
Rectal Diseases
Rectovaginal Fistula
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Secondary Malignancies
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Thyroid Cancer
Ulcer
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Ulcerative Colitis
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Ventral Hernia
Warts
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Abdominoplasty
Abscess Incision and Drainage
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Anal Repair
Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
Colectomy
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon Cancer Screening
Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
Condyloma Fulguration
Dressing and Debridement of Wound or Infection
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Excision of Anal Tags
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Fecal Impaction Removal
Gastroenterology Procedures
Hemorrhoid Removal
Hemorrhoid Treatment
Laparotomy
Port Placements or Replacements
Proctectomy
Rectal Surgery
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)
Repair of Rectocele
Sigmoidoscopy
Sphincterotomy
Spinal Nerve Block
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
Wound Repair
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    4.2
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    Specialties*
    • Colorectal Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 46 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Yiddish
    Languages Spoken
    NPI Number
    • 1215939012
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Ferguson Clin
    Fellowship
    Internship
    • Roosevelt Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • RUTGERS UNIVERSITY / NEW BRUNSWICK CAMPUS
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • Colon & Rectal Surgery
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    Dr. Lester Gottesman, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Gottesman is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Gottesman has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Gottesman has seen patients for Anorectal Abscess, Anal or Rectal Pain and Anal Fissure, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Gottesman on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    16 patients have reviewed Dr. Gottesman. The overall rating for this provider is 4.2. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Gottesman.

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