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Lester Gottesman, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Attending, Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt
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Affiliated with:
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt
Medical SpecialtyColorectal Surgery
Clinical Interests
Anal Conditions
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon and Rectal Cancer
Fecal Incontinence
Anal sexually transmitted diseases
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Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Surgery, 1984, Recertified 1993 American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, 1993
Medical SchoolUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1978
Residency TrainingSurgery, Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York, 1978‑1983 Surgical oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, 1984‑1985
FellowshipColon and Rectal Surgery, Ferguson Clinic, Grand Rapids, MI, 1986‑1987
From the doctorLester Gottesman, M.D. is also program director of the fellowship in Colon Rectal Surgery at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt.

Dr. Gottesman's areas of expertise include all aspects of Colon Rectal Surgery, including inflammatory bowel disease, Colo-Rectal cancer, diverticular disease and functional disease of the anus, colon and rectum. In addition, a full diagnostic anorectal physiology lab is available through the division for complicated diagnosis and treatment of problems of constipation and fecal incontinence.

The offices are equipped with capacity for most lower endoscopies, including flexible sigmoidoscopy and total colonoscopy with polypectomy. In addition, most minor anorectal procedures, including hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulae, anal condyloma acuminata can be performed in the office, minimizing the amount of time the patient needs to be away from work for these procedures. Most acute anorectal emergencies can be evaluated and treated in an office setting.

The areas of research of the Division of Colon Rectal Surgery at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt include novel treatments for anal condyloma acuminata using interferon, expanding diagnosis of sphincter injuries in postpartum females, genetic analysis of opiate receptors in severe constipation, the use of membranes to diminish postoperative adhesion formation and participation in the NIH trial on laparoscopic surgery in colorectal cancer.

Dr. Gottesman is among New York Magazine's "Best Doctors" as listed in the June 2011 edition of the magazine. The New York Magazine list is excerpted from Castle Connolly's annual guidebook, "Top Doctors: New York Metro Area."
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