|Medical Specialty||Colorectal Surgery
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon and Rectal Cancer
Anal sexually transmitted diseases
|Insurance|| See Insurance Providers
|Board Certifications||American Board of Surgery, 1984, Recertified 1993
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, 1993
|Medical School||University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 1978
|Residency Training||Surgery, Roosevelt Hospital, New York, New York, 1978‑1983
Surgical oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, 1984‑1985
|Fellowship||Colon and Rectal Surgery, Ferguson Clinic, Grand Rapids, MI, 1986‑1987
|Academic Appointment||Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
|From the doctor||Lester Gottesman, M.D. is also program director of the fellowship in Colon Rectal Surgery at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.
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 St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center 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."
|Address||515 Madison Avenue, Suite 705
New York NY 10022
Telephone: (212) 675-2997