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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (18)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Lester Gottesman, Lester Gottesman MD, FACS, FASCRS is Good. Dr. Gottesman has been reviewed by 48 patients who have provided 18 comments. The rating is 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.6
Promptness 3.5
Courteous Staff 3.2
Accurate Diagnosis 3.5
Bedside Manner 3.2
Spends Time with Me 3.1
Follows Up After Visit 2.9

Specialties & Research

Dr. Lester Gottesman, FACS, MD is board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 6 areas:
  • AIDS/HIV (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
  • Anus Diseases
  • Colonoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Rectal Diseases

Education & Awards

Dr. Gottesman graduated from University of Pittsburgh . He has 2 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Anus Diseases
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2009)


Dr. Gottesman has 5 hospital affiliations:

  • St. Luke's Cornwall Hosptal- Cornwall Campus 
  • St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital 


  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • Yiddish

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Additional Information
Dr. Lester Gottesman FACS and MD is a male Colon/Rectal Surgeon, has 33 years of experience and practices in Colon & Rectal Surgery.
Where does Dr. Lester Gottesman practice?
Dr. Lester Gottesman has 2 office locations.
Dr. Lester Gottesman practices Colon & Rectal Surgery near New York, NY.
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