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Dr. Daniel A. Popowich, MD, FACS

Colorectal Surgeon, Surgeon

New York, NY

Dr. Popowich is board certified in General and Colorectal Surgery. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr. Popowich has cutting-edge training and expertise in the fields of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colon and Rectal Cancer, Laparoscopic (Minimally Invasive) Surgery, Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery and Sphincter Preserving Surgery. He also has extensive experience in the management Diverticulitis, Benign Anorectal Disease as well as extensive experience in the surgical management of Constipation and Fecal Incontinence, including Sacral Nerve Stimulation. Dr. Popowich also performs minimally invasive techniques for patients with hernias and gallbladder disease allowing them to return home on the same day as surgery with minimal time out of work. Paralleled with Dr. Popowich’s clinical interests, he is active in many research projects evaluating the medical and surgical management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colon and Rectal Cancer and Quality Improvement.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgeon
  • Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Beth Israel Medical Center - Petrie Division
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Mount Sinai St. Luke’s

Board certifications

  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Thomas Jefferson University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Internship in General Surgery
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Residency in General Surgery
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital, Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

Awards and publications

  • Popowich DA, Orkin BA. “Approaching the Consults for Hemorrhoids”. In Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery. Published by the New England Society for Colon and Rectal Surgeons. 2013 June; 24(2): 72-75.
  • Popowich DA, Halverson AL. “Multimodality Therapy in Unresectable Colorectal Cancer”. Nature Review Clinical Practice Oncology. 2009 Jun;6(6):305-6.
  • Hogg ME, Popowich DA, Wang EC, Kiel KD, Stryker SJ, Halverson AL. “HIV and Anal Cancer Outcomes: A Single Institution’s Experience”. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 2009 May;52(5):891-7.

Zocdoc awards

Rapid registration
Speedy response
Scheduling hero

Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1578766838

Dr. Daniel A. Popowich's office locations

Mount Sinai Surgery - Drs. Popowich

5 East 98th St, 14th Floor Suite B

New York, NY 10029

Mount Sinai Surgery - Drs. Popowich

1111 Amsterdam Avenue, Floor 4 West

New York, NY 10025

Mount Sinai Surgery - Drs. Popowich

12 Greenridge Avenue, Suite 301

White Plains, NY 10605

Patient reviews for Dr. Daniel A. Popowich

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A great exam and consultation from Dr. Popowich. I recommend him highly.
Less than 3 months ago
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Fantastic doctor. Competent, to-the-point, knowledgeable, effective.
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Dr. Popowich is very polite and one of the best explainers/teachers you'll ever meet. He spends extensive time helping you understand what he thinks is going on and not only what he'd like to do but also why he's making hisspecific recommendations. I can't recommend him enough to anyone looking for a surgeon who treats his patients with respect and wants to feel included in the decision-making process.
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He’s great!
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Amazing surgeon, explains everything in great detail and is very caring about his patients. My surgery start time was delayed so he came in before the surgery to talk to us about the surgery. You can e-mail him with questions aswell and he responds quickly. I highly recommend Dr. Popowich.
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Huge + Finally a good experience
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Professionalism on another level ! Highly recommended
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I felt comfortable during the pre-op consultation with Dr. Popowich and he answered all my questions. I decided to move forward and have surgery with him because I believe he offers the most suitable option to his patients. Je me suissentie comfortable pendant la visite pre- opératoire avec le Dr. Popowich et il a répondu à toutes mes questions. J’ai décider de me laisser opérer par lui parce que je pense qu’il offre la solution la plus convenable à ses patients.
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Dr. Popowich was excellent. He noticed that I was uncomfortable and in pain. He quickly addressed the issue and gave me detailed care instructions.
Less than 1 year ago
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Excellent. Informative, calming, explanatory. Will pursue surgical options with him. Highly recommend from Clinical standpoint.
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Although Dr, Popowich did not take us right away, he came out to apologize for the delay and was very genuine about his efforts to move things along. Despite being behind schedule, he gave us significant time and attention, and wedid not feel rushed AT ALL. It appears that Dr. Popowich gives all of his patients his undivided attention which is why he may run behind at times.
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Made an appointment and saw the doctor same afternoon. Was in and out of the office in less than 25 minutes. Highly professional, thorough, and lightning fast. Looks like I have a new specialist.
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I was seen promptly by Dr. Popowich and he very clearly explained to me what my surgery entailed. He was very nice and polite, and told me to e-mail him with any questions. I felt very at ease with him andam almost positive at this point that I will be using him for my surgery (I have 2 more consultations scheduled so will go on those).
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He clearly cares about his patients, and the craft itself. I felt extremely confident in his abilities, and felt like I was getting world-class treatment.
Less than 1 year ago
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I’m a gay man. I’ve been having some rectal bleeding. He immediately assumed that my bleeding was caused by an STD. I explained to him that I had been tested a month ago and didn’t have any STDs. I explained thatI was having a significant volume of bleeding which led to a saturated towel. I’m also very particular about having protected sex. He immediately came to the conclusion that my situation was caused by an STD even before examining me. In my opinion, a result of his internalized homophobia which contributes to the disparities in care among the LGBTQ community. I would not recommend this physician at all, especially for gay men. I went to another doc, examined me, and he did not come to the same conclusion as Dr P. I did get tested so I can write this review, and I’m not surprised, but no STD’s. I’m extremely disappointed in my experience with Dr P and I’m glad that I have found a physician who is willing to diagnose rather that pre judge.
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He was very professional and knowledgeable.
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Dr. Popowich had a wonderful bedside manner. He was extremely thoughtful, patient, and thorough in answering all my questions. There was no wait time (I was first appt of the day) and the office staff were friendly and professional.
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Knowledgable and to the point, would recommend!
More than 1 year ago
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I like Daniel A. Popowich. I think he's a great professional. After my surgery and the almost a year healing process since my fistula started, I feel content with the experience and results. I don't think it's just this doctor -it'sthe US, where all relationships are a contract-, but I expected a more close follow up from the doctor after the outpatient surgeries. I'd go back to his office if needed. Pretty fast, professional advice, no rush for surgery, different options for my treatment, etc.
More than 1 year ago
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He was the best!
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Saw me right away and explained everything. He's been highly recommended by my GI doctor and I would recommend him to anyone. And everyone in the office was professional and courteous.
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Kind, professional and reassuring in a difficult time
More than 1 year ago
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Very poor bedside manner - was initially confrontational and very unhelpful. Seems like everyone in the office that works there is scared of him too. Overall unpleasant experience.
More than 1 year ago
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Was ok, sounded knowledgeable. Immediately recommended I have surgery, when in fact without surgery a few months down the road I'm all healed up. Biggest qualm was when I called back for additional questions he sounded like a complete jerk andwas quite rude. Given both, would probably not go to him again.
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Well for someone who deal with assholes all day he was pretty swell!
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Absolutely wonderful!
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My visit was wonderful. Dr. Popowich spoke to me in a very friendly manner and answered all my questions. He reassured me that the healing process was on schedule which made me feel quite happy. Over all my gisit was very pleasant.
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Great experience! very accurate in diagnosis and explained what the cause of my problem was. Doc could see me right away when I had severe pain as well as with my followup appointment. Friendly office staff.
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Dr. Popowich is wonderful. He is patient and communicates fully with the patient. He explained all aspect of my problem and gave me useful guidance in my treatment. Highly recommended.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Popowich was fantastic. He spent a great deal of time with me, and educated me about my condition and my options. I HIGHLY recommend him!
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I cannot say enough about the professionalism of Dr. Popowich. Due to my case of a Pilonidal Cyst and the field of work I am in I was particularly worried. The Dr. put my nerves at ease and helped me understandthe reason for the occurrence. Well I'm glad to say nearly a year after my surgery, it was worth having Dr. Popowich perform the surgery. Sometime the second opinion is the best opinion. Awesome, knowledgeable and accurate. Thanks Doc
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Popowich is prompt, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. My visits to his office are always no-nonsense, in-and-out; the way it should be. I will continue to refer my friends to Dr. Popowich.
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Very happy I found Dr Popowich very knowledgeable knew exactly what was going on with me listened to everything I had to say . It always hard to find a doctor that truly cares and try to go out there wayto help great experience wish a lot of doctors were like him !!!!
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Dr. Popowich and staff were great. He was kind and very knowledgeable. He took his time and answered all my questions and made me feel very comfortable. I would recommend anyone to see him.
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So far the best Doc. I've ever met. He is gonna do my Hernia surgery
More than 1 year ago
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I love Dr. Popowich's straightforward, professional, no nonsense approach. Office staff is helpful and accommodating. Great experience.
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Was very professional and easy going.
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Wanted to personally thank Dr. Popowich and his staff! They made me feel at ease every time I would come in or call with questions: from the first appointment to the post op visit. Dr. Popowich is highly knowledgeable about thecondition, very thorough at explaining tx options and a very caring person. Highly recommend!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Popowich was pragmatic, thorough and diligent in his diagnosis and was extremely knowledgeable about the condition.
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Overall great experience - Dr. Popowich is very professional and knowledgeable!
More than 1 year ago
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Very professional, any question you ask he has the answer for it.
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I highly recommend this doctor. Very thorough in his explanation and treatment methods.
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The doctor was very thorough and professional, while still being pleasant and friendly.
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My first visit with Dr. Popwich was great. He was extremely friendly and put me at ease. The office is clean, friendly, and well run.
More than 1 year ago
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Very personable.
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Very thorough and took his time to explain treatment options in depth. I would go back or recommend others.
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He's the man
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Dr. Popowich was the second specialist that I saw. The difference was night and day. I was seen promptly and had an examination and conversation with the doctor that answered all of my questions. A very professional, courteous and attentive staff.
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We found him extremely knowledgable. He did not rush us and answered all of our questions.
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