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Dr. Joseph Terlizzi, MD

Colorectal Surgeon, Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. Terlizzi is Board Certified in General Surgery and Colorectal Surgery, and is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He treats disorders of the colon, rectum and anus, inculding hemorrhoids, abscesses, fissures, STDs, anal dysplasia, cancer, constipation, incontinence, and pilonidal disease. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, trained in Surgery at Saint Vincent’s in Manhattan and Rutgers University, and returned to Thomas Jefferson University for specialty training in Colon and Rectal Surgery. He received numerous awards for research, academic excellence, teaching, and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He published in the fields of surgery and skin disorders and works at Laser Surgery Care and Mount Sinai Beth Israel. Dr. Terlizzi joined the pioneering medical practice of Dr. Stephen Goldstone, who founded Laser Surgery Care in 1987 and is internationally renowned for High Resolution Anoscopy (HRA) and anal dysplasia. He developed treatment modalities for precancerous lesions and has written over fifty articles on the subject. Patients from all around the world come to our Chelsea-based practice since we are a premier site for the treatment of HPV, anal dysplasia and STDs. Dr. Terlizzi brings expertise in the management of rectal bleeding, pain, cancer, hemorrhoids, and complex fistulas, among other disorders. We treat many conditions non-surgically, and when procedures are necessary, most are performed in our comfortable AAASF-certified office. Sedation is provided by an anesthesiologist and patients go home the same day. Dr. Terlizzi offers the highest level of skill, compassion, and personalized care. He is friendly, easy to talk to, and fluent in both English and Spanish.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Caterpillar

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgeon
  • Surgeon

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel - Petrie Division

Board certifications

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

Education and training

  • Medical School - Thomas Jefferson University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Residency in General Surgery
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Residency in Colon and Rectal Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1811208390

Office locations

Laser Surgery Care

420 W 23rd St, PB 1F

New York, NY 10011

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He is very thorough, patient and he listens. It’s like the old days when doctors cared and saw you for more than 5 minutes. He cares.
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Takes the sting out of a visit for a sensitive topic. Efficient, streamlined and very concise in explanation.
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Very informative about my issue and knowledgeable of other conditions that he does not specialize in. Was able to recommend a dermatologist to help asses an additional condition he noticed. A fast and easy visit.
Less than 3 months ago
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I was incredibly pleased with the doctors manor and knowledge. This is the second doctor who I have seen for my issue and Dr Terlizzi was much much more clear and direct. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Terlizzi and his staff were excellent! He was very sympathetic, provided full options/plan of attack, and was able to put my mind at ease. In spite of the appointment being very “revealing” he was beyond professional and walked you through every step of the appointment/procedure.
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Great place. Wait times are always short. I only wish this doctor treated every condition.
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I was very impressed! The whole visit was seamless & I felt comfortable with the doctor & entire staff. I’d drive miles to have to visit him again.
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Joseph is great! Very professional and caring. Answered all of my questions - the office was also very helpful.
Less than 6 months ago
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I was skeptical about booking after seeing Dr. Terlizzi had nothing but 5 star reviews. I thought it was too good to be true! Clearly I was wrong. Dr. Terlizzi’s reviews are all authentic just like him. He’s warm, personable, andmakes you feel extremely comfortable. I loved his energy and I’ll always come back to him.
Less than 6 months ago
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as someone who works in healthcare, id say Dr Terlizzi is one of the best ive met! He did not rush during the whole consult! He is very knowledgeable, professional, and has onpoing bedside manners! Please see this doctor if you have any butt issues! LGBTQ FRIENDLY
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Ridiculously good bedside manner. Really easy to speak to. Would absolutely see again and recommend to a friend.
Less than 6 months ago
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Great! First time patient here - he was personable patient and explained everything so well! Highly recommend!
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Had positive impression from the visit!
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Awesome doctor. Perfect bedside manner and made me feel totally at ease. Highly recommend!
Less than 6 months ago
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This physician is very professional and knowledgeable. He takes his time with his patients and answers all questions. As a health care professional myself, I can assure you that Dr. Terlizzi is excellent. By the way, Zocdoc has inaccurate informationrelated to the insurance coverage accepted by this office. They DO accept Medicare. ??
Less than 6 months ago
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Dr. Terlizzi and his entire staff where amazing! Super efficient, pleasant space, wonderful bedside manner.
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Dr. Terlizzi is a fine knowledgeable physician. He took his time with me and answered my questions.
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Great doctor!
Less than 1 year ago
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One of the best experiences I've ever had at a doctor's office, period. Was incredibly thorough in outlining my issues and my options. He really listened and fielded question after question with grace and courtesy. Obviously he specializesin a sensitive area, but Dr. Joe really put me at ease with his knowledge and understanding. I did not feel pressured or rushed, at all. Instead he made me much more comfortable about my condition and the outlook ahead. Fantastic experience.
Less than 1 year ago
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Great visit! I felt very comfortable speaking with Dr. Terlizzi about all my health concerns. Very personable, always smiling, and willing to answer any questions. Super LGBT friendly! I would highly recommend.
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Dr. Terlizzi is amazing. Very kind and knowledgeable. Addressed all my concerns patiently
Less than 1 year ago
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From reception to the nurse to doctor Terlozzi, I had a great experience. Checking in was easy and they answered all my question about insurance. The nurse was friendly and also answered all the questions I had. Dr. Terlizzi was veryprofessional and Explained everything going on and made me very relaxed. I would definitely recommend.
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I was made to feel so comfortable by the entire staff. Dr. Terlizzi walked me through everything he was doing. He listens and answers all your questions. Highly recommended!
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Excellent doctor. Listen to his patient and very caring. Highly recommend Dr. Terlizzi.
Less than 1 year ago
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Professional, great listener, I feel like he took my concerns seriously. Would definitely recommend.
Less than 1 year ago
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It was such a pleasure to meet with Dr. Terlizzi. Very thorough with his examination and his explanations of what procedures he was going to perform on me. He listened attentively to what I had to say and gave me lotsof feedback. I came from Canada to get the diagnosis and treatment that I have needed since August 2017. I’m scheduled for surgery in 3 weeks and he’s already done biopsies today that wouldn’t be done until July in Canada. All the staff and assistants were so friendly and helpful. He’s a gem :)
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Fantastic experience.
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Dr. Terlizzi and his staff were extremely kind, helpful, and accommodating when I scheduled a very last-minute appointment. They made an effort to fit me into the schedule even earlier than I was hoping for. Dr. Terlizzi himself was very informative,answered my questions, and was very personable and easy to talk to. I myself felt shy going in but my concerns about awkwardness were quickly eased.
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Really great doc. Spent a thorough amount of time discussing my issues, examining me, and then discussing my options. Don't hesitate to book.
Less than 1 year ago
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The doctor was nice to talk to and patiently answered all my questions.
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Dr T makes me feel at home in this dark cold world of hopelessness
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Very informative. Answered all my question and made me feel very comfortable given the type exam that’s usually so embarrassing for me.
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Patient, empathetic, a good listener, clear with directions and diagnosis - all very good.
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Very professional, friendly, and understanding. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Terlizzi is an amazing healthcare professional. His bedside manner was exceptional - which immediately put me at ease and made me comfortable being open and honest with him. It also quickly became evident how knowledgeable and passionatehe is about his work - which made me confident about the care I'm receiving. I'd recommend him to anyone.
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Super friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
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Dr Terlizzi was great! Very open to questions, informative, patient, and professional. Would definitely recommend!
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Both him and his staff were amazing. Super helpful, knowledgeable, easy to talk to, especially when it comes to, you know, butt stuff. Highly, highly recommended!
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Great doctor. Empathetic, respectful with a great staff. Definitely recommended!
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Dr. Terlizzi and co. were great! I felt comfortable talking about my issues and he immediately put me at ease with helpful information and referrals.
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Great visit . Informative , helofulw, comfortable. This is despite the fact that the visit involved a potentially uncomfortable topic and part of my body . I would highly recommend !
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Amazing!!!!!
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Very happy with the care that I recieved and the docotr was very knowledgable about gay mens heath issues.
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Comprehensive examination. Explained the procedure fully.
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A very friendly Dr who makes you feel very comfortable. Provided options on treatments and reassurance on the prognosis. Would highly recommend him and his team.
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Great doctor, friendly and professional staffs. Highly recommend!
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young doctor but oh boy, he knows more than a doctor who is considered to be the best of Columbia University. Very cool and easy to talk to and gives all the time and attention you require. very gentle in examination and excellent bed manners. highly recommendbale.
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent experience all round, from the reception to the medical assistant to Dr Terlizzi. Exceptionally professional with perfect bedside manner.
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He is a kind,caring and intelligent doctor!
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