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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Terlizzi is Board Certified in General Surgery and Colorectal Surgery. He treats disorders of the colon, rectum and anus, inculding hemorrhoids, abscesses, fissures, warts, anal pain, 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, outstanding teaching of medical students, 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.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr Terlizzi was great! Very open to questions, informative, patient, and professional. Would definitely recommend!
Super friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
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!
Great doctor. Empathetic, respectful with a great staff. Definitely recommended!
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 passionate he is about his work - which made me confident about the care I'm receiving. I'd recommend him to anyone.
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.
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 !
Very happy with the care that I recieved and the docotr was very knowledgable about gay mens heath issues.
Comprehensive examination. Explained the procedure fully.
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!
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.
Excellent experience all round, from the reception to the medical assistant to Dr Terlizzi. Exceptionally professional with perfect bedside manner.
He is a kind,caring and intelligent doctor!
Best doctor I've seen on ZD! Efficient, friendly and ready to make recommendations right away.
He was so nice! Everyone talks really fast, though, which wasn't a problem, just funny (and efficient, which I appreciated). Glad to have found my butt doctor, in any case.
Dr. Terlizzi was great! Very friendly and professional. He made me feel comfortable and at ease. I highly recommend him!
Very professional and polite staff. Dr. Terlizzi is attentive and thorough, with a sense of humor which counts for a lot in potentially embarrassing circumstances.
Great visit, doctor is nice and professional, office staff very quick and polite. Overall a great visit, diagnosed and resolved my issue successfully. Highly recommend.
My visit was with Jonathan Baker, PA-C working under Joseph Terlizzi. Everyone in the office was nice. Jonathan is very knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. I couldn't have hoped for a better experience especially considering the sensitive nature of my visit.
Absolutely recommend!! Incredibly easy to talk to and professional.
Dr. Terlizzi and his staff were amazing. Words cannot describe how great everyone was! I had an in-office procedure done right after my consultation, which was painful and uncomfortable, but Dr. Terlizzi and his staff eased me through the whole thing. I also had a million questions and he took the time to sit down with me and answer every single one of them before and after my procedure. I would only recommend Dr. Terlizzi; he was so incredibly kind, knowledgeable and courteous. Best doctor and staff I have ever had in New York City!
Amazing doctor and staff who asked the right questions and took care of several issues in one visit. Would recommend to anyone.
Felt super comfortable speaking to Dr. Terlizzi about embarrassing issues. Appointment didn't feel rushed, as most NYC appointments usually do. Assisting staff also great. Highly recommend!
Just overall AMAZING service and brilliant doctor
Thorough evaluation and explanations along the way. Great bedside manner. All around great experience.
Just excellent. Nice atmosphere. Very professional.
I have seen Dr. Terlizzi a couple times. I have to say that each time I was treated with best quality of service! There is no waiting time. Office staff and nurse are super friendly and efficient! Dr. Terlizzi is such an amazing doctor and person. He is professional, knowledgeable, patient and thorough. Moreover, he is easy to talk to, and always has a friendly smile on him, which makes the whole experience a very pleasant one. I would highly recommend him to everyone!
Amazing. Very knowledgeable, kind and great bedside manners
Stop scrolling, this is the only office that you should go to for your backdoor maintenance. My visits to Laser Surgery Care were like a How-To in quality, efficient medical practice. The medical and clerical staff create an atmosphere that is simultaneously welcoming and professional, and Dr. Terlizzi is the best. Can't say enough about these folks. Get your butt fixed here.
Dr. Terlizzi was great! He was very friendly, understanding, and answered all my questions. He definitely knows how to put a patient at ease.
Great bedside manner and took the time to make sure I understood what needed to be done.
Friendly staff and very efficient. There was little wait time. Dr. T was wonderful! He answered all my questions and listened to my concerns. My procedure was by nature painful, but he made sure that if I needed a break or more meds, to check in throughout the process. Highly recommended. Very professional.
I've never had a Doctor as nice, as open, as easy to speak with.
Excellent! Spent a good amount of time hearing what I have to say, took the time to explain the problem and treatment and answered all my question. Dr. Terlizzi is very professional and agreeable.
Dr. Terlizzi and his staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating. They eased me through my treatment and experience, were professional, friendly and personable. The follow up was thorough and immediate, not surprising given how attentive they were. Dr. Terlizzi is very informative; he easily communicates with patients and has a good rapport with staff. The cheerfulness of the staff is evident. I strongly recommend this practice if you ever have need of such a specialist.
Really good experience, made me feel comfortable with terminology, conditions, and was able to thoroughly answer all of my questions. Would recommend.
Very professional and very friendly.
Very thorough and thoughtful. Many positive suggestions to get things back on track.
Highly, highly recommend Dr. Terlizzi. I saw him a few months ago and he was incredibly professional and nice. Great bedside manner. Anything colorectal related is obviously going to be a little awkard but Dr. Terlizzi made me feel really comfortable and at ease. Great doctor!
What a pleasant man, wealth of knowledge and removed any fears of treatments and procedures. Very holistic in his approach
Great provider and friendly atmosphere
Despite other emergencies, the doctors staff was super accommodating. I had an abcess that was growing by the minute and very painful. The nurse was very kind and friendly and sympathetic to my pain. The doctor was phenomenal. He was friendly, courteous and wasted no time. He answered all my questions and really put my mind at ease before the procedure. Also he personally called to check up on me the next day!! Best doctor ever!!
Doctor Terlizzi was very professional and gave me good advice. I felt he took the time to ask me pertinent questions and to do the appropriate examination before giving me his diagnosis. It was only a little bit rush at the end, when he was giving me the samples and indications for specific medication, but he was patient to repeat and answer my questions, so I was actually relieved when I left. I can certainly recommend this specialist, and I will myself return to this doctor
Dr. Terlizzi was very helpful. I already scheduled a follow up.