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Dr. William Perlow, MD

Gastroenterologist

New York, NY

Brooklyn born Dr.William Perlow is a board certified gastroenterologist for over 30 years, and is senior teaching attending at the Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center. He has performed over sixteen thousand colonoscopies and upper endoscopies. He specializes in intestinal bleeding, cancer detection and irritable bowel syndrome; including constipation and unexplained abdominal pain. Dr.Perlow has been a scientific co chair of the Ileitis & Colitis Foundation of New York, and has both a national and international following of patients. In a wide ranging career, Dr.Perlow served 2 years active duty as a major in the U.S. Army Medical Corp. He has been a technical advisor to United Artists Studios. In 2008 he was selected by the President of the American Gastroenterological Association to serve as the only non - academic clinician on the organization's nominating committee for their next president and other important posts

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • The Mount Sinai Hospital

Board certifications

  • Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - New York Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
  • Metropolitan Hospital, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital, Fellowship in Gastroenterology

Professional memberships

  • American College of Gastroenterology

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1629006788

Dr. William Perlow's office location

William Perlow, MD and Leon Kavaler, MD, PC

68 East 86th Street

New York, NY 10028

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he's awesome. thorough & professional. if you smoke grass before you go & he asks the basic "do you smoke?" question & you reply "no," he may reply "not cigarettes at least." he gave me a medicine for off label use that really helped me when nothing else would.
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Run, do not walk, to see Dr. Perlow. He's THAT amazing. After speaking with this man I felt like I'd had a therapy session, been to a spiritual event, had my faith in humanity restored and become a wiser person. Thememory of our meeting affected the rest of my day, to the point where I still feel restored as I sit here 8 hours later. I want to hang out with this man. He clearly knows his medical stuff, but his face should also be in the dictionary next to the term "bedside manner." He spent time getting to know me not just as a patient, but also as a person. Among his questions were the extent to which I like my job, whether I have pets, and the meaning of the charm on my necklace. It was as if time stopped in his office--he devoted his attention to me at a level almost never seen in medicine these days. I felt fully comfortable being brutally honest with him about my (gross) symptoms AND putting on the requisite paper gown to be examined by this stranger...and that's because of our conversation in his office earlier. I did not expect my symptoms to be taken seriously, but I feel very validated by his response to them. He ordered two affordable, non-invasive tests that will hopefully diagnose my problem, bypassing the need for a way more expensive and invasive test that I think many doctors would've ordered right off the bat. With Dr. Perlow I feel like I'm in the best possible hands, both medically and ethically. I only wish he were a primary care doctor and not a gastroenterologist, because I want to see him more often. What a gem. P.S. - He has a killer sense of humor.
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I have been seeing Dr. Perlow for a few years. He is professional, courteous and a pleasure to be around.
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MD Perlow is very patient and caring...he takes the time to listen about your problems all the while will go to bat to see for you to get better in no time. I would recommend this Doctor.
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Dr Perlow is a knowledgeable, straightforward doctor who shows a compassionate side.
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HE GAVE US HIS FULL ATTENTION VERY PROFESSIONAL DID NOT ORDER UNNECESSARY TESTS FELT VERY CONFIDENT ION HIS CARE
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whoever took my blood was amazing, didn't hurt at all : )
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He was great, warm, reassuring, took time to clarify and request from my prior doctor the missing test results.
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Dr. Perlow met with me and discussed with me my issues. Rather than have me take a bunch of costly tests that I'd had in the past, he recommended seeing another specialist that might have more insight into my condition. I appreciate his thoughtfulness and candor.
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very positive impression
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My encounter with William Perliw was excellent. He did not rush me through the interview was very candid and honest about my options. He is by all accounts a solid individual and I look forward to utilizing his services in the future.
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I was seen quickly. The care was great. He listened to my situation and took care of me medically.
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Best doctor I've been to in NYC. I wish he was my primary care physician. I have never experienced this level of genuine attention before. He was thorough, knowledgeable, interested, pleasant and professional, and there was no wait time.
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The Doctor is very attentive and does not rush the appointment. Makes you feel very comfortable in normally uncomfortable situations. The staff is very friendly and nice as well. Overall, a very pleasant experience.
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As usual Dr. Perlow is a great doctor, he is caring and takes good care of his patients and he is very professional as well.
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Thoughtful, knowledgable, friendly physician.
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This is the first doctor, in a long time, that really listens to the patient.He is compassionate, thorough, and works in partnership with the patient. I strongly recommend this exceptional doctor
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Great dr. Very patient.
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Things with Dr. Perlow started off well, but as many doctors do he made a decision on diagnosis and treatment before fully listening to me or checking me out, and didn't treat my problem. My second visit he was referencing thewrong chart through half of my appt (had another patient's chart who is 40 years older than I am!) and scheduled a procedure that I later learned was completely unnecessary and I am unsure as to why it was ever scheduled. Overall I was just frustrated with Dr. Perlow as a physician, and with the amount I paid for just a visit, and the number of procedures he scheduled that didn't help and some that seemed completely unnecessary, and all added up!
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Dr. Perlow is highly skilled, patient, and friendly. He understood my concerns and worked with me to resolve them. He gave me the referrals and advice I needed. I never felt like my symptoms were trivial (even though in the grandscheme of GI issues, they probably are). He asked great questions and really showed an interest in my health. I would highly recommend him! I also highly recommend you show up 10 minutes early to get your check in procedures out of the way and not show up exactly on time as I did. I'm pretty sure I was 10 to 15 mins late for my face to face consultation, but he was very kind and compassionate and never made me feel rushed.
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I was impressed: Old school bedside manner of a caring doctor Never rushed or made you feel rushed Thorough with questions and exam
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Outstanding - we are so grateful.
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He was very attentive & reassuring.
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Very thorough and honest
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It was great! He was superb!
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I was impressed
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I had a very positive experience with Dr. Perlow. He was very thorough, spent a good amount of time with me and was very sincere in trying to help me out with my issues. I definitely recommend him.
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he is a very caring dr with great bedside manners!!! took his time to understand my history as well as a game plan!!
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Dr. Perlow is great! Good bedside manner and takes time to listen.
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Ha sido una visita muy positiva, agradable y me alegra de haber elegido un Dr. altamente cualificado, profesional y humano como el Dr. Williams.
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Dr. Perlow was very knowledgable and made me feel quite comfortable. I was amazed at how efficient he is - when he determined I needed a ctscan to diagnose my ailment he picked up the phone and got me an immediateappointment at the near by radiology center. His receptionist even called my insurance company to make sure I was covered. This was the best service I've ever received from a doctor! Dr. Perlow is worth the small wait.
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Dr Perlow did not rush like other doctors, he spent the time to listen and answer our questions and even showed a great sense of humor. I would definitely recommend him.
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Dr. Perlow is a very nice person, caring and warm, not at all the technocrat that most overwhelmed doctors seem to be.
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Dr perlow is a true professional. Great bedside manner ..i found him on zocdoc and then comfirmed his reputation...stellar...i will go back for sure
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Great Doctor. Listens carefully, is very friendly and seems very knowledgeable
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My mother had medical emergency. Dr. Perlow arranged to have imaging done right away, confirmed his initial diagnosis, and got her to a surgeon ASAP. Basically saved her life. I would highly recommend him.
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He's the best.
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Dr. Perlow appears to be a wonderful doctor. It is quite evident that he truly cares about his patients.I am glad that I went to see him.
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Dr. Perlow's office is friendly, clean and experienced. Dr. Perlow himself is kind and very knowledgeable
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He put me immediately at ease. I knew immediately that I was with a seasoned diagnostician.
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