Physician’s Profile

Daniel L. Feingold, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Top Doctor: 
Board Certificates: 
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Ostomy Creation, Care and Revision
Ostomy Reversals
Pilonidal Cyst/Abscess
Rectal Bleeding
Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS)
Twisted Colon/Intestine
Surgery, General
Colon & Rectal Cancer
Cancer Care
Abscess Drainage
Anal Warts
Intestinal Obstruction
J Pouch
Laparoscopic Proctectomy
Complex Anorectal Malformation
Colorectal Surgery
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colon Polyps
Colon Cancer
Colon and Rectal Disease
Bowel-Sparing Strictureplasty
Biofeedback Therapy
Anorectal Surgical Procedures
Anal Sphincter Incontinence
Anal Fistula
Sphincter Sparing Surgery
Small Bowel Resection
Small Bowel Disease
Small Bowel Cancer
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
Rectovaginal Fistula Repair
Pelvic Floor-Muscle Rehab
Anal Fissures
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Rectal Surgery
Minimally Invasive Rectal Surgery
Rectal Carcinoma
Min Invasive Colorectal Surgery
Rectal Cancer
Laparoscopic Colon Resection
Rectal and Anal Surgery
Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery
Anal Cancer
Laparoscopic Colectomy
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
Genital Warts
Fecal Incontinence
Diverticular Disease
Crohn's Disease
Sphincter Saving Operations
Colorectal Cancer
Ulcerative Colitis
Rectal Prolapse
Anal Fissure and Fistula

Castle Connolly Top Doctor 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

The Edelman-Jarislowsky Endowed Chair in Surgery, 2013-present

New York Super Doctors 2008-2018

Blakemore Surgical Research Award, Columbia University, 2003

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1995


Colorectal surgery is Dr. Feingold’s passion. In order to provide exceptional care, in addition to finishing training in General Surgery, Dr. Feingold completed two advanced surgery fellowships in Colorectal Surgery and in Surgical Oncology. Dr. Feingold has been on faculty at Columbia University for over 15 years and is board-certified in both Colorectal Surgery and General Surgery. A particular interest of Dr. Feingold’s is the care of patients with diverticulitis and he has published and presented on this topic numerous times.

Dr. Feingold has been involved with the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons since 2007 and has served on a number of National committees shaping how colorectal surgeons care for their patients. From 2015-2018 Dr. Feingold served as the vice-chair of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee and he has been the chair of that committee since May 2018. This committee reviews the world literature related to colorectal diseases and publishes guidelines about how surgeons diagnose and treat patients with these conditions. In addition, Dr. Feingold has published over 70 papers and book chapters, has lectured extensively and has edited two colorectal surgery textbooks. Please click here to view Dr. Feingold’s complete resume. Please visit to read patient testimonials about Dr. Feingold.

Beginning in about 2010 Dr. Feingold developed a novel operation to help patients with anal fissure that protects the anal sphincter muscle. Typically, when patients with anal fissure have ongoing pain or bleeding despite medical treatment the next option is to undergo a muscle cutting operation called partial lateral internal sphincterotomy (PLIS). During Dr. Feingold’s operation no muscle is cut and instead the anal fissure is cleaned out (debrided) and cauterized and a steroid (Kenalog) is injected into the fissure. Over 400 patients have undergone this procedure with a high success rate and a low complication rate. Out of town patients who are interested in possibly coming to see Dr. Feingold can call the office for information about making these arrangements.

Feingold DL and Kiran RP: Diagnosis and management of acute colonic diverticulitis, in Fazio VW, Church JM, Delaney CP, Kiran R (eds): Current Therapy in Colon and Rectal Surgery, 3rd edition, in press.
Feingold DL and Kiran RP: Complications of the ileal pouch, in Steele S, Hull T, Read T, Saclarides T, Senagore A, Whitlow C (eds): ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery, 3rd edition, in press.
Lee-Kong SA and Feingold DL: Hand-assisted left colectomy, in Ross H, Lee S, Mutch M, Rivadeneira D, Steele S (eds): Minimally Invasive Approaches to Colon and Rectal Disease: Technique and Best Practices, 1st edition, 2015.
Lee-Kong SA and Feingold DL: Left hemicolectomy hand-assisted laparoscopic (HALS) technique, in Mulholland M, Hughes S, Hawn M, Sabel M, Albo D, Englesbe M, Dalman R (eds): Operative Techniques in Surgery, 1st edition, 2015.
Myers EA, Feingold DL, Arnell TD, Njoh L, Cekic V, Jang JH, Naffouje S, Whelan RL. The rate of use of hand-assisted laparoscopic methods is directly proportional to body mass index. Surg Endosc 28; 108-115, 2014.
Feingold DL, Steele SR, Lee S, Kaiser A, Boushey R, Buie WD, Rafferty JF. Practice parameters for the treatment of sigmoid diverticulitis. Dis Colon Rectum, 57; 284-294, 2014.
Feingold DL and Lee-Kong, SA: The history of minimally invasive surgery, Seminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery, David J. Schoetz, Jr (ed), 3-7, March 2013.
Myers EA, Feingold DL, Forde KA, Arnell TD, Jang JH, Whelan RL: Colorectal cancer in patients under 50 years of age: A retrospective analysis of two institutions’ experience. World J Gastroenterol 19; 5651-6757, 2013.
Jang JH, Balik E, Kirchoff D, Tromp W, Kumar A, Grieco M, Feingold DL, Cekic V, Njoh L, Whelan RL. Oncologic colorectal resection, not advanced endoscopic polypectomy, is the best treatment for large dysplastic adenomas. J Gastrointest Surg 16; 165-171, 2012.
Difficult Colonoscopy: Tricks and New Techniques for Getting to the Cecum, Podium presentation in the Advanced Endoscopy and Endoluminal Surgery Symposium, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May 2015.
Advanced endoscopic imaging: Polyps and dysplasia detection, Podium presentation in the Advanced Endoscopy/Endoluminal Surgery Symposium, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL, May 2014.
Benign Abdominal and Colonoscopy Session moderator, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL, May 2014.
Evolving Concepts in the Management of Diverticulitis: Laparoscopic Lavage, Podium presentation, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, San Francisco, CA, October 2014.
Contemporary Management of Common Anorectal Problems: Complications of Anorectal Surgery, Podium presentation, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, San Francisco, CA, October 2014.
Triamcinolone Injection: an alternative muscle-sparing treatment for anal fissure, poster presentation, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Meeting, Phoenix, May, 2013.
Laparoscopic lavage for diverticulitis: is it as good as the data suggests? Podium Presentation, Digestive Disease Week, Orlando, May, 2013.
Peri-anal Abscess and Fistula, Podium presentation, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, Chicago, IL, October 2012.
Advances in the management of diverticulitis: Laparoscopic lavage. Podium presentation, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, June 2010.