Physician’s Profile

Top Doctor: 

Daniel L. Feingold, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Department of Surgery
Division of Colorectal Surgery

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.

Board Certificates
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Areas of Expertise:
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS)
  • Twisted Colon/Intestine
  • Surgery, General
  • Colon & Rectal Cancer
  • Cancer Care
  • Abscess Drainage
  • Adhesions
  • Anal Warts
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intussusception
  • J Pouch
  • Laparoscopic Proctectomy
  • Megacolon
  • Ostomy Creation, Care and Revision
  • Ostomy Reversals
  • Pilonidal Cyst/Abscess
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Colitis
  • Colectomies
  • 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
  • Rectovaginal Fistula Repair
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Anal Fissures
  • Pelvic Floor-Muscle Rehab
  • 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)
  • Ileostomy
  • Genital Warts
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Constipation
  • Complex Anorectal Malformation
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Sphincter Saving Operations
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diverticulitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Anal Fissure and Fistula
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Colonoscopy
Honors & Awards:

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


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.