Physician’s Profile

Top Doctor: 

Daniel L. Feingold, MD

Department of Surgery
Division of Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery is Dr. Feingold's passion. In order to provide exceptional care, once he finished training in General Surgery, Dr. Feingold went on to complete two advanced surgery fellowships in Colorectal Surgery and in Surgical Oncology. His practice focuses on improving patient care by preserving function and by reducing post-operative pain and post-operative complications. Dr. Feingold has been on faculty at Columbia University for 11 years and is double-board-certified in Colorectal Surgery and in General Surgery. Dr. Feingold holds the Stanley Edelman, MD-Stephen Jarislowsky Endowed Chair in Surgery and has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor every year beginning in 2012. He has published widely and frequently lectures at national surgery meetings on topics related to all aspects of colorectal surgery. Please visit to read patient testimonials about Dr. Feingold.

Board Certificates
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Areas of Expertise:
  • Abscess Drainage
  • Adhesions
  • Anal Warts
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intussusception
  • J Pouch
  • Laparoscopic Proctectomy
  • Megacolon
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

New York Magazine's Top Doctors, 2015-2016

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

New York Super Doctors 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

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.