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Lea Lowenfeld, M.D.

Colon and Rectal Surgery

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Personal Statement

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Diseases of the colon and rectum can be serious, life-altering, and embarrassing to discuss. My goal is to create a relationship with each of my patients in which they feel comfortable discussing these sensitive subjects, help them better understand the nature of the disease and their treatment options, and ultimately provide them with the best individualized care to improve their quality of life.

Biographical Info

Lea Lowenfeld, MD is a colorectal surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery.  She was born and raised in New York, NY.  Dr Lowenfeld received her BA in Philosophy from Cornell University, received her medical degree from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and continued her surgery training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  After completing three years of general surgery clinical training, she was awarded the Henle Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship to study cancer immunotherapy.  She authored several peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and two biomedical patents. After completing her general surgery residency, she completed fellowship training in Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Southern California.

Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery
Clinical Expertise
Anal Cancer
Anal Fissure
Anal Fistula
Anorectal Surgery
Bowel Dysfunction
Bowel Obstruction
Small Bowel Problem
Bowel-Sparing Strictureplasty
Review of Cancer Care
Colon and Rectal Disease
Colon Cancer
Colon Surgery
Colon Tumor
Colon/Rectal Cancer Surgery
Colonoscopy
Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal Tumor
Complex Anal Fistula Disease
Crohn's Disease
Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
Diverticular Disease
Diverticulitis
Endoscopic Surgery
Family History of Colorectal Cancer
Fecal Incontinence
Repair of Fistula Involving Ileostomy
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery
Creation of Ostomy
Ostomy Care
Revision of Ostomy
Rectal and Anal Surgery
Rectal Cancer
Rectal Prolapse
Rectal Surgery
Recurrent Colorectal Cancer
Robot-Assisted Resection of Bowel
Colectomy
Robot-Assisted Surgery
Robotic Surgery
Sphincter Sparing Surgery
Ulcerative Colitis
Robot-Assisted Repair of Prolapse of Rectum
Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery
Languages
English
Education 
  • M.D.
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    2011
  • B.A.
    Cornell University
    2007
Appointments 
  • Assistant Attending Surgeon
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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