About

About

Nicholas A. La Gamma, MD, FACS, FASCRS is board certified in both general surgery and colon and rectal surgery. He has trained at world-renowned institutions, including New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Dr. La Gamma provides a full range of consultative, diagnostic and therapeutic services involving surgery for patients with diseases of the small bowel, colon, rectum and anus.

Dr. La Gamma has a major interest in minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of colon and rectal diseases. These modalities include laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

Dr. La Gamma uses the most advanced technology, including the da Vinci robot, to provide state-of-the-art treatments to the benefit of his patients. Dr. La Gamma also performs colonoscopies in his office where his courteous staff helps to make the process run efficiently and smoothly.

Dr. La Gamma's expertise encompasses the management of colon cancer, rectal cancer, anal cancer, diverticulitis, familial polyposis (FAP), chronic ulcerative colitis (UC), Crohn's disease (CD), Irritable bowel Disease (IBD), ileoanal reservoir (J-pouch), colon polyps, rectal prolapse, anorectal abscess, fistulas, fissures and hemorrhoids.

Education is extremely important to Dr. La Gamma. As an assistant professor of surgery at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, as well as the associate program director of the colon and rectal surgery fellowship at North Shore University Hospital, he is helping to pass on his skill and expertise to future generations of surgeons.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Surgery - American Board of Surgery

    • Colon/Rectal Surgery - American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

  • Academic titles

    • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Chief resident

    • New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

  • Medical school

    • New York Medical College

  • Residencies

    • New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

    • St Vincents Hospital and Medical Center - NY

  • Internships

    • St Vincents Hospital and Medical Center - NY

  • Fellowships

    • North Shore University Hospital

    • Weill Cornell Medical College - New York Hospital

  • Affiliations

Locations & insurance

Locations & insurance

900 Northern Boulevard, Suite 100Great Neck, NY 11021

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Patient ratings & comments

Patient ratings & comments

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Most recent comments

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09/20/2018
"Dr. & assistant very compassionate & attended to me quickly when I explained my mom was in hospice & therefore I had a limited amount of time. They were both very sensitive to my needs. "
09/20/2018
"Both of my brothers and my mom are patients of Dr. LaGamma - they were very happy with the care they received - that is why I went to Dr. LaGamma 3 family members highly recommended him - he's wonderful!! #1-10. Excellent. "
09/13/2018
"Excellent care and concern. A superb physician and surgeon."
07/06/2018
"Dr. Lagamma operated on my dad and the visit at his office was excellent."
06/18/2018
"He was so nice & understood. Spoke to you so that you could understand."
04/11/2018
"My surgeon was not available at the time of my needed appointment. Dr. Lagamma handled my issue with confidence & concern, but not an alarmist."
04/05/2018
"Dr. LaGamma was very caring & attentive. He explained everything. I am very confident!"
03/19/2018
"I was very nervous about the visit , the nurses put me at ease and Dr LaGamma was genuinely concerned and explained the procedure and made me feel so much better just talking to me. this office is rated 100 % in all areas!!"
02/23/2018
"Dr. LaGamma was a wonderful surgeon who followed up at the hospital. I feel like he really cared."
01/06/2018
"Dr. Lagamma EXCELLENT in every way."
09/01/2017
"Excellent."
08/24/2017
"I have already recommended him to my friends & colleagues."
07/24/2017
"He was very good."
04/17/2017
"Dr. Lagamma is easy to deal with. Very personable & relatable."
04/05/2017
"All Good"
11/23/2015
"Excellent experience."
11/16/2015
"Excellent, professional treatment. Very satisfied with all aspects of my treatment."
07/13/2015
"Went through all the steps to help me get the care I need!"