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Submitted December 5, 2015

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Dr. KAVALER encompasses all that a doctor should be. He is knowledgeable in his field, he is compassionate and I only wish that he was a primary care physician as well. He is totally my idea of a "real" doctor.

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flag | Submitted August 25, 2015

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I am so impressed with Dr. Kavaler. From the moment I entered his office, I have felt genuinely cared for. Dr. Kavelar was immediately able to guide me with my health issue and scheduled me for a colonoscopy. While not performed in his office building, the facility that he uses is first rate. From the care by the office staff, the nurses, his anesthesiologist, and then the pre and post conversations with Dr. Kavalar I can truly say that the level of professionalism and patient care was second to none. I had a follow-up scan within days. All this to say that Dr. Kavelar is a knowledgeable, thorough, and attentive physician who genuinely cares for his patient. He very quickly was able to identify my issues, and provide thorough follow-up care. I had both in-office visits and follow-up phone conversations with him. He is a rarity indeed. Am very grateful. Without a doubt he's one of New York's finest!

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flag | Submitted June 19, 2015

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I have been a patient of Dr. Kavaler's for many years, and have had several procedures done by him. He is an excellent physician. I am especially impressed with his knowledge and attentiveness, and his innate ability to communicate well with a patient. He has a warm personality and a humorous streak that is reassuring when you are facing issues and wondering about the outcome. I would recommend him without hesitation.

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flag | Submitted February 21, 2015

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Dr. Leon Kavaler has been my doctor for over 15 years. He excels at all aspects concerning patient-Doctor exchanges. Whether communicating with the patient, explaining the procedure, insuring the patient fully understands all aspects, while engaging the patient in the dialogue to insure the patient has full understanding. He is devoted to his patient’s safety and well-being. Prior to any procedure, all questions are answered, without rushing, and after completion of the procedure, Dr. Kavaler sits and discusses the findings, and recommendations for any further work, if necessary. Before you leave his office, you are fully aware of all that has occurred. Most Dr.’s these days, do not take the time to ensure the patients security and full comprehension. His medical skill is beyond reproach. He is a gifted and accomplished Gastroenterologist, has performed many endoscopies and colonoscopies on myself and on my husband. He is a skilled, professional Doctor, and I would not use anyone else. I have recommended Doctor Kavaler to my friends, and all feel he is the Consummate Doctor…these days, a very difficult thing to find.

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flag | Submitted February 4, 2015

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Dr. Kavaler is the best doctor I have ever come across in my life. His is extremely knowledgable, easy to talk to, understanding, and goes above and beyond for his patients. I am so thankful i found Dr. Kavaler.

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flag | Submitted January 23, 2015

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Dr. Kavaler performed an endoscopy on me over a year ago, and when I called him recently to further discuss his findings and recommendations, not only did he remember who I was but he also immediately recalled what my clinical status had been. He is very knowledgeable, kind, patient and caring. After my surgery and discharge from the hospital, he called me to check up on how I was doing. Unfortunately during these days of managed care, such a thing is unheard of. Dr. Kavaler's expertise and compassion are outstanding and I recommend him wholeheartedly without any hesitation whatsoever.

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flag | Submitted January 3, 2015

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Dr. Leon Kavaler is a formidable diagnostician. He is an excellent physician. His compassion goes far beyond the norm. Altogether he is an amazing doctor and human being which is a rarity to have both today. As an anxious patient, he offered for me to come in at any time without an appointment after my procedure. When I did take him up on it a few times, he always took a moment to reassure, put my mind at ease right away and help me in the healing process. He has my eternal gratitude.

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flag | Submitted December 21, 2014

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I was referred to Dr. Kavaler by my family doctor many years ago and have done already a couple of procedures needed to maintain my health. I have had endoscopy and colonoscopy in the past and now getting ready for the follow up. I will not hesitate to recommend Dr. Kavaler to all patients seeking caring and experienced specialist. Together with his wife Jill, anesthesiologist, they make patient comfortable before and after procedure. Doctor Kavaler always finds time to explain the results in plain, understandable way which is rare these days. Thank you, Dr.Kavaler! Kavaler to anybody, who seeks professional advise and caring doctor. He and his wife Jill (assisting with anesthesia) are the most wonderful people, who make you feel safe and in good hands. After each procedure Dr. Kavaler was by my bed, making sure that I was comfortable, not having any post-procedure reaction and explaining results.

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flag | Submitted December 11, 2014

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About 20 years ago, a co-worker referred me to Dr. Kavaler. Since then neither my husband nor I have had any serious illnesses. Just about a year ago, my husband experienced heartburn, and went to Dr. Kavaler, who scheduled an endoscopy. Preceding the procedure, Dr. K took his blood pressure, and it was sky high. At that point Dr. Kavaler insisted he go immediately to the emergency room or to the cardiologist he recommended. After Dr. K prevailed upon the cardiologist, an appointment was scheduled within an hour. If not for Dr. Kavaler's thoroughness and concern, my husband was on his way to having a stroke, as he later learned. Dr. Kavaler definitely saved my husband's life. He's thorough, attentive, caring,professional and always has time to answer any questions we may have. I highly recommend him.

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flag | Submitted December 1, 2014

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Biography

Dr. Kavaler is currently a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He earned his medical degree from SUNY Upstate Medical Center and completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital during which he was selected as Chief Medical Resident. He remained at the Mount Sinai Hospital to complete his fellowship in Gastroenterology where he continues to play an important role teaching residents and fellows how to perform colonoscopy and endoscopy. His interests include colon cancer screening, peptic ulcer disease, acid reflux and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Kavaler is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He has been selected to New York Super Doctors since 2009.


Languages

  • Spanish

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Updates

  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "I have never seen this doctor before but he was my attending during fellowship. He is a great guy and I don't want to detract from his great reviews. However,..."

    December 5, 2015
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    October 25, 2015
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "Dr. KAVALER encompasses all that a doctor should be. He is knowledgeable in his field, he is compassionate and I only wish that he was a primary care physici..."

    August 25, 2015
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "I am so impressed with Dr. Kavaler. From the moment I entered his office, I have felt genuinely cared for. Dr. Kavelar was immediately able to guide me with ..."

    June 19, 2015
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "I have been a patient of Dr. Kavaler's for many years, and have had several procedures done by him. He is an excellent physician. I am especially impressed with..."

    February 21, 2015
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "Dr. Leon Kavaler has been my doctor for over 15 years. He excels at all aspects concerning patient-Doctor exchanges. Whether communicating with the patient, exp..."

    February 4, 2015
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "Dr. Kavaler is the best doctor I have ever come across in my life. His is extremely knowledgable, easy to talk to, understanding, and goes above and beyond for ..."

    January 23, 2015
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "Dr. Kavaler performed an endoscopy on me over a year ago, and when I called him recently to further discuss his findings and recommendations, not only did he re..."

    January 3, 2015
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "Dr. Leon Kavaler is a formidable diagnostician. He is an excellent physician. His compassion goes far beyond the norm. Altogether he is an amazing doctor and..."

    December 21, 2014
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "I was referred to Dr. Kavaler by my family doctor many years ago and have done already a couple of procedures needed to maintain my health. I have had endoscop..."

    December 11, 2014
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "About 20 years ago, a co-worker referred me to Dr. Kavaler. Since then neither my husband nor I have had any serious illnesses. Just about a year ago, my husban..."

    December 1, 2014
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "Both my husband and I are patients of Dr. Kavaler, and we consider ourselves incredibly lucky to be in his care. Many of our friends now see him as well, and w..."

    November 18, 2014
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "Lovely man, easy to talk to. Very professional, sometimes works in tandem with his amazing wife, who is also very wonderful. Both are down to earth, easy to co..."

    November 11, 2014
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "I have been a patient of Dr. Leon Kavaler for over ten years, during which time I have received expert care for routine matters as well as for a number of emerg..."

    November 8, 2014
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "Dr Kavaler was highly recommended by a co-worker 10 years ago and both my husband and I have been his patients since . Dr Kavaler is very skilled knowledgeable,..."

    October 28, 2014
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "I feel extremely fortunate to know Dr. Kavaler. He has been my gastroenterologist for many years, and I have complete confidence in him. I totally agree with re..."

    October 26, 2014
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "I have been a patient of Dr. Kavaler for 10 years and as a senior citizen I could not find a more qualified gastroenterologist in the city of New York. His ass..."

    October 21, 2014
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "My father and I are both Dr. Kavaler's patients. Dr. Leon Kavaler is an excellent gastroenterologist whose intervention was crucial to helping stop the interna..."

    September 27, 2014
  • A new 4.2-star rating has been posted. "My son accompanied me to a consult and is hoping his out of state insurance allows him to engage with this very good doc."

    September 11, 2014
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "Dr. Kavaler is a brilliant gastroenterologist with a warm, caring, compassionate demeanor. His diagnosis was right on the money, and I felt better within 24 ho..."

    September 9, 2014
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "Dr. Kavaler is hands down the absolute best! I have seen him for over 10 years now and have nothing but positive things to say. He is thorough, compassionate, ..."

    September 5, 2014
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "I have gone to Dr. Kavaler for the last fifteen years. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable, caring and thorough. My daughter has seen him for years a..."

    September 5, 2014
  • 'birds of a feather' score (based on <a href='/birdsofafeather.jsp?did=99042'>Medicare patients-in-common</a>): 4.4

    February 16, 2014
  • 'birds of a feather' rating (based on <a href='/birdsofafeather.jsp?did=99042'>Medicare patients-in-common</a>): 5.0

    February 5, 2014
  • 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed

    July 20, 2013
  • 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed

    April 18, 2011


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