Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida Coral Springs
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon Yes
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Florida Coral Springs

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Polypectomy
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer - Prevention
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Polypectomy
  • Rectal Exam
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
View all 14 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Dysplasia
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Pain
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Cancer
  • Coccydynia
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer - Prevention
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Strategies
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulosis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Female Incontinence
  • Fissure
  • Fistulas
  • Genital Warts
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Perianal Ulcer
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Pouchitis
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Vaginal Fistula
  • Recurrent Abdominal Pain
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 36 Specialties +


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About Lester Rosen, MD

Dr. Lester Rosen is a Colon and Rectal Surgeon in West Palm Beach Florida. He is Past -President of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He was the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches "Health Care Professional of the Year 2009". He has over 38 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery, and was a Professor of Clinical Surgery at Hershey Medical School/ Penn State University. Currently, he is a Clinical Professor of Surgery in Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and Affiliate Professor in the Charles Schmidt College of Medicine at FAU.. He has 108 contributions to Surgical Journals and Book Chapters. He speaks Nationally and Internationally on Colon and Rectal Surgery topics, and focuses on anorectal surgery and colon cancer screening.. He was an Associate Editor of the specialty journal Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, and is a Senior Board Examiner for the specialty boards of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

His interest is in Rectal Surgery including hemorrhoids, anal fissure, fistula, and the prevention of colon and rectal cancer with colonoscopy. He was one of three principal investigators who obtained a federal grant to prove that Colonoscopy was a safe and cost effective method to prevent colon and rectal cancer which was published. That data contributed to the decision that Medicare would fund Colon and Rectal Cancer Screening. He also operates in the office on pilonidal cysts, anal warts and anal cancer, and provides care for perianal Crohns disease. He evaluates  re-operative surgery for all prior anorectal surgeries , and provides consultations for complex Colon diseases such as Cancer, Diverticulitis, Crohns disease, and Ulcerative or Radiation Colitis. Severe Constipation and Fecal Incontinence symptoms are investigated and treated. Ano-rectal surgery is performed in the office, and Colonoscopy in Cleveland Clinic Coral Springs Family Health Center.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Lahey Clinic
Colorectal Surgery
Burlington, MA USA

Residency - Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, NY USA

Internship - Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY USA

Medical Education - Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara
Guadalajara, Jalisco, New Mexico

Undergraduate - Adelphi University
Long Island, NY USA

Additional Training

  • Board Certified in Quality Assurance and Utilization Review

Professional Highlights

  • President of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, 2006-2007
  • Honorary President of the Pennsylvania Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Chief of Surgery - Westfield Hospital, Allentown, PA
  • Chairman - Committee on Standards, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Chairman - Quality Assurance Committee, Department of Surgery, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA
  • Affiliate Professorships in Medical Schools at FAU, FIU and Case Western


  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

Anal and rectal diseases, Colonoscopy for colon cancer screening with polypectomy, Perianal Crohns disease, Ulcerative or Radiation Proctitis, Incontinence, Constipation, Consultations for complex colorectal diseases and cancer, Office rectal surgery including anal warts, hemorrhoids, pilonidal cysts, rectal abscess

Awards & Honors

  • Past President of the American Society for Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Health Care Professional of the Year 2009 - Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
  • Award for Best Paper written in Colon and Rectal Surgery 1996 - Robert Beart MD Inaugural Award
  • Principal Investigator (one of three) - Federal Grant funding to evaluate the safety and cost effectiveness of Colon and Rectal Cancer Screening with Colonoscopy
  • Best Doctors "Northeast" - South Florida: 2008-2018


  • Fellow - American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow - American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Board Certified in Colon and Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/16/2019, Dr. Rosen has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

94 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.1
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr. Rosen was perfect! He was very professional, concerned, thorough and informative. He is the best!!!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

already recommended Dr. Rosen to a friend.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

excellant in all areas communication and procedure why I drove the distance to get to dr rosen

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Dr. Rosen is wonderful in every way.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

Dr. Rosen had a very professional and congenial demeanor. He listened closely and made sure all of my questions were answered before I left. This was much appreciated since so many physicians seem to rush into and through an appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

dr Lester did a thorough exam and referred me to Dr Wexner very pleased with his service

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Dr Rosen actually took the time and went through all my records, he not only addressed my issues, but explained them really well so I can understand. I have a very complex case with various factors and he was the most helpful Colorectal surgeon I have seen by far! I will be using him only moving forward!!!!

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019

Dr. Lester Rosen was excellent. He is a very good listener, and cared about my problems. He also offered several solutions, and carefully explained each one.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

I am extremely pleased with my treatment by Dr Rosen.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

Dr. Rosen was extremely knowledgeable and understanding. I highly recommend Dr. Rosen.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

Both Nina, Nurse, and Dr. Rosen were amazing.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

I saw the doctor originally in west palm beach florida. A year later I was making another appointment but he moved to Coral Gable 1 1/2 hours from me. I really liked him to I decided to travel to him anyway as I not only liked his "bedside manner" but my husband who is an internist was very impressed with his expertise.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr Rosen took the time to fully explain his concerns and the plan of treatment. He made us feel very assured and comfortable.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Dr. Rosen was professional, knowledgeable and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr Rosen is a gem! personable, kind & very knowledgeable! a great asset to cleaveland clinic

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

My experience with Dr. Rosen was excellent. He was early for my appt.,professional, courteous and right on about my problem. I would use Dr. Rosen again.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr Rosen is a phenomenal physician and caring person. I trust him with my medical care and know that I am in the best hands.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr. Rosen is exceptional at returning my calls and getting me into my appointments and procedures quickly.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr. Rosen was one of the most caring, efficient and thorough physicians I have seen. He addressed any of my concerns and was quickly available with any questions I had following the procedure. I consider this Physician to be the golden standard of care.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr Rosen is outstanding

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Dr. Rosen is amazing. He cares for his patients and he listens. Good bedside manners. He Cares.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

Good experience. Met 3 docs before Dr. Rosen. He was the only one I consider as fully knowledgeable and able to help with my condition.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

Lester Rosen is a very kind man and a wonderful Doctor. The Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have him!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2018

Dr. Rosen put me at ease with my concerns. He is a fine gentleman.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018

I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Rosen. The personal treatment he gives is above average. In the past he has personally called me at home to discuss results of me blood tests! I was very impressed.

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