Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location Tomsich Health and Medical Center of Palm Beach Co
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Advanced Polypectomy
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Polypectomy
  • Re-Do Rectal Surgery
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Surgery for Pilonidal Cyst
View all 11 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Pain
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Cancer
  • Colon Diseases
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulosis
  • Female Incontinence
  • Fissure
  • Fistulas
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hirschsprung's Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Pouchitis
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Recurrent Abdominal Pain
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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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 36 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 107 publications in Surgical Journals and Book Chapters. He speaks Nationally and Internationally on Colon and Rectal Surgery topics, and focuses on quality of care and outcomes. 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 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 School - 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
  • Director, Outcomes Research, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Weston, FL
  • Affiliate Professorships in Medical Schools at FAU, FIU and Case Western


  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

Advanced colonoscopy and polypectomy, IBD, IBS, incontinence, constipation, consultations for complex colorectal diseases and cancer, rectal surgery

Awards & Honors

  • 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
  • Best Doctors "Northeast" - South Florida: 2008-2017


  • 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 3/6/2018, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

110 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 5
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

Wanted a referral to PT for pelvic floor exercise which my GI doc in N.C. had suggested, and Dr. Rosen would not give it to me. I felt the visit was a waste of my time.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

He is an excellent, caring doctor; did not rush me at all and was sensitive to my needs. An excellent representative of all that CC strives to provide its patients.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

No complaints. I recommended Dr. ROsen to 2 others already. I want to make Cleveland Clinic my one stop

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

Dr. Rosen is excellent in this area

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

I am usually seen within the most reasonable time I have ever experienced by Doctor"s office.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2018

Dr Rosen was one of the finest doctors I have ever seen. His knowledge, professionalism & level of care was phenomenal.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

Dr Rosen was exceptional in finding information regarding my medication.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

Dr. Rosen called me with answers to concerns I raised on MyChart.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

This was my first visit to Dr. Rosen for issues related to his specialty. He was very knowledgeable, and I believe the advice received was very value on future procedures for my condition.

Reviewed on May 17, 2018

You are fortunate to have Dr. Rosen as part of your organization.

Reviewed on May 8, 2018

Dr Rosen provided important information with regard to my condition. His bedside manner was excellent and displayed genuine concern for my well-being. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Dr Rosen and feel very comfortable in his care.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2018

wonderful doctor and gentleman!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018

Dr Rosen is a knowledges Dr n I would recommend him to anyone I know.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018

My only complaint that I emailed Dr Rosen and very CLEARLY expressed to him that I was very worried about a situation. His 1st reply was NO HELP & didn't even address my question, then he ignored my 2nd email. My email was clear & could have been answered quickly at least to ease my worries. Other than that, I'm very happy with Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2018

This was my first rectal exam. it was not pleasant, but I think it went as well as it possibly could. I am appreciative that my wife was allowed to stay in the room with me.

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