H. Leon Pachter, MD

  • Specialty: General Surgery
  • Languages: English, Hebrew, Yiddish
  • Phone: 212-263-7302

About Me

I immigrated to New York at six years old with my parents and grandparents. In high school, I was into basketball more than studying, but my family dreamed that I’d become a doctor. I was the first person in my family to go to college, and I enrolled in NYU School of Medicine in 1971.

I specialize in minimally invasive surgical treatments for diseases of the adrenal gland, such as the removal of adrenal tumors, including aldosteronomas, adrenal adenomas, and pheochromocytomas. I love the immediacy of surgery—of being able to fix something right away—and I’m grateful that I’m part of this talented team of doctors and nurses at NYU Langone.

A great day is when I’ve played a role in curing a patient and know that he or she will go on to live a healthy and productive life. I genuinely care about my patients, beyond the condition they have or the surgery I perform. I try to teach students and residents to take this humanistic approach, to get to know and understand their patients, and to bring their hearts into the practice of medicine.


Conditions and Treatments

cancer of the soft tissue, thyroid surgery, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreas surgery, pituitary gland surgery, whipple procedure, liver surgery, reconstructive surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, dilation of duodenum, cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery, gallbladder surgery, kidney operation
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Credentials

Positions

  • George David Stewart Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
  • Chair of the Department of Surgery

Board Certifications

    2009
  • AB Surgery - Surgery

Education and Training

  • 1976
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center
  • 1971
  • MD from New York University

Departments

Locations and Appointments

56 Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Indemnity
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Affinity
  • Affinity Exchange- Essential
  • Cigna EPO/POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthy NY
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathways, Enhanced
  • Fidelis Child Health
  • Fidelis Exchange
  • Fidelis Family Health
  • Fidelis Medicaid
  • Fidelis Medicare
  • GHI CBP
  • HIP Access I
  • HIP Access II
  • HIP Child Health
  • HIP EPO/PPO
  • HIP HMO
  • HIP Medicare
  • HIP POS
  • HealthSmart (WTC)
  • Humana Medicare
  • Local 1199 PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus Child Health
  • MetroPlus Exchange Plans
  • MetroPlus Family Health
  • MetroPlus Medicaid
  • MultiPlan/PHCS PPO
  • NY Medicaid
  • Oxford Exchange
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford Liberty
  • Oxford Medicare
  • Touchstone Medicare
  • United Exchange- Compass
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare EPO
  • UnitedHealthcare HMO
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare POS
  • UnitedHealthcare PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Top Tier
  • Visiting Nurse Service (VNS) Medicare
*Insurance listed above may not be accepted at all office locations. Please confirm prior to each visit. The information presented here may not be complete or may have been changed.

NYU General Surgery Associates
550 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10016

NYU General Surgery Associates
160 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016

Contact

Phone: 212-731-6000

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“At NYU Langone, we teach our students a humanistic approach to surgery, medicine, and research.”

H. Leon Pachter, MD  Surgeon

Publications

  • The Surgical Apgar Score Predicts Postoperative ICU Admission

    Glass, Nina E; Pinna, Antonio; Masi, Antonio; Rosman, Alan S; Neihaus, Dena; Okochi, Shunpei; Saunders, John K; Hatzaras, Ioannis; Cohen, Steven; Berman, Russell; Newman, Elliot; Pachter, H Leon; Gouge, Thomas H; Melis, Marcovalerio 2015 Jan; 259-264, Journal of gastrointestinal surgery — id: 1435842, year: 2015, page: 259, stat: JOURNAL ARTICLE
  • Patterns of Traumatic Injury in New York City Prisoners Requiring Hospital Admission

    Henning, Justin; Frangos, Spiros; Simon, Ronald; Pachter, H Leon; Bholat, Omar S 2015 Jan; 53-58, Journal of correctional health care — id: 1428832, year: 2015, page: 53, stat: REVIEW
  • False-positive rate of positron emission tomography/computed tomography for presumed solitary metastatic adrenal disease in patients with known malignancy

    Kuritzkes, Benjamin; Parikh, Manish; Melamed, Jonathan; Hindman, Nicole; Pachter, H L 2015 Feb; 437-440, Annals of surgical oncology — id: 1459802, year: 2015, page: 437, stat: Journal Article
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