Peter L. Geller, MD

Surgery, General (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Languages: German
Office Phone: (212) 326-5547
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Dr. Geller has practiced surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center since 1987. His surgical expertise includes open and laparoscopic surgery of the abdomen, including the gall bladder, stomach, colon, rectum, and small intestine, as well as the breast and lymph nodes. During the past decade, Dr. Geller developed a particular interest in the repair of abdominal wall hernias, and he now focuses his practice exclusively in this area. He is Director of the Columbia University Hernia Center, Attending Surgeon in the Division of General Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Geller is currently involved in research regarding the use of botulinum toxin in the repair of abdominal wall hernias where abdominal space has been compromised.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Emblem/GHI [HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]

Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [NYP Employee Plan]

Medicare [Traditional Medicare (NY)]

UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan]


Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY


  1. Geller, PL. Surgery (PreTest Series). Ninth Edition. McGraw-Hill, 2001.
  2. Geller, PL and Nitzberg, RS. Surgery (PreTest Series). Eighth Edition. McGraw-Hill, 1997.
  3. King, T, Geller, PL and Chabot, J. Surgery (PreTest Series). Seventh Edition. McGraw-Hill, 1990.
  4. King, T, Geller, PL and Starker, P. Surgery (PreTest Series). Sixth Edition. McGraw-Hill, 1989.
  5. Estabrook, A, Gump, F, Asch, T, and Geller, PL: Mammographic Features of Intracystic Papillary Lesions. Surg. Gynecol. Obst., February, 1990.
  6. Bass, LS, Hovsepian, DM, Geller, PL. The "porcelain" gallstone: A radiologic imitator of porcelain gallbladder. Contemporary Surgery, July, 1989.
  7. Richard Stillman, et al. Surgery: Diagnosis & Therapy, '89/'90. Appleton and Lange, 1989.
  8. Geller, PL and Jaffe, BM: Reoperation for Intra-Abdominal Infection. In Reoperative Surgery, Appleton, Century & Crofts, 1988.

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Professor of Surgery at CUMC

Visiting Professorships

  • University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois - April 1-2, 1992. Title of lecture: "The Significance of Local Recurrence after Lumpectomy"
  • George Dunlop, M.D. Visiting Professor of Surgery, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts - December 14, 1994. Title of lecture: "Lumpectomy and the Significance of Local Recurrence of Breast Cancer"