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Dr. Joseph Terlizzi

General and Colorectal Surgeon

As a board-certfied colorectal surgeon, Joseph Terlizzi, M.D., FASCRS, brings advanced education, training, and experience to Laser Surgery Care. He is dedicated to delivering the highest level of care, using the most advanced treatments in an environment where the patient feels comfortable.


Dr. Terlizzi is Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He treats disorders of the colon, rectum and anus, including hemorrhoids, abscesses, fissures, infections, anal dysplasia, cancer, constipation, incontinence, and pilonidal disease. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, trained in Surgery at Saint Vincent’s in Manhattan and Rutgers University, and returned to Thomas Jefferson University for specialty training in Colon and Rectal Surgery. He received numerous awards for research, academic excellence, teaching, and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He published in the fields of surgery, anorectal health and skin disorders, and teaches courses to other physicians in the United States and abroad. Dr. Terlizzi serves on committees for the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and is a peer-reviewer for colorectal and infectious disease journals.

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Dr. Stephen Goldstone

General Surgeon


Dr. Stephen E. Goldstone is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, a position he has held since 1987, and he has a surgical practice in New York City. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Goldstone’s clinical focus includes anal cancer, sexually transmitted infections, and human papilloma virus infections. He has developed a surgical technique to treat anal HPV-related dysplasia and is currently involved in testing both prevention and treatment procedures for HPV. He is a member of the AIDS Malignancy Consortium. He is President of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Alumni Board of Governors. He resides in New York City.


Dr. Goldstone is known for his commitment that all patients “find a provider with whom they can talk and feel comfortable in bringing up their issues.” He is a member of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association where he has served in the past as a Board Member. “Whether someone is gay or straight, getting good medical care means being able to talk with your provider about your sexual practices and sexual fears. You have to be completely honest, because your sexual life is important to your overall health and well-being. If you’re having sex with multiple partners, then you need to discuss what kind of sex you’re having so your risk of STDs can be evaluated. There are many people who have same-sex partners but who would never say to a clinician “I’m gay” because they don’t consider themselves that way. What’s important to discuss is what you actually do when you’re intimate, not how you view yourself….. We do have rights as patients to expect quality care, dignity, and attention to our needs from our clinicians… Just tell your provider what you expect, and what you need to know.”


Dr. Goldstone is author of almost a hundred articles, as well as the book, “The Ins and Outs of Gay Sex: A Medical Handbook for Men” (1999). When he noticed how many gay men in his New York practice were ignorant about basic facts concerning sexually transmitted diseases and sexual practices, he responded by writing the book. He uses the time he has with every patient to teach about safe sexual practice and sexually transmitted diseases. Some patients are surprised by his frank discussions of topics usually kept “in the closet” by most doctors.

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Jonathan Baker

Physician Assistant


Jonathan Baker (he/him/his) is a practicing PA since 2009 and joined Laser Surgery Care in New York City in 2014. He specializes in managing anal pathology with a focus on human papillomavirus, sexual health, and biomedical HIV prevention. He is certified in high resolution anoscopy by the AIDS Malignancy Consortium (AMC) and AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG).
Jonathan regularly publishes in peer reviewed journals was awarded the AAPA Paragon Award in Clinical Publishing in 2015. He is a regular CME presenter at national, state, and local medical conferences on topics including anorectal pathology, infectious diseases, and sexual health. He is a peer reviewer for JAAPA, AAPA conference CME, and GLMA conference CME. He regularly lectures for PA Programs throughout the US.


Jonathan serves as a leader in the American Academy of PAs (AAPA), New York State Society of PAs (NYSSPA), GLMA: Health Care Professionals Advancing LGBTQ+ Equality, and is a Past President of the Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, & Transgender PA Caucus (LBGT PA). He founded the LBGT PA Caucus Speakers Bureau which promotes education on sexual and gender minorities throughout the US. He has advocated for culturally sensitive policy as a Delegate in the AAPA HOD since 2015, including 2 years as Chief Delegate. He is an active member of the International Anal Neoplasia Society.
Previously at the University of Pittsburgh he worked in the Anal Dysplasia Clinic and Research Program, the HIV Prevention/Rectal Microbicide Development Program, and the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS)/Pitt Men’s Study. He also served as Adjunct Faculty at Chatham University’s Physician Assistant Program.



B.H.Sc., Duquesne U., Pittsburgh, 2008

M. Physician Asst., Duquesne U., Pittsburgh, 2009



2015 American Academy of PAs Paragon Award in Clinical Publishing

What Our Patients Say?
Excellent staff and Dr. Goldstone is the best Provides a quiet cheerful atmosphere which . Helps the patient relax. Has a warm sense of humor. Dedicated to his work. His staff is friendly, helpful and answered every question I had. Highly recommend Dr Goldstone and his team
What a pleasant man, wealth of knowledge and removed any fears of treatments and procedures. Very holistic in his approach
Dr. Terlizzi and his entire staff where amazing! Super efficient, pleasant space, wonderful bedside manner.
Jonathan is a very caring and well informed PA. He is a good listener and explains conditions and treatment very well. He is non-judgmental and makes his patients feel at ease.
I have been a patient for a few years. Excellent doctor and staff. I consider myself very lucky to have found him. If you are in need of this type of doctor look no further. You will be in very experienced, professional and compassionate hands. Highly recommend. Thank you Dr Goldstone!
I saw Dr. Terlizzi after experiencing debilitating pain in my rectum. After seeing him and explaining to him my symptoms he knew almost immediately what the issue was. He took me into the exam room, and confirmed his suspicions. I didn’t expect to have a minor surgical procedure right then and there, but I’m so grateful I did because it was almost instant relief. He is very knowledgeable, and makes you feel very at ease about things that most people would usually find embarrassing. I never thought I would need to see a colo-rectal surgeon at 23 years old, but since I did I’m so glad it was this one. I would recommend him to anyone who is seeking a surgeon of this specialty.

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