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A colorectal surgeon in New York, Dr. Hans Burkholder offers comprehensive care for intestinal diseases that affect the colon, rectum and intestines.

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Dr. Burkholder strives to provides excellent care to each person in a compassionate and professional manner. He is a board certified colon and rectal surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant diseases involving the colon, rectum, and anus.  He is proficient in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgical techniques.  

Prior to opening a private practice in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Burkholder worked for four years at Alaska Colorectal Surgery in Anchorage, Alaska. He was one of three colorectal surgeons providing specialized care in the state of Alaska. During this time he also served as General Surgery Sub-Section Chair at Providence Hospital and Trauma Director at Alaska Regional Hospital. 

Dr. Burkholder received his B.A. with Honors in 1999 from the University of Manitoba.  He received his M.D. fromNew York University School of Medicine in 2003.  He completed his general surgery residency at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga in 2009.  He then completed a colorectal surgery fellowship in 2010 at the University of Texas, Houston. He is board certified in general surgery and colon and rectal surgery. 

Professional Memberships Include:* American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Education & Training  

Medical School


  • University of Tennessee
    Residency, General Surgery


  • University of Texas
    Fellowship, Colorectal Fellowship

Special Interests  

  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Colon & Rectal Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening with Colonoscopy
  • Hemorrhoid Treatments
  • Rectal Bleeding

Languages Spoken  

  • English

Empire State Colon & Rectal Surgery, LLC  


1928 Bay Avenue, Suite 200, Brooklyn, New York 11230

Office Hours

  Open Lunch Close
Mon 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am 5:00 pm

Office Details

Doctor Specialty Colorectal Surgery
Practice SpecialtyColorectal Surgery
Languages Spoken English

Insurances Accepted  

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Self-pay