Highland Surgical Associates

Dr. Fleischer

Lee Fleischer, MD, FACS

Director of Surgical Services at Montefiore Nyack Hospital 

Dr. Fleischer is a board certified leading laparoscopic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal disease, hernias, and breast disease. He is Director of Surgical Services at Montefiore Nyack Hospital, and practices with Highland Surgical Associates in West Nyack, NY. Dr. Fleischer is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Additionally, he has mentored surgeons in the art of laparoscopic surgery.

Since 2005 Dr. Fleischer has been consistently ranked as a “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly and Hudson Valley Magazine as well as being listed in the “Top Guide to America’s Top Surgeons” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America.

Dr. Fleischer earned his medical doctorate from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He completed his General Surgery Internship, Residency and Chief Residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, travel and the great outdoors on his motorcycle.

Dr. Fueg

Adrienne Fueg, MD, FACS

Dr. Fueg is a board certified surgeon who specializes in general, breast and advanced laparoscopic surgery. She has been practicing medicine for 12 years and currently practices with Highland Surgical Associates in West Nyack, NY. She was an attending physician at Elk Regional Medical Center in St. Mary’s Pennsylvania for five years and had a private practice in the Bronx for seven years prior to joining Highland Surgical.

Dr. Fueg earned her medical degree from SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn. She completed her General Surgery Residency at Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center, New York Medical College, and Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, New York Medical College. In addition, she completed a Critical Care Fellowship at Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center.

She is a member of the Society of Women Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons as well as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephew, hockey, travel, exercise and sewing.

Her research has been published in The Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Psychopharmacology and Brain Research.

Dr. Rakhlin

Aleksandr Rakhlin, MD, FACS

Dr. Rakhlin is a respected board certified laparoscopic surgeon and minimally invasive surgical specialist. He is an expert in the practice of Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS). He practices with Highland Surgical Associates in West Nyack, NY. 

Dr. Rakhlin earned his medical doctorate from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed his General Surgery Residency and Chief Residency at New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center. In addition, he completed a Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at the New York Institute of Laparoscopy, New York Medical College.

Additionally, Dr. Rakhlin is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and was an Instructor in Surgery at New York Medical College, Department of Surgery. Dr. Rakhlin speaks Russian. In his spare time he enjoys playing classical guitar, woodworking and travel. He has presented research on the following topics: 

  • The Impact and Efficacy of Blood Transfusions on Oxygen Delivery and Consumption in Critically Ill Patients
  • A Structured Approach to Evaluation of Trauma Resuscitations
  • Inadvertent Placement of Large-Caliber Cannulas in an Artery during Catheterization of the Jugular Vein: Diagnostic Clues and Optimum Management
  • Adrenal Cortical Insufficiency is Not Observed on Critically Ill Surgical Patients Not on Pressors
  • Role of Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for previously failed bariatric conditions – lessons learned in 11 cases
  • Safety and Efficacy of Bariatric Surgery in Patients >65 y/o in a Single-Institution Experience
  • Novel Approach to SMA Syndrome After Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Approach to Right-Sided Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair
Dr. Simon

Lawrence F. Simon, MD, FACS

Director of Surgical Services, Montefiore Nyack Hospital

Medical Director, Wound Care Center, Montefiore Nyack Hospital

Dr. Simon is Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is the Director of Surgical Services and Medical Director of the Wound Care Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. He practices with Highland Surgical Associates in West Nyack, NY, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

Dr. Simon has held leadership positions with several associations in the county including, President of the Rockland County Unit of the American Cancer Society, a member of the Executive Board of the Rockland County Medical Society, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Rockland County PSRO. Dr. Simon earned his medical doctorate from the State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. He completed his Internship and Residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in New York.

Dr. Simon proudly served as Major in the United States Air Force. 

In his spare time, Dr. Simon enjoys boating, spinning and spending time with his grandchildren.