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We found 12 general surgeons who accept Affinity Health Plan near Hackensack, NJ.

Dr. Jean Crawford Emond, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
622 W 168th Street; Ph14-c
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jean Emond is a general surgery and transplant surgery specialist in New York, NY and Cortlandt Manor, NY. Dr. Emond's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Emond include cancer, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and liver transplant. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Emond studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Emond's medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Eleanor B. Pillsbury Fellowship; and French Government Post-Graduate Scholarship. In addition to English, Dr. Emond (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew.

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Clinical interests: Hepatectomy, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Liver Transplant, Biliary ... (Read more)

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Dr. Spencer Eugene Amory, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Spencer Amory is a medical specialist in general surgery. Patients gave Dr. Amory an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Amory include colon cancer, inguinal hernia, and crohn's disease. He honors Aetna EPO, United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Amory completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Amory has received include New York Super Doctors; Leonard Tow award for Humanism in Medicine; and Physician of the Year 2006, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Nursing. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Amory is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Inguinal Hernia, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Upper Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Beth Anne Schrope, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Suite 810
New York, NY
 

Dr. Beth Schrope is a specialist in general surgery. She works in New York, NY. Dr. Schrope (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schrope include minimally invasive surgery, stomach surgery, and cancer. Dr. Schrope is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Schrope accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Schrope's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatic Cyst, Islet Cell Transplantation, Pancreatic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Keith Alan Kuenzler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
30 Prospect Avenue; Wfan Building - Room 311
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Keith Kuenzler's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery. His areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Dr. Kuenzler is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kuenzler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Liver Tumor, Pyloric Stenosis, Fecal Incontinence, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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Dr. Zachary Lawrence Gleit, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Zachary Gleit's specialty is general surgery. He has a special interest in colorectal surgery procedures, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and appendectomy. On average, patients gave Dr. Gleit a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Gleit has received professional recognition including the following: National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health; Daland Fellowship, American Philosophical Society; and Johnson and Johnson Health Science and Technology Research Fund, Johnson and Johnson, Inc.. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gleit is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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Dr. Margaret Chen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
161 Fort Washington Avenue; 11th Floor, Room 1026
New York, NY
 

Dr. Margaret Chen practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Chen is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chen include minimally invasive surgery, breast surgery, and breast cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Before performing her residency at Montreal General Hospital, Dr. Chen attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including America's Top Surgeons Consumers' Research Council of America Awarded to top 10% surgeons in the US; Scholarship University of Toronto Awarded for academic achievement; and Canada Scholar Scholarship Awarded for academic achievement. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cancer, Breast Cancer

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Dr. Howard Bruce Ginsburg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
30 Prospect Avenue; Wfan Building - Room 311
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Howard Ginsburg is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ginsburg include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ginsburg takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Ginsburg has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Liver Tumor, Varicocele, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Neuroendocrine ... (Read more)

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Dr. Sandra S Tomita, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
30 Prospect Avenue; Wfan Building - Room 311
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Sandra Tomita is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tomita include ovarian cancer, esophageal surgery, and lobectomy. She is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Tomita attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Tomita trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for her residency. She honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Fundoplication, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Neuroendocrine ... (Read more)

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Dr. Alexander Gart, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
161 Fort Washington; Division Vascular Surgery, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
Ny, NY
 

Dr. Alexander Gart is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and Jamaica, NY. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Gart's clinical interests include diabetic ulcers, renal vascular disease, and aortic aneurysm. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Gart attended medical school at Second Moscow State Medical Institute and I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy. His medical residency was performed at Staten Island University Hospital. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gart honors. He has received distinctions including American College of Surgeons; American Medical Association; and Association of Cardiovascular Surgeons of Russia. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Angiogram, Aorta Surgery, Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral Vascular Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Benjamin Samstein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
622 W 168th Street; Ph14-c
New York, NY
 

Dr. Benjamin Samstein's specialties are general surgery and transplant surgery. He practices in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Samstein include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver tumor, and pancreas transplant. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Samstein attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include One of America's Top Doctors; Arnold P. Gold Award for Humanism in Medicine; and NIH National Research Service Award.

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Clinical interests: Liver Tumor, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Transplant Procedures, Abdominal Organ Transplant, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Koji Takeda, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
177 Fort Washington Avenue; Room 7gn-435, Milstein Hospital Building
New York, NY
 

Dr. Koji Takeda is a cardiac surgeon and general surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart transplant and heart failure. He takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Takeda has received professional recognition including the following: American College of Chest Physicians Award, Japan Branch; Chief Resident of the Year, National Cardiovascular Center; and Resident of the Year, National Cardiovascular Center. He speaks Japanese. Dr. Takeda is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Transplant, Heart Surgery, Heart Failure

Dr. Frank Dovidio, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
161 Fort Washington Avenue; Herbert Irving Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Frank D'ovidio is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. D'ovidio speaks Italian. His clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, esophageal cancer, and lung transplant. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He studied medicine at the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. D'ovidio has received include Philip K Caves Award and Philadelphia. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Second Opinions, Achalasia, VATS Lung Surgery, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.