We found 26 bariatric surgeons who accept Cigna near Brooklyn, NY.

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Dr. George S Ferzli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Critical Care
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. George Ferzli specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Ferzli is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ferzli accepts. After completing medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Ferzli is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Koji Md Park, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
425 West 59th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Koji Park works as a bariatric surgeon in New York, NY. His clinical interests include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, small bowel resection, and colectomy (colon resection). Dr. Park honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Park has received the following distinctions: Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons; Excellent Teaching Resident/Fellow Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery; and Chief Resident of the Year Award St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Department of Surgery. Dr. Park (or staff) is conversant in Japanese. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital. Dr. Park's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrostomy, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Appendectomy, Small Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ajay Goyal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
79 Hudson Street; Suite 301
Hoboken, NJ
 

Dr. Ajay Goyal is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Union, NJ, Hoboken, NJ, and Springfield, NJ. Dr. Goyal is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Goyal accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Goyal attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott John Belsley, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
425 W 59th Street; Suite 7b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Scott Belsley works as a bariatric surgeon in New York, NY and Suite 7b, NY. Dr. Belsley accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Charles McBurney Prize in Surgery St. Luke's - Roosevelt Department of Surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Belsley welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Paul Albert Thodiyil, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
300 Cadman Plaza West; 17th Floor
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Paul Thodiyil's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, inguinal hernia repair, and diaphragmatic hernia. Dr. Thodiyil is an in-network provider for Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hammersmith Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital. His distinctions include: Most Outstanding Resident of the Year New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn; NY 2007 Innovator Award Cleveland Clinic Innovations; and Outstanding Service Award Department of Surgery, LAC+USC Medical Center. Dr. Thodiyil (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Thodiyil is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Thodiyil is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Small ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5 Chatham Square; New York Methodist Hosp Department of Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charlene Chao's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Chao's clinical interests include gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and varicose veins. Patient ratings for Dr. Chao average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chao accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem. She is conversant in Chinese. She is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Marina S Kurian, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
161 Madison Avenue; Suite 9se
New York, NY
 

Dr. Marina Kurian is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Kurian is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, fundoplication, and hernia surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kurian takes. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Albany Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Kurian has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Fundoplication, Acid Reflux, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stomach ... (Read more)

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Dr. Christine Julie Ren-Fielding, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
101 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Christine Fielding practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fielding's clinical interests include obesity, fundoplication, and metabolism. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Fielding accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Fundoplication, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Bradley Franklin Schwack, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 10s
New York, NY
 

Dr. Bradley Schwack practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Pomona, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwack include stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schwack completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Schwack has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Schwack (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Fundoplication, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Abdominal Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
530 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. John Saunders works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saunders include cancer surgery, colorectal surgery procedures, and minimally invasive surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Saunders obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Bypass Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Alfons Pomp, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
520 East 70th Street Starr 8
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alfons Pomp specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in New York, NY. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include computer assisted surgery (CAS), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and achalasia. Dr. Pomp honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Pomp (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Pomp is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Endoscopic Surgery, Incisional Hernia, Abdominal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Gregory F Dakin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
520 East 70th Street Starr 8
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gregory Dakin practices general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dakin include computer assisted surgery (CAS), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and achalasia. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Dakin has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. James Joseph McGinty Jr., MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
425 West 59th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. James McGinty is a New York, NY physician who specializes in bariatric surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McGinty accepts. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Allegheny General Hospital, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Award Castle Connolly Top Doctors - NYC; Regional Top Doctor - New York City, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd; and Outstanding Young Attending Award St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Alumni Association. Dr. McGinty is conversant in Spanish. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Angela Jack Glasnapp, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
79 Hudson Street; Suite 301
Hoboken, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Glasnapp specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glasnapp include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. She takes Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Glasnapp attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Glasnapp is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheguevara I Afaneh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
520 E 70th Street, Floor 8; Starr 8
New York, NY
 

Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Afaneh (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Afaneh's areas of expertise include achalasia, colon cancer, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Afaneh is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He has received the following distinctions: Moore M; World J Gastrointest Surg . 8(1); and Abelson J, Mitchell KB.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Diverticular Disease, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Corneliu Theodur Vulpe, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Corneliu Vulpe's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His education and training includes medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Patient reviews placed Dr. Vulpe at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vulpe (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital - South and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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What is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric or weight-loss surgery is a surgical procedure performed to help significantly obese patients lose weight when more traditional methods, such as dieting and exercise, have not helped. Depending on the type, these surgeries change the gastrointestinal tract to limit how much food can be eaten and also change how food is absorbed by the body. Of the various bariatric surgeries available, the most common is gastric bypass.

By far the most common of the gastric bypass surgeries is called “Roux-en-Y.” During this surgery, part of the stomach and small intestine are detached from the gastrointestinal tract, in order to make the tract smaller. The surgeon divides the stomach into two parts. The working stomach, at the end of the esophagus, is now tiny - only the size of a walnut. This makes patients feel full after eating a small amount of food. Then the small intestine is also divided, and after bypassing a section of the small intestine to reduce food absorption, the intestine is attached to the small stomach pouch. The patient now has a working stomach and intestine like before, only much smaller.

Because gastric bypass is used to treat extreme obesity, it can reduce the risk of some of the problems associated with obesity. Gastric bypass can help treat or reduce the risk for such conditions as heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and type 2 diabetes. However, it is a major surgery and also carries risks itself. Any surgery can lead to infection, bleeding, or blood clots, and weight loss surgery in particular carries risks of leaks in the gastrointestinal system, malnutrition, bowel obstructions, and vomiting.

Typically patients are considered candidates for gastric bypass surgery if they have a BMI greater than 40, or sometimes if they have a BMI between 35 and 40 but are suffering from obesity-related illnesses such as diabetes. The outlook is generally good, with most patients losing between 50-75% of their excess weight in 1-2 years. However, patients must follow strict diet guidelines so that the stomach can heal, starting with no food at all, then followed by a liquid diet for some time. For many severely obese patients who have tried strict diets before without success, gastric bypass surgery is the tool that allows them to finally achieve their weight loss and health goals.
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