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We found 24 bariatric surgeons who accept Cigna near Brooklyn, NY.

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

Dr. George Ferzli practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ferzli attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school and subsequently trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include 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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Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
425 West 59th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Koji Park's medical specialty is bariatric surgery. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Park attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, small bowel resection, and colectomy (colon resection). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Park include: 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. In addition to English, Dr. Park (or staff) speaks Japanese. He also offers language support for Spanish-speaking patients. He is professionally affiliated with St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Park's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Christine Fielding works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fielding include obesity, gastrointestinal surgery, and metabolism. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Fielding completed a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Fielding is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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

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

Dr. Paul Thodiyil is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Thodiyil include achalasia, gallbladder problems, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and Self-Pay/Uninsured are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thodiyil takes. Dr. Thodiyil's education and training includes medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and residency at Hammersmith Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Thodiyil has received distinctions including 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 the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Rectal Problems, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, ... (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, who practices in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Pomona, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Schwack (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwack include stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. Dr. Schwack is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Schwack graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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

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

Dr. Ajay Goyal's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Goyal's clinical interests encompass gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goyal is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Marina Kurian, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Her areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, hernia surgery, and hernia. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Kurian takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed her residency at Albany Medical Center. 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, Acid Reflux, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stomach Problems, Hernia

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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Chao include gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and varicose veins. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She takes Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chao studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Geisinger Medical Center. She speaks Chinese.

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

Dr. Gregory F Dakin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
525 East 68th Street Starr Buliding; 8th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gregory Dakin's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in New York, NY. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Dakin include computer assisted surgery (CAS), adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dakin attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dakin trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Dakin speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

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Dr. Manish Sharad Parikh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
550 First Avenue; Nbv 15 South 7
New York, NY
 

Dr. Manish Parikh is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in New York, NY. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Parikh attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and abdominal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Parikh (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Parikh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Adrenal Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Saunders is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colorectal surgery procedures, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Saunders is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU).

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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
525 East 68th Street Starr; Building 8th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alfons Pomp is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pomp's clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), computer assisted surgery (CAS), and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). He honors Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Pomp (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. He 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. George Alexander Fielding, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Nyu Weight Management Program, NY
 

Dr. George Fielding's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include obesity, hernia surgery, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fielding is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. Dr. Fielding (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Gastroparesis, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Piotr Jerzy Gorecki, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
506 6th Street; Department of Surgery
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Piotr Gorecki practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Gorecki (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Russian. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Gorecki is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. After attending Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Gorecki has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Hernia Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight ... (Read more)

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Dr. Julio Amilcar Teixeira, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
300 E.64th Street; Apartment 12a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Julio Teixeira works as a bariatric surgeon in New York, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Teixeira average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Teixeira is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Teixeira (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Corneliu Vulpe works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vulpe honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. He attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. Dr. Vulpe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital - South and NYU Langone Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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.