We found 28 bariatric surgeons who accept Cigna near Brooklyn, NY.

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Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
350 East 17th Street; Beth Israel - Baird Hall, Floor 16th Floor Room, Suite 20
New York, NY
 

Dr. William Inabnet is a physician who specializes in bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), hyperparathyroidism, and sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Inabnet's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Amerigroup, Medicaid Managed Care, and Amerigroup Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Inabnet has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Inabnet (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Inabnet is affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center (Florida). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Pheochromocytoma, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hyperparathyroidism, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Koji Park is a bariatric surgeon in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Park include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, small bowel resection, and colectomy (colon resection). He is professionally affiliated with St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital. Dr. Park accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Park (or staff) speaks Japanese. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Paul Thodiyil, who practices in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Thodiyil's clinical interests include achalasia, inguinal hernia repair, and diaphragmatic hernia. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and Self-Pay/Uninsured are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thodiyil takes. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Hammersmith Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Thodiyil attended medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: 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 languages: Spanish and Russian.

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

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

Dr. Julio Teixeira is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Teixeira graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Teixeira completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Teixeira (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Teixeira welcomes new patients.

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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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. She is conversant in Chinese. Her areas of expertise include the following: gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and women's health issues. Dr. Chao is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She trained at Geisinger Medical Center for residency. Dr. Chao's patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chao accepts Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Angela Glasnapp sees patients in Springfield, NJ, Union, NJ, and Hoboken, NJ. Her medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. She attended medical school at New York Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glasnapp include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. Dr. Glasnapp is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. George Ferzli is a specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ferzli accepts. He graduated from Saint Joseph University of Beirut and then he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Ferzli's professional affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital - South, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NYU Lutheran Associates. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwack include stomach problems, hernia surgery, and hernia. 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 attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schwack trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Schwack (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Schwack is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Health Care System - Manhattan Campus and NYU Langone.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Gallstones, Fundoplication, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Abdominal ... (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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goyal include gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and gallstones. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. 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: Gallstones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, 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 is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in New York, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Kurian is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kurian include minimally invasive surgery, fundoplication, and hernia surgery. Dr. Kurian takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing her residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Kurian attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Dr. Kurian has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Fundoplication, Acid Reflux, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stomach ... (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, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Afaneh include achalasia, colon cancer, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Afaneh is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Afaneh honors. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Afaneh completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Afaneh has received the following distinctions: Int J Surg Mar 8;40:169-175; T holey RM, Hassen S, Benhuri D, Abelson J, Zarnegar R, Dakin G, Pomp A; and Mar;161(3):611-617. In addition to English, Dr. Afaneh (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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

Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
425 West 59th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. James McGinty practices bariatric surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McGinty attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. McGinty 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. He is conversant in Spanish. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Andrea S Bedrosian, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
101 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Andrea Bedrosian's area of specialization is bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bedrosian include gastrectomy, ulcers, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Bedrosian accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Bedrosian graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For Dr. Bedrosian's residency, Dr. Bedrosian trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). In addition to English, Dr. Bedrosian (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. Bedrosian's hospital/clinic affiliations include NYU Lutheran Associates and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men's Health.

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

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

Dr. Alfons Pomp's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Pomp (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. His clinical interests include computer assisted surgery (CAS), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and achalasia. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pomp accepts Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pomp include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.

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

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 specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Dakin performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: computer assisted surgery (CAS), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and achalasia. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dakin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Christine Ren-Fielding works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Her clinical interests include obesity, fundoplication, and metabolism. Dr. Ren-Fielding is affiliated with NYU Langone. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ren-Fielding at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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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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