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

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

Dr. Koji Park practices bariatric surgery in New York, NY. His clinical interests include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, small bowel resection, and colectomy (colon resection). Dr. Park is professionally affiliated with St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Park's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. 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 patients who speak Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Scott Belsley's area of specialization is bariatric surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Belsley attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has received the distinction of Charles McBurney Prize in Surgery St. Luke's - Roosevelt Department of Surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He studied medicine at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. He completed his residency training at Staten Island University Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Ferzli average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ferzli takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. John Saunders specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saunders include cancer surgery, colorectal surgery procedures, and minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Saunders takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, HealthSmart, and more.

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

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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. His clinical interests include achalasia, inguinal hernia repair, and diaphragmatic hernia. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and Self-Pay/Uninsured are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thodiyil accepts. His practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Ibadan College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Thodiyil completed his residency training at Hammersmith Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital. He 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. In addition to English, Dr. Thodiyil (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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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 medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chao include gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and varicose veins. Dr. Chao is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She accepts Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chao completed her residency training at Geisinger Medical Center. She is conversant in Chinese.

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

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

Dr. Ajay Goyal is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Union, NJ, Hoboken, NJ, and Springfield, NJ. His areas of expertise consist of gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goyal accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna. Before completing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Goyal attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He speaks 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 sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, fundoplication, and hernia surgery. Dr. Kurian honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kurian's education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Albany Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. She is professionally 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Her clinical interests include obesity, fundoplication, and metabolism. Dr. Fielding is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fielding completed her residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with 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 is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Pomona, NY. Dr. Schwack (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwack include stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Schwack attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwack has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Fundoplication, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Abdominal 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 medical specialist in bariatric surgery. Dr. McGinty is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. McGinty's distinctions 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.

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Dr. Andrea S Bedrosian, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 10s
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrea Bedrosian works as a bariatric surgeon. Dr. Bedrosian's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Bedrosian's clinical interests include gastrectomy, ulcers, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Bedrosian takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Bedrosian (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. Bedrosian's professional affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center, NYU Langone Brooklyn Gastroenterology Associates, and Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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

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

Dr. Manish Parikh practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among Dr. Parikh's clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, fundoplication, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Parikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Fundoplication, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, ... (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 works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and bariatric surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Dakin a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include computer assisted surgery (CAS), adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Dakin graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Dakin speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, ... (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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pomp include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), computer assisted surgery (CAS), and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pomp is in-network for Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Pomp has received professional recognition including the following: 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 foreign languages: 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. Armando E Castro, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Armando Castro specializes in bariatric surgery. Dr. Castro is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Staten Island University Hospital - South, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Castro speaks Spanish.

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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.