We found 4 general surgeons who accept Care Plus Medicare near Brooklyn, NY.

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Dr. Ernesto Alfredo Mendoza, MD
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, General Surgery
10 Plaza Street; Suite 1a
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ernesto Mendoza specializes in head and neck surgery and general surgery. Dr. Mendoza is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University and a graduate of Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center's residency program. He has indicated that his clinical interests include thyroid surgery, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Workers' Compensation, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery, Breast Cancer

Dr. Barry Sorrel Savits, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center; 1456
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Barry Savits' specialty is general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Savits honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Savits (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Yiddish. Dr. Savits is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Skin Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Breast Surgery, Anal Cancer, Hernia ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
346 76th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Michael Kassouf works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Brooklyn, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Kassouf include carotid artery surgery, hernia surgery, and vascular malformations. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kassouf obtained his medical school training at Saint Joseph University of Beirut and performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Kassouf (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Sinai Health System.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bashar Hanna Fahoum, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
506 Sixth Street; Department of Surgery
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Bashar Fahoum's specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to English, Dr. Fahoum (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. These areas are among Dr. Fahoum's clinical interests: gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), breast cancer, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Fahoum's training includes a residency program at New York Methodist Hospital. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hernia Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal ... (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.
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