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

Dr. Michael Kassouf's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Kassouf include carotid artery surgery, hernia surgery, and vascular malformations. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Kassouf (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Barry Savits' area of specialization is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Savits include breast surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. Dr. Savits honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Savits attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Savits (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Ernesto Mendoza practices head and neck surgery and general surgery. Dr. Mendoza's areas of expertise include thyroid surgery, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Mendoza attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Mendoza speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Bashar Fahoum's medical specialty is general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Fahoum's areas of expertise include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), breast cancer, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fahoum accepts. Before performing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Fahoum attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Fahoum (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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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.