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We found 30 general surgeons who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Brooklyn, NY.

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Dr. Joel H Horovitz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
948 48th Street; 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Joel Horovitz is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Horovitz's areas of expertise include bowel surgery, gastrointestinal cancer, and hernia surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Horovitz attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Horovitz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Yiddish, and Russian. He is affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hernia Surgery, Bowel Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Biliary Disorders, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Christian Joe Hirsch, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
36 Seventh Avenue; Suite 522
New York, NY
 

Dr. Christian Hirsch is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. He has a special interest in colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and abdominal surgery. He takes Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hirsch's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Hirsch has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Hirsch (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

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Dr. Donna Maria Mendes, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
10 W 66th Street; Suite 1b
New York, NY
 

Dr. Donna Mendes is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. She works in New York, NY. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Mendes is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then she performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Mendes average 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mendes has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Francisca Tolete Velcek, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care
Long Island College Hospital
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Francisca Velcek specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Staten Island, NY, New York, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gynecological problems, adolescent gynecology, and hernia surgery. Dr. Velcek honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing her residency at St. Clare's Hospital and Health Center, Dr. Velcek attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Velcek (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Croatian, and Spanish. Dr. Velcek's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Hernia Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Gastrointestinal Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Vinay Manohar Tak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
121 Dekalb Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Vinay Tak is a medical specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tak include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Tak accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He graduated from Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Tak is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracic Problems, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    97.2%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.2 times the average?
  • Based on 180 patients (2009-2011)
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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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Dr. Lisa Frances Schneider, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
377 Jersey Avenue; Suite 220
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Lisa Schneider is a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schneider include reconstructive surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center, and Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Schneider accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, QualCare, Medicare, and more. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Schneider performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Breast Reconstruction, Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Palmer Quintard Bessey, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Nutrition, Critical Care
525 East 68th Street Starr 7
New York, NY
 

Dr. Palmer Bessey is a general surgery, nutrition, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bessey include burn surgery, burns, and intensive care. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Dr. Bessey performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Bessey's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Bessey (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Burns, Surgical Procedures, Nutrition Issues, Wounds, Burn Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Howard Bruce Ginsburg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 10w
New York, NY
 

Dr. Howard Ginsburg is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ginsburg include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ginsburg takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Ginsburg has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Liver Tumor, Varicocele, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Neuroendocrine ... (Read more)

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Dr. Brian Patrick Harlin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
251 E 33rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brian Harlin is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harlin include diverticular disease, minimally invasive surgery, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harlin honors. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Harlin (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoidectomy, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon ... (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 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. Barry Sorrel Savits, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center; 1456
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Barry Savits specializes in general surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Savits (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Yiddish. His clinical interests include breast surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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

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Specializes in General Surgery
325 E 79th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Faith Menken's area of specialization is general surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include breast cancer surgery. Dr. Menken honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Menken attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. She is conversant in Spanish. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer Surgery

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Dr. Anjan Rau, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
330 9th Street; Park Slope Medical Office P.c.
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Anjan Rau specializes in general surgery and practices in Brooklyn, NY and Jackson Heights, NY. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: phlebectomy (vein removal), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and arteriovenous (AV) fistula. Patients gave Dr. Rau an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rau (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn and New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoid Surgery, Phlebectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Stents, Varicose ... (Read more)

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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 is a specialist in head and neck surgery and general surgery. Before performing his residency at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Mendoza attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. His areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid surgery, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Mendoza accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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

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Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Wound Care
318 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Frank Ross is an undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and wound care specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: pressure ulcers (bedsores), carbon monoxide poisoning, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Ross is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Ross's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Ross (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Osteomyelitis, Debridement, Brain Abscess, Skin Grafting, Pressure Ulcers

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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.