We found 34 general surgeons who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Brooklyn, NY.

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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 general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Tak attended medical school at Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College. Dr. Tak (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Tak is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    97.2%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.2 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 180 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Francisca Tolete Tolete, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care
Long Island College Hospital
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Francisca Velcek is a pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Dr. Velcek (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Croatian, and Spanish. Dr. Velcek's areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, adolescent gynecology, and hernia surgery. Dr. Velcek is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Velcek attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Velcek's residency at St. Clare's Hospital and Health Center. Dr. Velcek is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Velcek has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Velcek has an open panel.

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

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 in New York, NY. His clinical interests include burn surgery, burns, and intensive care. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bessey accepts. After attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Bessey completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. 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, Dr. Bessey (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Bessey is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

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 physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Mendes's training includes a residency program at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: laser surgery, venous disease, and sclerotherapy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mendes at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Mendes has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sclerotherapy, Laser Treatment, Laser Surgery, Venous Disease

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

Dr. Howard Ginsburg works as a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon. Dr. Ginsburg's areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Ginsburg has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone.

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Clinical interests: Liver Tumor, Varicocele, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Neuroendocrine ... (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 general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and intensive care specialist in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ferzli's professional affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital - South, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NYU Lutheran Associates. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Saint Joseph University of Beirut and a graduate of Staten Island University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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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 works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in New York, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Hirsch average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and abdominal surgery. He honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Hirsch attended St. George's University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Hirsch (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. He is affiliated with NYU Langone.

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

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

Dr. Barry Savits sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include breast surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. Dr. Savits takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Savits completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Savits (or staff) speaks 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, Anal Cancer, Hernia ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Angela Glasnapp's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. She studied medicine at New York Medical College. Her clinical interests include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Glasnapp accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. She is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, ... (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 is a specialist in head and neck surgery and general surgery. His areas of expertise include thyroid surgery, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Mendoza is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mendoza studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. He completed his residency training at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Long Island Jewish Valley Stream, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst.

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

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

Dr. Joel Horovitz works as a general surgeon and trauma surgeon. His areas of expertise include bowel surgery and hernia surgery. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Horovitz honors. Dr. Horovitz graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Horovitz trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Horovitz (or staff) speaks Spanish, Yiddish, and Russian. His professional affiliations include Maimonides Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Hernia Surgery, Bowel Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Biliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Hernia

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

Dr. Ajay Goyal's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Union, NJ, Hoboken, NJ, and Springfield, NJ. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and gallstones. Dr. Goyal has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goyal speaks 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)

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

Dr. Faith Menken works as a general surgeon in New York, NY. On average, patients gave Dr. Menken a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include breast cancer surgery. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Menken speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Menken is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer Surgery

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

Dr. Brian Harlin's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in New York, NY. Dr. Harlin's clinical interests include diverticular disease, minimally invasive surgery, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harlin obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Harlin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. He is affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoidectomy, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Sampath Kumar is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. He is affiliated with NYU Lutheran Associates. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Before performing his residency at Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Kumar attended Madras Medical College and Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Michael Joseph Kassouf, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
346 76th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Michael Kassouf is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Kassouf (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Kassouf's clinical interests include carotid artery surgery, hernia surgery, and vascular malformations. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital. He studied medicine at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Dr. Kassouf's medical residency was performed at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Monmouth Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kassouf honors.

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