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We found 32 general surgeons who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Brooklyn, NY.

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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 specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Hirsch's areas of clinical interest consist of colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and abdominal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Hirsch (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is 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. Joel H Horovitz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
948 48th Street; 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Joel Horovitz works as a general surgeon in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Horovitz (or staff) speaks Spanish, Yiddish, and Russian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Horovitz include bowel surgery and hernia surgery. He is affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center. He studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Horovitz is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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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's medical specialty is general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He graduated from Saint Joseph University of Beirut. His training includes a residency program at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Ferzli has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Ferzli's professional affiliations include Staten Island University Hospital - South, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialties are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). She has a special interest in gynecological problems, adolescent gynecology, and hernia surgery. Dr. Velcek is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Velcek graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She trained at St. Clare's Hospital and Health Center for residency. Dr. Velcek has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Velcek (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Croatian, and Spanish.

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

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Dr. Rasa Zarnegear, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
520 East 70th Street Starr 8
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rasa Zarnegear's specialty is general surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Zarnegear (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. Clinical interests for Dr. Zarnegear include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Zarnegear is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coresource, Amerigroup, and United Healthcare Compass are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zarnegear accepts. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Zarnegear has received include One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and In 2012, Dr. Zarnegar was named "Top Doctor in NY Metro Area" by Castle Connolly.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Manometry, Hyperparathyroidism, Esophagus Problems, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

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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's specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. She practices in Shrewsbury, NJ, Springfield, NJ, and Montclair, NJ. She has indicated that her clinical interests include reconstructive surgery. Dr. Schneider is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, QualCare, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Her professional affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Jersey City Medical 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 specialist in general surgery, nutrition, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in New York, NY. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bessey include burn surgery, burns, and intensive care. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Bessey 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. Bessey (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Burns, Wounds, Burn Surgery, Intensive Care, Trauma

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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' specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Dr. Mendes is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Mendes completed her residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Vinay Tak's areas of specialization are general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. 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). His areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Tak honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Unfortunately, Dr. Tak is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Ajay Goyal's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Union, NJ, Hoboken, NJ, and Springfield, NJ. Dr. Goyal is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goyal include gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center. 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. Dr. Goyal honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Howard Ginsburg is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Ginsburg attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. The average patient rating for Dr. Ginsburg is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ginsburg accepts. 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 New York, NY physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Harlin's clinical interests: diverticular disease, minimally invasive surgery, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). Patient ratings for Dr. Harlin average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harlin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Harlin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. He is 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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Specializes in General Surgery
325 E 79th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Faith Menken specializes in general surgery and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Menken is conversant in Spanish. She has a special interest in breast cancer surgery. 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. Patients gave Dr. Menken an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer Surgery

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

Dr. Barry Savits is a general surgeon in Brooklyn, NY. These areas are among Dr. Savits's clinical interests: breast surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 Spanish, French, and Yiddish. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Frank Ross' areas of specialization are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and wound care; he sees patients in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: pressure ulcers (bedsores), carbon monoxide poisoning, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Ross is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His 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 professionally 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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Dr. Anjan Rau, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
330 9th Street; Park Slope Medical Office P.c.
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Anjan Rau is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Rau (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: phlebectomy (vein removal), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and arteriovenous (AV) fistula. Dr. Rau is professionally affiliated with New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn and New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Before completing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Rau attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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