We found 31 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. Dr. Tak's areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He studied medicine at Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Tak completed residency programs at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Tak's professional affiliations include Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He is closed to 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
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    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. Palmer Quintard Bessey, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Nutrition, Critical Care
525 East 68th Street Starr 7
New York, NY
 

Dr. Palmer Bessey's areas of specialization are general surgery, nutrition, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Bessey attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: burn surgery, burns, and intensive care. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bessey takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bessey 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 professionally 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 specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Mendes average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mendes's areas of expertise consist of laser surgery, venous disease, and sclerotherapy. She is affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mendes is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Christian Hirsch's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hirsch include colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and abdominal surgery. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Hirsch has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Hirsch (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German.

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

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

Dr. Howard Ginsburg specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Dr. Ginsburg performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Ginsburg is affiliated with 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)

Dr. George S Ferzli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Critical Care
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. George Ferzli's specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). After completing medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Ferzli an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) speaks 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. Joel H Horovitz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
948 48th Street; 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Joel Horovitz is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon in Brooklyn, NY. He has a special interest in bowel surgery, gastrointestinal cancer, and hernia surgery. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 Spanish, Yiddish, and Russian. He is affiliated with 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, ... (Read more)

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). Dr. Francisca Velcek practices in Staten Island, NY, New York, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Velcek is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and a graduate of St. Clare's Hospital and Health Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Velcek include gynecological problems, adolescent gynecology, and hernia surgery. Dr. Velcek honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Velcek has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Velcek (or staff) speaks Filipino, Croatian, and Spanish. Dr. Velcek's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). Dr. Velcek has an open panel.

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

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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Goyal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Goyal's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goyal honors.

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

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

Dr. Faith Menken's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Menken's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in breast cancer surgery. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Menken is not currently accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, and Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer Surgery

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

Dr. Angela Glasnapp is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. She graduated from New York Medical College. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Glasnapp include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. She is in-network for Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder 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 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. Brian Patrick Harlin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
251 E 33rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brian Harlin is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Harlin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, minimally invasive surgery, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). Dr. Harlin is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Harlin at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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

Dr. Shahabuddin Ahmad, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
953 49th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Shahabuddin Ahmad practices general surgery and trauma surgery in Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise consist of bowel surgery, stomach surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Ahmad honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Ahmad is conversant in Bengali.

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Clinical interests: Hernia Surgery, Bowel Surgery, Gallbladder Problems, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Stomach ... (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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