We found 30 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 works as a general surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. His areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Tak is professionally affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Tak attended medical school 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). He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Joel Horovitz's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Horovitz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Yiddish, and Russian. His clinical interests include bowel surgery, gastrointestinal cancer, and hernia surgery. Dr. Horovitz is professionally affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Horovitz attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. He 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, ... (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 specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in New York, NY. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and abdominal surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hirsch 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 and a graduate of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' residency program. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Hirsch (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Hirsch 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. George S Ferzli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Critical Care
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. George Ferzli specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Ferzli is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ferzli accepts. After completing medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Ferzli is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices in New York, NY. Dr. Mendes's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass laser surgery, venous disease, and sclerotherapy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for her residency. Dr. Mendes has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mendes is affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt. She has an open panel.

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

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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). Dr. Velcek has a special interest in gynecological problems, adolescent gynecology, and hernia surgery. Dr. Velcek's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). Dr. Velcek is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Velcek is open to new patients. Dr. Velcek is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Velcek trained at St. Clare's Hospital and Health Center for residency. Dr. Velcek has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Velcek (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Dr. Ginsburg's professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Ginsburg attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ginsburg has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Liver Tumor, Varicocele, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Neuroendocrine ... (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 general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Union, NJ, Hoboken, NJ, and Springfield, NJ. Dr. Goyal is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Goyal accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Goyal attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. He speaks Spanish.

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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 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. She is especially interested in breast cancer surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna. In addition to English, Dr. Menken speaks Spanish. Unfortunately, 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. 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 medical specialist in general surgery, nutrition, and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: burn surgery, burns, and intensive care. Dr. Bessey takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. 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) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Brian Patrick Harlin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
251 E 33rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brian Harlin practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Harlin a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harlin include diverticular disease, minimally invasive surgery, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Harlin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. 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. Dr. Harlin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoidectomy, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon ... (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 is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Savits studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Savits include breast surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Savits (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Yiddish. Dr. Savits 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. Ernesto Alfredo Mendoza, MD
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, General Surgery
10 Plaza Street; Suite 1a
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ernesto Mendoza is a head and neck surgeon and general surgeon in Elmhurst, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He has a special interest in thyroid surgery, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Mendoza is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Mendoza attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. 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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Dr. Anjan Rau, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
330 9th Street; Park Slope Medical Office P.c.
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Anjan Rau works as a general surgeon. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rau include phlebectomy (vein removal), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and arteriovenous (AV) fistula. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. Dr. Rau (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include 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, Stent, Varicose ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Angela Glasnapp specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glasnapp include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. She takes Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Glasnapp attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Glasnapp is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Esophagus Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
100 Clinton Street; Suite 2
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Raffaele Borriello's areas of specialization are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Borriello's clinical interests include stomach surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Kings County Hospital Center for his residency. Dr. Borriello has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Borriello (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Polish, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Hernia Surgery, Rectal Surgery, Colon Problems, Skin Cancer, 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.
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