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

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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 practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ferzli is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut and residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Ferzli is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Joel Horovitz sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialty is general surgery. He attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Horovitz's clinical interests encompass bowel surgery and hernia surgery. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Horovitz (or staff) speaks Spanish, Yiddish, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Christian Hirsch's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Hirsch's areas of clinical interest consist of colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and abdominal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hirsch graduated from 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. In addition to English, Dr. Hirsch (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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

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

Dr. Vinay Tak's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College, he performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). These areas are among Dr. Tak's clinical interests: thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Tak is closed to 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. Rasa Zarnegear, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
520 East 70th Street Starr 8
New York, NY
 

Dr. Rasa Zarnegear practices general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Zarnegear average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zarnegear include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Amerigroup, and United Healthcare Compass. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Zarnegear has received the following distinctions: 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. In addition to English, Dr. Zarnegear (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Manometry, Hyperparathyroidism, Esophagus Problems, 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' areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; she sees patients in New York, NY. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mendes accepts. Dr. Mendes's practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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 is a pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Staten Island, NY, New York, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Velcek include gynecological problems, adolescent gynecology, and hernia surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at St. Clare's Hospital and Health Center. Dr. Velcek has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Velcek (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Croatian, and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). Dr. Velcek welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Hernia Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Gastrointestinal Surgery, ... (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, who practices in Shrewsbury, NJ, Springfield, NJ, and Montclair, NJ, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. In her practice, Dr. Schneider focuses on reconstructive surgery. Dr. Schneider is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Jersey City Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, QualCare, Medicare, and more.

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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 practices general surgery, nutrition, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include burn surgery, burns, and intensive care. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bessey studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Bessey's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He 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. Brian Patrick Harlin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
251 E 33rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brian Harlin is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harlin include diverticular disease, minimally invasive surgery, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). Patient ratings for Dr. Harlin average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Harlin is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Harlin (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Harlin 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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Dr. Ajay Goyal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
79 Hudson Street; Suite 301
Hoboken, NJ
 

Dr. Ajay Goyal practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Goyal speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Faith Menken is a general surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Menken include breast cancer surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Menken is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, and Massachusetts General Hospital. 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. Anjan Rau, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
330 9th Street; Park Slope Medical Office P.c.
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Anjan Rau's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Rau (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Rau's areas of expertise include the following: phlebectomy (vein removal), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and angioplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn and New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and then went on to complete his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rau is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoid Surgery, Phlebectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Stents, Varicose ... (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 works as a general surgeon in Brooklyn, NY. His clinical interests include breast surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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 the following languages: 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)

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. Dr. Ginsburg's clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ginsburg completed a residency program at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Ginsburg has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. He is professionally 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)

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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 works as a head and neck surgeon and general surgeon in Elmhurst, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University and a graduate of Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Mendoza has a special interest in thyroid surgery, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Workers' Compensation, as well as 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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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.