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

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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mendes's areas of expertise include the following: laser surgery, venous disease, and sclerotherapy. She is affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt. Before completing her residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Mendes attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Patients gave Dr. Mendes an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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

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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 medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Horovitz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Yiddish, and Russian. His areas of expertise include the following: bowel surgery, gastrointestinal cancer, and hernia surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center. He studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for his residency. Dr. Horovitz takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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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 specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Hirsch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hirsch include colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and abdominal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Hirsch attended St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Hirsch has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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

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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. Dr. Velcek's areas of expertise consist of 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). Dr. Velcek is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Velcek's office for an appointment. 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 has received the distinction of 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. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tak accepts. He attended Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Dr. Tak (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. 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. George S Ferzli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Critical Care
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. George Ferzli is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital - South, Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC), and NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Ferzli is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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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 specialties are general surgery, nutrition, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His clinical interests include burn surgery, burns, and intensive care. Dr. Bessey accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Bessey has received 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) speaks 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. 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. Patients rated Dr. Ginsburg highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ginsburg accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ginsburg completed a residency program at Bellevue Hospital Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Ginsburg 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. Brian Patrick Harlin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
251 E 33rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brian Harlin's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Harlin average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, minimally invasive surgery, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harlin honors. Dr. Harlin graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Harlin (or staff) speaks 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. Ajay Goyal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
79 Hudson Street; Suite 301
Hoboken, NJ
 

Dr. Ajay Goyal works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Union, NJ, Hoboken, NJ, and Springfield, NJ. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Goyal performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. His areas of expertise include gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, and more. 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: 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 area of specialization is general surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Menken's clinical interests encompass breast cancer surgery. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is closed to new patients at this time. 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 is conversant in Spanish.

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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 specialist in general surgery. He works in Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: breast surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. Dr. Savits is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Savits's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Savits (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. Anjan Rau, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
330 9th Street; Park Slope Medical Office P.c.
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Anjan Rau specializes in general surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Rau include phlebectomy (vein removal), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and arteriovenous (AV) fistula. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rau takes. In addition to English, Dr. Rau (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic 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. Ernesto Alfredo Mendoza, MD
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, General Surgery
10 Plaza Street; Suite 1a
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ernesto Mendoza, who practices in Elmhurst, NY and Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in head and neck surgery and general surgery. He attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Mendoza's residency was performed at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Mendoza include thyroid surgery, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mendoza takes. Dr. Mendoza is conversant in 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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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 graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Ross's areas of expertise include pressure ulcers (bedsores), carbon monoxide poisoning, and osteomyelitis. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ross honors. Dr. Ross (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Ross is 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. Norman Jay Chideckel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
380 Second Avenue; Suite 1004
New York City, NY
 

Dr. Norman Chideckel is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Chideckel is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Chideckel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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