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Dr. I Michael Michael Leitman, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
10 Union Square E
New York, NY
 

Dr. I. Leitman is a surgeon and intensivist. Patient ratings for Dr. Leitman average 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: small bowel resection, colectomy (colon resection), and thyroid cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. He takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Leitman welcomes new patients. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the distinction of Top Doctor New York Metro Area Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Gastric Ulcer, Tumor, Breast Biopsy, Diverticular ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michael Eric Zenilman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
263 7th Avenue; Suite #5a, Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Michael Zenilman's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Zenilman is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, crohn's disease, and thyroid cancer. He honors Amerigroup, Coresource, Anthem, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Howard County General Hospital, and Suburban Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Research, Rectal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Shaun Allen Steigman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
525 E 68th Street, Box 209; Division of Pediatric Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Shaun Steigman works as a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and pediatric thoracic surgeon in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, lung surgery, and abnormal prenatal diagnosis. He honors Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Steigman attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Steigman trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Steigman's distinctions include: New York Rising Stars; Isaac O. Mehrez Award for Surgical Excellence, Mt. Auburn Hospital; and Poster of Distinction, Massachussetts Chapter of American College of Surgeons, 54th Annual Meeting. Dr. Steigman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Circumcision, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

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) in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ferzli attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school and subsequently trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,444
  • Medicare Cost: $763
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Dr. George John Tsioulias, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Other
50 East 69th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. George Tsioulias works as a cancer surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon polypectomy, lymphoscintigraphy scan (sentinel lymph node imaging), and small bowel resection. Dr. Tsioulias is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, POMCO, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. After completing medical school at The University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine and the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Tsioulias (or staff) speaks Spanish, Japanese, and Greek. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Lenox Hill Hospital, and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Lymphoscintigraphy Scan, Gastrostomy, Tumor, Breast Biopsy, Appendectomy, Small Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Demetri J Merianos, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite #3b, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Demetri Merianos' specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery), pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric head and neck surgery. He practices in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Merianos is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, cancer surgery, and pectus excavatum. Dr. Merianos's professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Merianos honors. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: New York Rising Stars; Weill Cornell Medical Center Excellence in Teaching Award; and National Merit Scholarship. Dr. Merianos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Circumcision, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Marek Macura, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Other
948 48th Street; 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Jerzy Macura specializes in surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Macura takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended medical school at Medical University of Silesia. Dr. Macura (or staff) speaks Polish and Russian. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Macura has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,731
  • Medicare Cost: $765
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5 Chatham Square; New York Methodist Hosp Department of Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charlene Chao is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Chao include gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and varicose veins. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. She takes Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chao studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Geisinger Medical Center. She speaks Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Women's Health ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
346 76th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Michael Kassouf's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Kassouf include carotid artery surgery, hernia surgery, and vascular malformations. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Kassouf (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Critical Care
423 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Steven Cohen's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and hernia surgery. Dr. Cohen is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cohen's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Gallbladder Removal ... (Read more)

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Dr. James Chester Rucinski, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
506 Sixth Street; Department of Surgery
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. James Rucinski is a general surgeon in Brooklyn, NY. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Rucinski's areas of expertise include burns, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and breast cancer. He honors Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rucinski graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Rucinski trained at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Rucinski (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Burns, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
263 Seventh Avenue; Suite 5a, Nym Medical Pavilion
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Syed Shah, who practices in Brooklyn, NY, is a medical specialist in surgery and gastroenterology (digestive system). Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include thyroid problems, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem. He attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. He completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Hersch Leon Pachter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
530 First Avenue, Department of Surgery; Suite 6c
New York, NY
 

Dr. Hersch Pachter is a New York, NY physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In addition to English, Dr. Pachter (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Pachter is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Pachter attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Pachter is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,000
  • Medicare Cost: $807
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Dr. Barry Sorrel Savits, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center; 1456
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Barry Savits' area of specialization is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Savits include breast surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and rectal surgery. Dr. Savits honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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 foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Circumcision, Skin Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Rectal ... (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 is a general surgeon in Brooklyn, NY and Jackson Heights, NY. Dr. Rau (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. These areas are among Dr. Rau's clinical interests: phlebectomy (vein removal), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn and New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. His medical residency was performed at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Rau's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Hemorrhoid Surgery, Phlebectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Stents, Varicose ... (Read more)

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Dr. Piotr Jerzy Gorecki, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
506 6th Street; Department of Surgery
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Piotr Gorecki practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Gorecki (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Russian. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Dr. Gorecki is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. After attending Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Gorecki has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy)

All Interests: Achalasia, Hernia Surgery, Pancreatic Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight ... (Read more)

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What is Gallbladder Removal?

The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped organ on the right side of the upper abdomen, underneath the liver. Its purpose is to store bile, which is used to digest fat. Occasionally, the gallbladder can develop mineral stones, called gallstones. If they are large enough, gallstones can block the ducts in the gallbladder and cause swelling and infection. Gallstones can be treated with lifestyle changes and medication, but sometimes this is not enough. In these cases, it is best to remove the gallbladder before it can cause more serious problems. The surgical removal of the gallbladder is called a cholecystectomy.

Today, most gallbladder surgeries are done laparoscopically. Four tiny incisions are made in the abdomen, and small tools are inserted through these tiny incisions to perform the surgery. Because the incisions are much smaller, recovery time is much faster with this type of surgery. Patients are usually discharged from the hospital the same day. Sometimes, open surgery is used to remove a gallbladder. In this type of surgery, a cut about six inches long is made in the upper right abdomen. After the gallbladder is removed, it is sutured or stapled closed. With open surgery, patients usually stay in the hospital for two to three days to recover before they are discharged.

Gallbladder removal, like any surgery, carries some risks, such as bleeding, infection, or the development of blood clots. Your doctor will tell you how to minimize your risk for complications. After your surgery, avoid strenuous activity for several days. Don’t soak in a bath until your sutures or staples have been removed. Wash your hands before touching the area around your incision. It will take a couple of days until you are feeling like yourself again and a few weeks until the scar has healed and faded.