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We found 10 providers matching tracheostomy and who accept Affinity Health Plan near Brooklyn, NY.

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

Dr. Vinay Tak is a medical specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tak include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Tak accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He graduated from Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. Dr. Tak is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , tracheostomy

All Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Achalasia, Pectus Excavatum, Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracic Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Ramachandra Cherukuru Reddy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
240 Willoughby Street; 5th Floor, Suite 5a
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Ramachandra Reddy specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Reddy (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Tamil. He has a special interest in heart bypass surgery (CABG), pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. After attending Madras Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Reddy is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Fellowship on Health Policy Management Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary Embolism, Coronary Artery Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,825
  • Medicare Cost: $448
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Dr. Dong-Seok Daniel Lee, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
300 Cadman Plaza West; 1 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Dong-Seok Lee's specialty is thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Bronx VA Medical Center. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , tracheostomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Sarcoma, Upper Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Fundoplication, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Lung ... (Read more)

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Dr. Andrew Burchess Tassler, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1305 York Avenue, Department of Otolaryngology; Floor 5
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Tassler is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Tassler completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. His areas of expertise include skull base tumors, thyroid cancer, and tongue cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Tassler has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Nose Surgery, Larynx Cancer, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Skull ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,550
  • Medicare Cost: $423
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Dr. Brendon Matthew Stiles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
525 East 68th Street, M-404; Cardiothoracic Surgery - Upper East Side
New York, NY
 

Dr. Brendon Stiles' medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Stiles's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and lung cancer. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stiles honors. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Compliance Leader, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Stiles (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: VATS Lung Surgery, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Excision, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,432
  • Medicare Cost: $435
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Dr. Alyssa Michelle Hackett, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
77 Worth Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alyssa Hackett specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and practices in New York, NY. She studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Hackett trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for her residency. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), nasal fractures, and sleep apnea. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hackett has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. She is conversant in Spanish. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , tracheostomy

All Interests: Deafness, Septoplasty, Stenosis, Nasal Fractures, Ruptured Eardrum, Tympanoplasty, Lymph Node ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Keith Frank, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
10 Union Square E; Bimc Department of Otolaryngology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Douglas Frank's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Frank studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frank honors. In addition to English, Dr. Frank (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Yiddish. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,390
  • Medicare Cost: $312
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Dr. Fouad Elias Elias Lajam, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
150 East 77th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Fouad Lajam is a thoracic surgeon in Flushing, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Lajam's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Elmhurst Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Lajam (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , tracheostomy

All Interests: Heart Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Diagnostic Bronchoscopy, Thoracotomy, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal ... (Read more)

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Dr. Andrew Jonathan Kaufman, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
168 Centre Street; Suite 3m
New York, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Kaufman's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, thoracic outlet syndrome, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Kaufman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Kaufman speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , tracheostomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Stenosis, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Thoracotomy, Trachea Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
20 Plaza Street East
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Anukware Ketosugbo is a vascular surgeon. Dr. Ketosugbo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Coney Island Hospital, and Maimonides Medical Center. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Ketosugbo accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $725
  • Medicare Cost: $454
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What is a Tracheostomy?

Tracheostomy or tracheotomy is a surgical procedure to open an airway in a blocked trachea, or windpipe. A small hole is created in the neck, and a tube is often inserted into the hole to provide support and drainage. The patient can breathe through the hole that is created.

Tracheostomy is performed for a variety of reasons when a bypass to the normal airway is needed. A patient may have an object lodged in their throat or have an injury that damaged their windpipe. They may have cancer or a swelling in their throat that stops air from moving freely. Sometimes tracheostomy is performed to make breathing easier when patients are paralyzed or have trouble coming off a ventilator.

A tracheostomy can be temporary or permanent. A temporary tracheostomy tends to heal over easily when the tube is removed, leaving a small scar. A permanent tracheostomy can make speech difficult at first. It takes time to learn how to use your throat and air in a new way. Tracheostomy is a fairly simple procedure, but it can make all the difference in a life or death situation.