We found 13 general surgeons who accept Healthfirst near Flushing, NY.

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Dr. Vinay Manohar Tak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
45th Ave@ Parson Boulevard
Flushing, 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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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. Dominick Gadaleta, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
310 East Shore Road
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Dominick Gadaleta works as a general surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gadaleta accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Gadaleta's training includes a residency program at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Gadaleta (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Gadaleta has an open panel.

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Dr. Angelo John Procaccinno, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
310 East Shore Road
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Angelo Procaccino's medical specialty is general surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Procaccino obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Procaccino (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Procaccino is open to new patients.

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Dr. Charles Choy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
136-17 39th Avenue; Suite Cf - E
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Charles Choy specializes in general surgery and practices in Staten Island, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and Flushing, NY. Dr. Choy speaks Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Choy accepts. Dr. Choy is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Bradley Franklin Schwack, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, NY
 

Dr. Bradley Schwack is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Pomona, NY. Dr. Schwack (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwack include stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Schwack attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwack has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Fundoplication, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Abdominal Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Paul Katz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
310 East Shore Road
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Paul Katz is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Katz include breast surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Katz (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Katz is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Critical Care
5645 Main Street; Room M204
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Steven Cohen specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and critical care (intensive care medicine). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and whipple procedure. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Cohen attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Clinical interests: Whipple Procedure, Gallbladder Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Anjan Rau, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
34-43 83rd Street
Jackson Heights, NY
 

Dr. Anjan Rau specializes in general surgery and practices in Brooklyn, NY and Jackson Heights, NY. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: phlebectomy (vein removal), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and arteriovenous (AV) fistula. Patients gave Dr. Rau an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rau (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with 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, Stents, Varicose ... (Read more)

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Dr. Ernesto Alfredo Mendoza, MD
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery, General Surgery
40-45 78th Street
Elmhurst, NY
 

Dr. Ernesto Mendoza is a specialist in head and neck surgery and general surgery. Before performing his residency at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Mendoza attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. His areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid surgery, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Mendoza accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to 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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Specializes in General Surgery
143-25 A Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Jung Lee is a specialist in general surgery. He studied medicine at Korea University College of Medicine. Dr. Lee trained at New York Methodist Hospital for his residency. His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital - South.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Wounds, Rectal Problems, Circumcision, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal ... (Read more)

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Dr. George Alexander Fielding, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park, NY
 

Dr. George Fielding is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients gave Dr. Fielding an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include obesity, fundoplication, and hernia surgery. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fielding attended medical school at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. Dr. Fielding (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Gastroparesis, Fundoplication, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Hernia ... (Read more)

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Dr. Prakashchandra M Rao, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
1250 Waters Place; 1250 Waters Place
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Prakashchandra Rao specializes in general surgery. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rao honors. He attended Seth G.S. Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College and Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center for residency. Dr. Rao (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, Westchester Medical Center, and Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Suffern, NY).

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Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens; 56-45 Main Street
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Kenneth Rifkind's areas of specialization are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Rifkind takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Rifkind (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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.