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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. 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). His areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Tak honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Unfortunately, Dr. Tak is not accepting 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. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Schwack (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Schwack's areas of expertise include the following: 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. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Schwack's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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

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Dr. Dominick Gadaleta, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
310 East Shore Road
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Dominick Gadaleta is a specialist in general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gadaleta average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gadaleta takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Gadaleta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Gadaleta is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He 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 is a general surgery specialist in Great Neck, NY. He graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at North Shore University Hospital for his residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Procaccino at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Procaccino honors. In addition to English, Dr. Procaccino (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Procaccino's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Charles Choy is a general surgery specialist. He speaks Korean. Dr. Choy is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. He is a graduate of 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 honors. Dr. Choy has an open panel.

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

Dr. Steven Cohen's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and critical care (intensive care medicine). Before performing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Cohen attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and whipple procedure. Dr. Cohen honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Gallbladder Removal ... (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 medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Katz studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Katz include breast surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Katz is 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katz honors. Dr. Katz (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. Dr. Katz is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

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

Dr. Anjan Rau is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Rau (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: phlebectomy (vein removal), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and arteriovenous (AV) fistula. Dr. Rau is professionally affiliated with New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn and New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Before completing his residency at New York Methodist Hospital, Dr. Rau attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 head and neck surgery and general surgery specialist in Elmhurst, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mendoza's clinical interests include thyroid surgery, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. Mendoza obtained his medical school training at Cayetano Heredia University and performed his residency at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Workers' Compensation, and more.

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Clinical interests: Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery, Breast Cancer

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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 general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Fielding a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, fundoplication, and hernia surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. Dr. Fielding (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Yiddish.

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

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Specializes in General Surgery
143-25 A Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Jung Lee specializes in general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Lee accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Korea University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Lee is 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. Prakashchandra M Rao, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
1250 Waters Place; 1250 Waters Place
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Prakashchandra Rao is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Bronx, NY, Yonkers, NY, and West Nyack, NY. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College and then he performed his residency at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College and Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). In addition to English, Dr. Rifkind (or staff) speaks Mandarin, French, and Italian. Dr. Rifkind is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Rifkind attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Rifkind takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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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.