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 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. Dominick Gadaleta, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
310 East Shore Road; Suite 203
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Dominick Gadaleta is a general surgery specialist in Great Neck, NY and Valley Stream, NY. 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 obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Gadaleta highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has an open panel.

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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 specialist in general surgery. He works in Staten Island, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and Flushing, NY. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Choy is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is conversant in Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Choy welcomes 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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. Dr. Schwack's hospital/clinic affiliations include Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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 has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Schwack (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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

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Dr. Angelo John Procaccinno, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
310 East Shore Road; Suite 203
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Angelo Procaccino's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Procaccino graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Procaccino (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Procaccino has an open panel.

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Dr. Paul Katz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
310 East Shore Road; Suite 203
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Paul Katz works as a general surgeon in Great Neck, NY and Valley Stream, NY. Dr. Katz is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He has a special interest in breast surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Katz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He is accepting 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's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cohen trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and whipple procedure. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Whipple Procedure, Gallbladder Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (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, 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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Dr. Anjan Rau, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
34-43 83rd Street
Jackson Heights, 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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Specializes in General Surgery
143-25 A Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Jung Lee sees patients in Flushing, NY and Staten Island, NY. His medical specialty is general surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Staten Island University Hospital - South. He obtained his medical school training at Korea University College of Medicine and performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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 general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. His clinical interests include obesity, fundoplication, and hernia surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Fielding honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Fielding is a graduate of the University of Queensland School of Medicine. Dr. Fielding (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is professionally 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 works as a general surgeon. Dr. Rao graduated from Seth G.S. Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Rao trained at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College and Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Rao 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 specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Rifkind has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Rifkind (or staff) speaks Mandarin, French, and Italian. Dr. Rifkind 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.
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