We found 16 general surgeons who accept Healthfirst near Flushing, NY.

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Dominic Andrew Filardi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
310 East Shore Road
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Dominic Filardi works as a general surgeon in Great Neck, NY and Lake Success, NY. Dr. Filardi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is especially interested in breast surgery. Dr. Filardi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Filardi attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Filardi is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

Robert J. Dring, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
310 East Shore Road
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Robert Dring works as a general surgeon, colon and rectal surgeon, and alternative medicine practitioner. Patient ratings for Dr. Dring average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, Dr. Dring attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Dring (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Dring is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Paul Katz's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Katz (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Katz is especially interested in breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Katz a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Katz is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

Mansoor H Beg, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
600 Northern Boulevard; Suite 111
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Mansoor Beg is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist in Great Neck, NY and Lake Success, NY. Dr. Beg graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Beg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Beg (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Dominick Gadaleta is a general surgeon. Dr. Gadaleta (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Gadaleta is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gadaleta accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. His practice is open to new patients.

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Angelo Procaccino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
310 East Shore Road; Suite 203
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Angelo Procaccino works as a general surgeon. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Procaccino accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Procaccino attended medical school at New York Medical College. His residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Procaccino (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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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. Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. His areas of expertise include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Tak is professionally affiliated with Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Tak attended medical school at Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Tak completed residency programs at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. 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
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    97.2%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.2 times the average?
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  • Based on 180 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Charles Choy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
136-17 39th Avenue; Suite Cf - E
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Charles Choy's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Choy has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Choy welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Korean.

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

Dr. Bradley Schwack practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Pomona, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwack include stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schwack completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Schwack has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Schwack (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

Dr. Steven Mitchell Cohen, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Critical Care
5645 Main Street; Room M204
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Steven Cohen sees patients in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. His medical specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and critical care (intensive care medicine). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and whipple procedure. He is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Cohen's 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. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen honors.

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

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 surgeon and general surgeon in Elmhurst, NY and Brooklyn, NY. He has a special interest in thyroid surgery, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Mendoza is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Mendoza attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. 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

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 in New York, NY, Pomona, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Fielding average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include obesity, fundoplication, and hernia surgery. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fielding attended medical school at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. Dr. Fielding (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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)

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

Dr. Anjan Rau works as a general surgeon. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rau include phlebectomy (vein removal), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and arteriovenous (AV) fistula. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. Dr. Rau (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His professional 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)

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

Dr. Prakashchandra Rao's medical specialty is general surgery. He studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College. His training includes residency programs at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College and Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Rao takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Rao's hospital/clinic 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
143-25 A Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Jung Lee is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Lee's clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Korea University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. In addition to English, 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)

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 specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. Dr. Rifkind graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed 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 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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