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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, Thoracic Surgery
45th Ave@ Parson Boulevard
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Vinay Tak sees patients in Brooklyn, NY, Stony Brook, NY, and New York, NY. His medical specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He graduated from Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College. He trained at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tak include thoracic outlet syndrome, lung cancer, and achalasia. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Bengali, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Tak has a closed panel.

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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 E Shore Road
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Dominick Gadaleta sees patients in Great Neck, NY. His medical specialty is general surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Gadaleta performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Gadaleta (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Gadaleta is professionally affiliated with St. Francis Hospital and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Angelo Procaccino is a general surgery specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Procaccino honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Procaccino (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. He 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. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Choy a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Choy speaks Korean. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Paul Katz's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Katz (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Katz focuses on breast surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Katz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

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

Dr. Bradley Schwack, who practices in New York, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Pomona, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Schwack (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwack include stomach problems, gallbladder problems, and hernia surgery. Dr. Schwack is professionally affiliated with Manhattan Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Schwack graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 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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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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and hernia surgery. Dr. Cohen is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cohen's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Prakashchandra M Rao, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
1250 Waters Place; 1250 Waters Place
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Prakashchandra Rao's specialty is general surgery. 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 honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks 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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Dr. Anjan Rau, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
34-43 83rd Street
Jackson Heights, NY
 

Dr. Anjan Rau is a general surgeon in Brooklyn, NY and Jackson Heights, NY. Dr. Rau (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. These areas are among Dr. Rau's clinical interests: phlebectomy (vein removal), gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and angioplasty. He is professionally affiliated with New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn and New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. His medical residency was performed at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Rau's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst.

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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 practices head and neck surgery and general surgery. Dr. Mendoza's areas of expertise include thyroid surgery, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Mendoza attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Mendoza speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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. George Alexander Fielding, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park, NY
 

Dr. George Fielding's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include obesity, hernia surgery, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fielding is in-network 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. He is affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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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 is a general surgeon in Flushing, NY and Staten Island, NY. These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Korea University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Lee is conversant in Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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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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 general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Dr. Rifkind is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rifkind completed residency programs at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Rifkind (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, French, and Italian.

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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.