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We found 45 general surgeons who accept Medicare near Pawtucket, RI.

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Dr. James Holsapple, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Neurosurgery, Preventive Medicine
55 Claverick Street; Suite 100
Providence, RI
 

Dr. James Holsapple's areas of specialization are general surgery, neurosurgery, and preventive medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Holsapple average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). He honors AARP, Aetna, and Medicare insurance. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Holsapple's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received distinctions including Attending of the Year Award, Upstate Medical University (SUNY) Syracuse, NY and Alpha Omega Alpha, Upstate Medical University (SUNY), Syracuse, NY.

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Clinical interests: Brain Aneurysm

Dr. David T Barrall, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
151 Waterman Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. David Barrall practices plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery in Providence, RI. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Barrall include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Barrall graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He trained at Rhode Island Hospital for his residency. He has received the distinction of Top Doc in Plastic Surgery, RI Monthly Magazine. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Barrall is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Surgery, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Edward Cataldo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2 Dudley Street; Suite 370
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Thomas Cataldo is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cataldo graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Cataldo trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Cataldo (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Frank William Sellke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
208 Collyer Street; Suite 301
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Frank Sellke is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Sellke is conversant in German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sellke include heart tumor and heart surgery. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Dr. Sellke attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Summa Akron City Hospital and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, and Medicaid. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sellke include: National Institutes of Health Grants; Top Surgeons in American; and Indiana University School of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Heart Tumor, Heart Valve Repair, Aortic Disease, Surgical Procedures, Heart Surgery

Dr. Matthew Daniel Vrees, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
334 East Avenue
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Matthew Vrees' specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Vrees (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vrees include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and a graduate of Rhode Island Hospital's residency program. Dr. Vrees has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. Dr. Vrees has received the distinction of Rhode Island Top Doctor. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Jennifer Suzanne Gass, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Critical Care
1 Blackstone Place; 2nd Floor
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Jennifer Gass is a physician who specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise consist of cancer surgery, breast surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gass average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, Aetna, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. She has received the following distinctions: Research Training Award, University of Maryland; Medical School; and Scholasatic Achievement Award, American Medical. Dr. Gass offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. R James Koness, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
50 Maude Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. R. Koness' specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Koness's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koness include cancer surgery, breast issues, and endocrine surgery. He takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University, Dr. Koness attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Clinical Oncology Fellowship, American Cancer Society; Fellow, American College Of Surgeons; and Member, Rhode Island Chapter Of The American. Dr. Koness's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Issues, Endocrine Surgery

Dr. Ashley Rachelle Stuckey, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology
1 Blackstone Place
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Ashley Stuckey sees patients in Providence, RI. Her medical specialties are general surgery and gynecologic oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Stuckey include breast surgery. She is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Stuckey accepts Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Stuckey obtained her medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed her residency at Lahey Clinic, Charity Hospital, New Orleans, and a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Stuckey (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

Dr. Charu Taneja, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
146 West River Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Charu Taneja's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient ratings for Dr. Taneja average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Taneja include cancer surgery. She accepts Medicare insurance. She attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Lok Nayak Hospital, G.B. Pant Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Taneja offers interpreting services for her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. Dr. Taneja is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery

Dr. Naji Wagih Mazloum, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Critical Care
333 School Street; Suite 305
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Naji Mazloum is a physician who specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and critical care (intensive care medicine). He obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Mazloum highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Great-West Healthcare, and AARP, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mazloum (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island and St. Anne's Hospital. Dr. Mazloum welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Paul Yu Liu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
50 Maude Street; 2nd Floor
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Paul Liu's areas of specialization are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery; he sees patients in Providence, RI. Dr. Liu attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Liu average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Liu has received the following distinction: Heal The Children, Northeast. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Dr. Liu's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth L Altenhein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
100 Highland Avenue; Suite 309
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Elizabeth Altenhein is a specialist in general surgery. Dr. Altenhein attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Altenhein include breast surgery and thyroid surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Altenhein accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She has received the following distinctions: Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Outstanding Physician and Award, .. She is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Altenhein's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery

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Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
195 Collyer Street; Suite 302
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Sivamainthan Vithiananthan works as a general surgeon and intensivist. Dr. Vithiananthan's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include laryngology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and St. George's University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Vithiananthan include: Commendation Letter - Presentation; Excellence In Teaching; and Excellence In Teaching Award Suny At Stonybrook. Dr. Vithiananthan's professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laryngology

Dr. Adam Augustus Klipfel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
334 East Avenue
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Adam Klipfel's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in North Providence, RI, East Providence, RI, and Lincoln, RI. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Klipfel trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klipfel include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and colon cancer. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Neighborhood Health Plan, AARP, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klipfel honors. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Top Doc RI; resident/fellow teaching award; and Top Doc RI 2012(2012). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Klipfel's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon Cancer

Dr. Steven Schechter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
334 East Avenue
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Steven Schechter is a specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. He works in East Providence, RI, Lincoln, RI, and Woonsocket, RI. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a graduate of Rhode Island Hospital's residency program. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Schechter has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Schechter honors Great-West Healthcare, Coventry, and First Health, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schechter (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Surgery

Dr. Peter Severin Gill, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
333 School Street
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Peter Gill's area of specialization is general surgery. His clinical interests include ulcers, gastrointestinal surgery, and abdominal wall reconstruction. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Beverly Hospital, and Atrius Health. Dr. Gill is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of National Naval Medical Center's residency program. He honors Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

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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.