We found 26 bariatric surgeons who accept Cigna near Brooklyn, NY.

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Dr. Koji Md Park, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
425 West 59th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Koji Park sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is bariatric surgery. Dr. Park's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His clinical interests include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, small bowel resection, and colectomy (colon resection). He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Park include: Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Award Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons; Excellent Teaching Resident/Fellow Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Surgery; and Chief Resident of the Year Award St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Department of Surgery. Dr. Park (or staff) is conversant in Japanese. He also offers language support for Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Park's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gastrostomy, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Appendectomy, Small Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul A Thodiyil, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
300 Cadman Plaza West
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Paul Thodiyil is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Thodiyil include achalasia, inguinal hernia repair, and diaphragmatic hernia. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Thodiyil accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Ibadan College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Thodiyil completed his residency training at Hammersmith Hospital and New York Methodist Hospital. His distinctions include: Most Outstanding Resident of the Year New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn; NY 2007 Innovator Award Cleveland Clinic Innovations; and Outstanding Service Award Department of Surgery, LAC+USC Medical Center. Dr. Thodiyil (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Small ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5 Chatham Square; New York Methodist Hosp Department of Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charlene Chao practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chao include gynecomastia, gallbladder problems, and women's health issues. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chao honors Amerigroup, Coresource, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Chao completed her residency training at Geisinger Medical Center. She speaks Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Angela Jack Glasnapp, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
79 Hudson Street; Suite 301
Hoboken, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Glasnapp is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Springfield, NJ, Union, NJ, and Hoboken, NJ. She is a graduate of New York Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Glasnapp include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and colorectal cancer. She is in-network for Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Glasnapp's professional affiliations include JFK Hospital and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Julio A Teixeira, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
186 E 76th Street; 1st Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Julio Teixeira is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Teixeira attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Teixeira's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Teixeira (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and Northwell Health Physician Partners. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Ajay Goyal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
79 Hudson Street; Suite 301
Hoboken, NJ
 

Dr. Ajay Goyal's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Goyal is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastric bypass surgery, colorectal cancer, and gallstones. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goyal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marina S Kurian, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
161 Madison Avenue; Suite 9se
New York, NY
 

Dr. Marina Kurian's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kurian include gastrectomy, minimally invasive surgery, and fundoplication. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kurian attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Fundoplication, Acid Reflux, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Stomach ... (Read more)

Dr. George S Ferzli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Critical Care
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. George Ferzli's specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Staten Island, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Ferzli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Ferzli's areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), thyroid surgery, and hernia surgery. His professional affiliations include NYU Lutheran Associates and Staten Island University Hospital. Before completing his residency at Staten Island University Hospital, Dr. Ferzli attended medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Patient ratings for Dr. Ferzli average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ferzli has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Fundoplication, Abdominal Surgery, Obesity, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheguevara I Afaneh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
520 E 70th Street, Floor 8; Starr 8
New York, NY
 

Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, colon cancer, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Afaneh honors. Dr. Afaneh studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Afaneh include: Int J Surg Mar 8;40:169-175; T holey RM, Hassen S, Benhuri D, Abelson J, Zarnegar R, Dakin G, Pomp A; and Mar;161(3):611-617. Dr. Afaneh (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Diverticular Disease, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
425 West 59th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. James McGinty works as a bariatric surgeon in New York, NY. Dr. McGinty is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. McGinty include: Award Castle Connolly Top Doctors - NYC; Regional Top Doctor - New York City, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd; and Outstanding Young Attending Award St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Alumni Association. He speaks Spanish. Dr. McGinty is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Bradley Franklin Schwack, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 10s
New York, NY
 

Dr. Bradley Schwack is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schwack's areas of expertise include the following: stomach problems, hernia surgery, and hernia. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Schwack completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone.

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

Dr. Alfons Pomp, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
520 East 70th Street Starr 8
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alfons Pomp is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Pomp a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: computer assisted surgery (CAS), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and achalasia. He accepts Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pomp graduated from the University of Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Pomp (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Achalasia, Endoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory F Dakin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
520 East 70th Street Starr 8
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gregory Dakin is a New York, NY physician who specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Dakin average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dakin include computer assisted surgery (CAS), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dakin graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Dakin's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea S Bedrosian, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
101 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Andrea Bedrosian is a bariatric surgery specialist. Dr. Bedrosian's areas of expertise include the following: gastrectomy, ulcers, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Bedrosian honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bedrosian attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Bedrosian's residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Bedrosian is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone.

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

Dr. Christine J Ren-Fielding, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
101 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Christine Ren-Fielding, who practices in New York, NY, Pomona, NY, and Staten Island, NY, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Her clinical interests include obesity, fundoplication, and metabolism. Dr. Ren-Fielding's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Ren-Fielding attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is affiliated with NYU Langone.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Fundoplication, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharique Nazir, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Sharique Nazir sees patients in Brooklyn, NY. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is affiliated with NYU Lutheran Associates. He attended medical school at Our Lady of Fatima University, Fatima College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nazir completed residency programs at Princess Royal Hospital and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Nazir average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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What is Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric or weight-loss surgery is a surgical procedure performed to help significantly obese patients lose weight when more traditional methods, such as dieting and exercise, have not helped. Depending on the type, these surgeries change the gastrointestinal tract to limit how much food can be eaten and also change how food is absorbed by the body. Of the various bariatric surgeries available, the most common is gastric bypass.

By far the most common of the gastric bypass surgeries is called “Roux-en-Y.” During this surgery, part of the stomach and small intestine are detached from the gastrointestinal tract, in order to make the tract smaller. The surgeon divides the stomach into two parts. The working stomach, at the end of the esophagus, is now tiny - only the size of a walnut. This makes patients feel full after eating a small amount of food. Then the small intestine is also divided, and after bypassing a section of the small intestine to reduce food absorption, the intestine is attached to the small stomach pouch. The patient now has a working stomach and intestine like before, only much smaller.

Because gastric bypass is used to treat extreme obesity, it can reduce the risk of some of the problems associated with obesity. Gastric bypass can help treat or reduce the risk for such conditions as heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and type 2 diabetes. However, it is a major surgery and also carries risks itself. Any surgery can lead to infection, bleeding, or blood clots, and weight loss surgery in particular carries risks of leaks in the gastrointestinal system, malnutrition, bowel obstructions, and vomiting.

Typically patients are considered candidates for gastric bypass surgery if they have a BMI greater than 40, or sometimes if they have a BMI between 35 and 40 but are suffering from obesity-related illnesses such as diabetes. The outlook is generally good, with most patients losing between 50-75% of their excess weight in 1-2 years. However, patients must follow strict diet guidelines so that the stomach can heal, starting with no food at all, then followed by a liquid diet for some time. For many severely obese patients who have tried strict diets before without success, gastric bypass surgery is the tool that allows them to finally achieve their weight loss and health goals.
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