We found 4 general surgeons who accept Healthfirst near Flushing, NY.

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Dr. Steven M Cohen, DO
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, Flushing, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and soft tissue sarcoma. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Cohen performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Cohen's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA NY Harbor Health Care System and NYU Langone.

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

Dr. Bradley Franklin Schwack, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
97-85 Queens Boulevard
Queens, 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. Armando E Castro, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5645 Main Street; Suite W
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Armando Castro's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Brooklyn, NY, Laurelton, NY, and Flushing, NY. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Castro trained at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Lutheran Associates.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
56-45 Main Street, New York Hospital Queens; Floor 2
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Kenneth Rifkind is a general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Fresh Meadows, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and Flushing, NY. He is affiliated with NYU Lutheran Associates. Dr. Rifkind's residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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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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