Dr. Alae Zarif, MD

Dr. Alae Zarif, MD

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Dr. Alae Zarif, MD is a general surgery specialist in Berlin, MD and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of Damascus / Faculty Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and more.Read his story

10231 Old Ocean City Blvd Ste 207

Berlin, MD 21811

Contact Information

(410) 641-9568

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 99% of peers
Obesity
very high
more than 98% of peers
Port Placements or Replacements
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Zarif's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zarif "Medical Director of Surgical Services Surgeon Alae Zarif, MD, who performs the gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures for Atlantic General Bariatric Center and general surgeries including oncology procedures, joined Atlantic General's medical staff in April 2006. He has been in practice since 1996 when he finished his residency at Waterbury Hospital in Connecticut, a Yale-affiliated surgical training program. Dr. Zarif is certified by the American Board of Surgery and performs multiple advanced laparoscopic procedures. Dr. Zarif is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons."

3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

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53  Procedures

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Colectomy
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Heart Surgery
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Damascus / Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Waterbury Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Waterbury Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Yale-New Haven Hosp-Yale U Sch Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zarif has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zarif's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zarif

4.0

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1 Star
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My experience with Dr. Zarif and his staff was outstanding! From the medical office to the Operating Room , I felt as though all my questions were answered. I was reassured throughout my care that his staff would handle of my needs. My recovery time was good and any questions that I had were...Read More
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Lillian W. in Salisbury, MD – Sep 14, 2018
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How can anyone say they had a bad experience is beyond me. Dr. Zarif is gentle, thorough, and keeps you informed during my Local surgery. It was done 1 hour ahead of schedule and I would recommend Dr. Zarif to anyone who would need an excellent surgeon.
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Harlis T Bolling in Berlin, MD – Sep 07, 2018
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Had my first appointment a few days back, he was extremely patient with me and did an awesome job explaining my procedure to be done as well as spent a large amount of time with me. I felt really good about my visit!
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TA in Salisbury, MD – Jun 02, 2018
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Very knowledgeable an understanding. Thank you
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AW – May 29, 2018
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Absolutely horrible experience, honestly thought I was going to die. Where to begin... was late, hours late, seemed unsteady with slurred speech, distracted. Ugh! Terrible.
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Bradenton – May 27, 2018
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