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Dr. Alae Zarif, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Zarif

Dr. Alae Zarif, MD is a general surgery specialist in Berlin, MD and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from University of Damascus / Faculty of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and more.


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(410) 641-9568

Dr. Zarif accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Choice Network POS
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
CHAMPVA
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Care Network
CoreSource
CorVel
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Delaware
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Group Health Incorporated (GHI)
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
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Priority Partners
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
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Options PPO

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Dr. Zarif's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zarif treats Obesity more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Zarif treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zarif performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Zarif performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Port Placements or Replacements
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zarif performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Zarif performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal

Dr. Zarif's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • 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 Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Obesity
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

"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 ...

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

Awards

Dr. Zarif's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zarif

4.0

Based on 21 reviews

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He is amazing! All his team members are the best, starting with the receptionist they are always there to help you with your appointments, nurses are very nice, Amanda and Amy both nutritionist are great, Angela is awesome always there for me, even with emails question always back to you, and what...Read More
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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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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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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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Very knowledgeable an understanding. Thank you
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