Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh, MD

Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 37

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 13 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci medical school in 2007. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Afaneh to book an appointment.


Locations

Weill Cornell GI Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

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(212) 235-1519
Gi Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery525 E 68th St Fl 8 New York, NY 10065
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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Afaneh

4.9

Based on 135 ratings

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Dr Afaneh was very knowledgeable and was happy to answer all of my questions. The office staff was prompt and all were very nice and accommodating.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Angela lynch – Nov 17, 2020
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Very personable staff and informative. Dr. Afaneh was very clear and precise as to what the surgery would entailed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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AJ – Nov 14, 2020
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Very kind and thorough doctor.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 14, 2020
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Dr. Afaneh was very attentive and knowledgeable. He carefully explained all the details of the surgery and what the best approach would be. He definitely inspires confidence in him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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John Amira – Nov 07, 2020
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Excellent!! He's a great doctor who's very personable and highly knowledgeable. He takes the time to fully explain his approach and your procedure. I would definitely recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Chris Johnson – Nov 01, 2020
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Even in the video consultation, Dr. Afaneh, came through as attentive and knowledgeable. In person, he was caring and very present. I felt I was in the most capable hands throughout (big shout out to everyone at New York-Presbyterian as well). Dr. Afaneh made me feel as my outcome was personally important to him. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Tammy Remington – Oct 31, 2020
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DrAfaneh and surgical staff - anesthesia md and staff, nurse -orderlies Etc...9/25 robotic Hernia surgery -where the BEST most Amazing Prof staff anywhere I have ever seen IN THE World Simply Amazing!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Jay H Bernstein Atty at Law Vice Pres GR Vol Ambul Corps Founder NJ Mass Disaster Response Program
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jay H Bernstein – Oct 16, 2020
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DrAfaneh is an excellent doctor. Very personal, knowledgeable just all the great adjectives to describe an excellent doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Maureen Stewart – Oct 14, 2020
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Dr. Afaneh listened carefully to my concerns and answered all my questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Oct 11, 2020
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Dr Afaneh and his staff are Very Humble, informative, and they make the patients feel comfortable. Cleanliness was Superb especially during this pandemic.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 30, 2020
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My surgery was put on hold because of Covid-19, so I wanted to see him again before rescheduling my surgery. He has performed two other surgeries I needed in the past. I am very happy with him and recommended him to relatives who needed surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 19, 2020
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As ALWAYS it’s always great to hear from Dr. Afaneh. His professionalism, communication, and honesty goes way past my expectations. He’s very relatable and makes you feel like a real person you can talk to about anything regarding your medical concerns. I’ve had WLS on October 29th 2015 (on is wedding anniversary) and he gave me my life, and confidence back. His team are amazing. I can’t say thank you enough and I appreciate him soo much
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Tamara Kennedy – Sep 19, 2020
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I've had a non-life-threatening medical issue for 2+ years, visited several competent doctors in NYC, and have had sonograms, colonoscopies, endoscopies, biopsies (you name it) to try to get to the bottom of it. I had no luck until I consulted with Dr. Afaneh, and now I have an intelligent & promising treatment plan. Dr. Afenah is caring & kind, patient, thorough, diligent, brilliant, charismatic, and even funny! If you're experiencing any kind of GI distress, run, don't walk, to see Dr. Afenah.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Shannon – Sep 19, 2020
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I went to Dr Afaneh for a hernia consult. After examining me, he explained what to expect in easy to understand terms and answered my questions. He also mentioned that he has done and was doing many cases similar to mine using robotic technology. That made me feel very comfortable and confident that I was choosing the right doctor for my case. Will update my post after my surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 15, 2020
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It was amazing and he s the best doctor- with an amazing staff!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Sep 06, 2020
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Dr. Afaneh was very knowledgeable and compassionate . He had a terrific bedside manner and made my 87 year old dad feel like his equal by explaining things simply but clearly . I feel like my dad is finally in good hands .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Stephanie Granot – Sep 05, 2020
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He was very thorough with explaining the procedure and very a nice Dr to work with. He answered all my questions and handled my situations.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Cynthia – Aug 29, 2020
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Dr. Afaneh spent a lot of time answering my concerns and never rushed me, which made me feel at ease. My hernia surgery is in a couple of weeks, so more to write about in September. (There is one point to be made. I checked in on line, figuring I would be called in at my appt time. But I was also supposed to see the medical receptionist to check in person. As such, I almost missed my appt. so I don’t see the purpose of checking in on line. I’m not the first patient to make that complaint. This issue should be an easy fix with a few stand-up placards in the waiting room or at the Greeter’s desk outside of the elevator.)
What went well
  • Office environment
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Steve Scalici – Aug 22, 2020
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Very professional very satisfying. He is a good doctor.
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Arnaldo A Castillo. – Jul 25, 2020
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I would like to express my sincere appreciation for promptness and professional care given to me by Dr. Afaneh. Thank you Dr. Afaneh for an exceptional experience.
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Olga K. – Jul 24, 2020
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Background Check

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Dr. Afaneh's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Afaneh performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Afaneh performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Afaneh treats Obesity more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Afaneh treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Afaneh performs Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic more than 36% of his peers

Dr. Afaneh performs this procedure more than 36% of his peers

Dr. Afaneh's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Appendiceal Tumor
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biliary Disorders
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Diverticulitis
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Infections
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Jejunal Atresia
  • Jejunal Diverticulosis
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Obesity
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Small Intestine Disorders
  • Small Intestine Diverticulosis
  • Spleen Disorders
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome

About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and...Read more

Biography

Cheguevara Afaneh, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He serves as the Associate Program...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2014
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2011
New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2008
New York Presbyterian Hospital - New York Weill Cornell Center
Internship Hospital
2007
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Residency Hospital
2007
R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci
Medical School
2003
University Of Miami
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Awards

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72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

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