Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 36

  68 Reviews

Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh, MD is a general surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 8 years. He specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and more.


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(212) 235-1519

Dr. Afaneh accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Affinity Health Plan
Amida Care
Cigna
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
GHI
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care
Medicare
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
Community Plan
Compass
Empire Plan
Medicare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
VNS Choice

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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Afaneh's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
very high

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
high
high

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
normal
normal

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
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Appendiceal Tumor
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biliary Disorders
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Surgery
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Diverticulitis
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Infections
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Jejunal Atresia
  • Jejunal Diverticulosis
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Obesity
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Small Intestine Disorders
  • Small Intestine Diverticulosis
  • Spleen Disorders
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome
  • Surgical Endoscopy
  • Surgical Weight Loss

About Me

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. 

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic 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
2007
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Residency Hospital
2007
R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci
Medical School
2003
University Of Miami
Undergraduate School
2014
2011
2007
2007
2003

Languages

  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Afaneh's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Afaneh

4.8

Based on 68 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
4.411764705882353%
(3)

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Dr. Afaneh is simply amazing. He listens to you intently, is thorough in his explanations behind his rationale, displays patience and understanding, but most importantly provides genuine compassion behind his care and recommendations. I've seen a lot of doctors in my day, and cannot say enough positive things about my experience with Dr. Afaneh.
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What an amazing and professional group of medical professionals. From the check-in process to the medical associates, nurses, and support team Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh has built. They went above and beyond in helping me with everything swiftly and efficiently. I would personally recommend Dr. Cheguevara and his team to my family and friends.
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He fixed what needed to be fixed
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Great bedside manner great experience
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Great doctor, easy to talk to, answered any questions we have and put me at ease for an upcoming procedure. Explained in detail what I will be expecting. Would highly recommend
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Absolutely the best! Dr. Afaneh is a very professional and knowledgeable Doctor. My Mom and I are patients of his for exactly this reason. Always a pleasure and makes me feel totally at ease. Staff is great. Highly recommended
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Terrific doctor! Lovely staff. Always there for me and I've needed some serious help.
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Dr. Afaneh was very professional. He listened to me carefully and took time to answer all my concerns as well as make suggestions that could be useful to me. It was my first visit to him and he made me feel very comfortable. I will be following up with Dr. Afaneh.
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I have to admit I’m someone who does not like going to see any type of doctor. With that being said I would HIGHLY recommend Dr.Afaneh . His knowledge of his field , along with his charming personality, and bedside manner is truly amazing . He has made having bariatric surgery a breeze . His follow up care and dedication to his patients health and well being is amazing . Not a day goes by that I don’t say thank you doctor Afaneh!
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Life - saving Surgical intervention of multiple punctured organs. Dr. Afaneh is world-renowned and acclaimed for innovative procedures that he teaches locally and internationally. He remains extremely compassionate and excessively deflecting of praise and credit towards him into his associates instead. As a patient one can't be in better hands, and given his overloaded demand - like hitting the lottery to receive his treatment.
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73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

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