Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh, MD

Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh, MD

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General Surgery

Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from R Franklin Univ Of Med & Sci in 2007. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Locations

NewYork Prebsyterian David H Koch Center

NewYork Prebsyterian David H Koch Center1283 York Avenue New York, NY 10065
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(212) 235-1519

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Dr. Afaneh's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Afaneh

4.9

Based on 222 ratings

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
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Awesome
I left my visit feeling great. Dr. Afaneh is one of the best doctors the hospital has. Always has great clear advice for my health so I can make better decisions. Awesome doctor, very knowledgeable.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Aisha Johnson – Sep 24, 2022
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Amazing
Amazing Dr. Afaneh is an amazing person and a amazing Doctor. Highly Recommend!!!
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
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 18, 2022
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Overweight? Do Not Recommend
If you are overweight and seeing this doctor for anything other than bariatric surgery, I would not recommend. I was referred to Afaneh to consult on an umbilical hernia. I am obese at 5'4" and 238 pounds. I have lost 70+ pounds on my own. After I spent quite awhile talking with his great resident, he came in (after a very long wait between) and started my appointment by saying something that wasn't about me (not sure if it was another patient or he was confused). He then hyperfocused on my weight, said that my risk of recurrence was 25% because of my weight (and it's hard to describe his attitude, but it was, at best, very condescending). I've since researched, and that's not even true, according to peer-reviewed studies. I asked him how much I would need to lose, he looked me up and down and asked if I was "what? 5 feet?" (His MA measured me 5'4.) He was clearly headed to suggesting bariatric surgery when I ended the appointment. I was a weight loss surgery dollar sign to him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Disturbed Overweight Patient – Sep 01, 2022
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Our experience with Dr. Afaneh was A+. He is a true professional and has a wonderful bedside manner. This was a first visit and he took the time to explain everything. We would highly recommend him.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 27, 2022
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World would be a better place!
Having seen a great many doctors in my life, I can say Dr Afaneh is at the top. If more people had the grace and compassion of Dr Afaneh the world would be a much better place!
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Steve – Aug 17, 2022
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Great Doctor!
Dr A is extremely personably and goes out of his way to make his patients comfortable!!
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Lori Rathgeber – Aug 16, 2022
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An excellent surgeon. Explains things very well.
Dr. Afaneh explained everything as well as patiently responded to all my questions.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 13, 2022
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Dr. Afaneh
As usual my experience was great. The doctor was caring and informative.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Andreeva G. Pinder – Aug 08, 2022
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Great
In-depth
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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RALPH – Aug 06, 2022
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Happy to have met Dr Afaneh and staff. They showed genuine concern and had good bed-side manners.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Leonie Randolph – Jun 15, 2022
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He’s the best
I came to him back in 2019 and he helped me with all that he can, i came back again now at 2022 and still he has the same helping and respecting manners :) Dr Afaneh is very talented and smart, he can offer the best ways of treatment regarding your case
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Khadija – Jun 12, 2022
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Dr. Afaneh is an amazing amazing doctor. He is Kind Caring and I Trust him my medical decisions. I felt comfortable welcomed he listened to all of my concerns.. I made the right decision to choose him as my doctor He is a true God Send ....
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
What could be improved
No results
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Cynthia T. – Jun 10, 2022
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Decisive, very clear, easy to talk to, instills confidence in the patient
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
What could be improved
No results
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Dan Neff – Jun 05, 2022
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My visit was great staff very nice and not a long wait
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Andrea Powell – May 07, 2022
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Patient
Dr Afaneh is very knowledgeable about my hernia condition and answered all my concerns. I feel extremely comfortable that he is my surgeon and look forward to my surgery.I recommend Dr Afaneh highly to anyone in need of his expertise.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Kenneth Makarius Jr – May 07, 2022
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It was extremely good more than great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Erlindo Avilez – May 03, 2022
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One of the Greatest Dr's
Dr Afaneh has been a Great Dr for myself as well as my husband. He's the type of Dr that treats the whole patient. He is a Blessing from God. I can't say enough about the services delivered by him and his staff. New York Cornell/ Presbyterian Hospital is welcoming, warm and if you have to stay you're definitely in Great Hands! God Bless You All for the thing's you do ! I travel all the way from Tobyhanna, PA to get care at NY Cornell it's worth every mile I drive. And I will forever travel to NY Cornell for future care. Thank You!!!!
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Dawn Philixie McFadden – Apr 02, 2022
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Can’t all be the best…Dr. Che IS THE Best!
Dr. Afaneh is patient and very well versed in his gastrointestinal knowledge. That is a terrific combination to find in a physician! He has performed three procedures on me, all have gone well and painlessly. I wish all my doctors were as good as Dr. Afaneh!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steve Scalici – Mar 19, 2022
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Hospital
Dr A seemed great but hospital infrastructure horrible and support staff not sure… Sent to wrong address for appt Results sent to wrong fax Wrong gp listed Results alerted to me 3 weeks after fact that could put off any procedure Patient care could care less Too many mistakes
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Mar 11, 2022
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I adore the way the doctor try his cutomer.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Maria harris – Feb 19, 2022
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Afaneh's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Incisional Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Afaneh treats Incisional Hernia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Afaneh treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Hiatal Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Afaneh treats Hiatal Hernia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Afaneh treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Afaneh treats Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Afaneh treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
  • Hiatal Hernia

Dr. Afaneh's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Organ Transplant
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendiceal Tumor
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Infections
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplant
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Jejunal Atresia
  • Jejunal Diverticulosis
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Transplant
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Small Intestine Disorders
  • Small Intestine Diverticulosis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spleen Disorders
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome
  • Surgical Weight Loss
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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Empire Plan
Medicare
United Healthcare EPO
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United Healthcare PPO
VNS Choice

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 compassionate and care for you as a person nbsp;

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

Board Certifications

Education

2014
New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2014
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center|New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center
Residency Hospital
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
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Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Afaneh has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Afaneh's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Afaneh frequently treats Incisional Hernia, Hiatal Hernia, and Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Afaneh treats.

Where is Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh, MD's office located?

Dr. Afaneh's office is located at 1283 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh, MD speak?

Dr. Afaneh speaks Spanish, Arabic, and English. View profile to see all.

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New York, NY

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received