Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh, MD

Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh, MD

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35 y/o
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Dr. Cheguevara Afaneh, MD is a general surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 7 years. He specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and more.Read his story

Weill Cornell GI Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

525 E 68th St Fl 8

New York, NY 10065
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Medicare
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • VNS Choice

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Top Care Areas

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 95% of peers
Obesity
high
more than 82% of peers
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
normal
more than 69% of peers

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Dr. Afaneh's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Afaneh "Cheguevara Afaneh, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He serves as the Associate Program Director of the Advanced GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He specializes in General surgery, Foregut surgery, Bariatric surgery, as well as gastroesophageal motility disorders and colorectal disorders. He has a special interest in minimal access surgery, including single-incision laparoscopy and single-incision robotic surgery, offering patients improved cosmesis and potentially less postoperative pain. He also has expertise in Endoscopy (both EGDs and Colonoscopies), BRAVO wireless pH probe monitoring, and High-resolution Esophageal Manometry. He now offers Endoscopic Intragastric Balloon Therapy for the treatment of Obesity. Dr. Afaneh was the first surgeon in New York City to successfully perform Totally Robotic Bariatric Surgery (Sleeve Gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass). Dr. Afaneh received his BS in 2003 from the University of Miami, FL, and earned his MD from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School, IL, in 2007. He completed his general surgery internship and residency training and a surgical research fellowship in transplantation medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Additionally, he was named the Administrative Chief Resident of his graduating residency class. He subsequently completed his Advanced GI & Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Afaneh has authored over 35 articles in peer reviewed journals, co-edited a textbook, authored 13 textbook chapters, and has given more than 40 national and international presentations. Dr. Afaneh has won many awards and honors including being selected for Alpha Omega Alpha in 2007, and was named twice to Cambridge's Who's Who among Executives and Professionals. He received Genzyme Fellow's Clinical Science Award in 2010, the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Falcon Award in 2011, the First place Resident Research Award at the 2nd Annual Scott & White's Surgical Innovations Conference in 2012, the 13th Annual Hassan Naama Chief Resident Teaching Award in 2014, received 2nd Place in the Top Gun Competition at the annual meeting for the Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgeons in 2014, and received the 2015 Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract Residents and Fellows Reserch Conference Presentation Award. He serves as an ad hoc reviewer for Surgical Endoscopy, Surgical Infections, Cancer Investigation, BMC Surgery & World Journal of Gastroenterology. Most recently, Dr. Afaneh was invited as a guest speaker at the Pediatric & Adolescent Foregut Interdisciplinary Symposium in Mainz, Germany from July 25-26, 2015 where he lectured on Robotic Fundoplication and Robotic Myotomy. He was an invited discussant for several papers at the American College of Surgeons in Chicago from October 6-8, 2015. Dr. Afaneh is Board Certified in General Surgery. He has also has certifications in the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) and the Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES). He is a member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), New York Academy of Science (NYAS), Society for Surgeons of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY), Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (SLS), and the Society of Robotic Surgery (SRS). He serves on the Resident Education Committee and the Advanced GI Surgery Training Taskforce for the Society for Surgeons of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT). He also serves as a member of the ASMBS Flexible Endoscopy Committee. Dr. Afaneh is fluent in both Spanish and Arabic."
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This content was provided by Dr. Afaneh "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. "

5  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

30  Conditions Treated

23  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Afaneh has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Afaneh's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Afaneh

4.7

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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I am really please with the services Dr Afaneh has provided. He's professional, and walked me through my process. I was comfortable, relieved, and totally satisfied with the end results.
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YAMILA in New York, NY – Aug 31, 2018
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Excellent bedside manner. Very informative, explained procedure in a clear and precise understandable manner. Absolutely loved his calm demeanor which brought a tremendous amount of comfort to me & my family. Would absolutely recommend him!
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Jacqueline in Manhattan , NY – Jul 19, 2018
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Amazing doctor, warm and carying personality! Highly recommend for GI problems!
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Julia S in New York – Jul 08, 2018
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Top doctor in NYC! Very knowledgeable and very caring doctor! Goes above and behind for his patients!!
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Lilian – Jul 01, 2018
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He was excellent. Explained everything in great detail.
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Michelle V. in NY – Apr 28, 2018
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