Dr. George Ferzli, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 65
  
Dr. Ferzli
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

NYU Faculty Practice, New York, NY

65 Cromwell Ave Staten Island, NY 10304

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Dr. George Ferzli, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Staten Island, NY and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ferzli has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery and Gastric Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from St. Joseph University School Of Medicine medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Lutheran Medical Center and NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ferzli to book an appointment.


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Dr. Ferzli is a humble man. His office is decorated in a great amount of certifications and degrees, but don’t let that fool you. He is a nice guy. The women who work in his office are a bit to be desired but, who cares? Im not there for them. I’m on this journey for my health and family.
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Amanda C – Jun 30, 2020
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Had gallbladder surgery great outcome
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May 25, 2019
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Dr. Ferzli is an excellent surgeon and a kind person. I had great results and a great recovery. His staff is also very helpful and friendly.
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Joseph P. – Mar 05, 2019
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Compassionate, thorough, and kind. What a wonderful doctor and great staff as well.
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Marc in Staten Island, NY – Oct 25, 2018
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Dr. Ferzli was a pleasure to deal with. I had gallbladder surgery and I was no once uncomfortable with this professional. Surgery was quick and done cleanly. If you need this surgery please consider Dr Ferzli.
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Sep 17, 2018
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I had gallbladder removal surgery not two weeks postpartum - needless to say I was an emotional wreck between my baby just coming out of the NICU and having to deal with this surgery looming over me. Dr. Ferzli and his team were amazing! Supportive, kind and understanding. The surgery took 36 mins and the recovery time was minimal- I was up and walking the next day! Thank you to this doctor who made this horrible process simple and easy. He gave me his personal cellphone- above and beyond!
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Polina in Staten Island, NY – Aug 30, 2018
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Had my gallbladder removed on August 10, 2018 by Dr. Ferzli. The procedure was quick and I was back home within 3 hours. Recovery went smoothly with no problems. Dr Ferzli is a great surgeon and he is very kind. I would highly recommend him for surgical procedures.
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Michele in Staten Island, NY – Aug 20, 2018
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Went to dr ferzli a little over 2 years ago with pain in my side.After a cat scan he said I had very small polyps in my gallbladder and it had to come out.After recovery I was bleeding out of 2 incisions and wound up in emergency room for 10 hours. 2 years later I still have the pain in my side.After multiple testing I found out my gallbladder should have never come out that I have IBS. So now I have pain and have a problem digesting food. Dr ferzli your lucky your out of malpractice guidelines
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Jul 20, 2018
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Highly recommend to ones, who wants to go through bariatric surgery. I had one on June 5, 2018. Excellent work, Doctor. Felling great, loosing weight. Very satisfied. Thank you, Doctor Ferzli.
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Dimitry in Staten Island, NY – Jun 19, 2018
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very rude and non-professional stuff at front desk. called 5.25.18 to make an appointment, after 15 min of listening music, girl picked up the phone and told me that they are closed till monday. after that she throw the phone and never pick it up again. if doctor's helpers are so nasty, imagine - how bad this doctor itself!?
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Serg in Staten Is, NY – May 26, 2018
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I can't say enough about Dr. Ferzli and his staff. He was referred by Dr Aboujaoude (another excellent dr.) for my gallbladder. The consult was great from his office staff, nurse and Dr. Ferzli himself. A week prior to my scheduled surgery I was admitted to the hospital for 3 days for a gallbladder attack. Dr. Ferzli was in constant contact with me. He visited me in the hospital and answered whenever I called him. It's been a week since my surgery and I couldn't feel better. TY Dr. Ferzli
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Richard R in Staten Island – Apr 20, 2018
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Hello Just had my gallbladder removed on Aug,29,17 and i cannot stress how great surgeon he is! He is truly is blessed! Would recommend anytime! Giselle Serrano
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Giselle Serrano in Staten Island, NY – Sep 02, 2017
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Dr. Ferzli is wonderful to me. From the beginning, to now, eight weeks after surgery, I feel wonderful and have not felt this well in years. He repaired my hiatal hernia, which I did not realize was that big a deal until Dr. Ferzli took the time to explain it to me with charts. I was still scared, but followed Dr. Ferzli's advice, as he put my organs back where they belong and left my lungs free to do their job. I am not suffering with asthma and able to breathe. What a relief.
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Eileen Kantor in Clifton, NJ – Jul 19, 2017
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Dr Ferzli was very caring friendly and professional throughout the whole process ! Highly recommend to all !
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Anthony E in Staten Island NY – Jun 10, 2017
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Dr. Ferzli is by far the most skilled and knowledgeable surgeon I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I have had 2 procedures with him and both have been exceptional!! He is attentive and takes the time to answer all of your concerns with patience. His office staff is accommodating and always friendly. Surgery is never fun but when necessary it's reassuring to know your in competent hands!!
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Staten Island, NY – May 06, 2017
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Dr. Ferzli is a man of few words, but his hands are pure gold. Is it possible to feel comfortable about the need for upcoming surgery ? Yes it is, if Dr. Ferzli is your surgeon. Carl R. Ognibene
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Carl R. Ognibene in Staten Island, NY – May 04, 2017
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Dr Ferzli has performed several surgeries on my husband and myself, over the last 20 years. We have the utmost confidence in his skills , knowledge and abilities as a surgeon. We have recommended him to friends and family , several times to wonderful results. I am a Registered Nurse, with almost 3 decades of experience.
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M Maggio RN in Staten Island, NY – Apr 06, 2017
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Such a nice, knowledgable doctor. So happy he is able to perform my surgery. The office staff is wonderful as well.
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Staten Island, NY – Mar 31, 2017
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Great surgeon. He's a pioneer in laparoscopic surgery. Every doctor I speak to says he's the best and he has the numbers to prove it. Performed my sleeve gasectomy and I'm down over 120 pounds in 2 months. He gives you his cell phone number on your first visit and he's adamant that you call him for ANYTHING
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A in Brooklyn, NY – Mar 20, 2017
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All I have to say is that Dr. ferzli is amazing and his team! He is a caring doctor with a heart of gold! Karen is amazing! And Andrea is an amazing nutritionist. They help and support you all the way! I went there for Bariatric surgery! One month ago I had procedure. It was quick and painless! I had gastric sleeve! Only one month out I feel amazing. Thank you all I would always recommend Dr.Ferzli! You are the sweetest doctor thank you for changing my life for the better!
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Sarah Sosis in Staten Island, NY – Mar 07, 2017
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Biography

Dr. George Ferzli, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Staten Island, NY and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ferzli has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery and Gastric Surgery than other speciali...

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1984
Staten Island University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1980
Staten Island University Hospital - South
Internship Hospital
1979
St. Joseph University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1972
College De La Sagese
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Arabic
  • French
  • English

Frequently Asked Questions

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(718) 667-8100

Dr. Ferzli accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice PPO
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
GHI HMO
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Fidelis Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthFirst
ABCD HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MagnaCare
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty

Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (7/11/2017)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.

Typically treats 98% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ferzli performs Gallbladder Removal more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Ferzli performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ferzli performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Ferzli performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Gastric Surgery

Gastric surgery, also known as gastric bypass surgery, is a type of bariatric surgery that can help obese patients achieve significant weight loss by diverting food past the first section of the small intestine.

Typically treats 54% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ferzli performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Ferzli performs this procedure more than 82% of their peers

Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ferzli performs Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Ferzli performs this procedure more than 74% of their peers

Sleeve Gastrectomy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ferzli performs Sleeve Gastrectomy more than 69% of their peers

Dr. Ferzli performs this procedure more than 69% of their peers

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Dr. Ferzli's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • 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
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecomastia Repair
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • 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 Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Obesity
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

Locations

NYU Faculty Practice, New York, NY

George S. Ferzli, MD65 Cromwell Ave Staten Island, NY 10304
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Lutheran Medical Center

Brooklyn, NY

NYU Langone Health Tisch Hospital

New York, NY

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

Richmond University Medical Center

Staten Island, NY

46% Patient experience rating, 23% lower than the national average

Staten Island University Hospital

Staten Island, NY

55% Patient experience rating, 14% lower than the national average

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Brooklyn, NY

56% Patient experience rating, 13% lower than the national average