Dr. Rachel Farkas, MD

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Dr. Farkas

Vega Plastic Surgery

1050 Pittsford Victor Rd Bldg B Pittsford, NY 14534

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(585) 383-4040

Dr. Rachel Farkas, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Pittsford, NY and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from New York University medical school in 2004. She is affiliated with medical facilities Highland Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Farkas to book an appointment.

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Dr. Farkas is affiliated with Highland Hospital Rochester, a highly rated hospital.

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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. Farkas' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farkas performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Farkas performs this procedure more than 95% of her peers

Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farkas performs Axillary Lymph Node Dissection more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Farkas performs this procedure more than 92% of her peers

Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farkas treats Ductal Carcinoma in Situ more than 85% of her peers

Dr. Farkas treats this condition more than 85% of her peers

Dr. Farkas' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallstones
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Lipomas
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Thyroid Cancer

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Dr. Farkas accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
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 PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

Dr. Farkas' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Farkas

3.9

Based on 10 ratings

5 Stars
70%
(7)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
10%
(1)
1 Star
20%
(2)
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (7)
  • Explained conditions well (7)
  • Listened & answered questions (7)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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Dr. Farkas is extremely thorough. She explains everything so it is easy to understand. She gives her recommendation, but does not pressure you to pick one treatment over the other. She did not rush through the appointment and spent a good amount of time with me. I found her to be kind and caring. I highly recommend her.
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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Amy H in Wayland – Feb 13, 2020
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Excellent
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • 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 12, 2019
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Not the best attitude. A little proud and critical of other surgeons. One of her nurses is also not very friendly too. It feels like the whole office has a chip on their shoulder or something. Front desk staff not very well-informed. Small waiting room. The whole experience was not very pleasant. Not recommended.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 27, 2019
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For any woman in the situation I found myself I would highly recommend Dr. Farkas. She was very through in explaining everything and did it in a way anyone could understand. She didn't explain just in medical terms . She was not in a hurry . She was very polite and made sure I understood everything. I definently would see her again if anything should turn up again .
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Nancy Moir in NY – Feb 07, 2019
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She's a very fun loving Dr. that I would highly recommend for Breast Cancer
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
1 person found this helpful
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Anne in Lancaster, NY – Sep 25, 2018
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Dr.Farkas is rude and attempts to be intimidating. She does NOT care about want her patients want but more of how much money she can make $ off of you. Her primary goal is to force you into choosing what benefits her. I wouldn’t Suggest anyone go see her! I can’t even give her a 1 Star, I never fill these out. I’ve been a nurse for over 26 years in Rochester.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 10, 2018
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Was referred by my gynecologist for breast lump, so made appointment with Dr. Farkas. Had to wait a month, but, on day of appointment, she was a no show, with no prior notification, substituting a Physician's Assistant to "cover" for her. Not good enough! Staff should have called to notify me. Now I'm waiting another month for a make-up appointment, all while my breast lump continues to grow. This doctor is not recommended.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Rochester, NY – Nov 20, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Rachel Farkas, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Pittsford, NY and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from New...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
New York University
Medical School

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What are Dr. Rachel Farkas, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Farkas frequently treats Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision, Axillary Lymph Node Dissection, and Ductal Carcinoma in Situ. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Farkas treats.

Where is Dr. Rachel Farkas, MD's office located?

Dr. Farkas' office is located at 1050 Pittsford Victor Rd Bldg B, Pittsford, NY 14534. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Vega Plastic Surgery

Stephen J Vega MD Pllc1050 Pittsford Victor Rd Bldg B Pittsford, NY 14534
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Farkas is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Highland Hospital

Rochester, NY

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Strong Memorial Hospital

Rochester, NY

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received