Dr. Rasa Zarnegar, MD

Dr. Rasa Zarnegar, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 49

Accepting new patients

Dr. Rasa Zarnegar, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in New York, NY. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Zarnegar to book an appointment.

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Practice

520 East 70th Street New York, NY 10021
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(212) 235-1519

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Dr. Zarnegar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zarnegar

4.8

Based on 231 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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Excellent bedside manner. He listens and explains. Is direct and informative. He his highly skilled in his profession and I have full confidence in his care.
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
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Joanne O. – Jan 07, 2022
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Answers all questions having seemingly all the time one requires. Giving one great assurance and confidence. A brilliant Doctor
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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Dec 24, 2021
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Excellent
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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john m moncure – Dec 22, 2021
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Dr. Zarnegar and his staff provide first-rate care, and the office's administrative operations are very efficient.
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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Dec 06, 2021
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My visit was very informative he has a great bedside Manor. He discusses details of the procedure in great detail. There was minimal weight time in the waiting area he’s very prompt.
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James E Jones – Dec 05, 2021
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it is impossible to make an appointment ! I am a patient who needs medical attention as soon as possible and they called me to cancel my appointment on 11/30/21. supposedly forgot to ask for records.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Unique PGL patient – Dec 04, 2021
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Dr. Rasa Zarnegar was very professional & compassionate. He listened well and explained things clearly and concisely. He was open to questions and made time for me. I am very appreciative of his time, thank you Dr. Rasa Zarnegar
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Randy – Nov 26, 2021
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Actually, I believe that you have a potential director of that Departament of cardiology please call me for more details ... about Dr Zarnegar the compassion, professionalism, and the best interest on her patients can bring more patients to become part of your Best options to visit. She also explained me her procedures, making me comfortable and in order....making me feel organized. When I left from a different hospital, I never would have thought to get a good cardiologist, but here I am.
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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Orgilia Palmo – Nov 21, 2021
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Excellent. All my questions regarding the procedure are answered and I earned a conference regarding the procedure. Thanks
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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Nov 07, 2021
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Dr. Zarnegar is an excellent physician and surgeon. I am a forty-something man who very recently underwent an operation for a rather large hiatal hernia. Everything was a success. Yes, there was discomfort and pain to follow, but it has slowly subsided, and I am resuming somewhat normal activity and consumption of food during the past few weeks or so. I find Dr. Zarnergar to be caring, genuine, straightforward, professional, and communicative. He has since followed up via a virtual Zoom visit and answered all of my pertinent questions with patience and kindness. I would not hesitate to recommend his services and consider him one of the best doctors I've had.
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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Nov 05, 2021
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Visit was very successful. Dr Zarnegar answered all of my questions in a clear comprehensive manner. 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
1 person found this helpful
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Dolores Taverna – Nov 03, 2021
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Dr Zarnegar was familiar with my case so he discussed specifics to me. I was very happy with my video appointment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Nov 01, 2021
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My experience was very good, I was seen promptly and my concerns were addressed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • 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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Oct 31, 2021
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Very professional — answered all my questions — assisted me in follow up arrangements.
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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Arlen Etling – Oct 31, 2021
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Dr. Zarnegar was very knowledgeable and answerd all of my questions.
What went well
  • 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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Oct 31, 2021
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His team was very good. I was initially interviewed by his nurse practitioner and a 4th year medical student. They were both excellent. Dr. Zarnegar then joined in and I was very pleased with his questions and concerns and about his proposed next steps.
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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Ed Martin – Oct 24, 2021
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My experience with Dr. Zarnegar has been great. He is a true expert in the field who shares his knowledge in non-technical explanations that are easy to understand. With me, we are testing to understand non-routine symptoms, and Dr. Zarnegar has quickly won my trust. I think it is important to have a doctor like him who helps me understand what's going on with me and how we can address it. Also, the nurses, nurse practitioners, and particularly his assistant Tony, have all be exceedingly helpful and a delight to deal with.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Steve – Oct 10, 2021
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Knowledgeable, patient, took the necessary time with me, highly recommend
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Irwin Bash – Oct 03, 2021
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Very compassionate and personable. Makes me comfortable l
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Oct 03, 2021
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Dr was up to speed-addressed the issues and had answers to my questions and didn’t equivocate.Concerned and positive.
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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Marc Hecker – Sep 26, 2021
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Background

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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. Zarnegar's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Acid Reflux Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zarnegar performs Acid Reflux Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Zarnegar performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Inguinal Hernia
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zarnegar treats Inguinal Hernia more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Zarnegar treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Gallbladder Removal
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zarnegar performs Gallbladder Removal more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Zarnegar performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy

Dr. Zarnegar's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholecystoenterostomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Constipation
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Adrenal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Gastroenterostomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Removal of Stones from Biliary Tract With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neoplasm of Stomach
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Orchiectomy
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer Surgery
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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(212) 235-1519

Dr. Zarnegar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
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National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Bluegrass Family Health
Worker's Compensation WC
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
HealthFirst
Neighborhood Health Providers
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty

About Me

Care Philosophy

The focus of my practice is to have a multidisciplinary approach to the management of specific disorders and cater care to the specific needs and conditions of the patient.

Biography

I am an Associate Professor of Surgery (Endocrine/Minimally Invasive Surgery) at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Associate Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Persian

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Rasa Zarnegar, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 746-2454 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Rasa Zarnegar, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Rasa Zarnegar, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Rasa Zarnegar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Zarnegar frequently treats Acid Reflux Surgery, Inguinal Hernia, and Gallbladder Removal. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Zarnegar treats.

Where is Dr. Rasa Zarnegar, MD's office located?

Dr. Zarnegar's office is located at 520 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Rasa Zarnegar, MD speak?

Dr. Zarnegar speaks Farsi and English. View profile to see all.

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

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

7 Awards Received