Dr. Rasa Zarnegar, MD

Dr. Rasa Zarnegar, MD

Robotic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
46 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Rasa Zarnegar, MD is a robotic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in robotic surgery, general surgery, and more.Read his story

Weill Cornell Endocrine Surgery

525 E 68th St # F2024

New York, NY 10065
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Zarnegar's Experience

Dr. Zarnegar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Robotic Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Zarnegar's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zarnegar "I am Associate Professor of Surgery (Endocrine/Minimally Invasive Surgery) at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Associate Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. After completing medical school I trained in General Surgery at Case Western Reserve University I went on to complete two fellowships in Endocrine Surgery, and minimally invasive foregut surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. In 2012, 2013 and 2014, I was recognized by Castle Connolly as one of the region's "Best Doctors." He was also named by New York Magazine in 2014 as one of New York's "Best Doctors."Dr. Zarnegar's primary clinical interests include thyroid/parathyroid/adrenal and GI neuroendocrine disease as well as benign and malignant foregut disease. During residency and fellowship I developed an interest in the science of tumor redifferentiation and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship using poorly differentiated thyroid cancer as a model. I am widely published in the field of Cancer and Surgery with over 100 peer reviewed articles and 5 book chapters. I belong to many prominent societies including:American Association of Endocrine SurgeonsSociety of Surgical OncologySurgical Society of the Alimentary TractSociety of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zarnegar "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."

3  Specialties

  • Robotic Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

24  Conditions Treated

29  Procedures

  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenal Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Laparoscopic Adrenal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Cancer Surgery
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

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.


  • SJSU California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Chicago Med Schl
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Mt Sinai Hosp-Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Case Western U & Univ Hosps of Cleveland
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University of California San Francisco Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zarnegar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zarnegar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zarnegar to family and friends
36 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

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  • 1

Dr. Zarnegar's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

I came in with a complex set of medical conditions and he looked at me as a whole person, was respectful, kind and thoughtful, and gave advice that made perfect sense to where I was physically. He took time with me, explained things clearly and answered my big list of questions. The office staff...more
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Dr. Zarnegar was professional and answered all of my questions. He was informative and explained things clearly. I did not feel rushed as I sometimes feel at doctor's appointments.
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Dr Zarnegar is an excellent surgeon and caring physician. I highly recommend him. His staff is very professional.
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This Dr is really specail and very caring . Hes know his medical stuff with him you are in the best of Gods hand i trust my life in his hand. You will at ease with him. I would not trade dor no one
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When I went to see Doctor Zarnegar, I had my reservations and was very afraid. But my surgery went well. Doctor Za rnegar was Very open and upfront regarding my condition. I must say, I'm glad I was referred to Doctor Zarnegar. My surgery went well.
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