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Dr. Samara Churgin, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery ·  Female · Age 43

Dr. Churgin

Schweiger Dermatology - Great Neck

825 Northern Blvd Ste 300 Great Neck, NY 11021

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Dr. Samara Churgin, MD is a cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in Great Neck, NY and has been practicing for 9 years. She graduated from George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences in 2001 and specializes in cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery and general surgery.


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I found Dr. Churgin through a google search because the surgeon my dermatologist recommended Did not have many good reviews. I was very happy with Dr Churgin’s work and the knowledge and availability of her staff When I called the office. I already recommended her to someone that also had a successful procedure. I had a rather large lipoma on my back and my scar can barely seen. Dr. Churgin and her staff were all very professional and attentive to my needs.
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Dr. Churgin definitely made my recent need for stitches much less scary. Her confident, professional, and personable bedside manner helped put me at ease as did my full confidence in her abilities. Dr. Churgin, who is a dear friend of mine, was truly there for me when I called her about an injury I had just sustained. She went out of her way to make room in her busy schedule to meet me in the ER and administer the stitches. I have no doubt that Dr. Churgin treats all her patients with the utmost care. Her office staff are also very friendly and effective. I highly recommend Dr. Samara Churgin’s plastic surgery practice.
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Dr. Churgin is AWESOME! Period! I ended up at her office after experiencing two terrible minor surgical procedures, two horrendous scars and two terrible encounters with surgeons. She is one of VERY FEW surgeons who is actually Board Certified on Long Island. Her staff is on point and calls when they say they will. Every appointment I had, I went straight in, never waiting in a packed waiting room. When I first met Dr. Churgin, she was extremely friendly and personable. She took the time to listen to my nightmare and explained things that my other doctors never had. For the first time I finally felt comfortable and at ease in a surgeons office. As for my surgery, I could not be happier. My last two surgeries left me with keloidic scarring and nerve damage. The surgery Dr. Churgin performed barely left a mark! I wish I found her earlier, but I’m so glad my trip down surgery road, led me to her office in the! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER!
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A month ago, I had a Breast Reduction with Dr. Churgin. She is AMAZING! From the first consultation I knew I met the right doctor. Not only is she a brilliant surgeon but she is so down to earth. I had serious medical concerns in the past with anesthesia and was worried about surgery. She went above and beyond to make sure I would be ok. She reached out to my other doctors and got the best anesthesiologist team, who she fully briefed about my issues, and assured me I would be fine. She was so thorough; she would even call me on the weekend to keep me updated! The entire staff are very friendly, professional and go above and beyond! I absolutely love them all! They even worked with my insurance company, which covered the procedure 100%. I have always had large breasts (38H) and had years of back, neck and shoulder pain. Making the decision to have this surgery was the best decision I could have ever made for myself. I am so in love with my new breasts! I feel lighter and more conf
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I was 20years old when I was introduced to Dr.Churgin. She is a wonderful and caring doctor. I came across her through a friend who’s body/breast were similar to mine. I gotten my breast reduction in October of 2018 and I couldn’t be happier. I feel more confident and satisfied with my new look. I have gotten many compliments and recognition on my breast reduction. I would definitely recommend and not second guess the surgery !
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So thankful for Dr. Churgin and everyone under her staff. I recently had a FTM DI mastectomy, nipple replacement and lipo done by them, and even though the timeline seemed a little rushed within my family, the staff handled all of our concerns with what seemed like comfort and ease. They're willing to work with you with any problem you may have, all while making you feel comfortable under their care. Definitely recommend Dr. Churgin for any plastic surgery you may need.
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Once I walked in, I was greeted by the staff. They assisted me with filling out my paper work. My appointment was made last minute due to an injury, and I was squeezed in, immediately. Overall a great experience.
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I actually found out about Dr. Churgin on this site and couldnt be more grateful! She is very thoughtful and thorough all the while being very professional yet easygoing. The staff see you as a person and not a number, always maintaining a friendly atmosphere and reaching out whenever I have questions. 11/10 love them! 12/10 satisfied with my results of Gynocomastia chest reduction!
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I was so happy I found Dr. Churgin. She is professional and caring. I am very happy with my outcome. She went above and beyond calling me after hours to speak with me when I thought I had an issue. Turns out it was nothing. The staff spoke with me every day to see how I was. I couldn't be happier with my choice of Doctor and procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Churgin and staff. Kathy and Frank are great.
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I found Dr. Churgin online and chose her based on her spectacular reviews. Let me tell you she definitely lives up to them. Dr. Churgin and her staff went above and beyond to walk me through the process as well as make me feel comfortable. I had my surgery in May and she did a fantastic job. I was also able to call her personally with any issues that arose post-op which made me feel much more at ease. If you're considering breast reduction I'd highly recommend Dr. Churgin.
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About Me

Biography

A Specialist In Restoration Of Figure, Form And Function: Body Contouring; Breast Augmentation Paired with Core Abdominoplasty; Breast Reconstruction; Breast Reduction; Burn and Wound Care; Eye, Face, and Neck Lifts; Eyelid Reconstruction - Lower and...

Specialties

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Education

2010
New York Eye and Ear Infirmary-Cosmetic Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Cleveland Clinic-Plastic Surgery
Residency Hospital
2007
New York University Medical Center-General Surgery
Residency Hospital
2007
New York University Medical Center-Research 2005-07
2002
New York University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2001
George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences
Medical School
University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School
2010
2009
2007
2007
2002
2001

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(516) 773-4500

Dr. Churgin accepts the following insurance:

1199SIEU
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Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
CareConnect
Cigna
Connecticare
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
GHI
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Health Net
Tricare
Horizon Health Care
Humana
MagnaCare
Medicare
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
PHCS Network
Oscar Insurance Corporation
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Quality Health Plans
Tricare
Prime
Standard
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus
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UMR

Background Check

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. Churgin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Churgin performs Adjacent Tissue Transfer more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Churgin performs this procedure more than 97% of her peers

Skin Cancer
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Churgin treats Skin Cancer more than 82% of her peers

Dr. Churgin treats this condition more than 82% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
Cancer
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Churgin treats Cancer more than 82% of her peers

Dr. Churgin treats this condition more than 82% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adolescent Cancer
  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Astrocytoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (Includes: Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Ear Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gall Bladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Genital System Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gland Cancer
  • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • Heart Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hip Cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Joint Cancer
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Carcinoma
  • Limb Cancer
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Male Genitourinary Cancer
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Metastatic Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Metastatic Blood Cancer
  • Metastatic Bone Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer
  • Metastatic Lymph Cancer
  • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Metastatic Skin Cancer
  • Metastatic Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Nose Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer, Adult
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Palate Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
  • Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parotid Gland Cancer
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pelvic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Primary Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 10
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 11
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 14
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 3
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 4
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 5
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 6
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 7
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 8
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 9
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -12
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -13
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -15
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
  • Renal Cell Cancer
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Retinal Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer, Familial
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Urachal Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vulvar Cancer

Dr. Churgin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Absent Breasts and Nipples
  • Acne
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Burn Care Services
  • Burn Injuries
  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Chemical Peel
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Dandruff
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Skin
  • Dysport Injection
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Asymmetries
  • Facial Laceration
  • Facial Peel
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced, Laser
  • Facial Trauma
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hair Removal
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperthrophic Scar
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Liposuction
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Lower Extremity Trauma
  • Melanoma
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Neck Lift
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Rosacea
  • Scars
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Allergy
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Vaser® Liposelection (Liposuction)
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • Wound Care and Management
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrinkles

Locations

Schweiger Dermatology - Great Neck

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:30am - 3:30pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 3:30pm
    • Wed: 7:00am - 7:00pm
    • Thu: 7:00am - 7:00pm
    • Fri: 7:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: 8:00am - 2:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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60% Patient experience rating, 9% lower than the national average

Huntington Hospital

Huntington, NY

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

Plainview Hospital

Plainview, NY

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

Southside Hospital

Bay Shore, NY

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average