Dr. Stephen Merola, MD

Dr. Stephen Merola, MD

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Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
49 y/o
(13)

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Dr. Stephen Merola, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Flushing, NY and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in bariatric surgery, general surgery, and more.Read his story

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

5645 Main St # W-LL-300

Flushing, NY 11355
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Elderplan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst

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. Merola's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merola treats Obesity more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Merola treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merola performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Merola performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Stomach Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Merola performs Stomach Surgery more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Merola performs this procedure more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Merola's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

About Me

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. 

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2001
Hackensack University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2000
NYU Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1996
NYU Bellevue Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1995
Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University
Medical School
1991
Franklin and Marshall College
Undergraduate School
2001
2000
1996
1995
1991

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What People Say About Dr. Stephen Merola, MD
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I was fortunate enough to learn of Dr.Merola and had surgery with him in 2002. He is an amazing surgeon and an even more amazing human being. He is a very knowledge dr and takes his time with you. His bedside manner is like none I’ve ever seen. He is caring and always has your best interest and safety as a priority. He operated on my husband and 5 other friends and we all had excellent results. God bless.
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Hands of gold. Saved my life.
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Dr. Merola operated on me in 2008. He operated on my sister and my friend. There is not a day that passes that I regret having bi pass surgery. He is trustworthy and knows what he is doing.
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Indemnity
Affinity Health Plan
Affinity Essential Bronze
Affinity Essential Gold
Affinity Essential Platinum
Affinity Essential Silver
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amida Care
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Elderplan
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
GHI EPO
GHI HMO
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) HMO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Fidelis Care
Fidelis Care HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HealthFirst
Neighborhood Health Providers
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Locals (any local)
MagnaCare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Neighborhood Health Plan
Oxford Health Plans
Oxford Health Plans HMO
Oxford Health Plans POS
UnitedHealthCare
Community Plan
Empire Plan
Indemnity
Navigate HMO
Options PPO
UMR
United Behavioral Health
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
VNS Choice
WellCare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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