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 17 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

Care Philosophy

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

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Dr. Merola's Reviews

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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...Read More
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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 Test EPO
Aetna Test HMO
Aetna Test POS
Aetna Test 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) Test PPO
HealthFirst
Neighborhood Health Providers
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Locals (any local)
MagnaCare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test 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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