Finding a Good Gastric Bypass Surgeon in New York
New York is home to nearly twenty million people, and some of the best hospitals in the country. Of the state’s approximately 170 hospitals, New York-Presbyterian Hospital is one of the most well-known. In fact, it is one of the oldest and largest hospitals in the United States and is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical School and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, two of the state’s seventeen accredited medical schools. Another well-known hospital is Mount Sinai which has seven hospital campuses and was ranked one of the top U.S. hospitals in 12 specialties in 2012. Both hospitals have bariatric surgery programs for patients wishing to have gastric bypass surgery.
In 2014, New York ranked second in the highest number of doctors in the United States with an average of 345 doctors per 100,000 people. As of September 2016, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation estimated that New York had 36,856 primary care physicians and 45,095 specialist physicians for a total of 81,951 practicing physicians in the state. Assisting these physicians were an estimated 185,512 professionally active nurses.
Top Cities for Gastric Bypass Surgery in New York
Health Insurance in New York
The following insurance companies may cover gastric bypass surgery. However, patients considering gastric bypass surgery should contact the insurance company to discuss their policies and coverage details.
- Affnity Health Plan, Inc.
- Capital District Physicians Health Plan, Inc.
- Empire HealthChoice HMO
- Excellus Health Plan
- Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York
- Healthfirst PHSP
- HealthNow New York
- Independent Health Benefits Corporation
- Metro Plus Health Plan
- MVP Health Plan
- Fidelis Care New York
- North Shore-LIJ CareConnect Insurance Company
- United Healthcare of New York