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Abraham Krikhely, MD, FACS

Board Certifications: 
Bariatric Surgery, Surgery
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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Surgery

Clinical Expertise

  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Da Vinci Robotic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Endoscopic Gastric Balloon Placement
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Anti-reflux Surgery
  • GERD Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Laparascopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Revisional Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric/Weight Loss Surgery
  • Metabolic Surgery
  • Obesity Surgery
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Tumors
  • Gallstones
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Diseases
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gall Stones
  • Gallstone Pancreatitis
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastro-Esophageal Reflux
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Gastric Surgery
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Gallstone
  • Feeding Tubes
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Malignancy
  • Gastrostomy Tube Placement
  • PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) Adjustment/Replacement/Removal
  • Gastric Bypass

Education & Training

  • MD, New York University School of Medicine
  • Residency: New York University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Montefione Medical Center

About Abraham Krikhely

An experienced bariatric and general surgeon, Dr. Krikhely has clinical interests including hernia surgery, surgical treatment of GERD and hiatal hernias, benign and malignant gastrointestinal disease, and robotic surgery.     

Dr. Krikhely obtained his undergraduate degree from NYU Stern School of Business and his medical degree from NYU School of Medicine. He continued his studies at NYU School of Medicine for residency training in General Surgery, after which he completed his fellowship training in Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center. He then joined the full-time faculty at Maimonides Medical Center, where he built a successful practice focusing on bariatric and minimally invasive abdominal surgery.

Dr. Krikhely’s qualifications include Board Certification by the American Board of Surgery and membership in the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the Society of American Endoscopic and Gastrointestinal Surgeons (SAGES), and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Dr. Krikhely regularly publishes in his field and presents at national and international meetings.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery at CUMC

Committee/Societies/Council Memberships

  • SAGES (Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery)
  • ASMBS (American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery)
  • IFSO (International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders)
  • ACS (American College of Surgeons)

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia


  • Male

Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health


  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • MagnaCare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032
51 West 51st Street
New York, New York 10019


Selected Publications


  • Krikhely A, Lewis J, Gluzman E, Sherwinter DA. Band Prolapse, Diagnosis and Management. In: Herron D ed. Bariatric Surgery Complications and Emergencies. (2015)
  • Novack R, Krikhely A, Kurian M. Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery: Principles of Patient Selection and Choice of Operation. In: Conner C, Nguyen N, Soper N eds. SAGES Fundamentals, Vol. II, Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery Procedures, Third Edition


  • Krikhely A, Camacho D “Effectiveness of Removal of the Gastric Remnant Specimen During a Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Without the Use of an Extraction Bag.” Poster of Distinction abstract presented at SAGES 2013 Annual Meeting
  • Gupta A, Qureshi A, Choi J, Krikhely A “The Post-Stent Prodrome: Considerations and Utility of Endoscopic Stenting in the Management of Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Leaks.” Poster at SAGES 2013 Annual Meeting


  • Krikhely A, Camacho D“Laparoscopic Choledochoduodenostomy” video presented at SAGES 2013 Annual Meeting


  • Krikhely A, “Obesity and metabolic surgery” at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Sep, Nov, Dec 2012)
  • Krikhely A, Camacho D “Cost Effectiveness of Extraction of Gastric Remnant Without an Endocatch Bag During Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy” presented at Fourth International Consensus Summit for Sleeve Gastrectomy (Dec 2012)