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Allen B. Chefitz, MD

Board Certifications: 
Surgery
Expertise in: 
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Cancer Care
Accepting New Patients
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Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients: 
(914) 787-4000

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Credentials & Experience

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Clinical Expertise

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cancer Care
  • Appendectomy
  • Colon Disorder
  • Colon Surgery
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Gastric Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Sphincter Saving Operations
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Education & Training

  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Internship: Montefiore Medical Center
  • Residency: Montefiore Medical Center

Honors & Awards

  • Castle Connolly, 18th Edition
  • Westchester Magazine: Top Doctors 2014

About Allen Chefitz

Dr. Chefitz is a board-certified surgeon specializing in laparoscopic surgery and the use of biomaterials with interests in hernia and breast research. He received his surgical training from Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his medical training from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worchester. He also has extensive experience in surgical quality assurance.

Academic Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

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

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • 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

Healthfirst

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

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

TRICARE

  • TRICARE

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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

Contact & Locations

1
1 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708
Phone:
(914) 787-4000
Primary
2
55 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, New York 10708
Phone:
(914) 787-4000
3
984 North Broadway
Yonkers, New York 10701
Phone: (914) 787-4000
4
1554 Astor Avenue
Bronx, New York 10469
Phone: (914) 787-4000

Research

Hernia surgery Biomaterials Breast surgery

Research Interests

  • Hernia surgery
  • Biomaterials
  • Breast surgery

Selected Publications

  1. Chefitz, AB, Ackerman, MS. Open Versus Laparoscopic Hernia Repair at a Community Teaching Hospital: Assessing Postoperative Pain. Surgical Rounds; March, 2002.
  2. Chefitz, AB, "Laparoscopic Ripstein Procedure" — International Symposium on Trends in Endoscopic Surgery, 1994.