Physician’s Profile

Allen B. Chefitz, MD

Affiliations: 
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital
Board Certificates: 
Surgery
Expertise: 
Colon and Rectal Surgery
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
Honors: 
Castle Connolly, 18th Edition
Westchester Magazine: Top Doctors 2014
Interests: 
Hernia surgery
Biomaterials
Breast surgery
About: 

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.

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