Gary Stephens, MD

Specialties

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Languages

English

About Me

Dr. Gary Stephens has a special interest in helping patients in the West Indies where cardiac problems are common and mortality rates are high. With the help of the government and the support of Maimonides Medical Center and other donors, Dr. Stephens has been able to go to Guyana to help patients who cannot afford open heart surgery. With a team of RNs, anesthesiologists and perfusionists from Maimonides, Dr. Stephens trains their medical counterparts in Guyana. About every two months, Dr. Stephens and his team travel to Guyana to perform coronary artery bypass surgery and valve replacement surgery.

Areas of Expertise

  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
  • Ischemic Heart Care
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Artery Blockage
  • Valvular Heart Disease

Treatments

  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arterial Bypass Grafting
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Minimally-Invasive Heart Surgery

Education

Medical Degree

Gandhi Medical College

Internship

Harlem Hospital Center

Residency

Harlem Hospital Center

Fellowship

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Board

Surgery, Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Bright Health
  • CenterLight
  • Centers Plan
  • Cigna
  • ElderPlan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Plan (United Healthcare)
  • Fidelis
  • HealthFirst
  • Local 1199
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • VillageCare Max
  • VNS Choice
  • Wellcare

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