Cheguevara Afaneh, MD, General Surgery, New York, NY, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

CheguevaraAfanehMD

General Surgery New York, NY

Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology (Other than Breast), Minimally Invasive Surgery

Assistant Professor of Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College

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Summary

  • Cheguevara Afaneh, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He was recently named the Associate Program Director of the Advanced GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He specializes in General surgery, Foregut surgery, Bariatric surgery, as well as gastroesophageal motility disorders and colorectal disorders. He has a special interest in minimal access surgery, including single-incision laparoscopy and single-incision robotic surgery, offering patients improved cosmesis and potentially less postoperative pain. He also has expertise in Endoscopy (both EGDs and Colonoscopies), BRAVO wireless pH probe monitoring, and High-resolution esophageal manometry.

Education & Training

  • New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Campus
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell CampusFellowship, Advanced GI & Minimally Invasive Surgery, 2014 - 2015
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Campus
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell CampusResidency, General Surgery, 2007 - 2014
  • Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
    Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin UniversityClass of 2007
  • University of Miami
    University of MiamiB.S., Majors: Biology & Chemistry, Minors: Mathematics & Spanish, 2001 - 2003

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2009 - 2021
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American College of SurgeonsFellow

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • SSAT Residents and Fellows Research Conference Presentation Award Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 2015
  • Resident Teaching Award 13th Annual Hassan Naama, 2014
  • 2nd Place Top Gun Competition at Society for Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS), 2014
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • General surgery training and robotics: Are residents improving their skills?  
    Finnerty BM, Afaneh C, Aronova A, Fahey TJ 3rd, Zarnegar R, Surg Endosc, 5/28/2015
  • Pancreatic Cancer Surgery and Nutrition Management  
    Afaneh C, Gerszberg D, Slattery E, Seres DS, Chabot JA, Kluger MD, Hepatobiliary Surg Nutr, 8/6/2014
  • Obesity Does Not Increase Morbidity of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy  
    Afaneh C, Abelson J, Rich B, Dakin G, Zarnegar R, Barie PS, Fahey TJ, Pomp A, J Surg Res, 8/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • The Evolution of Bariatric Procedures: State-level Analyses of Patient Variables & Outcomes
    Cheguevara Afaneh, Adam Levy, Gregory Giambrone, Licia Gaber-Baylis, Akshay U. Bhat, Ramin Zabih, Gregory Dakin, Alfons Pomp, Peter Fleischut, Obesity Week, Boston, MA, 11/1/2014
  • A Single Center Validation of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Risk Calculator for Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
    Cheguevara Afaneh, Adam Levy, Gregory Dakin, Alfons Pomp, Obesity Week, Boston, MA, 11/1/2014
  • General Surgery Training and Robotics: Are Residents Improving Their Skills?
    Brendan M. Finnerty, Anna Aronova, Cheguevara Afaneh, Thomas J. Fahey, III, Rasa Zarnegar, American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, 10/1/2014
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Other

  • Laparoscopic Resection of a Cystadenoma of the Cystic Duct 
    Eric Marcotte, Cheguevara Afaneh, Daniel Cherqui, Alfons Pomp, American College of Surgeons, 98th Annual Clinical Congress
    Chicago, IL - 10/1/2012

Committees

  • Committee Member, ASMBS Clinical Issues Committee 2016 - Present
  • Committee Member, ASMBS Flexible Endoscopy Committee 2015 - Present
  • Committee Member, SSAT Advanced GI Surgery Training Presidential Task Force 2015 - Present

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Arabic, Spanish

Hospital Affiliations