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Hesham Atwa, MD

Dr. Atwa is a general surgeon in the East Setauket area. He is affiliated with Fortunato Breast Health Center at John T Mather Hospital and 4 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
2.3k doctors
Top 15%
2.3k doctors
Top 5%
1.1k doctors
Dr. Atwa saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2.7k doctors
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2.7k doctors
Top 5%
1.3k doctors
Dr. Atwa saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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163 doctors
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164 doctors
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81 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw more cholecystitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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73 doctors
Top 15%
73 doctors
Top 5%
36 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw intellectual disability patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.
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749 doctors
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749 doctors
Top 5%
374 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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308 doctors
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309 doctors
Top 5%
154 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw more gas patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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1.8k doctors
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1.8k doctors
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878 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw more obesity patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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853 doctors
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853 doctors
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426 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw more diarrhea patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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179 doctors
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178 doctors
Top 5%
89 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw more burns patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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604 doctors
Top 15%
605 doctors
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302 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw more sleep disorders patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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656 doctors
Top 15%
655 doctors
Top 5%
327 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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319 doctors
Top 15%
319 doctors
Top 5%
159 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw more bowel obstruction patients than 95% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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169 doctors
Top 15%
168 doctors
Top 5%
84 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw hiatal hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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195 doctors
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194 doctors
Top 5%
97 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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243 doctors
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244 doctors
Top 5%
121 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw more inguinal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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406 doctors
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406 doctors
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203 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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340 doctors
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340 doctors
Top 5%
169 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw more diverticulitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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743 doctors
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743 doctors
Top 5%
371 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw more sleep apnea patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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338 doctors
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338 doctors
Top 5%
169 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw more colon cancer patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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170 doctors
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170 doctors
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84 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw C. diff colitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.
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256 doctors
Top 15%
257 doctors
Top 5%
128 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw alcoholism patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.
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1.2k doctors
Top 15%
1.2k doctors
Top 5%
598 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw more cellulitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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142 doctors
Top 15%
141 doctors
Top 5%
70 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw more appendicitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2.5k doctors
Top 15%
2.5k doctors
Top 5%
1.3k doctors
Dr. Atwa saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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931 doctors
Top 15%
931 doctors
Top 5%
465 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.
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115 doctors
Top 15%
116 doctors
Top 5%
57 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw more ventral hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1.1k doctors
Top 15%
1.1k doctors
Top 5%
536 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw constipation patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.
Top 25%
2.4k doctors
Top 15%
2.4k doctors
Top 5%
1.2k doctors
Dr. Atwa saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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334 doctors
Top 15%
334 doctors
Top 5%
167 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw more pancreatitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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493 doctors
Top 15%
494 doctors
Top 5%
246 doctors
Dr. Atwa saw dehydration patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Atwa’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Atwa 41%
Predicted for his patients 25%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Atwa’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Atwa’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Atwa’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Atwa’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Atwa’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Atwa 31%
Predicted for his patients 56%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Atwa’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Atwa’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Atwa’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Atwa’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Atwa’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Atwa 61%
Predicted for his patients 71%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Atwa’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Atwa’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Atwa’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Atwa’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Atwa sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Office
4 Technology Dr
East Setauket, NY 11733
144 miles away
  • Arabic
Office
248 Route 25A
East Setauket, NY 11733
142 miles away

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Credentials
  • Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1992
  • Abington Memorial Hospital Program
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Atwa is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Fortunato Breast Health Center at John T Mather Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • St Charles Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • St Catherine of Siena Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Peconic Bay Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Stony Brook University Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthSmart
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Pomco
  • Providence Health Plan
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare