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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 2 more hospitals.
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Dr. Atwa saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Atwa saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Atwa saw more cholecystitis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Atwa saw intellectual disability patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Atwa saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Atwa saw more gas patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Atwa saw more obesity patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Atwa saw more diarrhea patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Atwa saw more burns patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Atwa saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Atwa saw more sleep disorders patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Atwa saw more bowel obstruction patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Atwa saw more hiatal hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Atwa saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Atwa saw more inguinal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Atwa saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Atwa saw more diverticulitis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Atwa saw more sleep apnea patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Atwa saw alcoholism patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Atwa saw more colon cancer patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Atwa saw C. diff colitis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Atwa saw more cellulitis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Atwa saw more appendicitis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Atwa saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Atwa saw more inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Atwa saw constipation patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Atwa saw more ventral hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Atwa saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Atwa saw more pancreatitis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Atwa saw dehydration patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. 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
20 miles away
  • Arabic
Office
248 Route 25A
East Setauket, NY 11733
17 miles away

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Credentials
  • Ain Shams University Fac of Medicine Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1990

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery

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 (Spring 2019)
  • St Charles Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • St Catherine of Siena Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

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