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Michael Mitchell, MD

Dr. Mitchell is a general surgeon in the Niagara Falls area. He is affiliated with Sisters of Charity Hospital-St Joseph Campus and 4 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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135 doctors
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135 doctors
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67 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw more vascular disease patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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141 doctors
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141 doctors
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70 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw more cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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16 doctors
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16 doctors
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8 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw more drug addiction patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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9 doctors
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9 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw more arteriosclerosis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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9 doctors
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10 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw more venous insufficiency patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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9 doctors
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8 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw more leg ulcer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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7 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw more osteomyelitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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8 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw more varicose veins patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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45 doctors
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44 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw stroke patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.

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54 doctors
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54 doctors
Top 5%
26 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw cerebrovascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.

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16 doctors
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17 doctors
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8 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw more thrombosis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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5 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.
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13 doctors
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13 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw aneurysm patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.
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9 doctors
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8 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw aortic aneurysm patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.
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14 doctors
Top 15%
13 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw deep vein thrombosis (DVT) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.
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64 doctors
Top 15%
63 doctors
Top 5%
31 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Buffalo area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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1 doctor
Top 5%
Dr. Mitchell saw arteriovenous (AV) fistula patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.
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1 doctor
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2 doctors
Top 5%
Dr. Mitchell saw lymphedema patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.
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113 doctors
Top 15%
113 doctors
Top 5%
56 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.

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123 doctors
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122 doctors
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61 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.

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55 doctors
Top 15%
55 doctors
Top 5%
27 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw chronic kidney disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.
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122 doctors
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122 doctors
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61 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw digestive tract conditions patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.

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27 doctors
Top 15%
28 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.

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90 doctors
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90 doctors
Top 5%
45 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw obesity patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.
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32 doctors
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32 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw hernia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.

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36 doctors
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36 doctors
Top 5%
18 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw swelling patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.

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20 doctors
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20 doctors
Top 5%
10 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw biliary tract disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.

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65 doctors
Top 15%
66 doctors
Top 5%
32 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw coronary artery disease (CAD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.

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94 doctors
Top 15%
93 doctors
Top 5%
46 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw heart disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.

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84 doctors
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83 doctors
Top 5%
41 doctors
Dr. Mitchell saw high cholesterol patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Buffalo area. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Mitchell’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Mitchell 5%
Predicted for his patients 24%

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. Mitchell’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Mitchell’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. Mitchell’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Mitchell’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. Mitchell’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
91%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

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. Mitchell’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Mitchell’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. Mitchell’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Mitchell’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.

Locations

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

Office
620 10th St
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
285 miles away
Massoud Arbabzadeh MD PC
2809 Wehrle Dr
Buffalo, NY 14221
272 miles away

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Credentials
  • UPMC Medical Education (Hamot) Program
    RESIDENCY
  • U hool of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION
  • University at Buffalo State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1991

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Sisters of Charity Hospital-St Joseph Campus
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Buffalo General Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Sisters of Charity Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • DeGraff Memorial Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Kaleida Health Millard Fillmore Suburban
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • CommunityCare
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • HealthNow New York
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield