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Roland Purcell, MD

Dr. Purcell is a surgeon in the NYC area. He is affiliated with Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Interfaith Medical Center.
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1.7k doctors
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1.7k doctors
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844 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more vascular disease patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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1.7k doctors
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1.7k doctors
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854 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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2.4k doctors
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2.4k doctors
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1.2k doctors
Dr. Purcell saw pain patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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854 doctors
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854 doctors
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426 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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326 doctors
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326 doctors
Top 5%
163 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more chronic kidney disease patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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74 doctors
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74 doctors
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36 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw keloid patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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1.3k doctors
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1.3k doctors
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641 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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66 doctors
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66 doctors
Top 5%
32 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more pressure ulcer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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1.4k doctors
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1.4k doctors
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715 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw diabetes patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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35 doctors
Top 15%
35 doctors
Top 5%
17 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw breast cyst patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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15 doctors
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15 doctors
Top 5%
7 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw lymphedema patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.
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70 doctors
Top 15%
70 doctors
Top 5%
35 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw osteomyelitis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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120 doctors
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120 doctors
Top 5%
60 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw pulmonary embolism (PE) patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.
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63 doctors
Top 15%
62 doctors
Top 5%
31 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw venous insufficiency patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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147 doctors
Top 15%
148 doctors
Top 5%
73 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw arteriosclerosis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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66 doctors
Top 15%
66 doctors
Top 5%
32 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw clotting disorders patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.
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824 doctors
Top 15%
825 doctors
Top 5%
412 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw thyroid condition patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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731 doctors
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731 doctors
Top 5%
365 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw obesity patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.
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254 doctors
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254 doctors
Top 5%
127 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw goiter patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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31 doctors
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31 doctors
Top 5%
15 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw mastitis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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73 doctors
Top 15%
74 doctors
Top 5%
36 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw leg ulcer patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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197 doctors
Top 15%
198 doctors
Top 5%
98 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw thrombosis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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308 doctors
Top 15%
309 doctors
Top 5%
154 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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407 doctors
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406 doctors
Top 5%
203 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw swelling patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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952 doctors
Top 15%
952 doctors
Top 5%
475 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more cellulitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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156 doctors
Top 15%
156 doctors
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78 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw deep vein thrombosis (DVT) patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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222 doctors
Top 15%
222 doctors
Top 5%
111 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw breast cancer patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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141 doctors
Top 15%
140 doctors
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70 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more abscess patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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259 doctors
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259 doctors
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129 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw hemorrhoid patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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111 doctors
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111 doctors
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55 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw inguinal hernia patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

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Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Purcell accepts.
Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $3,306 – 17.2k
Gallbladder removal (open) $6,636 – 28.5k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $4,686 – 13.7k
Liver biopsy $2,980 – 6,732
Sigmoidoscopy $292 – 1,565
Skin tag removal $116 – 437

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic procedure rate

Dr. Purcell’s laparoscopic procedure rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Purcell 3%
Predicted for his patients 16%

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

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

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

Locations

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

Office
83 E 38th St
Brooklyn, NY 11203
222 miles away
Office
661 E 84th St
Brooklyn, NY 11236
223 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences, Jamaica
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1978
  • Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine Program
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Interfaith Medical Center
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • 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
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Optima Health
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Security Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield