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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 2 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
2.4k doctors
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2.4k doctors
Top 5%
1.2k doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more vascular disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2.4k doctors
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2.4k doctors
Top 5%
1.2k doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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378 doctors
Top 15%
377 doctors
Top 5%
188 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw HIV 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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106 doctors
Top 15%
106 doctors
Top 5%
52 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw keloid 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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1.1k doctors
Top 15%
1.1k doctors
Top 5%
537 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more chronic kidney disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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29 doctors
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28 doctors
Top 5%
14 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw arteriovenous (AV) fistula 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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136 doctors
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137 doctors
Top 5%
68 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw immunodeficiency 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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203 doctors
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202 doctors
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101 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more pressure ulcer patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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356 doctors
Top 15%
356 doctors
Top 5%
177 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw drug abuse 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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141 doctors
Top 15%
142 doctors
Top 5%
70 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw phimosis 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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234 doctors
Top 15%
234 doctors
Top 5%
117 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw lupus 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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1.9k doctors
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1.9k doctors
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961 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more type 2 diabetes patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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284 doctors
Top 15%
284 doctors
Top 5%
141 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw schizophrenia 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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2.2k doctors
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2.2k doctors
Top 5%
1.1k doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more diabetes patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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882 doctors
Top 15%
882 doctors
Top 5%
440 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more swelling patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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259 doctors
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258 doctors
Top 5%
129 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw arteriosclerosis 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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215 doctors
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215 doctors
Top 5%
107 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more osteomyelitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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469 doctors
Top 15%
468 doctors
Top 5%
234 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more breast cancer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2.6k doctors
Top 15%
2.6k doctors
Top 5%
1.3k doctors
Dr. Purcell saw pain 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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1.7k doctors
Top 15%
1.7k doctors
Top 5%
862 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more obesity patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1.4k doctors
Top 15%
1.4k doctors
Top 5%
683 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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566 doctors
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566 doctors
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283 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw dementia 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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125 doctors
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124 doctors
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62 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw breast cyst 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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55 doctors
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56 doctors
Top 5%
27 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more lymphedema patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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930 doctors
Top 15%
930 doctors
Top 5%
465 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw congestive heart failure (CHF) 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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2.2k doctors
Top 15%
2.2k doctors
Top 5%
1.1k doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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171 doctors
Top 15%
170 doctors
Top 5%
85 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more venous insufficiency patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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220 doctors
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220 doctors
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110 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more leg ulcer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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738 doctors
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737 doctors
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368 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw more hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the NYC area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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211 doctors
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210 doctors
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105 doctors
Dr. Purcell saw clotting disorders patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the NYC area. Learn more.

Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Purcell accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

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 hernia surgery rate

Dr. Purcell’s laparoscopic hernia surgery 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.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Purcell’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Purcell 67%
Predicted for his patients 83%

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. Purcell’s rate of outpatient 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 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. Purcell’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Purcell’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. Purcell sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Office
83 E 38th St
Brooklyn, NY 11203
220 miles away
Office
661 E 84th St
Brooklyn, NY 11236
220 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 (Fall 2017)
  • Interfaith Medical Center
    F
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
    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
  • Aultcare
  • AvMed
  • Banner Health
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • 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
  • Chinese Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Health First
  • Health Net
  • Health New England
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hill Physicians
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Network Health Plan
  • Optima Health
  • Oregons Health COOP
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Physicians Health plan
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • Security Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • SummaCare
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Unity Health Insurance
  • ValueOptions
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield