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David Halpern at [NYU Langone Health]
NYU Langone Provider

David K. Halpern, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialty: General Surgery
  • Treats: Adults
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 516-741-4138
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I chose to pursue a career in medicine because I wanted to help others and prevent them from enduring the pain and suffering associated with medical affliction. After losing my mother at an early age from a long battle with breast cancer, I am particularly sensitive to the psychosocial effects medical illness has on both the individual patient and the patient’s family.

When I entered medical school, I was drawn to the idea that surgery can fix things, whereas medicine can often only help. However, as I continued my training, I realized it was not always that simple. As a general surgery resident, I had the fortune of training before the current era of superspecialization. I had the opportunity to accumulate vast experience across multiple disciplines of surgery.

I treat patients with colon cancer, diverticulitis, breast cancer, benign breast disorders, gallbladder disease, appendicitis, hernias, soft tissue tumors, small bowel tumors, stomach ulcers, and hiatal hernias. I also perform surgery for most other intraabdominal diseases, including splenectomy and adrenalectomy. I have a keen interest in robotic abdominal wall reconstruction for complex abdominal wall hernias. These techniques can often be used to treat large, recurrent abdominal wall hernias when other interventions have failed. Also, patients who are candidates for robotic reconstruction are able to leave the hospital earlier, experience less pain, and often have better outcomes. For patients who require open surgery, I use a multidisciplinary approach, employing the expertise of plastic surgeons and anesthesia pain management teams to improve outcomes.

Multidisciplinary care is a common theme at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. I am proud to be a member of NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island’s Breast Cancer Center of Excellence, where we combine the expertise of surgeons, pathologists, radiation oncologists, geneticists, medical oncologists, radiologists, and plastic surgeons to develop a customized cancer plan for each person.

My partners and I specialize in minimally invasive surgical techniques. We recommend surgery only when it is the best option for our patients. Our techniques deliver precise, accurate intervention to minimize damage to surrounding tissues. This expedites recovery, reduces complications, and decreases the burden of surgery for patients.

I understand that surgery can be scary, because I’ve experienced it myself. As the Hippocratic Oath states, I abide by the principle of “do no harm.” I try my best to treat each patient as I would treat a member of my family.

Medicine is always evolving with new techniques, treatment plans, and medications. To stay up-to-date, I am an active member of many surgical societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the American Hernia Society, and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.

Conditions and Treatments

  • abdominal adhesions
  • abdominal hernia
  • abscess
  • adrenal gland disorders
  • adrenal mass
  • appendicitis
  • appendix tumor
  • benign breast disease
  • bowel obstruction
  • breast cancer
  • colon cancer
  • disorder of soft tissue
  • diverticulitis
  • epigastric hernia
  • epithelial cyst
  • fatty tumor
  • femoral hernia
  • gallbladder disease
  • gallstone disease
  • hernia
  • hiatal hernia
  • ileostomy
  • incarcerated hernia
  • incisional hernia
  • lgbtq health
  • lobular carcinoma in situ of breast (lcis)
  • lymphadenopathy
  • male breast enlargement
  • recurrent hernia
  • sigmoid tumor
  • small bowel obstruction
  • small intestine tumor
  • spigelian hernia
  • spleen disorder
  • swelling lymph nodes
  • umbilical hernia
  • ventral hernia
  • adrenal surgery
  • appendectomy
  • bloodless surgery
  • colostomy
  • gallbladder surgery
  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • hernia repair procedure
  • muscle biopsy
  • peritoneal dialysis
  • robotic assisted surgery

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine
  • Associate Director, NYU Langone Health Abdominal Core Health Program
  • Chief, General Surgery, NYU Langone Hospital- Long Island
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery - General Surgery, 1997
Education and Training
  • Residency, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, 1995
  • MD from Northwestern University, 1990

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  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage
    • Aetna Open Access EPO
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    • Aetna POS
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    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
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    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
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    • Healthscope
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    • Starmark
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    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
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    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
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    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
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    • New York Hotel Trades
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    • Kaiser Permanente
    • MVP-Cigna Network
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    • Emblem Select Care Bronze Small Group
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    • HIP Prime Silver
    • HIP Prime Silver Exchange
    • HIP VIP Medicare Bold
    • HIP VIP Medicare Prime
    • Vytra HMO
  • Hamaspik Choice
    • Hamaspik Choice Medicare DSNP
  • Humana
    • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Local 1199
    • Local 1199 - NYU Hospital Member Choice
    • Local 1199 PPO
  • Longevity Health Plan
    • Longevity Health Plan Medicare
  • Magnacare
    • Bricklayers Ins and Welfare Fund
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part A and B
    • Medicare Part B
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
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    • Insurance Design Administrators
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    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
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    • PHCS
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan, Excelsior Plan, NY Student Employee Health Plan
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
    • Oxford Metro
  • POMCO Insurance Company
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Partners Health Plan Inc
    • Partners Health Plan FIDA
    • Partners Health Plan Medicaid
    • Partners Health Plan Medicare
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • Sedgwick WTC
    • World Trade Center - Sedgwick
  • Tricare
    • TriWest
    • Tricare
    • US Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Bind Benefits inc
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • Unite Healthcare (NY University Care Plan)
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    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare All Savers
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  • VA Community Care Network
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    • VNS Medicare Advantage
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  • Village Care
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