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Dr. Samara Churgin, MD, FACS

Plastic Surgeon, Surgeon

Professional statement

Dr. Samara S. Churgin is a distinguished double board certified surgeon, specializing in cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and general surgery. She has received a fellowship in cosmetic surgery from New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. She is affiliated with more than a dozen hospitals and surgical centers on Long Island and in Manhattan. She looks after the communities of Babylon, Great Neck and Manhattan, and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery as well as the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Churgin is highly regarded and respected by both colleagues and patients. Patients visit her for a spectrum of reasons, including body sculpting, all breast surgery, liposuction, Mohs surgery, and scar revisions. Dr. Churgin received her medical degree from George Washington University. She completed her residency in general surgery at New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center. Additionally, she completed another residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Cleveland Clinic. She also completed her studies in breast surgery at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Churgin is fellowship-trained in cosmetic surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is among the leading plastic surgeons in the country and is a specialist in the restoration of figure, form, and function. She has been awarded the ‘Patients Choice Award’ and the ‘Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award’. She has also been voted Vital’s Top 10 Doctor. Dr. Churgin believes that looking good and feeling good go hand-in-hand and encourages her patients to leave their concerns and approach their treatment with positivity. She holds herself to the highest standard of care and is dedicated to creating a satisfying patient experience for every individual.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Plastic Surgeon
  • Surgeon

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Hospital affiliations

  • North Shore University Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
  • Syosset Hospital
  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Southside Hospital
  • Plainview Hospital
  • Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Huntington Hospital
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery

Education and training

  • The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery
  • Medical School - George Washington University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Cleveland Clinic, Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • University of Pennsylvania (Bachelor's)
  • New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center, Residency in General Surgery
  • Cleveland Clinic (Breast Surgery)

Professional memberships

  • Nassau County Medical Society
  • American Medical Student Association
  • New York State Medical Society

Awards and publications

  • Student of the Year Award for Outstanding Achievement in Obstetrics and Gynecology, George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Glenn D. Arvan, MD Surgical Research Grant
  • US National Achievement Academy Mathematics Award

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1356518286

Office locations

Samara S. Churgin, MD

825 Northern Blvd, Suite 300

Great Neck, NY 11021

Samara S. Churgin, MD

400 West Main St, Suite 120

Babylon, NY 11702

Samara S. Churgin, MD

460 Park Ave

Manhattan, NY 10022

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I made an appointment for post op care from a surgery I did with another surgeon and I know my insurance covers it bc it already has with a different plastic surgeon ive been seeing for post op care but justwanted a female this time, but they swore my insurance didn't cover it which I know firsthand is 100% falsehood
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My visit was absolutely amazing! Dr. Churgin and her staff were so helpful, attentive, and accommodating. They worked with my insurance company to make sure I’m getting the best prices and spoke with me through the whole process over the phoneevery step of the way. I would 100% recommend to anyone. This has been the best doctor experience I’ve ever had!
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Churgin seemed to very knowledgeable about a breast reduction procedure but seemed to be a little too arrogant. For example she said my breast reduction would get denied by my insurance company and I would have to see a chiropractorfor at least 3 months for it to even get approved. I went to see another doctor after the visit and at first the coverage got denied but then was approved upon appeal. Dr. Churgin, on the other hand, told me that even with an appeal it would not get approved. She seems like a good doctor but for me it seemed like she just did not want to try hard enough and just brushed me off.
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The doctor took so much time with me and did not rush me out. She made me feel comfortable, and let me ask a ton of questions without a cloud of judgement. Highly recommend!
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This was my first time meeting her and both her and her medical assistant were lively, and I felt comfortable. Dr. Churgin told me exactly how the procedure will go and what I needed to do in the mean time. I’mstill breastfeeding so she recommended that we wait a few months before operating. The Manhattan Office is modern and chic. Dr. Churgin made me feel like I knew her forever! I put off having a breast reduction before because I didn’t feel like the surgeon cared about me but Dr. Churgin was so down to earth and funny!!! Looking forward to my breast reduction.
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i had a very good consultation with Dr. Churgin, she was very informative & very professional.
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Did not take my insurance even though website and zocdoc said she did. I was talked into taking the appointment anyway and that they would find a way to work it out with my insurance. Had to bring cash for theconsult which was not covered by insurance. No one really knew what they were doing there with insurance. It seemed like every step of the way was new and insurmountable for them. Maybe they're just not used to people having insurance? Unclear. The doctor herself was nice and seemed competent but it was such a disorganized mess other than that.
Less than 1 year ago
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Very professional.
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Ive had a few consultations, dr churgin was by far the best! She took time to build rapport (not just "how is the weather"). She also made me feel comfortable and ensured i understood exaclty how things would turn out. Highlyreccommend paying the consultation fee, you get what you pay for!
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Amazing. Very nice, patient and understanding. Will be back!
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Dr. Churgin was excellent-very friendly, answered all my questions, and even showed me great before and afters of someone with a similar procedure. Highly recommend this office.
More than 1 year ago
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While meeting with Dr. Churgin this evening, we covered a lot of information. Dr. Churgin answered every question I had and made me feel confident in making my decision. I didn't feel rushed; I did feel important.
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Dr. Churgin was very good in explaining how the procedure and the stops that needed to be done. I didn't feel belittled or feel like my problem was trivial. She answered my questions in all entirerity and never left feeling confused.You won't regret to to see her. P.s wait time was a little long but it was because of the paper work. Tara(?) the assistant at front was really sweet
More than 1 year ago
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She's very nice and a great doctor, only complain is the long wait time.
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She was nice. Wait time was ridiculous
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Thoughtful and caring doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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Nice office staff and very comfortable with Dr. Churgin. She answered all questions and made me feel at ease. I was early for appointment and she was still in surgery so I had to wait but the staff offered me coffeeand kept apologizing for the wait. I would recommend going to her. Pleasant visit.
More than 1 year ago
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Very nice.. honest and helpful.. she cares
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Dr. Churgin is a caring, careful and skilled surgeon. Her manner with me as her patient was very thoughtful and thorough.
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Very nice staff they treated me well didn't like the wait time but the overall experience and consultation was exceptional I will recommend anyone to this doctor. Very pleasant staff and pristine office beautiful place when you go in the main office
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Nice lady, very knowledgeable about issues relating to plastic surgery.
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I went through surgery with this doctor in December 2016 after an October 2016 initial consult. She did an excellent job and her office staff is really nice to everyone. Very happy with my choice.
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Dr. Churgin was simultaneously professional and down to earth. I felt very comfortable with her. She answered all my questions thoroughly - I felt as if I was in very good hands. She was my third consult and it looks likeI have found someone I trust to have surgery with..
More than 1 year ago
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She was very nice and professional. I did not feel rushed at all. I felt like she really wanted to pick the best choice for me and answer all my questions. I didn't like the wait time but I do feelsatisfied with the staff and their kindness and professionalism.
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent communicator...spent a great deal of time with me.
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Incredibly happy that I went to Dr Churgin for my procedures (abdominoplasty so far). She's thorough in every aspect of strategizing the procedures I want, patient and detailed in answering the ton of questions I had, and made me feel reassuredin my health and well being for every step I've gone through so far. All of her staff is friendly and helpful, and very organized. I'm happy with all my results so far and would recommend her to anyone!
More than 1 year ago
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Thorough, explains procedures well, highly organized and a lovely bedside manner.
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She was very pleasant she listens and went trough every detail with me
More than 1 year ago
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It was an initial consultation, so it's hard to say. I liked Dr. Churgin but did not have confidence in her assistant. The assistant was scattered and left very personal information of other patients right on the desk when she wasn'teven in the room. I do feel confident that Dr. Churgin is good at what she does. Also, I made my appointment on ZocDoc but they didn't have me in the system even though I received an email confirmation.
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I would highly recommend Dr. Churgin. I am so glad that I did my research and found her. She is personable, professional and highly talented in her field. The best decision I ever made!
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Beautiful office. Really friendly/helpful staff. The doctor explained everything very carefully.
More than 1 year ago
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The wait time was very long, but Dr. Churgin is very nice and personable, easy to talk to.
More than 1 year ago
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My experience exceeded my expectations, dr. Churgin and her staff were very helpful and welcoming. From the first conversation with one of the staff I felt I was going to the right place, and that was absolutely confirmed with my visit.
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Dr. Churgin was terrific!!! She was very attentive, warm and friendly. I did not feel rushed during my consultation. Dr. Churgin was very patient with me...( I asked so many questions). Her staff was also amazing! They were helpful and caring. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Churgin.
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Dr Churgin is absolutely fantastic - incredibly honest and friendly during my consultation. Same goes for her staff as well. Highly recommended!
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I love Dr. Churgin. She's amazing. Smart, friendly, honest and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend her to anyone who's looking for any plastic surgery.
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I LOVE Dr. Churgin. She was everything the reviewers here said she was - nice, direct, warm, honest, and informative. She was everything I wanted her to be. I am very excited to be working with her. Plus, her entire staffis warm and friendly and welcoming. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
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Wonderful doctor; excellent in making further recommendations, if reason for visit is outside her competence.
More than 1 year ago
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The staff is sooo sweet. Called me to confirm my appointment and worked with my insurance to make sure I get the appropriate medical attention I needed. It's very difficult to find an office with good staff now a days whoaren't rude, or mean. They are very nice and considerate here.
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VERY INFORMATIVE. SHE SEEMS TO CARE ABOUT THE PATIENT MORE THAN THE $$$$. APPERICATED HER KNOWLEDGE INSIGHT.
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I had a keloid on my side burns, but my first excision with a different surgeon failed and my keloid returned and even bigger than before. I decided to do my homework and research a better surgeon. I had booked about5 surgeons to see but after meeting with Dr Churgin, I was certain she was going to do a great job. She had general knowledge about the procedure. She did operate and had a scar revision. The follow up has been great, not only did I have my pretty face and smile restored, I also got back my confidence. She has polite and courteous staff. I will definitely recommend her.
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