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Dr. David Greuner

General Surgery
New York, NY
20 years experience male

Locations

Office

New York and West Caldwell, NJ, NY

Address

800 Second Avenue 2nd Floor, 555 Passaic Ave, New York and West Caldwell, NJ, NY
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

Amerigroup

Horizon Health Care

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Dr. David Greuner is a board certified surgeon with over 10 years of experience. His post graduate residency training was performed at University of Arizona and Mount Sinai School of Medicine affiliate hospitals where he was named chief resident of the year. During his training, he scored in the 98th percentile nationwide on his national in-training surgical examination, and was awarded The Hughes Dougan award in 2009 for excellence in surgical technique and dedication to patient care. His fellowship training in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery was performed at Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York City. Although Dr. Greuner's surgical training encompassed a broad base of surgical procedures; his area of interest lies specifically in minimally invasive procedures and minimal access/robotic surgery, including procedures involving the Da Vinci robot, allowing his patients the least disruption possible from their busy lives. He has trained with pioneers in minimally invasive and robotic (laparoscopic, thoracoscopic, and endovascular) surgery nationwide, and has performed thousands of these procedures successfully. He was voted a "Top Surgeon" by the Consumers Research Council of America two years in a row, 2010, and 2011. Dr. Greuner is active in continuing medical education, and has lectured on surgical topics nationwide, including speaking engagements at Harvard University hospitals. He is a diplomate of the American College of Surgeons, a fellow of the International College of Surgeons, and a member of the following societies: American Medical Association New York Medical Association Society of Thoracic Surgeons New York Thoracic Surgical Society Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery He is licensed to practice medicine and surgery in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Arizona. Dr. Greuner speaks Spanish and English, as well as conversational Portuguese. His interests outside medicine include skiing, snowboarding, travelling, photography, and cycling.

Specialties
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General Surgery

Thoracic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

25 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
In : In addition to nerve testing another part of your work up should include vascular testing with an ultrasound. Circulatory problems such as venous or a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
In : In general, for uncomplicated surgeries, it is recommended to wait 6-8 weeks prior to lifting anything heavier that a gallon of milk. This is because ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
This : This sounds like a relatively serious problem that should be evaluated sooner rather than later. A primary care doctor would be a relatively good area... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
If : If this process has been rapid in onset, and is progressing to involve neurologic symptoms, i would advocate a sooner rather than delayed evaluation.
A member asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
In : In general, left sided pain is more attributable to the sigmoid colon, like diverticular disease. This would be far more common in people over 50 year... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
This : This depends on where exactly the issue happened. It sounds like you formed an abscess or collection of pus (dead tissue). Why this happened could be ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
This : This is a complex question, with no simple answer. First of all, stress tests, although an excellent screening test, can have false negatives. An exce... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
A : A rare cause of chest pain in this age group is anomalous coronary artery. Although typically this will be detected by an astute cardiologist, it migh... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
In : In general, any type of elective surgery should be avoided while pregnant. If you have debilitating disease such as continuous vomiting, or an emergen... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
This : This question requires more information. Did he have a testicular torsion? A hernia? What surgery did he have? If he is still having the same pain aft... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
Operative : Operative sites for a hernia can be painful for a while, although 6 months post procedure sounds a little lengthy. You should probably speak to your s... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
Key : Key components to classify pain would be if there is any fever involved or not, your age, your medical history, and the results of your last colonosco... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
There : There are several questions to be answered. First of all, is there an indication to close a pfo. Im assuming, that because "stroke" is a keyword, that... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
This : This absolutely sounds like something that could be non psychiatric in nature. I would suggest a workup by a cardiologist and pulmonologist as well.Or... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
There : There are forms of heriditary emphysema, however, they are exceedingly rare diseases, such as Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency, however, most are a resu... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
In : In addition to paget-schroetter, which is a deep venous disease, superficial venous phlebitis is another cause of similar symptoms. You should get eva... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
If : If you have a pacemaker for bradycardia, and are on atenolol as well, palpitations should definitely be evaluated. It could be related to a slew of th... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
The : The isolated finding of celiac nodes without any other findings is likely not important or indicative of anything in particular. Like anything else, w... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
Another : Another possibility - albeit less likely than a rectus diastasis as the two physicians already pointed out - would be a spigelian or epigastric hernia... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
Foot : Foot swelling without trauma can be due to a variety of issues. First of all, is the swelling the same on both feet? If so, this points to a more syst... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
Primary : Primary cancer of the heart is a very rare situation, and does not cause hemoptysis, or coughing up blood, typically. This is more a symptom of lung c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
Most : Most cancers are caused by a proliferation of cells that are damaged in some form or fashion, so that their growth is uncontrolled. The way they come ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
This : This is a fairly vague questions, but in general, "pleuritic" pain, or pain that increases with inspiration is typically due to things that inflame th... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Greuner
General Surgery 20 years experience
This : This problem requires a physical examination, and more information. Was your gallbladder removed laparoscopically? If so another possibility of your p... Read More

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Testimonials
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Nov 27, 2012
Dr. Greuner has exceptional surgical skills which match his wonderful bedside manner. I would recommend Dr. Greuner with my highest enthusiasm.
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Dec 16, 2012
After I sneezed I had immediate and severe pain in my back. It was late Friday afternoon going into a holiday weekend. I called Dr Greuner and within an hour he was at my home. He gave me several inje...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
I came down with the flu over the holiday weekend (when all doctors offices were closed) I called Dr. Greuner and he showed up to my apartment within 45 minutes. He came the exact time he told me and ...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

Atlantic Health

Residency

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center

Awards

Top Surgeon, Consumers Research Council of America
Patients Choice Award, Vitals
Healthgrades Honor Roll, Healthgrades

Affiliations

American Board of Surgery
International College of Surgeons
New York Society for Thoracic Surgery

Publications

Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Change with Exercise Versus Ejection Fraction at Rest in Coronary Artery Disease: Implications for Using Ejection F...
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