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About Dr. Joseph A Caruana
Dr. Joseph A Caruana, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Buffalo, NY. He has 46 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery and Bariatric Medicine. Dr. Caruana is affiliated with Sisters Of Charity Hospital, Kaleida Health Buffalo General Medical Center and NYU Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Caruana has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Joseph A Caruana has the following 2 specialties
- Bariatric Medicine
Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.
Dr. Joseph A Caruana has the following 4 expertise
- Stomach Stapling (Gastroplasty)
- Liver Removal (Hepatectomy)
Dr. Joseph A Caruana has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Joseph A Caruana is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Caruana is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
46 Years Experience
State University Of New York Upstate Medical University
Graduated in 1972
Erie County Medical Center
Dr. Joseph A Caruana accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Elect Choice EPO
- Aetna NYC Community Plan
Capital District Physicians Health Plan
- CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
- CDPHP PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Empire Blue Priority EPO
- Independent Health Encompass HMO
- Independent Health FlexFit HMO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP HMO
- MVP Preferred PPO
- MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsSynergy Bariatrics, 30 N Union Rd Ste 104, Buffalo, NY
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