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Dr. Thomas Bilfinger, MD

General Surgery
4.6 (9)
Accepting new patients
45 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Thomas Bilfinger, MD

Dr. Thomas Bilfinger, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Stony Brook, NY. They specialize in General Surgery, has 45 years of experience. They graduated from Med Sch U Zurich and is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

Dr. Bilfinger works at STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK in Stony Brook, NY. They frequently treat conditions like Lung Cancer, Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) and Pleural Effusion along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Bilfinger's Office Locations

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    Cardiothoracic Surgery Dept at Stony Brook University Medical Center
    3 Edmund D Pellegrino Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11794 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (631) 444-1820

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  • Stony Brook University Hospital

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    Jan 17, 2020
    Dr Bilfinger came highly recommended and now I highly recommend him also. He is a true Gentleman. He is kind, caring and he has incredible skills. He explained the procedure to me perfectly answered all of my questions without making me feel rushed or uneducated. He is truly respected by all the hospital staff. I was told he treats everyone with with such respect. I witnessed him mentoring a young male nurse that was doing a procedure on me. Doctor B taught him and praised him when finished for doing a great job. Dr. Bilfinger is straight to the point, doesn't sugar coat things, and has a good sense of humor. He made me feel comfortable and I never doubted he was the best Dr. for the job. Dr. B. came to see me everyday I was in the hospital. I did so well that 4 weeks later I was able to fly to Florida for a Universal Studio vacation and walk 7 miles a day and go on most of the rides. Dr. Bilfinger is the man!!! Thank you for everything. PS the entire StonyBrook staff was awesome.
    Bill M. — Jan 17, 2020
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    About Dr. Thomas Bilfinger, MD

    Specialties
    • General Surgery
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 45 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1780602730
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Univ of Texas Medical Branch Hospital
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Univ of Texas Medical Branch Hospital
    Residency
    Internship
    • UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Med Sch U Zurich
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    Dr. Thomas Bilfinger, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Bilfinger is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Bilfinger has an average wait time of 10 – 15 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Bilfinger has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Bilfinger works at STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK in Stony Brook, NY. View the full address on Dr. Bilfinger’s profile.

    Dr. Bilfinger has seen patients for Lung Cancer, Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax) and Pleural Effusion, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Bilfinger on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    9 patients have reviewed Dr. Bilfinger. The overall rating for this provider is 4.6. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Bilfinger.

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