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Maija Cheung, MD

Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery

Affiliated With: Yale Medicine

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Biography - Maija Cheung, MD

Maija Cheung, MD, is a board certified general surgeon who completed a fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery. She performs the full range of weight-related surgeries, in addition to gastroesophageal reflux, hernia, and foregut surgeries. She often uses a robotic or laparoscopic surgery approach.

Dr. Cheung decided to pursue minimally invasive surgery partly because she was interested in advanced training in the latest techniques. “I have focused on robotic training as well as other technologies,” she says. “I wanted to be an expert in this field, because I saw the utility of these cutting-edge techniques and their impact on patient care—people return to work faster, have shorter hospital stays, and less pain after surgery.”

She also appreciates the opportunity to get to know her patients and help them make difficult decisions. She cares for her patients both before and after their surgeries, some for months like her bariatric patients. “It’s rewarding to meet them and forge a connection,” she says.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Cheung was the first global surgery fellow at Yale. She has focused her research in such areas as capacity-building and educational projects in pediatric surgery, trauma, and general emergency surgery mainly in Uganda. Since 2017, she has been an international advisory board member for Kids Operating Room (KidsOR), a philanthropic organization, helping to steer clinical development opportunities and data collection policies in low- and middle-income countries. She currently serves as the organization’s Global Lead for Surgery.

Dr. Cheung says her international work often informs her clinical practice in the United States. “It makes you appreciate everyone on your team and their function, and the importance of collaborating with them to succeed in any environment that you’re in.” She adds that this ultimately also benefits her patients in the U.S. by informing decisions regarding resource utilization and cost-effectiveness.

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Overview

Gender

Female

Specialty

Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery

Language(s)

English

Education & Training

Education

Dartmouth Medical School

Residency

Yale New Haven Hospital

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  • AETNA
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  • BERKELEY CARE NETWORK
  • CIGNA HEALTHCARE
  • COMMUNITY CARE NETWORK
  • CONNECTICARE
  • CORVEL
  • FIRST HEALTH NETWORK
  • FOCUS HEALTHCARE
  • GREAT WEST
  • HUSKY
  • MEDICAID
  • MEDICARE
  • MULTIPLAN
  • OXFORD HEALTH PLANS
  • RAILROAD MEDICARE
  • TRICARE/CHAMPUS
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE
  • US FAMILY HEALTH PLAN
  • WELLCARE

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Yale Medicine Bariatric & Minimally Invasive Surgery

330 Orchard St
New Haven, CT 06511

Main (877) 925-3637
Fax (203) 785-6666

Yale Bariatric & Minimally Invasive Surgery

800 Boston Post Road
Building 3
Guilford, CT 06437

Main (877) 925-3637
Fax (203) 785-6666

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