Memorial Sloan Kettering breast surgeon Andrea Barrio

Andrea V. Barrio, MD, FACS

Surgeon

Titles

Associate Attending Surgeon

Clinical Expertise

Breast Disease

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Accepted Insurance Providers

Dr. Barrio accepts the following list of insurance providers. Select your insurance provider to see more details.

Aetna

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO PPO, POS, Transplant

Aetna Medicare Advantage (City of NY retirees only, starting 7/1/23)

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield New York

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO PPO, POS

Blue Cross Health Plus

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Carrum Health

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): Supplemental

Cigna

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

Connecticare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem Essential

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Emblem Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO, DSN

Empire Essential

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Empire Plan / NYSHIP (Blue Cross/UnitedHealthcare split plan)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Fidelis

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

First Health

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Healthfirst

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier I (EPO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier II (EPO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Magnacare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): Federal Government

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): Supplemental

MVP

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO/OAP

Non-Participating Plans with Out of Network Benefits

Payor Type: Other
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus for City Employees

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): TBD

Oscar

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO/EPO

Oxford

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, EPO

Qualcare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

Straight NJ Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Straight NY Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Tricare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

UMR

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS

United Healthcare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

World Trade Center Health Program (WTC)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Contact and Location

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Memorial Sloan Kettering has locations throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester. These locations offer many services, including screening, chemotherapy, and medical testing.

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About Me

Education

MD, University of California at Los Angeles

Residencies

General Surgery - NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Fellowships

Breast Surgery - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Surgery

I am a breast surgical oncologist who specializes exclusively in the treatment of breast diseases. I perform all aspects of breast cancer surgery. I also have extensive experience in caring for people with benign disease. I see patients at MSK Westchester, where I work closely with my colleagues in radiology, pathology, plastic surgery, medical oncology, and radiation oncology to deliver the highest quality care to our patients.

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During the past several years, my research has focused on understanding the causes of lymphedema. Lymphedema is a chronic arm swelling that may occur if all of the underarm lymph nodes have been removed. I have also studied ways to find signs of lymphedema early on in women with early-stage and advanced breast cancer.

Recently, my research has been focused on reducing how often lymphedema occurs by finding ways of removing fewer underarm lymph nodes, particularly for women who have chemotherapy before surgery. By improving our understanding of the side effects of breast cancer treatment, we can work to enhance the quality of life for everyone we care for.

When I meet with my patients, I always want them to walk away from the appointment with a clear understanding of their diagnosis and our treatment recommendations. To do this, we spend time discussing all aspects of their care plan. Each plan is tailored to the individual person and circumstances. When concerns come up, like recurrence of cancer or lymphedema, I talk through each treatment option. I explain how treatments can be used to avoid complications as much as possible. I aim to instill each of my patients with a sense of confidence that they will receive excellent care, and that I am here to help every step of the way. 

I aim to instill each of my patients with a sense of confidence that they will receive excellent care, and that I am here to help every step of the way.

-Dr. Barrio

Colleagues

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. I work closely with nurse practitioner Liza L. Lagdamen. We combine our expertise to provide comprehensive care to our patients at every step of their cancer journey.

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Clinical Trials

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Find a Clinical Trial for You

Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

You may be able to participate in a clinical trial even if you are new to MSK. Search our online directory to find trial information and see more about who can participate.

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Research and Publications

Barrio AV, Montagna G, Mamtani A, Sevilimedu V, Edelweiss M, Capko D, Cody HS 3rd, El-Tamer M, Gemignani ML, Heerdt A, Kirstein L, Moo TA, Pilewskie M, Plitas G, Sacchini V, Sclafani L, Tadros A, Van Zee KJ, Morrow M. Nodal Recurrence in Patients With Node-Positive Breast Cancer Treated With Sentinel Node Biopsy Alone After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy-A Rare Event. JAMA Oncol. 2021 Dec 1;7(12):1851-1855. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2021.4394. PMID: 34617979; PMCID: PMC8498932.

 

MSK Experts Shine a Light on the Impact of Race and Ethnicity on Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Barrio’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

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Disclosures

Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

MSK requires doctors and faculty members to report (“disclose”) the relationships and financial interests they have with external entities. As a commitment to transparency with our community, we make that information available to the public.

Andrea V. Barrio discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

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