Dr. Debra Tarantino, MD

Dr. Debra Tarantino, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 51
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Dr. Debra Tarantino, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Livingston, NJ and has been practicing for 24 years. She graduated from U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci in 1994 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery, general surgery, and more.

200 S Orange Ave Ste 232

Livingston, NJ 07039

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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1 Malpractice Claim Found
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Tarantino's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tarantino treats Anal Disorders more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Tarantino treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tarantino performs Colectomy more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Tarantino performs this procedure more than 92% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Anal and Rectal Cancer
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tarantino treats Anal and Rectal Cancer more than 88% of her peers

Dr. Tarantino treats this condition more than 88% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer

Dr. Tarantino's conditions and procedures:

Abscess
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Disorders
Anal Fissure
Anal Fistula
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anal Prolapse
Anorectal Abscess
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendectomy, Open
Appendicitis
Cancer
Colectomy
Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Colorectal Cancer
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Destruction of Anal Tumor
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hemorrhoids
Hernia Repair
Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparotomy
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
Rectovaginal Fistula
Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
Secondary Malignancies
Sphincterotomy
Transendoscopic Stent Placement
Ulcer
Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Debra Tarantino, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Livingston, NJ and has been practicing for 24 years. She graduated from U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci in 1994 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery, general surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

  • St Luke's-Roosevelt Hosp Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital
  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital
  • 1995-1999
    Residency Hospital
  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital
  • 1994-1995
    Internship Hospital
  • 1994
    U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci
    Medical School
    1994
  • Bucknell University
    Undergraduate School

Dr. Tarantino's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tarantino

4.2

Based on 24 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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A very caring and dedicated professional. I was under her care and would highly recommend.
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I was not happy with my experiences whatsoever. She was rude, condescending and had no bedside manner. My concerns were disregarded and I felt as though I were being a burden to her. However, the staff is excellent.
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I can’t thank Dr. Tarantino enough for all she has done for me. I was in the dark until I visited her. She is very experienced, considerate and kind. She suggested the best course for my case, nonetheless well informed us about her alternative plan too. Her professional expertise has made my life...Read More
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Knowledgeable, personable, compassionate. Makes a colonoscopy as good as it can be. I am a nurse and recommend her to all my friends and family.
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No bedside manner at all. Horrible to speak with .. not a good doctor
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Aetna
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Choice Plus Test POS II
Select
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test PPO
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Community Blue PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
MagnaCare
MagnaCare PPO
Medicaid
Amerigroup
Medicaid HMO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus Test POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare