Dr. Debra Tarantino, MD

Dr. Debra Tarantino, MD

Colorectal Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 51
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Dr. Debra Tarantino, MD is a colorectal surgery in Livingston, NJ and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci in 1994 and specializes in colorectal surgery and general surgery.

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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Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (3/21/2017)View details
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 colorectal surgery in Livingston, NJ and has been practicing for 25 years. She graduated from U Of Buffalo SUNY Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci in 1994 and specializes in colorectal surgery and general surgery.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

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

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Dr. Tarantino is an amazing surgeon! If it wasn’t for her, I would not have ever gotten my reversal surgery. She’s a great doctor and I can’t thank her enough for her care and wonderful bedside manners. She really does take the time to talk and listen to you. I’m so glad I decided to get a second...Read More
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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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Select
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card 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) 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 PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
United Healthcare