Dr. Debra Tarantino, MD

Dr. Debra Tarantino, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 50
(23)
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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

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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Anal Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers
Anal and Rectal Cancer
very high
more than 90% of peers
Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
very high
more than 87% of peers

Dr. Tarantino's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

3  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

23  Conditions Treated

29  Procedures

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • 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
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Bucknell University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • U OF BUFFALO SUNY SCH OF MED & BIOMEDICAL SCI
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • 1994-1995
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • 1995-1999
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • St Luke's-Roosevelt Hosp Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tarantino has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tarantino's Reviews

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tarantino to family and friends
23 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Tarantino's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

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...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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She's extremely rude. I went in for a routine exam and she basically told me what I already knew. I had asked for medicine that I had used years back and her response was no and that if I wanted that medication I should go back to the doctor who originally gave me that medicine. Then I get a...more
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The drug you requested is a compounded drug not FDA approved nor does it have any proven efficacy for any diagnosis. Many pharmacies compound their own medications and there is little quality control. As a physician i will never prescribe a medication that has no proven benefit or is not FDA approved.

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