Dr. Elissa Santoro, MD

Dr. Elissa Santoro, MD

General SurgeryFemaleAge 82

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(973) 574-3655

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Dr. Elissa Santoro, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Livingston, NJ and has over 56 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Medical College Penn medical school in 1965. She is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Santoro to book an appointment.

Locations

Center for Breast Health and Disease Management - Barnabas Health

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(973) 574-3655
Center for Breast Health and Disease Management - Barnabas Health200 S Orange Ave Ste 102 Livingston, NJ 07039
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Santoro is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center Livingston, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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4.0

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (6)
  • Appointment scheduling (5)
  • Explained conditions well (5)
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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This doctor cut me up two times. Had two horrible surgical biopsies- two breasts st one time. Woke up With drains . The second time she removed a muscle from my breast . Thought she was cut happy and wanted the money up front. So disappointed.
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 12, 2020
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I was a patient of Dr. Santoro's 15+ years ago. I received remarkable care at that time, and what is really amazing is that some of the words of wisdom that she gave me then, which were not generally accepted information, have become practices to follow today. Some examples are do not microwave food in plastic, eat food as close to the source and cut out preservatives, and avoid sugar - cancer feeds on it. I am very grateful to have been in her care.
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May 26, 2019
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After an abnormal sonogram showed a mass in my left breast I saw Dr. Santoro. While looking at my chart, she appeared unprepared. Reading my chart she very matter of factly told me that reviewing my tests she agreed the mass was very likely cancer and she recommended a mastectomy and followed that news suggesting I have both my breast’s removed just to be on the safe side. I got a second opinion, Over six years later, thank God, I do not have breast cancer and have both my breasts.
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West Orange, NJ – Feb 28, 2018
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She is the most wonderful person. She gave me hope and I am still here. 20 years later, I still think she is the absolute God loving doctor. God bless her always. I no longer live in NJ, but I would recommend her to everyone.
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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Elissa Santoro, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Livingston, NJ and has over 56 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1971
New York Medical College
Fellowship Hospital
1970
St Vincents Hosp Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1969
St Vincents Hosp Med C
Fellowship Hospital
1967
Womans Med Coll
Residency Hospital
1966
Womans Med Coll
Internship Hospital
1965
Medical College Penn
Medical School

Awards

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Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (973) 574-3655, and for other questions, call (973) 322-7020.

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Where is Dr. Elissa Santoro, MD's office located?

Dr. Santoro's office is located at 200 S Orange Ave Ste 102, Livingston, NJ 07039. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Santoro is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Livingston, NJ

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received