Dr. Frederick Alexander, MD

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Dr. Frederick Alexander, MD
Dr. Frederick Alexander combines compassion and competence when treating his young patients. Board-certified in pediatric surgery, he specializes in inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal issues, and laparoscopic surgery. He has been nationally recognized as one of America's Top Doctors for the past two decades, as well as a Top Doctor in New York and New Jersey. After earning his MD at Columbia University, Dr. Alexander completed his surgical residency and training at Harvard Medical School and a pediatric surgical fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, One of the top 3 Children's Hospitals in US News and World Reports, and was Chief of Pediatric Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic for 15 years. Dr. Alexander is known for his attention to detail and superior outcomes with lower complication rates compared to the national standard. His patients experience smaller incisions, less pain, shorter hospital stays and a quicker return to school and other activities.

Pediatric Surgical Care, LLC

140 N State Rt 17 Ste 321

Paramus, NJ 07652

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Dr. Frederick Alexander, MD

Dr. Frederick Alexander, MD

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  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • QualCare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Alexander was Chief of Pediatric Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic for 15 years, and Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center for 5 years. During this time, he has successfully performed more than 18,000 operations. He is known for his meticulous attention to detail, and his success rates exceed national standards allowing his young patients to return to school and other activities in a shorter time span thanks to smaller incisions, less pain, and shorter hospital stays.
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Dr. Alexander's Experience

Dr. Alexander's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pediatric Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Pediatric Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia


  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Frenectomy
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy


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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.


  • Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Peter Bent Brigham Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Alexander's Reviews

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based on 27 total reviews (5 with comments)
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Patient Comments (5)
in Tenafly nj |
A top notch, caring and thoughtful doctor with outstanding medical credentials.
in Wauseon, OH |
14 years ago on March 19th God put the most wonderful Doctor in the operating room with my daughter Dr Frederick Alexander. When we first met Dr Alexander he came into the room and introduced his selfish to my daughter and asking her questions. That impressed me the most and let me know I could trust my daughter's life in his hands. My daughter had a Fibro nodular Hyperplasia tumor Dr Alexander removed this tumor. I don't know where my daughter would be if it wasn't for Dr Frederick Alexander.
Dr Alexander did surgery on my daughter to correct a midgut volvulus that was the result of intestinal malrotation. He was an amazingly skilled surgeon and also a very kind person. He was great with my young daughter, who was usually scared of Drs, and her surgery went even better than we thought it would. He also thoroughly explained everything to me on several occasions which was very much appreciated as I had never heard of her condition before!
in Passaic, NJ |
Dr. Alexander performed emergency surgery on my 9 year old Daughter. She needed her appendix removed. Dr. Alexander was referred to us as the best surgeon to serve our area. I can tell you that he did not disappoint. I high recommend him for all your surgical needs. He calmed two worried parents down and assured us that everything would be okay. We were met at HUMC by his resident Doctor and he had excellent mannerism. This is just a reflection of what is expected by Dr. Alexander. A+++
in Wallington, NJ |
My 3 yo son had a thyroglossal cyst. Fortunately when we were sent to the hospital Dr. Frederick Alexander was there. He was kind and reassuring before the surgery and made my husband my son & I feel comfortable having the surgery done. He did a wonderful job my son barely has a scar. Come to find out He is not in network for our insurance and his office worked things out with my insurance company so that we did not owe them a lot of money. I couldn't be happier with our experience.
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Dr. Alexander accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
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Hospitals where Dr. Alexander has admitting privileges

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
350 Engle St
Englewood, NJ 07631
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Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Holy Name Medical Center
718 Teaneck Rd
Teaneck, NJ 07666
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Palisades Medical Center
7600 River Rd
North Bergen, NJ 07047
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Valley Hospital
223 N Van Dien Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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