Dr. Frederick Alexander, MD

Dr. Frederick Alexander, MD

Pediatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
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Dr. Frederick Alexander, MD is a pediatric surgery specialist in Paramus, NJ and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons in 1977 and specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery.Read his story

140 N State Rt 17 Ste 321

Paramus, NJ 07652

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Insurance Accepted

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

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 99% of peers
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Alexander's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Alexander "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."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Alexander "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."


  • Pediatric Surgery
  • General 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
  • Bone Cancer
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia


  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • 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, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Paracentesis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • 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

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  • 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

Dr. Alexander has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alexander's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alexander to family and friends
based on 29 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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Patient Comments (7)

Clifton |
Amazing doctor, soft and gentle! would definately recommend,.
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in Cresskill, NJ |
Dr Alexander is not only an intelligent & more than competent surgeon, he is a wonderful, compassionate & caring physician. He has superior skills in working with children of all ages. He treated my 16 year old daughter with respect & spoke directly to her & us as human beings. We were worried...more
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in Tenafly nj |
A top notch, caring and thoughtful doctor with outstanding medical credentials.
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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...more
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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...more
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Dr. Alexander accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
    Amerihealth POS
    Local Value Network HMO
    Local Value Network HMO+
    Local Value Network PPO
    Value Network HMO
  • Cigna
  • QualCare
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  • United Healthcare Community Plan

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