Dr. Frederick Alexander, MD

Dr. Frederick Alexander, MD

Pediatric Surgery | Male | 65 years old

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.Read more

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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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Specialties

  • Pediatric Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric 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

Procedures Performed

  • 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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  • 0
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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Completed in 1978

    Peter Bent Brigham Hospital

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

    Completed in 1986

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Alexander says...

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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Dr. Alexander says...

Visit our website at pediatricsurgicalcare.com for additional information.