Dr. Geoffrey Pelz, MD

Dr. Geoffrey Pelz, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 45

Accepting new patients

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(201) 257-5041

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Dr. Geoffrey Pelz, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Hackensack, NJ. He is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pelz to book an appointment.

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Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group

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(201) 257-5041
Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group20 Prospect Ave Ste 701 Hackensack, NJ 07601
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Low Wait Times Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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Dr. Pelz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pelz

4.9

Based on 21 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (21)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (21)
  • Explained conditions well (21)
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    Dr. Pelz along with his staff made me feel assured and comfortable from the moment we met. Dr. Pelz articulated with care and clarity while making sure I (the patient) understood the surgical need, intended operation and the outcome. Most importantly, just before surgery began Dr. Pelz gave a last minute word of assurance and it was on time especially because my surgery was during the pandemic when No family was allowed in the hospital. I appreciate and yes, I recommend Dr. Pelz without hesitation.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Joan Williams – May 19, 2020
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    DR Pelz is the best. He is a great physician, He was very concerned and and understanding< he listened. He is compassionate. I can not say enough good and wonderful things about Dr. Pelz. His staff is marvelous.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Pat Manganello – Oct 23, 2019
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    Thank you Pat for the positive review!
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    Dr pela had came in to see me ever morning around the same time in the hospital while Dr risk was unavailable he was very caring n spend as much time as needed with me answered all questions n assured me everything would be fine the team that Dr risk n Drpelz have work very well together inc!using Lisa n Denise in the office
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Joann peperoni in Union beach, NJ – Jan 11, 2019
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    Both the doctor and his staff are wonderful. He is thorough, doesn't rush and explains everything, which made me feel very comfortable. After surgery he has a great bedside manner and answers all your questions.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
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    Doris in Lincoln Park, NJ – Jul 27, 2018
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    Dr. Pelz and his team are unmatched! There staff was quick to help me get an appointment the same week as calling in and they were able to diagnose me when others couldn’t. Cannot thank them enough!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
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    Kelsey Jubinsky – Jul 17, 2018
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    Dr. Pelz is very patience in taking care of my illness and giving me other options. I appreciated how he reached out to a team of doctors when challenged with coming up with a diagnosis for me. I would recommend him to any patience of thoracic challenges.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
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    Romaine Wall in HACKENSACK, NJ – Jun 17, 2018
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    I found Dr. Pelz to be an exceptional surgeon. He is extremely knowledgeable, intelligent, kind and made me feel as though I was his only patient. Everyone I encountered from his office was also knowledgeable, and did everything possible to accommodate my needs, fears and concerns.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    Martha Johnson-Austin in Fort Lee, NJ – Jun 04, 2018
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    I can't say enough about the care & kindness of Dr. Pelz & his entire staff. From the 1st visit he explained each part of the surgery & answered any & all questions we had. I spoke to him before & after the surgery. He & his staff were there for me throughout my hospital stay & any time I had questions they answered them for me & my family. I can't Thank him enough for getting me through this surgery both mentally & physically.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    Anne Torre in Rivervale, NJ – Apr 09, 2018
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    Dr Pelz is a very find and talented surgeon. You never feel like a number. He was very thorough going over my surgery before and after the fact. No question is stupid.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    Joanne B Weinzierl in Maywood NJ – Mar 29, 2018
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    Dr. Pelz explains clearly, he is kind and great bedside manner.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    Bonita F – Feb 23, 2018
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    His bedside manner is outstanding. Wonderful surgeon. After the surgery he spent his time with my family answering questions. Dr. Pelz is very caring.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    1 person found this helpful
    Helpful
    Bridget W in Lyndhurst, NJ – Jan 24, 2018
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    Dr. Pelz is excellent. He explains everything completely so you know exactly what to expect before and after surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Pelz.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    3 people found this helpful
    Helpful
    Clifton, NJ – Oct 19, 2016
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    Very professional and understanding. Explains everything in great detail and answers all questions completely.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    3 people found this helpful
    Helpful
    Bill B in Rutherford, NJ – May 10, 2016
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    Background

    Background Check

    No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
    No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
    No board actions found for the years we collect data
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    Dr. Pelz's Top Procedures and Conditions

    Treatment Frequency
    Thoracentesis
    very high
    very high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Pelz performs Thoracentesis more than 97% of his peers

    Dr. Pelz performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

    Decortication and Pleurectomy
    very high
    very high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Pelz performs Decortication and Pleurectomy more than 96% of his peers

    Dr. Pelz performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

    Lung Cancer
    high
    high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Pelz treats Lung Cancer more than 92% of his peers

    Dr. Pelz treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

    Rating Includes other areas of care:

    • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
    • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
    • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
    • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
    • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    • Pleura Cancer
    • Small Cell Lung Cancer
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    Dr. Pelz's conditions and procedures:

    • Acid Reflux Surgery
    • Cardiac Tamponade
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
    • Empyema
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophageal Diverticulum
    • Esophageal Fistula
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
    • Esophagomyotomy
    • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
    • Esophagostomy
    • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
    • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
    • Hernia Repair
    • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
    • Lobectomy, Open
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
    • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
    • Lung Removal, Open
    • Lung Surgery
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
    • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
    • Mediastinoscopy
    • Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE)
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Open Thymectomy
    • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Pleura Cancer
    • Pleural Cancer
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
    • Secondary Hypertension
    • Segmentectomy, Open
    • Sympathectomy
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
    • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
    • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
    • Thymectomy
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Ultrasound, Endobronchial
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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    About Me

    Care Philosophy

    We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person.

    Specialties

    • Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

    Education

    Allegheny General Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    Allegheny General Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    2011
    Allegheny General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital

    Awards

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I make an appointment with Dr. Geoffrey Pelz, MD?

    Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (201) 257-5041, and for other questions, call (551) 996-5960.

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    What are Dr. Geoffrey Pelz, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Pelz frequently treats Thoracentesis, Decortication and Pleurectomy, and Lung Cancer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pelz treats.

    Where is Dr. Geoffrey Pelz, MD's office located?

    Dr. Pelz's office is located at 20 Prospect Ave Ste 701, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    Does Dr. Geoffrey Pelz, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Pelz has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

    Affiliated Hospitals

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

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    Hackensack University Medical Center

    Hackensack, NJ

    69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

    10 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)