Michael J. Menack, MD is a board certified, and highly experienced fellowship trained General/Laparoscopic Surgeon in a private group practice in Central New Jersey. He is primarily focused on minimally invasive surgery, surgical oncology and he performs complex advanced laparoscopic procedures and colorectal surgery including non-painful hemorrhoid treatments. He has been instrumental in introducing a wide range of advanced minimally invasive procedures to the hospitals in which he has worked, and continues to ?push the envelope in terms of the use of new technologies and novel approaches to problems in the field of General and Minimally Invasive Surgery. His greatest satisfaction occurs when patients undergoing these minimally invasive procedures, have such a dramatic improvement in their postoperative recovery as compared to traditional open surgical techniques. Minimally invasive and painless non-surgical hemorrhoid treatment with the CRH/O'Reagan banding system is now available for all hemorrhoid types. A relatively painless new approach to more difficult hemorrhoid cases is also offered using the transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialzation (THD) device, an operative procedure that is equally if not more effective that a traditional painful hemorrhoidectomy.Dr. Menack is active in the American College of Surgeons as a member of the Ultrasound National Faculty and Imaging Group and an instructor for the American College of Surgeons Intraoperative Ultrasound Course. He has published peer reviewed articles on the use of laparoscopic ultrasound of the biliary tree and pancreas. He serves as a member of the editorial board of the peer reviewed journal Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques. Dr. Menack is a former Assistant Professor of Surgery and attending surgeon at Weill Medical College, Cornell University, and former Moses Site Director : Third Year Medical Student Clerkship, and attending surgeon at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He presently serves as the Director of the Central Jersey Wound and Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment Center at CentraState Medical Center.
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Our physicians and staff are dedicated to providing all of our patients with quality surgical care using proven and innovative surgical techniques. Our compassionate muti-lingual staff and surgeons seek to make our patients each feel like they have received a "VIP" experience. As surgical specialists, we strive for successful outcomes and high levels of patient satisfaction. We strive for better quality of life for our patients through the least invasive techniques that result in a quick return
Dr. Menack's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in General Surgery
Board certified in General Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Menack's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Biopsy of Breast
Breast Surgical Procedure
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Excision of Skin Lesion
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Pacemaker Implantation, Permanent
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Port Placements or Replacements
Spider Vein Sclerotherapy
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Varicose Vein Procedure
Varicose Vein Surgery
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for New Jersey.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
St. Lawrence University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
Medical School | Graduated 1989
Abington Meml Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
Abington Meml Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Ultrasound, At St. Vincent Hospital and Healthcare Center, Indianapolis, In
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Menack has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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