Dr. Nina Paonessa, DO

Dr. Nina Paonessa, DO

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 45
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Nina Paonessa, DO is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Wall Township, NJ. She is 45 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Paonessa is affiliated with Centrastate Medical Center.

2101 State Route 34 # H

Wall Township, NJ 07719

Contact Information

(732) 282-1500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 8 More

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Anal or Rectal Pain
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 95% of peers
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more than 93% of peers

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Proctology

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*
  • Proctology
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Proctology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis


  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Pelvic Floor Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sphincterotomy

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.


  • Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicin--Erie
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Wyckoff Heights Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Lehigh Valley Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Paonessa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Paonessa's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Paonessa to family and friends
based on 38 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Paonessa's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Jackson, NJ |
We were in an emergency as my daughter had a pilonodal cyst and the md who saw he previously dismissed it as a pimple. That doc said if it came back " which it won't" he said get into the office right away. Well it came back n there was no md to see her after the long weekend dr paonessa got us in that day and performed the necessary surgery immediately. I would definitely recommend her. Also we had a ques at night and called us right back n addressed our concerns.
Toms River, NJ |
Amazing, compassionate and the most caring doctor I have ever been to! Highly recommend her!
in Freehold, NJ |
I just want the world to know Dr Nina Paonessa is hands down the best surgeon in the world! She has gone above and beyond her duties as a Doctor/Surgeon time and time again. She is the reason I am still alive, she has helped me recovery physically, mentally and deal with the stress of medical bills 2 years after my surgery from place that don't even pertain to her practice. She is the most wonderful woman on the planet and I wish she could be my regular Doctor and not just my surgeon.
Tinton Falls, NJ |
I have never been to a doctor who has spent more time with me or one who has cared more about my welfare. She has never made me feel as though my concerns were unimportant and I have never felt as though I was being rushed. Phone calls are returned almost immediately (which is amazing). Her patients are treated with respect and her staff follows this philosophy. I think many doctors could learn about doctor/patient interaction from Dr. Paonessa.
in Pine Beach |
In the brief time period that I've seen her, she analyzed, treated and relieved symptoms I've had for years. Not to mention, her staff offers compassionate and specialized care. Dr. Paonessa is quite possibly one of the most, if not the most, highly personable professionals I've met (and I've gone to numerous specialists from the time that I was a young child due to a chronic illness). Dr. Paonessa exudes charisma that is truly an extension of her dedication and passion in her line of work.
in Brick, NJ |
Dr. Paonessa saw me hours after I called her office. Took care of my issues and her and her staff couldn't have been more patient and accommodating. Two thumbs up!
in Manahawkin, NJ |
Not enough good things can be said about Dr. Paonessa and her staff. Her staff was more than accommodating and very courteous. Due to the sensitive nature of my symptoms, I could not have been more pleasantly surprised by this amazingly professional doctor, who is gifted with the ability to sooth, calm and educate, all while displaying genuine compassion and respect. She is a true gem who actually makes me want to schedule a colonoscopy.
in Barnegat, NJ |
I was extremely embarrassed and scared to go to this type of physician before I saw Dr. Paonessa for my condition after being misdiagnosed by two other doctors. She, as well as her staff was extremely compassionate, professional and caring and really helped me feel as comfortable as possible. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking a really professional doc in this specialty that is highly skilled. Also, I am completely healed from my condition after surgery with her.
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Dr. Paonessa accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerihealth
    Amerihealth HMO
    Amerihealth PPO
    Direct POS
    Direct Value Network POS
    Value Network HMO
    Value Network PPO
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Galaxy Health Network
    Galaxy Health Network EPO
    Galaxy Health Network POS
    Galaxy Health Network PPO
    Managed Care PPO
  • Group Health Incorporated (GHI)
    GHI Health Plan Northern New Jersey HMO-High
    GHI Health Plan Northern New Jersey HMO-Standard
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life

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Hospitals where Dr. Paonessa has admitting privileges

Centrastate Medical Center
901 W Main St
Freehold, NJ 07728
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