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 specialist in Wall Township, NJ and has been practicing for 14 years. She graduated from Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicin--Erie in 1998 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery, general surgery, and more.

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)
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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



  • 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

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based on 38 total reviews (8 with comments)

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Dr. Paonessa's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

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Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

in 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...more
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in Toms River, NJ
Amazing, compassionate and the most caring doctor I have ever been to! Highly recommend her!
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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...more
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in 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...more
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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...more
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