Dr. Ramon Rivera, MD

Bariatric SurgeryMaleAge 54

Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Ramon Rivera, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Fishkill, NY and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bon Secours Community Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Ramon Rivera, MD

Tri State Bariatrics

200 Westage Business Ctr Dr Ste 119 Fishkill, NY 12524
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(845) 896-0610

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Rivera's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Obesity more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Hiatal Hernia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Hiatal Hernia more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera treats Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Rivera treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
  • Hiatal Hernia

Dr. Rivera's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Megacolon
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Weight Loss Management

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Dr. Rivera accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Affinity Health Plan
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access
Blue Access PPO
Blue Advantage
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage Plus
Blue Advantage Plus HMO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Fidelis Care
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Group Health Incorporated (GHI)
HIP Health Plan of New York
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Locals (any local)
MagnaCare
MagnaCare PPO
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Freedom Plan HMO
Liberty Plan HMO
PHP-Physicians Health Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Empire Plan
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty
WellCare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Rivera's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rivera

3.8

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Divine Intervention
I met Dr. Rivera September 17, 2017 when I was rushed to St. Anthony's Hospital. I was vomiting violently and having terrible pains in my right side. I had been to another hospital and was diagnosed with a "stomach virus". Dr. Rivera came to my bed side in the Emergency Room and told me he suspected it could be peritonitis appendicitis and that I would need surgery. It was the first time in my life I was having surgery, and I was but Dr. Rivera reassured me by telling me a story of when he was 15 years old, had injured his shoulder and needed surgery . I wanted to thank him afterwards , but was told that I couldn't because he was so booked up. Before this, I wanted to pass my exams at the UN and go rescue the child soldiers in the French and Spanish speaking countries. Now, I am studying for the state exams to become a Spanish and French medical interpreter. I am also a survivor of father-daughter incest. Dr. Rivera saved my life and I will never forget him for as long as I live.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nathalie M – Jul 14, 2022
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Totally Horrible Experience
Horrible... he was assigned to me in the hospital. Not my choice. Worst bedside manner I ever saw. Mean and not helpful and absolutely offered no info... My strongest non recommendation in my 58 years alive. Do not use him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Suzanne Shortman – Jun 16, 2022
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Dr.Rivera was amazing very professional and explained the whole experience very clearly,, I’m so glad I was in good hands.. thanks to the wonderful staff members, and I’m happy with the results so far...??????
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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Siham Ghayati – Oct 21, 2020
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I look for professionalism, efficiency, courtesy, personality and sincerity from a Doctor and their Staff. Happily I can state this is what I have received from Dr. Rivera and the Tri-State Bariatrics (TSB) Team. I drive over a hour for my frequent follow-ups as a recent gastric sleeve patient. The TSB Team makes it worth the trip!
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TeresaS – Jun 17, 2019
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Dr. Rivera is an amazing doctor. He was personable, answered all my questions, made me feel secure...pretty much extended my life. I am healthy and I look and feel fantastic! His office staff is amazing. They know me by name when i walk in the door...I feel like family upon my arrival. I have already recommended Dr. Rivera and Tri-State to several people. Thank you!
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May 28, 2019
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Very good doctor
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Apr 24, 2019
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I would highly recommend Dr. Rivera. I am a physician also and I was very impressed. He was extremely professional and thorough. He answered all my questions. I felt he had my best interest at heart and was not quick to jump to a surgical procedure before exhausting medical weight loss. In addition he made sure to do all blood work and EKG before any prescriptions. I had been to two previous bariatric centers and did not receive the quality of care I received from Dr. Rivera.
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
4 people found this helpful
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suffern – Oct 12, 2018
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The worst experience ever! I was caught off by the lack of respect given to me by the receptionist Maria.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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I met Dr. Rivera 6 years ago when he implanted my Lap Band and have had nothing but Excellent experiences with him. He is the kind of Doctor who really listens to you and isn't in a hurry to get to his next patient. I highly recommend him!
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
8 people found this helpful
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Ilana Dall in Tomkins Cove, NY – Sep 28, 2017
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I met with this doctor several times regarding stomach bypass surgery and he prescribed a series of tests including one needing a prescription. Despite numerous attempts to obtain the prescription and repeatedly requesting he and his staff follow up - I have still not received the much needed prescription and my request is completely ignored by the doctor - the staffs only response is the doctor has not responded to the requests. What kind of service is this? This is poor service. Terrible!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Fishkill, NY – Mar 28, 2017
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Excellent surgeon, compassionate person, really wants you to succeed.
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
18 people found this helpful
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Ellen Donovan in Pomona, NY – Jan 04, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Rivera has over 20 years of laparoscopic surgery experience and has been performing bariatric surgery for over 15 years. He is the founder and director...Read more

Biography

Dr. Ramon E. Rivera is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)....Read more

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Barnes - Jewish Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Drexel University College of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1998
Saint Vincent's Catholic Med Centers
Internship Hospital
1998
Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers
Internship Hospital
1996
Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
Medical School
1992
SUNY
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Ramon Rivera, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rivera frequently treats Obesity, Hiatal Hernia, and Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rivera treats.

Where is Dr. Ramon Rivera, MD's office located?

Dr. Rivera's office is located at 200 Westage Business Ctr Dr Ste 119, Fishkill, NY 12524. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ramon Rivera, MD speak?

Dr. Rivera speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Tri State Bariatrics

Fishkill Office200 Westage Business Ctr Dr Ste 119 Fishkill, NY 12524
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Practice

Recoverhealth156 Route 59 Ste A2 Suffern, NY 10901
2

RecoverHealth Weight Loss Center

Carl Cheifetz MD242 N Main St New City, NY 10956
3

Tri State Bariatrics

Suffern OfficeAirmont Professional Ctr # 156 156 Suffern, NY 10901
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Tristate Bariatrics777 N Broadway Ste 207 Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
5

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rivera is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Bon Secours Community Hospital

Port Jervis, NY

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Good Samaritan Hospital

Suffern, NY

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall

Newburgh, NY

60% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% lower than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Phelps Hospital

Sleepy Hollow, NY

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

St. Anthony Community Hospital

Warwick, NY

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)