Dr. Ramon Rivera, MD

Bariatric SurgeryMaleAge 53

Dr. Rivera
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Recoverhealth

156 Route 59 Ste A2 Suffern, NY 10901

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(845) 517-2870

Dr. Ramon Rivera, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Suffern, NY. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bon Secours Community Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rivera to book an appointment.

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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. 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

Sleeve Gastrectomy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rivera performs Sleeve Gastrectomy more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Rivera performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
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

Dr. Rivera's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Megacolon
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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(845) 517-2870

Dr. Rivera accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Affinity Health Plan
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
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
National Health Administrators
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

4.0

Based on 21 ratings

5 Stars
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(16)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
23.80952380952381%
(5)
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (15)
  • Explained conditions well (14)
  • Listened & answered questions (14)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (5)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
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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!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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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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What could be improved
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May 28, 2019
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Very good doctor
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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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
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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

2005
Barnes - Jewish Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Hahnemann University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1998
Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Centers
Internship Hospital
1992
SUNY
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Ramon Rivera, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Rivera has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Ramon Rivera, MD accepting new patients?

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

Dr. Rivera frequently treats Obesity, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and 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 156 Route 59 Ste A2, Suffern, NY 10901. 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

Practice

Recoverhealth156 Route 59 Ste A2 Suffern, NY 10901
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Faculty Group Practice21 Laurel Ave Ste 240 Cornwall, NY 12518
2

RecoverHealth Weight Loss Center

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

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

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)

Good Samaritan Hospital

Suffern, NY

62% Patient Experience Rating, 7% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

Phelps Memorial Hospital Association

Sleepy Hollow, NY

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

St. Anthony Community Hospital

Warwick, NY

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital

Newburgh, NY

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)