Dr. Robert Downey, MD

Critical Care SurgeryMaleAge 62

Dr. Downey
Accepting new patients

Memorial Hospital for Cancer & Allied Diseases

136 MOUNTAINVIEW BLVD Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

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Dr. Robert Downey, MD is a Critical Care Surgery Specialist in Basking Ridge, NJ and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg medical school in 1985. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Downey to book an appointment.

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Dr Downey had zero caring bone in his body He dropped the ball and stage one patient is dead He berated us when we tried to pursue the truth
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  • 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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Julian knaster – Dec 28, 2020
Thoughtful, decisive, swift. Wouldn't dream of using anyone else.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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NJ Gal – Nov 10, 2018
We (my husband and I) went to Dr. Downey confused and scared after my husband was diagnosed with lung cancer. He explained my husband's diagnosis and the treatment options to us. From our first appointment with Dr. Downey, I knew that my husband was in good hands. Dr. Downey has been professional, thorough, and compassionate throughout my husband's healing process. He saved my husband's life.
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
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Cindy N in Augusta, NJ – Aug 26, 2016
Excellent doctor and had great surgery performed by 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
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No results
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am a chest surgeon who specializes in the treatment of patients with lung cancer, cancers that have spread to the lung from other sites, or tumors that...Read more

Specialties

  • Critical Care Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

Mayo Clinic St Marys Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1995
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center
Fellowship Hospital
1993
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center
Residency Hospital
1986
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center
Internship Hospital
1985
Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg
Medical School
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What are Dr. Robert Downey, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Downey frequently treats Lung Cancer, Secondary Malignancies, and Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Downey treats.

Where is Dr. Robert Downey, MD's office located?

Dr. Downey's office is located at 136 MOUNTAINVIEW BLVD, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Check if Dr. Downey treats your condition or procedure

Dr. Downey's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fistula
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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(908) 542-3500

Dr. Downey accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Select
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Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
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Memorial Hospital for Cancer & Allied Diseases136 MOUNTAINVIEW BLVD Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
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Compare with other Critical Care Surgery Specialists

Compare Dr. Downey with our nearby Critical Care Surgery Specialists at Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center.

Make an appointment at Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center today at (732) 201-3872.

These providers are on the medical staff of Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center.