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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Perera performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
high
more than 89% of peers
Vascular Disease
normal
more than 54% of peers
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
normal
more than 37% of peers

Dr. Perera's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

39  Conditions Treated

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30  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

3 Sanctions
  • Disciplinary action in another state (2/7/2017)
    Action Taken: Voluntary Surrender
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Pennsylvania
  • Gross Negligence (11/14/2016)
    Action Taken: Voluntary Surrender
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: New Jersey
  • Disciplinary action in another state (10/6/2009)
    Action Taken: Surrender
    Summary: Dr. Santusht Amrith Perera; License # 197640

    Nature of Complaint:

    The physician has been the subject of disciplinary action in another state.

    The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners on 06-05-2008 suspended the physician's license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of New Jersey for a period of two years with the first six months to be served as active suspension followed by probation. The action was based upon gross negligence and altering a medical record to cover up the physician's mistake.

    Action Taken

    The New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct has accepted the Surrender of the physician's license to practice medicine in the State of New York.

    State: New York
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Montefiore Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Montefiore Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Montefiore Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Perera has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Perera has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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