Dr. Stefanie Vaimakis, MD

Dr. Stefanie Vaimakis, MD

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Bariatric Surgery  |  
Female  |  
48 y/o
(20)

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Dr. Stefanie Vaimakis, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Teaneck, NJ. She is 48 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Vaimakis is affiliated with Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Holy Name Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center.

North Jersey Laparoscopic Associates

222 Cedar Ln Ste 201

Teaneck, NJ 07666
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

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Top Care Areas

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Obesity
very high
more than 98% of peers
Sleeve Gastrectomy
high
more than 78% of peers
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
normal
more than 79% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vaimakis "I was amazed at the difference the surgery made in people's lives, not just physically but socially, professionally and emotionally as well. It is like no other field in surgery because it allows the surgeon to have a lifelong relationship with the patient. It is the most gratifying field because it gives me the chance to really make a difference in someone's life. Because of that, I absolutely love what I do and have dedicated myself to this field."

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Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Dietary Management
  • Dietetics
  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
21

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Gallstones
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hypertension
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Lipomas
  • Obesity
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia
32

Procedures

  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery

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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.

Education

  • Haverford College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Nyu Langone Medical Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • St. Vincent's Hospital-Manhattan
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • St. Vincent's Hospital-Manhattan
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Montefiore Institute Of Minimally Invasive Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Voted one of New Jersey’s 2009 Top Docs for "Bariatric & Minimally Invasive Surgery",
Media & Publications

Dr. Vaimakis has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Greek
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Vaimakis does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Vaimakis and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Hackensack University Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Vaimakis is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Vaimakis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vaimakis to family and friends
3.9
based on 20 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Vaimakis' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Hillsdale, NJ |
Caring and genuine individual who truly wants you to succeed. My experience with Dr V were wonderful.
West New York, NJ |
Excellent doctor and staff.
in Dumont, NJ |
I would recommend Dr. Viamakis in a heartbeat. I am an R.N., so I tend to be highly choosey in my choices of health care professionals who are going to care for me as well as any referrals I may give. I am so happy to have picked Dr. V. She is warm, compassionate, takes you thru the steps, works as a team with you. You immediately feel you can express your life experiences and how you have become obese with ease and that she really cares. I refer her to everybody!!! She CARES and follow-ups!!!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Vaimakis accepts 27 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
    GHI PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • MagnaCare
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
    Liberty Plan HMO
    Oxford Health Plans HMO
    Oxford Health Plans POS
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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Hospitals where Dr. Vaimakis has admitting privileges

Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
350 Engle St
Englewood, NJ 07631
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Holy Name Medical Center
718 Teaneck Rd
Teaneck, NJ 07666
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