Dr. Stefanie Vaimakis, MD

Dr. Stefanie Vaimakis, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Stefanie Vaimakis, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Teaneck, NJ and has been practicing for 16 years. She graduated from Nyu Langone Medical Center in 1996 and specializes in bariatric surgery, bariatric medicine, and more.

222 Cedar Ln Ste 201

Teaneck, NJ 07666

Contact Information

(201) 530-1900

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • EmblemHealth
  • 18 More

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 98% of peers
Sleeve Gastrectomy
more than 78% of peers
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
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."

5  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

21  Conditions Treated

32  Procedures

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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.


  • 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

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Dr. Vaimakis' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vaimakis to family and friends
22 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Vaimakis' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

My experience with Dr. Vaimakis and related staff has been excellent from start to finish. I considered having surgery two years ago when first contacting Dr. Vaimakis my decision not to proceed at that time was respected and I was offered non-surgical alternatives by her office. Finally I decided...more
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i have medicare and medicaid with horizon njhealth the doctor accept these insurance?
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Caring and genuine individual who truly wants you to succeed. My experience with Dr V were wonderful.
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Excellent doctor and staff.
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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...more
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