Dr. Stefanie Vaimakis, MD

Bariatric SurgeryFemaleAge 51

Dr. Vaimakis
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

North Jersey Laparoscopic Associates

222 Cedar Ln Teaneck, NJ 07666

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(201) 530-1900

Dr. Stefanie Vaimakis, MD is a Bariatric Surgery Specialist in Teaneck, NJ. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Englewood Hospital And Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Vaimakis to book an appointment.

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • 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 Jersey
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. Vaimakis' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vaimakis treats Obesity more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Vaimakis treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vaimakis performs Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) more than 83% of her peers

Dr. Vaimakis performs this procedure more than 83% of her peers

Abdominal Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vaimakis treats Abdominal Pain more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Vaimakis treats this condition more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Vaimakis' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Colectomy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. Vaimakis accepts the following insurance:

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

Dr. Vaimakis' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vaimakis

4.0

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
75%
(18)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
20.833333333333332%
(5)
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What went well
  • Office environment (18)
  • Staff friendliness (18)
  • Appointment scheduling (17)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (5)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
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She was very professional and explained everything for me, including giving me more options than others.
What went well
  • 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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The best thing I have done for myself. I have gone from 250 lbs to 190 lbs with the bariatric / Sleeve. My self Steam has improved and my depression decreased , I can fit in my old clothes again. I will highly recommend the procedure and Dr. Vaimakis to anyone.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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May 07, 2019
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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 to move forward and had the gastric sleeve procedure done January 2018. I was informed every step of the way and had a trouble free surgical experience. I highly recommend her practice with gratitude.
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B. Pulley in New Jersey – Feb 07, 2018
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i have medicare and medicaid with horizon njhealth the doctor accept these insurance?
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osvaldo sideris in north bergen, nj – Dec 11, 2017
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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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No results
What could be improved
No results
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LISA in Hillsdale, NJ – Oct 25, 2016
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Excellent doctor and staff.
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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West New York, NJ – Jul 08, 2016
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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 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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What could be improved
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Debbie Tamburro in Dumont, NJ – Feb 08, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Applied Clinical Nutrition
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Dietary Management
  • Dietetics
  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Metabolic Nutrition & Research
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition Consulting
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Board Certifications

Education

1991
Haverford College
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Greek
  • Spanish

Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Stefanie Vaimakis, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Is Dr. Stefanie Vaimakis, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Stefanie Vaimakis, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Vaimakis' profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Stefanie Vaimakis, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Stefanie Vaimakis, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Vaimakis frequently treats Obesity, Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery), and Abdominal Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Vaimakis treats.

Where is Dr. Stefanie Vaimakis, MD's office located?

Dr. Vaimakis' office is located at 222 Cedar Ln, Teaneck, NJ 07666. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Stefanie Vaimakis, MD speak?

Dr. Vaimakis speaks Spanish, German, and Greek. View profile to see all.

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Locations

North Jersey Laparoscopic Associates

North Jersey Laparoscopic Associates222 Cedar Ln Teaneck, NJ 07666
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Sat: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    • Sun: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Directions
North Jersey Laparoscopic Associates55 Meadowlands Pkwy Secaucus, NJ 07094
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    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: closed
    • Wed: closed
    • Thu: 2:00pm - 5:30pm
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Vaimakis is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Englewood Hospital And Medical Center

Englewood, NJ

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack, NJ

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

Holy Name Medical Center

Teaneck, NJ

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Hudson Regional Hospital

Secaucus, NJ

59% Patient Experience Rating, 10% lower than the national average