Dr. Stephanie Acierno, MD

Dr. Stephanie Acierno, MD

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Pediatric Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
46 y/o
(4)

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Dr. Stephanie Acierno, MD is a pediatric surgery specialist in Tacoma, WA. She specializes in pediatric surgery.Read her story

Mary Bridge Chilren's Health Center

311 S L St

Tacoma, WA 98405
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid

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Top Care Areas

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

Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
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more than 61% of peers
Appendicitis
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more than 61% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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more than 48% of peers

Dr. Acierno'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.

Dr. Acierno's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Acierno "Stephanie Acierno, MD, is a board-certified pediatric surgeon with clinical interests in chronic skin infections. Away from work, she enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband and children, especially white water rafting.The services Dr. Acierno provides include:• Neonatal surgery• Pediatric surgical oncology• Pediatric trauma• General pediatric surgery• Pediatric thoracic surgery Part of MultiCare Connected Care Clinically Integrated Network."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Acierno "My goal as your child's surgeon isto give them the best care possiblewhile making the experience as childfriendly as possible. Whether it is anemergency surgery or an electiveone, I want you and your child tounderstand what the problem is, howwe are going to fix it, and what toexpect afterwards. While I may seesome patients briefly or others longterm, it is an honor to be a part ofhelping them grow and thrive."

1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

25  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Still's Disease
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

45  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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

  • University of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University of Texas Southwestern
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Texas Southwestern; University Of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Acierno has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Acierno's Reviews

3.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Acierno to family and friends
4 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Acierno's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    POOR
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

We had an excellent experience with Dr. Acierno. I have a medically fragile child and she went above and beyond in her research and planning. I felt she was incredibly compassionate, thorough, and had a great sense of humor. She made a difficult experience For our family as easy as possible.
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Completely agree with the other responses. Why does she work with sick kids when she clearly hates people? No compassion, suffers from huge God complex. Her surgical plan was a joke. Definitely doesn't have the skill to back up the high opinion of herself.
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