Dr. Stephen Pereira, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 56

Dr. Pereira
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Hackensack Office

90 Prospect Ave Ste 1d Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Dr. Stephen Pereira, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Hackensack, NJ. He is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pereira to book an appointment.

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4.4

Based on 31 ratings

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Dr. Pereira is fine and professional; however, his staff is very rude and unprofessional. They should not be dealing with patients. Terrible staff that unfortunately soils te doctor's reputation.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Jul 05, 2020
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Dr. Pereira is an excellent surgeon. I have had two procedures with him and my recovery was rapid and unremarkable. I would recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Scott M Dubowsky DMD – Sep 07, 2019
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Dr Pereira repaired my inguinal hernia laparoscopically in a morning. I was back to work in a week, and can’t say enough about how professionally everything was handled, from appointments, to scheduling, to the procedure itself. When a nurse at the hospital told me ‘He’s the Best, and I love working with him’, I had a feeling I was in good hands. Highly recommended.
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Mar 19, 2019
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Dr. Pereira and his staff are professional and compassionate. I was experiencing very painful esophageal spasms and could not swallow. Immediately following surgery, I felt relief. Now 6 weeks post surgery, I am completely back to myself and able to eat and swallow normally. Can’t thank Dr. Pereira enough!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Hackensack, NJ – Oct 26, 2018
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Be warned. Stay away. Terrible staff - Office will loose your documents and than claim never received. They will lie to you about hospital availability and you will end up waiting for months for the surgery.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Tim in Fort Lee, NJ – Sep 05, 2018
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I would very much recommend Dr. Pereira for surgery. Mine went very well no medications were needed for pain. Hackensack Hospital has the best, most caring nurses I've come across. I am very pleased with all services I was given.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 23, 2018
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I came to Dr. Pereira for a hernia repair, he answered all of my questions and gave me all the answers i needed I was absolutely pleased with the results post surgery no scarring also the staff at his office was very nice and welcoming. Dr Pereira i would recommend to all in the new jersey area
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lucas in PA – Mar 10, 2018
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This Doctor is the absolute best....I give him a 10 out of 10!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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David Watson in Bayonne NJ – Feb 27, 2018
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Excellent endoscopic repair of inguinal hernia. Virtually no recovery pain, only needed a few Tylenols the first three days. Vanguard Surgical took my Medicare Advantage plan, and had excellent anesthesiologists on call. The patient does have the burden of organizing the pre-admission testing completion, which a hospital usually does for you.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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NJ – Feb 27, 2018
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Dr Pereira and his staff wear wonderful to work with. Dr Pereira has an excellent bedside manner and eased any concern that I brought to him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jan 09, 2018
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I have been very pleased with Dr Pereira,s talent and professionalism. I would recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Dec 23, 2017
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Class act surgeon. Very knowledgeable and detail-oriented. I had a large and complicated surgical hernia that Dr Pereira repaired with skill and patience. At 2 weeks post surgery I'm healing nicely. Heard from every nurse on the floor that Pereira is "the best" surgeon. My experience just validates what everyone else is saying.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Bob Kelly in Pittstown, NJ – Oct 23, 2017
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Are you kidding. This guy is the most competent cutter out there. I have and would continue to put my Life in his hands. And I have dealt with him after he has done 16 hours of surgery and he is sharper then I then I am at my best A good man
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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Gavin in Mahwah nj – Nov 14, 2016
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Stephen Pereira MD who has been doing & teaching robotic surgery since 2000. He has had done countless numbers of minimally invasive inguinal hernia repairs both both laparoscopic and robot assisted. Results were FANTASTIC… did not even have to take any pain meds... even able to do work at my computer the afternoon of surgery & everyday after. 3.5 weeks post surgery I am walking on treadmill & functioning quite normally as prior to surgery & I do not have the hernia & feeling great! My #1 choice
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Dennis in Montvale, NJ – Oct 11, 2016
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Treated my sister waiting for biopsy horribly. He kept her waiting for hours while he operated at another outpatient facility and had her scheduled at the same time.
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Wayne, NJ – Oct 06, 2016
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Very happy to be a patient of Dr. Pereira. The procedure went perfectly and the team that works with Dr. Pereira made me feel very comfortable and well informed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
12 people found this helpful
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Daniel in Wayne, NJ – May 27, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our team of surgeons offer patients a comprehensive span of minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures; and our practice is consistently at the forefront...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Education

1999
Hackensack U Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Northwestern University
Residency Hospital
1992
Northwestern University Medical School
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Stephen Pereira, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pereira frequently treats Inguinal Hernia, Gallstones, and Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pereira treats.

Where is Dr. Stephen Pereira, MD's office located?

Dr. Pereira's office is located at 90 Prospect Ave Ste 1d, Hackensack, NJ 07601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Stephen Pereira, MD speak?

Dr. Pereira speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and English. View profile to see all.

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Experience
Background

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1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (1/23/2019)View details
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Dr. Pereira's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Inguinal Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pereira treats Inguinal Hernia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pereira treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Gallstones
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pereira treats Gallstones more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Pereira treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pereira performs Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Pereira performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy

Dr. Pereira's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Sphincterotomy and Papillotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Robotic Surgery, Thoracic
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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Amerihealth PPO
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Hackensack Office90 Prospect Ave Ste 1d Hackensack, NJ 07601
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