Dr. Steven Waxenbaum, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 58
  
Dr. Waxenbaum
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VMG Center for Digestive Health

140 E Ridgewood Ave Paramus, NJ 07652

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(201) 614-6130

Dr. Steven Waxenbaum, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Paramus, NJ and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in colorectal surgery.


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(201) 614-6130

Dr. Waxenbaum accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
QualCare
QualCare PPO

Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (1/28/2016)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery treats conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids, through procedures such as tumor removal, colectomy, colostomy and resection.

Typically treats 59% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waxenbaum performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Waxenbaum performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Colectomy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waxenbaum performs Colectomy more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Waxenbaum performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

Excision of Rectal Tumor
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waxenbaum performs Excision of Rectal Tumor more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Waxenbaum performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

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Dr. Waxenbaum's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waxenbaum performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Waxenbaum performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hemorrhoidectomy
Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waxenbaum treats Abdominal Disorders more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Waxenbaum treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Waxenbaum treats Hemorrhoids more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Waxenbaum treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Waxenbaum's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • 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)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Waxenbaum's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Waxenbaum

3.7

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
63.333333333333336%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
3.3333333333333335%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
30%
(9)

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You are in the best of hands! You will be cared for and comfortable. Dr. Waxenbaum, Donna and Faith are there to help! Thank you! Char
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Apr 09, 2019
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Excellent caring physician.
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I have been to many doctors throughout my life, and i have to say Dr. Waxenbaum is by far the best. He listened, made me feel at ease, was funny and very professional. His staff his very professional and friendly!
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Hackensack, NJ – May 06, 2017
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He was so compassionate with me and alleviated my concerns. He corrected the mistakes of my previous doctor and did it wit skill.
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Ss in Fair Lawn, NJ – Aug 09, 2016
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Dr. Waxenbaum treated my mother at Valley Hospital. And by treated, I mean he did one physical exam, recognized her tumor as cancer, and then was not seen again until four days later. He entered the room to give the results of her biopsy and spent less than two minutes in the room, telling her it was Stage 2, possibly 3 depending on how far it's spread. He then said he had a 4:30 meeting and had to leave, and answered no follow-up questions. HORRIBLE bedside manner.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Steven Waxenbaum, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Paramus, NJ and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in colorectal surgery.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1994
Lehigh Valley Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1993
Westchester Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1989
Westchester Medical Center
Internship Hospital

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Locations

Practice

VMG Center for Digestive Health140 E Ridgewood Ave Paramus, NJ 07652
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Englewood Hospital And Medical Center

Englewood, NJ

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Holy Name Medical Center

Teaneck, NJ

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Valley Hospital

Ridgewood, NJ

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)