Dr. Tara Balija, MD

Dr. Tara Balija, MD

Breast Surgical Oncology  |  
Female  |  
40 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Tara Balija, MD is a breast surgical oncology doctor who practices in Hackensack, NJ. She is 40 years old and has been practicing for 9 years. Dr. Balija is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center.

Hackensack University Medical Group

20 Prospect Ave Ste 402

Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

“We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person.”
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Dr. Balija's Experience

Dr. Balija's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Breast Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • BRCA1 Gene Mutation Carrier
  • BRCA2 Gene Mutation Carrier
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Duct Papilloma
  • Breast Fibroadenoma
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Increased Risk to Develop Breast Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases


  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Breast Needle Localization
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Lumpectomy
  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Total or Simple Mastectomy

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.


  • Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Balija has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balija's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balija to family and friends
based on 3 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Balija's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
NJ |
Dr. Balija And her staff are patient, helpful and knowledgeable. She was thourough with testing before any surgery was performed. Her work left a very small scar. Her post opt appointment was reassuring. I still see her to monitor my condition.
in Northern New Jersey |
Dr. Balija was very knowledgeable and thorough in explaining procedures. I never felt rushed during my visits, and she took all of my concerns seriously. I barely have a noticeable scar from the surgery, just about six months post-surgery, as she took great care during the procedure. Her staff is also very supportive and friendly. I would not hesitate to recommend her.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Balija accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerihealth
    Local Value Network EPO
    Local Value Network HMO
    Local Value Network HMO+
    Local Value Network POS+
    Local Value Network PPO
    Regional Pref Network EPO
    Regional Pref Network HMO
    Regional Pref Network HMO+
    Regional Pref Network POS+
    Regional Pref Network PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Prism Blue Priority EPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • 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
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Balija has admitting privileges

Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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