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 specialist in Hackensack, NJ and has been practicing for 3 years. She specializes in breast surgical oncology.

Hackensack University Medical Group

20 Prospect Ave Ste 402

Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

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

Breast Diseases
very high
more than 95% of peers
more than 63% of peers
Breast Cancer
more than 55% of peers

Dr. Balija'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.

Care Philosophy

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1  Specialties

  • Breast Surgical Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

38  Conditions Treated

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7  Procedures

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

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Balija's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Balija to family and friends
4 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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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 (3)

Dr. Balija is an excellent Breast Surgeon. She is an expert at what she does. She is thorough, takes her time with you and is compassionate during one of the most difficult time of my life, breast cancer diagnosis. She ordered am MRI and the tumor was spotted. Do not hesitate to if you find...more
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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.
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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...more
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