Dr. Thomas Peterson, MD
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Dr. Thomas Peterson, MD

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Neurosurgery | Male

140 Prospect Ave Ste 18, Hackensack, NJ 07601 Get Directions

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Peterson to family and friends
3.8
based on 22 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Peterson's Office & Staff
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in NJ |
Three months after Peterson and Andronaco performed spinal stenosis surgery on me, I was in the ER unable to walk. Peterson's attitude was that "nothing was wrong", although he ignored my requests to see the MRI. He said the fusion, obtained with an interspinal device using powdered bone, was good, but other orthopedic doctors I consulted were appalled by how skimpy it was. I now basically cannot walk; no palliative treatment was offered, and I was basically abandoned to paraplegism.
in East Rutherford |
He does not tell you the whole story when it comes to diagnosing. He failed miserably on my surgery and almost a year later I still cannot walk without excruciating pain. He also allowed another surgeon to perform work on me that I never met, never approved and would never have agreed to. Please go every other single route possible before letting this man ruin your life and hopes of ever living a pain reduced life . To make things worse te women working for him are cold, calloused and rude.
in Mahwah, NJ |
Dr. Peterson is an excellent surgeon. I had my procedure in February, 2014 and have not had any issues with my back since. He is a very dedicated doctor and is thorough with his treatment and questions. He also has a great sense of humor and is very kind! I have recommended him to all my friends and associates who may need back surgery.
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

  • 0
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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Tufts University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1976

  • Internship Hospital
    Hospital Of University Penn

    Completed in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    New England Med Center Hospital

    Completed in 1982

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Peterson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Peterson's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Peterson

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Peterson's 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.