Dr. Thomas Peterson, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 71

Dr. Peterson
140 Prospect Ave Ste 18 Hackensack, NJ 07601

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Dr. Thomas Peterson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Hackensack, NJ and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Practices at top hospital . Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ See hospitals

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Peterson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Peterson treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Peterson treats this condition more than 59% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Peterson treats Spine Fractures, Traumatic more than 42% of his peers

Dr. Peterson treats this condition more than 42% of his peers

Broken Neck
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Peterson treats Broken Neck more than 37% of his peers

Dr. Peterson treats this condition more than 37% of his peers

Dr. Peterson's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. Peterson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Peterson

3.8

Based on 22 reviews

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3 Stars
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1 Star
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What People Say About Dr. Thomas Peterson, MD
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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.
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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.
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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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About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1982
New England Med Center Hospital
Residency Hospital
1977
Hospital Of University Penn
Internship Hospital
1976
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1982
1977
1976

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

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)