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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (3)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Debra Tarantino, Surgeon, Colon & Rectal Surgeon is Excellent. Dr. Tarantino has been reviewed by 22 patients who have provided 3 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.5
Promptness 4.2
Courteous Staff 4.2
Accurate Diagnosis 4.5
Bedside Manner 4.6
Spends Time with Me 4.6
Follows Up After Visit 4.1

Specialties & Research

Dr. Debra Tarantino, MD is board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and Surgery.

  • She has special expertise in 5 areas:
  • Colon Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Functional Colonic Diseases (Functional Bowel Disorders)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
  • Rectal Cancer

Education & Awards

Dr. Tarantino graduated from State University of New York at Buffalo. She has 5 awards.

Castle Connolly Top Doctors: New York Metro Area™ (2015)
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2009, 2012, 2015)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2012, 2014)
On-Time Doctor Award (2009)


Dr. Tarantino has 5 hospital affiliations:

  • Morristown Memorial Hospital 
  • St Barnabas Medical Center 


  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Debra R Tarantino MD is a female Colon/Rectal Surgeon, has 18 years of experience and practices in Colon & Rectal Surgery and Surgery.
Where does Dr. Debra R. Tarantino practice?
Dr. Debra Tarantino has 3 office locations.
Dr. Debra Tarantino practices Colon & Rectal Surgery and Surgery near Livingston, NJ.
Additional practice locations include: Morristown, NJ and Parsippany, NJ.
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