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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (28)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Nina Paonessa, Colon & Rectal Surgeon, Surgeon is Excellent. Dr. Paonessa has been reviewed by 55 patients who have provided 28 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.8
Promptness 4.7
Courteous Staff 4.7
Accurate Diagnosis 4.9
Bedside Manner 4.9
Spends Time with Me 4.9
Follows Up After Visit 4.9

Specialties & Research

  • She has special expertise in 2 areas:
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)

Education & Awards

Dr. Paonessa graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Erie. She has 7 awards.

Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012 - 2014)
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 - 2014)
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
New York Metro Area
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
New Jersey
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)


Dr. Paonessa has 5 hospital affiliations:

  • Monmouth Medical Center 
  • Community Medical Center 


  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Nina J Paonessa DO and FACOS is a female Surgeon, has 13 years of experience and practices in Surgery.
Where does Dr. Nina J. Paonessa practice?
Dr. Nina Paonessa has 3 office locations.
Dr. Nina Paonessa practices Surgery near Allentown, PA.
Additional practice locations include: Belmar, NJ and Manahawkin, NJ.
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