Leaders in Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery


Serving patients in the northern NJ and NYC metro area, our elite team specializes in laparoscopic surgeries for a variety of abdominal, gastrointestinal and gynecological disorders.

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Personalized, Focused Care for Each Individual Patient


From first appointment to post-op follow up, our team provides individualized care on a case-by-case basis. We help patients understand their options to choose the safest, least invasive procedure with the best recovery possible.

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Dr. Pereira Named “Best Doctor” by New York Magazine


Dr. Pereira was featured in New York Magazine’s “Best Doctors 2013” issue. The magazine, in its sixteenth year, was provided a list of noteworthy doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a New York City research and information company. Dr. Pereira is chief of gastrointestinal surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center, and one of the first NJ doctors to perform robotic surgery and advanced laparoscopy.

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More Robotic Surgery Experience than Any Other Surgeon in New Jersey

Voted “Top Docs” by NJ Monthly Magazine

Dr. Pereira was a member of the two surgeon team to perform the first robotic surgical procedures in the Northeast United States. He has been performing robotic surgeries for over 10 years, longer than any surgeon in the state. The DaVinci robot allows him to perform many complex procedures with greater precision, flexibility and control than standard surgical techniques.

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Dr. Pereira Performed the First Robotic-Assisted Gallbladder Removal in the NY Metro Area


This innovative surgery combines medical expertise, advanced technology and state-of-the-art facilities. Single-incision gallbladder removal allows patients to have their gallbladder removed through a minimally-invasive surgical procedure, minimizing pain and recovery.

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Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery and Minimally Invasive General Surgery

Stephen G. Pereira, M.D. and Associates offers a wide range of procedures using traditional surgical techniques, laparoscopic surgical techniques, and robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgical techniques. Dr. Periera was one of the first surgeons in New Jersey to perform robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery, and he has been performing robotic surgeries longer than any other physician in the state. Every patient is different, and we are committed to identifying the best course of treatment for every individual.



Conditions We Treat

  • Abdominal and Groin Hernias
  • Achalasia / Hiatal Hernia
  • Crohn's Disease / Colon Cancer
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gallbladder Diseases / Gallstones
  • Gastric Cancer / Stomach Disease
  • Pancreatitis / Pancreatic Cancer
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Customized Treatment

Every patient is different, and so are the procedures we offer:

  • Open Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Robotic Surgery
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News & Press

FDA Clearance Granted for Fluorescence Imaging in Gallbladder Surgery

Intuitive Surgical has announced that its da Vinci® Fluorescence Imaging Vision System (Firefly™)

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Being young, it was important to me that you don’t see the scars at all. I swim a lot, and I didn’t want a long scar. The da Vinci Surgery leaves just a few tiny scars…

July 2, 2014

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To me, it’s a no-brainer. The recovery between robotic surgery and abdominal surgery—there’s no comparison. For someone with a busy lifestyle…

July 2, 2014

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I did not want to have multiple scars on my abdomen and I needed a quick and minimally painful recovery time, so robotic surgery was the option I pursued.

June 27, 2014

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All can say is it’s for real, and I believe in it 100%, and I would tell anybody it’s the reason I’m here. If this could help anybody else, that’s all I care about, truthfully.

June 27, 2014