Doctor owned and operated.


Top Surgeons with a vested interest and a "patient-first" credo.

Our facility is owned and operated by top physicians, whose patient care mission has demanded only the finest hand-picked surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and support staffs in a variety of specialties.

DOUGLAS AVELLA, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopaedics

HOOMAN AZMI, M.D.
Neurological Surgery

DENNIS BARBIERI, M.D.
Dental Medicine/Surgery

NICHOLAS BERARDO, M.D.
Dental Medicine/Surgery

WAYNE BERBERIAN, M.D.
Orthopaedics

TROY CALLAHAN, M.D.
Plastic Surgery

MINGI CHOI, M.D.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

FRANK CIMINELLO, M.D.
Plastic Surgery

MOIRA CHRISTOUDIAS, M.D.
General/Oncological Surgery

STRAVOS CHRISTOUDIAS, M.D.
General/Oncological Surgery

STEPHANIE COHEN, M.D.
Aesthetic/Reconstructive Surgery

KENNETH COLAMEO, M.D.
Dental Medicine/Surgery

TOBI GREENE, M.D.
Breast Surgery

JEFF GUDIN, M.D.
Pain Management/Wellness

DANTE IMPLICITO, M.D.
Spinal Medicine & Surgery

GEORGE KAPTAIN, M.D.
Neurological Surgery

REZA KARIMI, M.D.
Neurological Surgery

JULIE KELLER, M.D.
Orthopaedics/Trauma

DAVID KONIGSBERG, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery

PAUL KOVATIS, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery

KANGMIN D LEE, M.D.
Neurological Surgery

STEPHEN LINDHOLM, M.D.
Orthopaedics/Sports Medicine

STEPHEN PEREIRA, M.D.
General/Robotic Surgery

JOSHUA ROVNER, M.D.
Spinal Surgery & Medicine

DREW RUBENSTEIN, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology

MICHAEL SEIDNER, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology

STEPHEN SILVER, M.D.
Orthopaedics/Sports Medicine

GREG SIMONIAN, M.D.
Vascular Surgery

HARRY SINGH, M.D.
Neurological Surgery

RICK WINTERS, M.D.
Aesthetic/Reconstructive Surgery

NATHAN WUEBBELS, M.D.
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

The Vanguard Surgical Center has been established to provide the convenience of same day surgery for specific pre-scheduled medical/surgical procedures in a pleasant and professional environment. Our staff looks forward to providing you with state-of-the-art medical care with a personal touch of comfort and attention.

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Q&A






Who do I contact if I have questions?

Please contact the Vanguard Surgical Center directly at (201) 291-9100 or simply fill out the form on our website homepage to schedule a consultation with a doctor. We welcome your calls and input at all times. You can also email any questions or complaints to our Medical Director, John Murphy at Jmurphy@vanguardsurgicalcenter.com.




How will a surgeon be selected
for me?

If the patient doesn’t have a preference, an appropriate surgeon will be selected from our qualified cadre of surgeons, each a highly trained and fully vetted member of the Vanguard team.




What if I see the physician and he or she doesn't believe I am a surgical candidate?

If it is the judgment that you are not a surgical candidate for whatever reason, then our chosen tending surgeon will be happy to refer you to another surgeon for a further consultation should you desire a second opinion.




May I stay overnight in the facility?

Overnight stays are not usually necessary, but arrangements can be made either at our facility or also with one of our nurses to your home or hotel room. Such a scenario would be discussed with your physician.




What is the rate of infection at this facility?

Wherever you decide to have your surgery, you should inquire about the rate of infection in their facility. Rates of infection vary per surgery. Our infection rate is astoundingly low in relation to local and regional comps. Please refer inquiries and questions directly to your chosen physician.




How is billing arranged?

The Vanguard Surgical Center will bill your insurance directly for your surgery, including all supplies. In addition, your insurance company will be billed separately by your surgeon, anesthesiologist and, if applicable, the laboratory where specimens or cultures have been sent.




What methods of payment are acceptable?

Essentially all methods of payment are potentially accepted. Deductibles in co-pays will of course depend upon a patient’s individual plan. Credit cards are accepted with the appropriate percentage the company charges us added on to the price. Human resource departments or divisions of self-insured companies can make other arrangements if necessary.




What are my patient rights at the Vanguard Surgical Center?

Upon your visit, we’ll provide you with a copy of the patients’ rights and information regarding the advance directives prior to the procedure. If you have an Advance Directive, please bring a copy of it with you to the Center. If you have a POLST or Physician’s Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment, please call the Center to discuss this prior to the date of your procedure.