Physician Profile

Toni Beninato, MD, MS, FACS

4.9

(61 reviews)

Toni Beninato, MD, MS, FACS

Toni Beninato, MD, MS, FACS

4.9

(61 reviews)

  • Endocrine Surgeon
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Contact Information

To schedule a new patient appointment call 844-CANCERNJ (844-226-2376)
To schedule a follow-up appointment call 732-235-7615
For all other inquiries call 732-235-2465.

About Me

I am an endocrine surgeon in the Section of Endocrine Surgery at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and an Associate Professor of Surgery at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. I treat benign and malignant tumors of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. I believe that in the field of endocrine surgery, there are often many different solutions for a single problem. Treatment options for endocrine disorders need to be tailored to the individual patient’s history, preferences, and concerns, and no two patients are the same. My goal is to take a patient-centered approach to treating endocrine disorders with the best evidence-based practices, and provide patients with all of the available options to help them to make an informed decision about their care.

I attended New York University and earned my medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School where I was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. I then completed internship and residency at New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center, dedicating two years to performing endocrine oncology research. I served as Administrative Chief Resident during my final year of residency. I then completed a fellowship in endocrine surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. I have published over 60 peer-reviewed articles, written several book chapters, and given multiple national and international presentations in the field of endocrine surgery. I am a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the American Thyroid Association, the Association for Academic Surgery and the Association of Women Surgeons.

Prior to joining Rutgers Cancer Institute, I was an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. During that time, I enrolled at the Graduate School of Medical Sciences at Cornell University to obtain a Masters of Science in Health Policy and Economics. I perform research on healthcare disparities and access to care in patients with endocrine malignancies, and also have a special interest in studying the behavior of rare subtypes of endocrine cancers. I am a native of New Jersey and thrilled to be able to provide care to patients in my home state.


Clinical Expertise

  • Endocrine tumors
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Carcinoid tumors
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Thyroid Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Parathyroid surgery
  • Adrenal gland surgery
  • Adrenocortical cancer
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Paraganglioma
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Clinical trials

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 Overall

Based on 61 reviews

4.9

Gives easy to understand instructions

4.9

Spends enough time with you

4.9

Shows respect for what you say

4.9

Provider listens carefully to you

4.9

Provider explains things in way you understand

February 6, 2024

Overall a very good experience that made me trust Dr. Beninato's expertise.

December 18, 2023

Very impressed with Dr. Beninato.

September 5, 2023

The provider allowed me time to consider treatment options and allowed me to make the final decision with her support.

July 6, 2023

All good

June 22, 2023

*Dr. Beninato provided expert information on my condition.

May 16, 2023

I really like the attention that they gave me. #1. Yes they were concerned. #2. Good explanations. #3. Yes they took me into consideration. Thank you. #4. Yes informed me. #5. Yes I would do it with delight.


Insurance

Accepted Health Plan information is only as accurate as the most current information submitted. Prior to your appointment, it is advisable to verify with your insurance company they are still a participating plan prior to receiving services or care. Each plan is different and some provide different levels of coverage that could make a difference in your out-of-pocket costs. It is always best for the patient receiving care to contact their insurance company to obtain more information.

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup
  • Cigna
  • Consumer Health Plan
  • Horizon BCBS
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Oxford Health
  • Qualcare HMO
  • Qualcare PPO
  • United Community
  • United Healthcare
  • United Medicare
  • WellCare

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