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Tinton Falls
1 Executive Drive
Suite 4
Tinton Falls, NJ 07701
Tel: 732-945-7403
Fax: 732-450-1511
Below please find a list of insurance carriers with whom this provider participates as well as the hospitals with whom this provider is affiliated:

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health of NJ
  • Aetna Life Insurance Company
  • Aetna Signature Admin Plan
  • Allied Health
  • American Progressive
  • Cigna
  • CarePoint
  • Clover Health
  • Bankers Fidelity Life Insurance Company
  • Bankers Life & Casualty
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield:
  • New Jersey
  • Federal
  • Barnabas Health
  • Meridian
  • Empire
  • National
  • Horizon
  • National Keystone
  • Charity Care-Meridian
  • Charity Care-Monmouth Medical
  • Christian Brothers
  • Chubb
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Cigna
  • Medicare Aetna
  • Medicare Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare Humana
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Emblem Health
  • GEHA
  • Geico
  • Geisinger/Gold Health Plan
  • Genworth
  • Gerber Life
  • GHI
  • Hartford
  • Highmark
  • Magna Care
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • NJ Manufacturers Insurance Group
  • Plymouth Rock Highpoint
  • Progressive Health/MVA
  • Qual-Lynx
  • QualCare
  • The Hartford
  • Trans America
  • TRICARE East Region
  • TRICARE for life
  • TRICARE North
  • UMR
  • United American
  • USAA
  • Veterans Choice Program
  • All Medicare Supplemental Plans:
  • AARP
  • Aetna/Life
  • Horizon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • BC/BS Medigap
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • All workman’s compensation carriers, motor vehicle (PIP) and union plans
  • Monmouth Medical Center
  • Jersey Shore University Medical Center
  • Riverview Medical Center
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Stephen A. Chagares, MD FACS

General, Laparoscopic, Robotic and Breast Surgeon

Stephen A. Chagares, MD, FACS, is a board certified general, laparoscopic, robotic and breast surgeon. He graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry in 1986 and obtained his medical doctor degree in 1990 from Rutgers Medical School. Upon graduation, Dr. Chagares completed his residency in general surgery at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ.

He obtained specialty training in breast surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and is a board certified breast surgeon. Dr. Chagares is affiliated with The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center.

In addition to breast surgery, Dr. Chagares regularly performs hernia repairs of all types, including open, laparoscopic and robotic repairs. Dr. Chagares was the first surgeon in the region to perform a robotic hernia repair and remains on the cutting edge of all advanced surgical techniques.

He routinely performs multiple other abdominal procedures, including laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Chagares is also a specialist in surgical resection of skin and soft tissue cancers.

In the spirit of compassion, Dr. Chagares is proud to offer free radiation tattoo removal for cancer survivors.

Dr. Chagares’ Shrewsbury-based private practice has been open over 20 years and is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Bayshore Community Hospital. Additionally, he is affiliated with several outpatient surgical facilities and nursing homes.

Dr. Chagares has received numerous awards for excellence and academic teaching, Top Doctors Awards and Patients’ Choice Awards.

Dr. Chagares’ philosophy is to provide quality care with a personal touch. He respects the art of surgery and feels honored to treat patients every day.


  • 5/2008 – Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine

Honors and Awards:

  • Golden Apple Award- Given by the surgical residents for excellence in academic teaching at Monmouth Medical Center x4 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011
  • New Jersey Monthly magazine Top Doctor, eight years in a row, 2011-2018

Memberships and offices in Professional Societies:

  • The Society of Surgeons of New Jersey, 2007 – present
  •  Fellow American College of Surgeons, 2001 – present
  • The Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center, 2000 – present
  • Assistant Program Director, General Surgery Residency, Monmouth Medical Center, 2000 – 2011
  • Monmouth County Medical Society- Executive Committee Member, 1996 – 2007
  • Monmouth Surgical Society, 1996 – present
  • American Medical Association, 1987 – present
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, 1987 – present

Educational Activities:

  • Teacher and Mentor of surgical residents and medical students, 1996-present

Professional Publications: