Stephen C. Klepner, DO

General Surgery
Valley Medical Group
Member, ColigoCare
ColigoCare is a network of physicians working collectively to provide the highest quality care to patients and the community.


VMG Bariatric Surgery

947 Linwood Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: 201-251-3480
Fax: 201-689-2393



DO, Rowan University, Internal Medicine, 2011 - 2015

Internship & Residency

Monmouth Medical Center, General Surgery, 2015 - 2016

Philadelphia College Of Oste Med Graduate Hosp, General Surgery, 2016 - 2021

Get to Know Me

What are some of the specific conditions you treat?

Obesity, Hernias, Hiatal Hernia/GERD, Emergency surgery, GI cancer surgery

What techniques or procedures do you use in your practice?

Open, Robotic and laparoscopic techniques

What would you like patients to know about your approach to care?

Early in my training, I was taught the three A’s of medicine and I have centered my philosophy of medicine around these three principles. First, and perhaps most important is to be “Able”. Being able goes beyond merely knowing how to do a surgical procedure. It is a continual hunt for knowledge that empowers me as a surgeon to provide the most appropriate and up to date treatments to my patients. The second is to be “Available” illness doesn’t care that it’s 2AM on a Saturday and it’s my responsibility as a surgeon to treat those in need regardless of the time of day. And lastly “Affable” I take pride in breaking the long-held stereotype of the cold and impersonal surgeon and I strive to cultivate trusting relationships with my patients so we can take care of their needs together as a team


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