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Dr. Valerie Rusch, MD

General Surgery* Age 72
Dr. Valerie Rusch, MD
4.6 (26 Ratings)
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Dr. Valerie Rusch, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in New York, NY.
Dr. Valerie Rusch, MD
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Dr. Valerie Rusch, MD

General Surgery* Age 72
New York, NY
Accepting new patients
49 years of experience
Dr. Valerie Rusch, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in New York, NY.

About

Dr. Valerie Rusch, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in New York, NY and has 49 years experience. They graduated from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. They currently practice at Practice and are affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital, Lancaster General Hospital, Garnet Health Medical Center, Beebe Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic Martin North Hospital, Adirondack Medical Center-Saranac Lake, Sentara Careplex Hospital, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Candler Hospital, Delray Medical Center, Glens Falls Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Middlesex Hospital, UHS Binghamton General Hospital and Upstate University Hospital. Dr. Rusch has experience treating conditions like Lung Cancer and Pleural Cancer among other conditions at varying frequencies. At present, Dr. Rusch received an average rating of 4.6/5 from patients and has been reviewed 26 times. Their office accepts new patients. Dr. Rusch is board certified in General Surgery and accepts multiple insurance plans.

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Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Lung Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Lung Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Effusion
Thyroid Cancer
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Partial Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy Robotic Assist
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection Robotic Assist
Thoracentesis
Atrial Fibrillation
Bone Cancer
Breast Cancer
Breast Lump
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Colorectal Cancer
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Esophageal Cancer
Gallstones
Gastric Ulcer
Hemorrhoids
Interstitial Lung Disease
Intestinal Obstruction
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Partial Lung Collapse
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Thymomas
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Thyroid Nodule
Bronchoscopy
Bronchoscopy with Robotic Assist
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Maze Procedure
Open Lung Resection or Removal
Spinal Nerve Block
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Abdominal Pain
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal or Rectal Pain
Aneurysm
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Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Ascites
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Atrial Septal Defect
Barrett's Esophagus
Benign Heart Tumors
Benign Lung Neoplasms
Benign Mediastinal Tumor
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Benign Pleural Neoplasm
Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
Cardiac Tamponade
Carotid Artery Disease
Cholangiocarcinoma
Congenital Heart Defects
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
Empyema
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Endocarditis
Esophageal Diverticulum
Esophageal Fistula
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Gynecologic Cancer
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Hiatal Hernia
Hyperparathyroidism
Hypertensive Heart with Failure
Hypertensive Heart without Failure
Ileus
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Incisional Hernia
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inguinal Hernia
Intestinal Diverticulosis
Ischemic Colitis
Lipomas
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Liver Cancer
Lobular Carcinoma
Lung Abscess
Lymphangioma
Malignant Heart Tumors
Malignant Mediastinal Tumor
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Osteosarcoma
Pancreatic Cancer
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
Parathyroid Cancer
Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
Pelvic Abscess
Peptic Ulcer
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Pneumonitis
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Insufficiency
Rheumatic Tricuspid Disease
Rib Fracture
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Secondary Malignancies
Septal Defect
Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Systolic Heart Failure
Testicular Cancer
Traumatic Brain Injury
Ulcerative Colitis
Umbilical Hernia
Varicose Veins
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Ventral Hernia
Ventricular Septal Defect
Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
Vulvar Cancer
Abdominoplasty
Arterial Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Breast Reconstruction
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Closed Endoscopic Biopsy of Bronchus With Robotic Assistance
Colectomy
Duodenal Polypectomy
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Excision of Stomach Tumor
Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Gastrectomy
Gastrectomy with Robotic Assist
Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
Gastrotomy
Heart Defect Repair
Hernia Repair
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparotomy
Liver Biopsy
Lobectomy of Lung with Robotic Assist
Lymphadenectomy with Robotic Assist
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
Mitral Valve Surgery
Non Invasive Mechanical Ventilatn Robotic Assist
Open Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Incisional or Ventral Hernia Repair
Open Lobectomy
Open Lung Removal
Open Thymectomy
Pancoast Tumor Excision
Partial Lobectomy with Robotic Assist
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Port Placements or Replacements
Pyloromyotomy
Resection of Cardiac Tumor
Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
Skin Grafts
Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Tracheal Surgery

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Locations

  1. 1 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10065
    Friday
    08:00 - 18:00
  2. 2 Office
    633 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rusch
4.6
Based on 26 Reviews
5 Stars (23)
4 Stars (0)
3 Stars (1)
2 Stars (0)
1 Star (2)

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Nov 12, 2020
She is gifted with her surgical ability. She takes the time to listen to her patients, and answer their questions. Her support staff are kind and capable. The fellows working under her are also extremely good. I feel very privileged to have had her as my surgeon. She is that good.
Tom Lira — Nov 12, 2020
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Specialties*
General Surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Education

Education

Medical Education
  • Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
    1975
Medical Education

Board Certifications

Board Certifications
  • General Surgery
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A list of accepted insurance providers is available on the Sharecare insurance check. It is always a good idea to verify your insurance when making an appointment.

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Valerie Rusch, MD. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Rusch's profile.

Dr. Rusch frequently treats the following conditions: Lung Cancer and Pleural Cancer. See more on Sharecare.

Dr. Valerie Rusch, MD is affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital, Lancaster General Hospital, Garnet Health Medical Center, Beebe Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic Martin North Hospital, Adirondack Medical Center-Saranac Lake, Sentara Careplex Hospital, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Candler Hospital, Delray Medical Center, Glens Falls Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Middlesex Hospital, UHS Binghamton General Hospital and Upstate University Hospital.

Yes, Dr. Valerie Rusch, MD holds board certification in General Surgery.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Stony Brook University Hospital

    101 Nicolls Rd, Stony Brook, NY

  • Lancaster General Hospital

    555 N Duke St, Lancaster, PA

  • Garnet Health Medical Center

    707 E Main St, Middletown, NY

  • Beebe Medical Center

    424 Savannah Rd, Lewes, DE

  • Cleveland Clinic Martin North Hospital

    200 SE Hospital Ave, Stuart, FL

  • Adirondack Medical Center-Saranac Lake

    2233 State Route 86, Saranac Lake, NY

  • Sentara Careplex Hospital

    3000 Coliseum Dr, Hampton, VA

  • Boca Raton Regional Hospital

    800 Meadows Rd, Boca Raton, FL

  • Candler Hospital

    5353 Reynolds St, Savannah, GA

  • Delray Medical Center

    5352 Linton Blvd, Delray Beach, FL

  • Glens Falls Hospital

    100 Park St, Glens Falls, NY

  • Holy Cross Hospital

    4725 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono

    206 E Brown St, East Stroudsburg, PA

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    1275 York Ave, New York, NY

  • Middlesex Hospital

    28 Crescent St, Middletown, CT

  • UHS Binghamton General Hospital

    10-42 MITCHELL AVE, Binghamton, NY

  • Upstate University Hospital

    750 E Adams St, Syracuse, NY