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Dr. Brian Valerian, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 47

Dr. Valerian

Albany Medical Center GNS

47 New Scotland Ave Albany, NY 12208

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Dr. Brian Valerian, MD is a general surgery specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School in 1997 and specializes in general surgery and colorectal surgery.


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(518) 262-5623

Dr. Valerian accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
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Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
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Dr. Valerian's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Valerian treats Abscess more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Valerian treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal/Rectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Brain Abscess
  • Breast Abscess
  • Cerebellar Abscess
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Dental Abscess
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Laryngeal Abscess
  • Liver Abscess
  • Lung Abscess
  • Pancreatic Abscess
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Pericolic Abscess
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Prostatic Abscess
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Renal Abscess
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Retropharyngeal Abscess
Anal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Valerian treats Anal Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Valerian treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Anal and Rectal Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Valerian treats Anal and Rectal Cancer more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Valerian treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer

Dr. Valerian's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Brian Valerian, MD is a general surgery specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School in 1997 and specializes in general surgery and colorectal surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2003
Cleveland Clin Florida
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Albany Med Center
Residency Hospital
1997
Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School
Medical School
2003
2002
1997

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Dr. Valerian's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Valerian

4.2

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1 Star
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Going this week for my third colonoscopy with Dr. Valerian...trust him completely.
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absolutely one of the worst surgions, he would rather cut into someone blindly than to do an mri to determine whats going on. he was rude, spoke to us like we didn't have a right to know, was easily agitated when we questioned why he would just cut into someone and when we asked what he is calling the problem he offered no diagnosis and was very rough.
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Nobody wants to have to see a proctologist. Dr. Valerian is extremely professional and knowledgeable. I would recommend him without any reservation.
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Can't say enough wonderful things about him. Compassionate, professional, would highly recommend him along w/ Dr. Wm Lee. I consider him a friend along w/ Dr. Wm. Lee. Can't go wrong w/ either of them!
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