Dr. James Rucinski, MD

Dr. James Rucinski, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 68

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

New Patient

(718) 701-4925

Current Patient

Dr. James Rucinski, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Brooklyn, NY and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rucinski to book an appointment.

Locations

NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Brooklyn

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(718) 701-4925
NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Brooklyn340 4th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Dr. Rucinski is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Brooklyn, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (12/17/2018)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Rucinski's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Appendicitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rucinski treats Appendicitis more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Rucinski treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Parasitic Appendicitis
Intestinal Obstruction
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rucinski treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Rucinski treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus
Gallstones
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rucinski treats Gallstones more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Rucinski treats this condition more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Rucinski's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Lump
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Embolism
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Surgery
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Opioid Withdrawal
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Rucinski accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
HealthFirst
ABCD HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and...Read more

Biography

James Rucinski, M.D., is program director of the surgical residency and director of surgical education at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital....Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Lenox Hill Hospital
Residency Hospital
1981
Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1980
U Ill/Cook Co Hosp
Internship Hospital
1979
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
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Call (718) 701-4925 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (347) 694-5035 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. James Rucinski, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Rucinski has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. James Rucinski, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rucinski frequently treats Appendicitis, Intestinal Obstruction, and Gallstones. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rucinski treats.

Where is Dr. James Rucinski, MD's office located?

Dr. Rucinski's office is located at 340 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Brooklyn, NY

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)