Dr. Kimberly Van Zee, MD

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Dr. Kimberly Van Zee, MD

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I am a surgical oncologist with a practice dedicated to the treatment of breast cancer. My research interests include exploring...
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • 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)
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for New York.

  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    New York Hosp-Cornell U

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    New York Hosp-Cornell U

    Completed in 1990

  • Fellowship Hospital
    New York Hosp-Cornell U

    Completed in 1993

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Van Zee's Care Philosophy

I am a surgical oncologist with a practice dedicated to the treatment of breast cancer. My research interests include exploring diagnostic and treatment options for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), in which cancer cells are confined within the ducts of the breast and not in the surrounding fatty breast tissue. In women with DCIS, I have recently studied the relationship between age and cancer recurrence rates, and the incidence and clinical significance of positive sentinel lymph nodes (see my publications). We are also investigating the utility of breast MRI in patients with occult breast cancer and with DCIS. My colleagues and I are evaluating patients' quality of life after breast surgery. In a prospective study over several years, we are comparing sensory changes that occur after sentinel-node biopsy to those that occur after conventional surgery to remove underarm lymph nodes. A study of lymphedema (arm swelling) after axillary surgery is also ongoing. I have developed a nomogram (model) to predict the likelihood of additional lymph node metastases in breast-cancer patients with metastasis in a sentinel node. This helps patients and clinicians in decision making regarding axillary dissection.