Dr. Rachel Ruotolo, MD
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Dr. Rachel Ruotolo, MD


Pediatric Plastic Surgery | Female


Dr. Rachel Ruotolo, MD is a pediatric plastic surgery doctor who practices in Garden City, NY. She is 45 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Ruotolo is affiliated with Nassau University Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital, North Shore University Hospital Syosset, Saint Francis Hospital Roslyn and NYU Winthrop Hospital.

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Patient Reviews (8)
in Massapequa, NY |
Dr. Ruotolo is obviously highly skilled in her area of expertise. She is so easy to talk to and explains your case and options..she will not rush you, rather gives you time to make a thoughtfu, correct decision..I would recommend her to my friends and family!
in Oceanside, NY |
My daughter had suffered a severe nose fracture during a high school cheerleading competition. The emergency surgery she had the year before had left her with a serious deformity. I knew immediately that Dr Ruotolo was the one who would finally repair my daughter's injury. More importantly, my child knew. She said "Dr Ruotolo will make me beautiful again!" And so she did! She not only repaired my daughter's nose, she restored her confidence and self-esteem. How can you thank someone for that?
in Massapequa, NY |
My son has been seeing Dr. Ruotolo since he was 5 years old for cleft lip repair. After the wonderful work of Dr. Ruotolo you can't tell that he ever had surgery. She has done imanculat work. I have recommended her to numerous people. You will be very satisfied from the time you walk in to the time you leave.
in East Meadow, NY |
My 16yr old son had Gynecomastia surgery last year & Dr. Ruotolo was his surgeon. Dr. Ruotolo is one of the most caring, compassionate Dr's I have ever come across. My son has wanted to do this surgery for many years. He dealt with bullying & bad body image because of this. Dr. Ruotolo took the time to sit & explain the entire surgery to us. The transformation was an eye opener to my son. He is so happy & confident with the successful results. I would highly recommend Dr. Ruotolo to anyone!
in Melville, NY |
Dr Ruotolo was wonderful! She was professional, kind and caring. She took the time to answer all of our questions and concerns. Her PA was also very attentive to our needs and concerns.Nurse Colleen gave new meaning to the phrase"great bedside manner" The work she did on my daughter was exceptional. If I have any other needs for Dr. Ruotolo's expertise I would definitely use her. I highly recommend her and her office!
Lindenhurst, NY |
Dr. Ruotolo performed surgery on my son when he was 10 months old. He was born with a cleft palate and numerous other issues. She caring, kind and one of the best surgeons I have ever seen. Five years later she performed surgery on me. She was one of the doctors who did my abdominoplasty. I could not be happier with the results. I love Dr. Ruotolo and highly recommend her to everyone.
in Holbrook ny |
I am a mom with a child who was born with multiple differences. These differences would have effected many aspects of his life. I was lucky to find a dr who is exceptionally well at explaining my child's conditions and set a safe treatment plan. I would always leave the office knowledgeable and confident. When the day would come for my child's surgery, I was giving my child to someone with loving hands. Dr Rotollo is a perfectionist at best! Her staff are always professional and helpful!
in Mineola, NY |
Love, love, love Dr Ruotolo. She is an excellent doctor and a terrific person. I highly recommend her.
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      Dr. Ruotolo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      •  Specializes in Pediatric Plastic Surgery
      •  Board certified in Plastic Surgery
      •  No malpractice claims found
      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
        • Alec Horowitz Award for Exceptional Proficiency in Surgery, George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences, 1998
        • Cum Laude, Duke University, 1994
        • James Douglas Goddard Award, George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences, 1997
        • National City Foundation Scholarship Award, 1990-1994
        • Certificate of Recognition Nassau County Legislature, Volunteer Mission to Haiti, 2010
        • Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, 1999
        • Distinguished Service to Children Award, CAPS (Child Abuse Prevention Services), 2010
        • Duke University Deans List with Distinction, 1991-1994
        • Junior Investigator Award, American Association of Pediatrics Conference, Plastic Surgery Section, 2003
        • Physician Healthcare Hero Award, Long Island Business News, 2010
        • Pathology Honor Society, George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences, 1997
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      • Media & Publications
        • Book Chapters: Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
        • Book Chapters: Surgical Management of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction
        • Single Sutural Craniosynostosis: Surgical Outcomes and Long Term Growth, 2009
        • Cleft Lip Repair: A Unique Sutureless Skin Closure Technique, 2009
        • Hybrid Constructs for Craniofacial Reconstruction: Sustained Gene Delivery Using Demineralized Bone Matrix Putty, Jun 2004
        • Velopharyngeal Anatomy in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome: A Three-Dimensional Cephalometric Analysis, 2006
        • Mesenteric Ischemia in the Elderly, Aug 1999

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      • Plastic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Benign Tumor
      • Breast Diseases
      • Burn Injuries
      • Cancer
      • Cleft Lip
      • Cleft Palate
      • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
      • Dentofacial Anomalies
      • Facial Trauma
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Gynecomastia
      • Mandibular Hypoplasia
      • Maxillary Hypoplasia
      • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
      • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
      • Orbital Fracture
      • Protruding Ears
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Second-Degree Burns
      • Skin Cancer
      • Third-Degree Burns
      • Velocardiofacial Syndrome


      • Medical School
        George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences

        Graduated in 1999

      • Internship Hospital
        Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania

        Completed in 2002

      • Residency Hospital
        Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania

        Completed in 2005

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Medical City Children S Hospital

        Completed in 2007

      • Undergraduate School
        Duke University

        Graduated in 1994

      • Other Education
        Children S Hospital Of Philadelphia

        Completed in 2003

      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Russian
      • Spanish

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      • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
      • Plastic Surgery

      Procedures Performed

      • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
      • Breast Reduction
      • Breast Surgical Procedure
      • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
      • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
      • Excision of Skin Lesion
      • Eyelid Surgery
      • Facial Reconstruction
      • Head and Neck Surgery
      • Liposuction
      • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
      • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
      • Skin Grafts
      • Skin and Tissue Reduction
      • Wound Repair