Dr. Rachel Ruotolo, MD

Dr. Rachel Ruotolo, MD

Pediatric Plastic Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 46
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Rachel Ruotolo, MD is a pediatric plastic surgery doctor who practices in Garden City, NY. She is 46 years old and has been practicing for 11 years.

999 Franklin Ave

Garden City, NY 11530

Contact Information

(516) 742-3404

Insurance Accepted

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Husky Health
  • 12 More

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Top Care Areas


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Wound Repair
very high
more than 95% of peers
Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
very high
more than 89% of peers
Facial Reconstruction
more than 89% of peers

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  • Pediatric Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Black Eye
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Palate
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Facial Trauma
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Mandibular Hypoplasia
  • Maxillary Hypoplasia
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Protruding Ears
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Chin
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Velocardiofacial Syndrome


  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • 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

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.


  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Medical City Children S Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Children S Hospital Of Philadelphia
    Other Education | Completed 2003

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
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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ruotolo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ruotolo to family and friends
based on 23 total reviews (13 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ruotolo's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

in Shirley, NY |
We were very happy to reconnect with Dr. Ruotolo. We look forward to working with her again as she is a very compassionate and gifted doctor.
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in Far Rockaway, NY |
Dr. Ruotolo is the best, her skills with children n adults are amazing. As surgery proceeds she very detailed to every point in procedures . I love how she makes sure ur okay with everything n understand every detail she has explained to her patients.
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Our daughter was born with a bilateral cleft lip/palate. Dr. Ruotolo is an absolute gift. She has performed three surgeries on our daughter, giving her utmost time and attention to us throughout every step of the process. We have never felt rushed during an appointment. She answers all of our...more
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in Waxhaw, NC |
I travelled from Charlotte, North Carolina to have my 9-year old son's benign Nevis excised located under his left eye. Dr. Rutolo was an absolute gem. At his consult she reassured him and put him at ease. She is extremely knowledgeable and very personable with both her patients and their family....more
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Brooklyn, NY |
Dr. Ruotola is the best! We can not express how thankful we are that she was our son's doctor. She provided my son with so much help and support as he was preparing for his bilateral otoplasty. The first time we visited the office we were all very nervous. She put us at ease and answered every one...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Ruotolo accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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