Dr. Robert Strauch, MD

Dr. Robert Strauch, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Male • Age 59

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Robert Strauch, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Strauch has more experience with Hand/Wrist and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Strauch to book an appointment.


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ColumbiaDoctors Orthopedics

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(212) 235-1519
Herbert Irving Pavilion161 Fort Washington Ave New York, NY 10032
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ColumbiaDoctors Orthopedics51 W 51st St Ste 370 New York, NY 10019
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Totally wonderful doctor. Operated on both myself for a wrist fracture and my daughter for a complicated hand injury. Marvelous results. Very compassionate and superbly capable.
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Feb 20, 2020
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Dr. Strauch is extremely responsive. He did a super job fixing my finger fracture but he actually listens well and always responded quickly to any questions I had when I called his office. He even called me himself the night before surgery to make sure I was ok. Highly recommended!
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Dec 21, 2019
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I was a pedestrian hit by a car but luckily all I broke was my pinky finger and got a few scrapes. Turns out it was a funny type of break that needed surgery. Dr. Strauch and the hand therapist I saw did an amazing job in helping me get my finger motion back. I have recommended Dr Strauch to many people since then and they have all been extremely happy with his care.
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Dec 02, 2019
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Dr Strauch repaired my shattered elbow. He did a fantastic job and got me back on the climbing wall! He is the only doctor who has ever called me the night before surgery to make sure I was fully prepared. A true gem of a doctor.
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Nov 27, 2019
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Dr. Strauch really helped me get my thumb moving when I was told it wouldn’t ever move again. He is truly a caring doctor and always called me back whenever I called with a question.
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Nov 25, 2019
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Worst doctor. Made my situation worse. Very passive-aggressive. Stay away.
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Nov 04, 2019
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I came to see Dr Strauch for really bad wrist pain after I had my child. He was so nice and thorough and now my wrist pain is gone and I can pick up my baby again!
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Aug 27, 2019
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Great Doctor! But wait time at the office is Crazy and not fare. before every appointment you have to take an Xray and that wait is Approx an Hour. Then you still have to wait another 45 min till you see the doctor. Bottom Line A simple appointment kills a half a day.
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Jul 30, 2019
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He saved my hand/wrist from a bike accident. He's very caring and professional. He made me feel at ease and I feel very lucky to find him. Thank you so much Dr. Strauch!
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TT in Englewood – May 23, 2019
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Dr. Strauch answered all my questions and totally put my mind at ease by the time I left his office.
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Judy Barone in NJ, NJ – Mar 23, 2019
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Dr. Strauch is a fantastic highly skilled hand & elbow surgeon! Not to mention he is also a medical researcher, publisher & educator at Columbia Medical School. He repaired distal bicep tendon ruptures on both of my arms with ease & excellent results. He has a great personality & takes the time to answer all your questions & concerns. I wish he specialized in other orthopedic areas (other than hand & elbow), I would see him again in a heartbeat!
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Marc in NJ – Jan 15, 2019
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Great doctor! I was told I would need surgery for elbow tendonitis and he gave me some exercises to do instead. He said it would take a few months to go away and it did. So grateful.
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NJ – Dec 10, 2018
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He saved my right arm after a major automobile accident
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CT – Oct 24, 2018
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Can't say enough great things about Dr. Strauch. I was referred to him for my complicated wrist fracture. He explained everything and I knew what to expect after surgery. Everything went as well as I could have hoped. He has me back to playing the piano!
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Michael in Manhattan – Mar 22, 2018
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Dr. Strauch was terrific. He took his time, explained everything in detail, patiently answered all my questions. His staff are friendly, caring and professional. He personally calls each patient the day before surgery, which is very comforting. If you need to call with questions or concerns you immediately are speaking to someone who can help. I felt I was receiving the best of care the entire time.
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Helen Monica Roslow in Rhinebeck, NY – Mar 01, 2018
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Dr. Strauch did a fantastic job on my bilateral carpal tunnel release surgery. His entire team is supportive & friendly. Dr. Strauch explained the entire procedure to me, made me feel comfortable and not just like another patient - he has excellent bedside manner and is a true professional.
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Jessica in NY – Jan 11, 2018
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when no other doctor wanted to take my case because it was too difficult, DR Robert Strauch came to my rescue . I injured my hand on a construction site fall of one story. I went to 4 different hand specialist and they all said it was beyond their expertise. Dr Robert Strauch was the one who took me in,explained the operation and condition of my hand. He took his time with me,never rushed and let me ask all the questions that I wanted. It turned out to be a six hour operation. i fully recover
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Peter Martinez in Bronx, NY – Aug 03, 2017
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I had carpal tunnel syndrome requiring surgery. I would routinely get awakened at night with severe pain in my hand. Dr Strauch explained everything about the Carpal Tunnel and the surgery. He was very pleasant and caring. He personally called me on Sunday the day before the operation to reassure me and make sure I had no questions. After surgery I had no pain and the hand pain at night was gone. I did not even need 1Tylenol. 1 month later there is virtually no scar. He and Columbia were great !
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Frank Mirasola in Old Bethpage, NY – May 05, 2017
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Dr Strauch did a thorough exam on me and suggested a non surgical treatment which cured my trigger finger. I am delighted!
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New York, NY – Nov 13, 2016
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Fantastic doctor!
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Practice Areas

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Typically treats 83% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Trigger Finger
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Strauch treats Trigger Finger more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Strauch treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Strauch treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Strauch treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Strauch treats Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Strauch treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 96% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Strauch treats Elbow Injuries more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Strauch treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Elbow Bursitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Strauch treats Elbow Bursitis more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Strauch treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

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Dr. Strauch's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. 

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1992
Indiana Hand Center
Fellowship Hospital
1988
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY

New York-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Bronxville, NY
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average