Dr. Steven Vallance, MD

Dr. Steven Vallance, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
63 y/o

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Dr. Steven Vallance, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Frankfort, KY. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Dr. Vallance is affiliated with Bluegrass Community Hospital, Frankfort Regional Medical Center and Baptist Health Lexington.

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Care Philosophy

I became a surgeon because for me, it is the most challenging and rewarding profession of all possible choices. My surgical training was with the US Army. I showed my surgical skills while serving as a general surgeon and trauma surgeon at Ireland Army Community Hospital (Fort Knox, KY) as well as with the United States Army in Somalia. I very much enjoy my profession and the positive impact it has on my patient's lives. It is my mission to provide my community with the best care I am capable of. My practice philosophy is to spend as much time with each patient as is necessary while asking questions, listening to their concerns and explaining to them the treatment they need to get better and back to their life. The well being of my patients is always the most important agenda of my day.
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Dr. Vallance's Experience

Dr. Vallance's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • General Surgery
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Appendicitis
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Polyp
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diverticulitis
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency


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  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparotomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

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.


  • University of Kentucky
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • University of Kentucky
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Eisenhower Army Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • FRMC Physician of the Year, 2004
  • US Army Meritorious Service Medal, 1996
  • US Army Meritorious Service Medal, 1994
Media & Publications

Dr. Vallance has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Frankfort Regional Medical Center

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Patient Safety Excellence Award

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Dr. Vallance's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vallance to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Vallance's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Frankfort ky |
I had an appointment with Dr. Vallance the same day I called to get an appointment. The issue that I went for ended up needing minor surgery that was done right there in the office, Which impressed me that I would not have to go somewhere else. Dr. Vallance and his staff were great, He took the time to explained to me every step that would be taken. What I would need to do for the after care. He told me if I had any problems to come back and they would do it if I was having any problems.
in Lawrenceburg, KY |
Dr. Vallance was kind, understanding, and very professional. I very much appreciate his kindness during my recent illness.
in Versailles |
I have provided anesthesia for Dr Vallance's patients over the past 14 years...and I chose him as my surgeon. He has performed one surgery and several endoscopies on and for me. I feel confident he treats each patient as someone deserving of the best care available! He is a very competent surgeon/physician.
in Lawrenceburg, KY |
My appointment with Dr Vallance and his staff was a very good one. Did not wait long, staff was very pleasant and Dr Vallance was very informative. Explained everything he was going to do during my surgery. I am new this area, so I had absolutely no idea who to go to. A friend of mine works at Frankfort hospital and recommended him to me. Very pleased with the whole experience!
Taylorsville, KY |
I would recommend Dr. Vallance for any of your medical needs. He did surgery a year ago on me and I was very satisfied. He is a very caring doctor and explains things to you. Thank you Dr. Vallance
in Frankfort, KY |
I have had multiple procedures done by Dr. Vallance over the years: gallbladder removal, breast biopsies, breast cyst aspirations, colonoscopies, and gastroscopies. I have never had a bad experience or bad side effects from any of his procedures. He has always been professional, informative, responsive to questions, and he shows me respect. I recommend Dr. Vallance very highly.
in Frankfort, KY |
dr Vallance made the sole decision on june 3rd 2007.After storms knocked the Catscan out of service june 2nd .Nothing to show him my problem.I wouldnt be here today if waited.He saved my life.Since 2007 he has gone into stomach 3 times.Dr Vallance is what j call old school.He sits down gives you the risk.A chance he may have to go back in a 4 time this summer .He checks on you daily.His post care is great.Frankfort will lose a great doctor when he Retires and i will be devastated.HeCARES!!...DH
in frankfort |
Very very professional. Trust him completely with my health problems.
Lawrenceburg, KY |
He was nice at first and I thought I'd really like him then after my surgery I had complications and he had several test run which I appreciate and there was no other underlying issue and told me he has no idea what's wrong and that I shouldn't be feeling this way and shouldnt still be in pain etc. basically being condescending and making me feel like he was accusing me of lying about my symptoms. It was all very upsetting since I had such a bad experience with the hospital staff as well.
in Lawrenceburg, KY |
I first met Dr. Vallance in the ER. I was in severe pain in my lower abdomen. After having a ct scan he was notified of results and came into cubicle to talk with me. His easy going manner and sincerity of my condition helped me calm down considerably. He informed my wife and me that surgery would be necessary and plans were started immediately for him and his team to operate. I can most honestly say that I could not have been in better hands anywhere. He and his team are A # 1 with me. Thanks.
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Dr. Vallance accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access Choice PPO
    Blue Preferred HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Vallance has admitting privileges

Frankfort Regional Medical Center
299 Kings Daughters Dr
Frankfort, KY 40601
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Baptist Health Lexington
1740 Nicholasville Rd
Lexington, KY 40503
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Bluegrass Community Hospital
360 Amsden Ave
Versailles, KY 40383
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