Dr. Steven Vallance, MD

Dr. Steven Vallance, MD

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64 y/o
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Dr. Steven Vallance, MD is a general surgery specialist in Frankfort, KY and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and more.Read his story

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Top Care Areas

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 90% of peers
Port Placements or Replacements
high
more than 83% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
normal
more than 68% of peers

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Dr. Vallance's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Vallance "Steven Vallance, MD, PhD, FACS, is a board-certified General Surgeon in Frankfort, Kentucky. Dr. Vallance received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky. He completed both his internship and residence in general surgery at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Georgia. Dr. Vallance completed his fellowship with the American College of Surgeons at the Southeastern Surgical Congress. Dr. Vallance is a member of the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Kentucky Medical Association, the Society of Gastrointestinal Surgeons, and the Franklin County Medical Society where he served a term as president. He is board-certified by the American College of Surgeons.Dr. Vallance became a surgeon because he felt it is the most rewarding of all professions. He enjoys what he does and the positive impact it can have on his patients? lives. His mission is to provide the community with the best care possible. Dr. Vallance believes in compassionate, collaborative treatment with his patients, which is why he spends so much time asking each patient questions, listening to their concerns, and explaining to them the course of treatment to ensure the return to their lifestyle. Dr. Vallance?s experience in general surgery includes his tour as the Deputy Hospital Commander and Trauma Surgeon for the US Army 42nd Field Hospital in Somalia, Africa where he received a Meritorious Service Medal, and as the Director of the US Army Intensive Care Unit at Ireland Army Community Hospital in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Dr. Vallance is a member and past president of Quality Surgical Solutions, and past Chief of Staff and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Frankfort Regional Medical Center. He is currently the Medical Director for the Trauma Program at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. In his spare time, Dr. Vallance enjoys bicycling, reading, and working on his farm."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vallance "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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4  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

37  Conditions Treated

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37  Procedures

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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.

Education

  • 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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Dr. Vallance's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vallance

4.9

Based on 22 reviews

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I would recommend Dr. Vallance to anyone. He is a thorough, professional and kind surgeon who truly cares about his patients. I have had two surgeries with him. Both surgeries went great.
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Frankfort, KY – Mar 16, 2018
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Dr. Vallance is very caring and compassionate to his patients. He is an excellent surgeon. I would highly recommend him to anyone. The level of care I have received has been wonderful!
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Donna in Frankfort, KY – Mar 15, 2018
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I have been witness to Dr. Vallance's excellent surgical skill in the past, and his above average ability to relate with others. I can say that in all these many years, he still delivers the same high quality care. He is very respectful and caring towards his patients, He is helpful,...Read More
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Frankfort, KY – Nov 12, 2017
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I could not be more pleased with Dr. Valliance and his staff. He worked diligently, fitting me into his schedule as quickly as possible. He is patient with my myriad of questions, with a wonderful & pleasant bedside manner. Thank you from my heart Dr. Vallance.
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Jeannie McCutchen in Frankfort, KY – Nov 09, 2017
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Dr. Vallance and his nursing staff were wonderful to me. I'm saying Dr. Vallance saved my life.
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Wilma Tincher in Frankfort – Oct 26, 2017
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