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 27 years. He specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and more.Read his story

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Dr. Vallance's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vallance performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Vallance performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Port Placements or Replacements
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vallance performs Port Placements or Replacements more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Vallance performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Port Removal
Esophageal Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vallance performs Esophageal Surgery more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Vallance performs this procedure more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Vallance's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendicitis
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopy
  • Laparotomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

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 Ar...

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1987
Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1987
University of Kentucky
Medical School
1977
University of Kentucky
Undergraduate School
1992
1987
1987
1977

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • FRMC Physician of the Year, 2004
  • US Army Meritorious Service Medal, 1996
  • US Army Meritorious Service Medal, 1994

Dr. Vallance's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vallance

4.9

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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Dr. Vallance is a very caring doctor. He listens then he answers. Very professional.
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I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Dr. Valance! He listened to all my concerns and answered most before I even asked, he is very thorough and I have and will recommend him to everyone!!! If you are looking for a great surgeon who exceeds are expectations, you found one in him!! His staff is excellent also!!
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Wonderful experience... pre-consult, surgery, post follow up! All were good experience. Dr. Valence is personable, thorough, knowledgeable & skilled. I highly recommend anyone needing hernia repair to consult Dr. Valence at Capital Surgical, Frankfort KY.
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Dr Vallence and his staff are caring and very curtious, he has performed multiple surgery’s on me and I trust this man with my life and I have.Frankfort Ky is lucky to have this knowledge at thier finger tips. I am allways great full for him and his staff .
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Very thorough exam, genuinely concerned about the situation, took the time to explain entire plan of care. Confident and direct, made me feel comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. I highly recommend Dr. Vallance.
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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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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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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, straightforward, and good at explaining what might be expected. He has a high standard for the treatment of his patients and follows through to ensure it gets carried out. He is an excellent doctor.
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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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Dr. Vallance and his nursing staff were wonderful to me. I'm saying Dr. Vallance saved my life.
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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.
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Dr. Vallance was kind, understanding, and very professional. I very much appreciate his kindness during my recent illness.
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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.
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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!
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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
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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.
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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
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Very very professional. Trust him completely with my health problems.
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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.
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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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