Dr. Valerie Rusch, MD

Dr. Valerie Rusch, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 67
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Dr. Valerie Rusch, MD is a general surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 38 years. She graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1975 and specializes in general surgery.

300 E 66th St

New York, NY 10065

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Rusch's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pleural Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rusch treats Pleural Cancer more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Rusch treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rusch performs Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Rusch performs this procedure more than 100% of her peers

Lung Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rusch treats Lung Cancer more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Rusch treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer

Dr. Rusch's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Aneurysm
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Arrhythmias
Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Benign Tumor
Cancer
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Carotid Artery Disease
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Empyema
Endocarditis
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Esophagostomy
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Heart Tumors, Malignant
Hernia Repair
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Removal, Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
Maze Procedure
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Thymectomy
Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Resection of Cardiac Tumor
Segmentectomy, Open
Septal Defect
Thoracentesis
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thrombosis
Thymomas
Tracheal Surgery
Vascular Disease
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

I am a surgeon who specializes in treating patients with cancers of the lung, esophagus, mediastinum, and chest wall, and those with mesothelioma. My research efforts focus on the genetics of lung cancer and mesothelioma, in an effort to predict h...

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1980
University Of Washington
Residency Hospital
1976
University Of Washington
Internship Hospital
1975
Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School
1980
1976
1975

Awards

Dr. Rusch's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rusch

4.5

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
85.71428571428571%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
4.761904761904762%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
9.523809523809524%
(2)

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I was blessed to have had Dr. Rusch perform lung cancer surgery on me 3 years ago. I found her to be caring, thorough, brilliant in her knowledge and skill. She saved my life and I owe her so much. I am so very fortunate to have her in my life.
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Many of Dr. Rusch's reviews say she is cold. for God's sake people, she is a Surgeon! They are notorious for not having a bedside manner. She operated on my husband 3 years ago, EPP, and gave a us a new lease on life. She doesn't sugar coat anything. Unfortunately, my husband's mesothelioma is back...Read More
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Very rude. She speaks with an arrogant tone and is not comforting at all. Instead of speaking with you she speaks at you as if she is all knowing and it is going to be her way. Makes you feel small and inadequate In her profession she should be more compassionate with people instead of a cold...Read More
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Dr. Rusch has saved my life by surgically removing my cancer. She did so with such skill, compassion, and reassurance that my experience, from detection through recovery, was as positive as possible.
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Dr. Rusch is robotic, exceptionally cold and short. I normally would never take time out to write something unpleasant about someone, but when it comes to the health of a loved one I only wish I could have read something honest about Dr. Rusch beforehand. Post-surgical appts were disappointing...Read More
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Locations

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - Neurosurgery

Insurance accepted

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Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO

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