Dr. Valerie Traina, MD

General Surgery •  Female • Age 66

  

Dr. Valerie Traina, MD is a general surgery specialist in Los Gatos, CA and has been practicing for 32 years. She specializes in general surgery.


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Valerie L. Traina, M.D.

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(408) 378-9193
Valerie L. Traina, M.D.320 Dardanelli Ln Ste 17 Los Gatos, CA 95032
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I felt a lack of support in securing an appointment for a breast MRI. I found Dr. Traina to be very dismissive. She did a quick exam and told me “you’re not high risk.” I had to follow her out to ask questions. She was talking with her receptionist about my mammogram report. I tried to tell her that the MD who did my ultrasound had told me I had either a mass or scar. Dr. Traina argued that the report was inconclusive. I then needed to have a core needle biopsy. Dr. Traina referred me for this. I decided to transfer to another MD. At that point Dr. Traina pulled her referral for my biopsy, which caused me to lose my appointment. I ultimately had surgery to remove a pre-cancerous breast tumor, and was diagnosed with lobular carcinoma in situ, and atypical lobular hyperplasia. So I am in fact considered “high risk,” even though I have no family history of breast cancer. I have never had an experience like this with a doctor before. I know of 1 other person with a similar experience.
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Alison W. – Jul 29, 2019
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I visited Dr. Traina this past week for a mass in my thyroid glad. She was able to see me within 3 business days of my initial Dr. Visit with my PCD. The initial visit with Dr. Traina was personable and informative and put me at ease. Her verbal interview yielded a detailed health history that assisted her in the managing my care. Her expertise. personality and kind way are further supported by her office staff, led by Star. Thank you
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C.Fontana in Campbell, CA – Oct 13, 2017
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Dr Traina and Starr are the perfect Duo to an office anyone would enjoy coming to. Dr Traina is very meticulous and takes the time and care to provide the best service. Her upbeat personality is very refreshing and her knowledge is outstanding. I feel comfortable knowing she is taking care of me. Her recommendations have been wonderful too.
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Jamie in Campbell, CA – Sep 06, 2017
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Amaizing Doctor!! She has made the process bearable of finding my breast cancer and delivering the bad news was handled with a caring attitude... She saved my life! Her surgical skills and going the extra mile will forever be appreciated. Thank you thank you thank you! Not to forget Star her receptionist....she has always been there for me too... She is so helpful in coordinating all my doctors. You are the best...Viera and James
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Los Gatos, CA – Oct 12, 2016
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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. Traina's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Breast Lump
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Traina treats Breast Lump more than 100% of her peers

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

Breast Diseases
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Dr. Traina treats Breast Diseases more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Traina treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Benign Tumor
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Traina treats Benign Tumor more than 83% of her peers

Dr. Traina treats this condition more than 83% of her peers

Dr. Traina's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Lipomas
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

About Me

Biography

Dr. Valerie Traina, MD is a general surgery specialist in Los Gatos, CA and has been practicing for 32 years. She specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Tufts University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1988
U Mass
Fellowship Hospital
1986
U Mass
Residency Hospital

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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Good Samaritan Hospital

San Jose, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)