Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery
1 Medical Village Drive
Edgewood, KY 41017-3403
Valerie Williams, MD, Associate Medical Director, Thoracic Surgery
Dr. Williams is Associate Medical Director of Thoracic Surgery at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Edgewood, KY. She received her Bachelor of Science degree at the College of New Jersey and then went on to earn her medical degree at Penn State University College of Medicine. Dr. Williams completed her residency in surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY, during which time she also completed a two-year research fellowship focused on benign and malignant diseases of the esophagus. She then continued on at the University of Rochester to complete a residency in cardiothoracic surgery.
Dr. Williams specializes in thoracic surgery. Her interests include lung cancer, esophageal cancer, airway surgery and minimally-invasive surgical procedures, such as VATS lobectomy, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery and minimally-invasive esophagectomy. She has a particular interest in benign esophageal diseases, such as reflux disease, as well as endoscopic therapies for Barrett’s esophagus and dysplasia.
As an established thoracic surgeon, she is the only surgeon in the region to offer LINX, a minimally invasive procedure for patients diagnosed with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). She has been recognized as a Top Doctor by Cincinnati Magazine for the past five years. She has authored several scientific articles and has presented her work at various forums throughout the country.
She was great & compassionate - comforting as was her PA in the hospital.
Very impressed with doctor Williams and all her staff
*Dr. Williams drew pictures & explained the condition & surgery very thoroughly -
I admire Dr. Williams' confidence that she has dispatched any recurrence of my cancer. Dr. Williams' encouragement is reassuring.
I would recommend *Dr. Williams to anyone. I found my experience to go very smooth. I had nothing but a great painless warm very informative surgical experience! Kudos to whole office!
Very confident in Dr.William's Decisions for my case.
*Dr. Williams was very kind & very thorough concerning my condition & procedure.
My concerns were addressed and I was given a good explanation of treatment plan.
All care providers were very personable, warm & welcoming.
Dr. Williams always confirms that I have - and understand - the information I need.
Very detailed with each step of procedures well before doing them. Listened to my questions/concerns. Wonderful doctor, best ever.
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