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.
Dr. Williams was very thorough and attentive.
Dr. Williams listened to me, answered my questions and was well worth the wait to see. She expedited my surgery and got it done quickly so I could be on the road to recovery.
I felt I was well informed about the test findings and proposed treatment options.
Don't remember if risks were discussed.
No return phone call from Dr. Williams after two request by emails to Kelly Koop.
Have already recommend *Dr Williams to many of my friends.
*Valerie and her staff were very thorough & kind. I appreciated the time. They spent with me.
Felt the meeting was rushed because of oxygen concerns & we met in procedure room which was very cold. Dr. Williams is usually very prompt & attentive. First time there was ever a delay.
My office visit was extremely comforting. Everyone one listened to my concerns and answered my questions.
Doctor Williams is very thorough and comforting.
Really cared about my health. Expressed wanting the best outcome with health issue. Was very understanding and compassionate.
Dr. Williams was excellent in explaining both dx & proposed surgery. Answered all my questions very patiently. Excellent physicians. Very caring AND professional. Thank-you.
Dr. Williams instills a great deal of confidence that my treatment will produce the best possible outcome.
She gave me a lot of information that I was unaware of.
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