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Robert J. Strauch, MD

Surgery, Hand
Orthopedic Surgery
Hand, Elbow & Microvascular
Languages: Spanish
Office Phone: (212) 305-4565
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors

Biography

Robert J. Strauch, MD, specializes in the diagnosis and surgical and non-surgical treatment of hand, wrist and elbow problems in adults and children. He has a special interest in nerve problems of the upper extremity (including carpal tunnel syndrome) and in treating congenital hand disorders. The specialty of Hand Surgery melds together elements and principles of orthopedic, plastic, neurological and vascular surgery to restore and maximize hand and upper extremity function, whether wielding a jackhammer, throwing a baseball, or playing the violin.

Dr. Strauch has authored and co-authored numerous articles in the field of hand surgery and is actively engaged in basic and clinical research. He served as President of the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand in 2006-2007.

Dr. Strauch has been included in the list of New York Magazine's and “Best Doctors in New York” in addition to being regularly listed in America's Top Doctors. He is also an accomplished amateur magician and has been known to entertain as well as to diagnose and treat his patients. Children, especially, actually look forward to a return office visit with the "magician".

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Local 1199 [NYP Employee Plan]

MagnaCare [MagnaCare]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]

UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), POS, PPO]

VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care]

WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Education

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY

Fellowship: Indiana Hand Center

Locations

Herbert Irving Pavilion

161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-4565

Fax: (212) 305-4040

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ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

51 West 51st Street
Suite 370
New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 305-4565

Fax: (212) 305-4040

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ColumbiaDoctors Tarrytown

155 White Plains Road
Suite W100
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Phone: (212) 305-4565

Fax: (212) 305-4040

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Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC