Robert J Strauch, MD

Expertise in: 
Hand, Elbow & Microvascular
Board Certifications: 
Surgery of the Hand, Orthopedic Surgery
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
Virtual Visits/Telehealth
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Overview

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Dr. Robert J. Strauch is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and 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".

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Carpal Bones and Hand Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Disorder of Ligament
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Hand & Wrist - Upper Extremities
  • Hand & Wrist problems
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery
  • Trauma

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center

Languages

  • Spanish

Gender

  • Male

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Virtual Visits/Telehealth

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Phone Appointments

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Location(s)

155 White Plains Road
Suite W100
Tarrytown, NY 10591
51 West 51st Street
Suite 370
New York, NY 10019
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • NYP Employee Plan

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare

Medicare

  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

RiverSpring

  • Special Needs

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Workers Compensation

  • Workers Comp-ACS Dept. of Labor
  • Workers Comp-Board of NY
  • Workers Comp-FDNY

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Fellowship: Indiana Hand Center
  • Fellowship: 1992 Indiana Hand To Shoulder Center

Board Certifications

  • Surgery of the Hand
  • Orthopedic Surgery
America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Research