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Irene E. Rossmer, MD

  • Specialty: Surgical Oncology
  • Languages: English, Russian, Spanish
  • Phone: 516-663-2436
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About Me

I wanted to pursue a career in medicine because I was always interested in the science and biology of human wellness and illness. I became a surgeon and eventually dedicated my life to caring for patients with cancer, because in no other specialty did I encounter such endless opportunity for the pursuit of new information and such a relentless challenge to become a better physician, clinician, scientist, educator, and person with each new day. Through personal experience, I realized that illness deeply impacts both the patient and his or her family, and so it is my lifelong goal to be the kind of physician who practices love, compassion, and empathy toward my patients and their loved ones.

As a surgical oncologist, I treat people who have many different cancer diagnoses. These include complex malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract, such as colon and rectal cancers, as well as benign and malignant lesions of the stomach and the small intestine. In addition, I treat patients with breast cancer and those with benign and malignant diseases of the hepatobiliary tract and the pancreas, cancers of the abdominal lining, and skin and soft tissue malignancies, such as melanoma and sarcoma. I also perform surgery to treat common benign conditions of the gastrointestinal tract and the abdominal wall, such as gallbladder disease and hernias. Whenever possible and appropriate, I use minimally invasive and robotic approaches to accomplish these surgeries.

I completed a highly competitive fellowship in complex general surgical oncology at one of the premiere centers for cancer care in the country, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. While there, I was exposed to many complex procedures and surgeries that are only performed in a select few centers around the country and the world, and I am happy to offer my patients this expertise. I am trained in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, and I perform complex operations on the foregut (stomach and pancreas) and the hindgut (colon and rectum) using these techniques. On the other end of the surgical spectrum, I perform cytoreductive surgery and debulking of cancers that spread within the peritoneal cavity using heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS-HIPEC). This procedure, can treat, and in some cases, cure these difficult and rare cancers.

I deliver comprehensive and compassionate care to patients with cancer as well as to those who require surgery for benign conditions. I believe that addressing psychosocial issues surrounding disease and illness is often just as essential to being able to achieve recovery as is treating the physical symptoms of the ailment. I believe in being present for the patient during each step of his or her journey, helping and guiding the transition from diagnosis through treatment and into survivorship.

For each patient who comes through our door here at NYU Winthrop Hospital and Perlmutter Cancer Center, we treat the whole person and focus on the entirety of the experience, rather than just the disease process itself. Each cancer case is discussed in a multidisciplinary conference in order to build an optimal treatment plan together with all the doctors and staff involved in the patient’s care. This plan is entirely individualized to each person’s needs. We all work together as a team to provide goal-oriented and evidence-based approaches to each issue that our patients face.

I am a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and I am also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • stomach cancer
  • soft tissue sarcoma in adults
  • hernia
  • ventral hernia
  • stomach tumor
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumor
  • inguinal hernia
  • colon cancer
  • small intestine tumor
  • carcinoid tumor
  • umbilical hernia
  • colon tumor
  • rectal cancer
  • appendix tumor
  • breast cancer
  • incisional hernia
Treatments
  • hernia repair procedure
  • robotic assisted surgery
  • stomach surgery
  • hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy
  • sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • minimally invasive surgery

Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery, 2016
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Surgical Oncology, 2017
  • Residency, NY Presbyterian - Columbia University Medical Center, 2015
  • Fellowship, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 2013
  • Residency, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, 2011
  • MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2008
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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Indemnity
    • Aetna International
    • Aetna Medicare Managed Care
    • Aetna Meritain Health
    • Aetna Open Access Elect Choice (EPO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
    • Aetna PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Student Health
    • Allied
    • Chesterfield Resources Inc
    • Christian Brothers Services
    • CoreSource
    • Healthscope
    • Nippon Life of America-Aetna
    • Nippon Life-Aetna
    • Starmark
    • WellNet
  • Agewell
    • Agewell
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS Blue Access EPO
    • BCBS Blue Access GEPO
    • BCBS Blue Access HMO
    • BCBS EPO
    • BCBS EPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS EPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Federal Program
    • BCBS HMO
    • BCBS Indemnity
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare HMO
    • BCBS Mediblue Medicare PPO
    • BCBS Open Access HMO
    • BCBS POS
    • BCBS PPO
    • BCBS PPO (BlackRock Employees)
    • BCBS PPO (NYU Winthrop Employees)
    • BCBS PPO - Empire PPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS Pathway
    • BCBS Pathway Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway X Enhanced
    • BCBS Pathway X Enhanced
    • Local 32BJ SEIU
    • New York Hotel Trades
    • Unicare
  • Cigna
    • Apwu Health Plan
    • Cigna Great West PPO
    • Cigna HMO
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna Managed Care/POS
    • Cigna NALC
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access PPO
    • Cigna PPO
    • Cigna Premier Plus
    • Consolidated Health Plans-NYU Student
    • Great West HMO
    • MVP-Cigna Network
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Commercial
  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Basic Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Bronze Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Gold Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Platinum Exchange
    • Emblem Select Care Silver Exchange
  • Empire BCBS Health Plus
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 1
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 2
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 3
    • BCBS Healthplus Essential Plan 4
    • BCBS Healthplus Medicare
    • BCBS Healthplus NY Child Health Plus NY
    • BCBS Healthplus NY Medicaid Managed Care NY
    • BCBS Healthplus Special Needs
  • Fidelis Care
    • Fidelis Care Bronze Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Catastrophic Cvg Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Child Health Plus
    • Fidelis Care Gold Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Medicaid Managed Care
    • Fidelis Care Medicare
    • Fidelis Care Native American Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Platinum Exchange
    • Fidelis Care Silver Exchange
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 1
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 2
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 3
    • Fidelis Essential Plan 4
  • GHI
    • American Plan Administrators
    • GHI CBP (City of New York Employees)
    • GHI Emblem Health EPO
    • GHI Emblem Health PPO
    • GHI HMO
    • GHI HMO Medicare
    • GHI Medicare PPO
    • GHI Medicare Supplement
    • IUOE Local 14-14B
    • Wlny-TV Inc.
  • HIP
    • Emblem Essential Plan 1
    • Emblem Essential Plan 2
    • Emblem Essential Plan 3
    • Emblem Essential Plan 4
    • HIP Access I
    • HIP Access II
    • HIP Child Health Plus
    • HIP EPO
    • HIP HMO
    • HIP Medicaid Enhanced Care
    • HIP Medicare VIP
    • HIP POS
    • HIP Prime Basic
    • HIP Prime Bronze
    • HIP Prime Gold
    • HIP Prime Platinum
    • HIP Prime Silver
    • HIP VIP Medicare - Affinity
    • HIP VIP Medicare - VIP Go
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare Managed Care
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare POS
    • HIP Vytra Healthcare PPO
  • Health Smart
    • WTC Health Program-HHC
  • Healthfirst
    • Health And Recovery Plan (Harp)
    • Healthfirst 65 Plus Plan (HMO)
    • Healthfirst Absolute Care FIDA
    • Healthfirst Assured Care
    • Healthfirst Bronze Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Bronze Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Child Health Plus
    • Healthfirst Complete Care
    • Healthfirst Coordinated Benefits Plan (HMO)
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 1 & 2
    • Healthfirst Essential Plan 3 & 4
    • Healthfirst Gold Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Gold Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Green Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Increased Benefits Plan
    • Healthfirst Life Improved Plan
    • Healthfirst Medicaid
    • Healthfirst Medicare
    • Healthfirst Medicare/NYU Risk
    • Healthfirst Personal Wellness Plan
    • Healthfirst Platinum Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Platinum Total, Pro, Plus EPO
    • Healthfirst Senior Health Partners
    • Healthfirst Silver Leaf Exchange
    • Healthfirst Silver Total, Pro, Plus EPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Local 1199
    • Local 1199 - NYU Hospital Member Choice
    • Local 1199 PPO
  • MVP Select Care Inc
    • MVP Preferred EPO
    • MVP Select Care Inc.
  • Magnacare
    • Magnacare PPO
  • Medicaid of New York
    • NYS Medicaid
  • Medicare
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part A and B
    • Medicare Part B
  • Multiplan
    • AXA Assistance USA
    • Administrative Concepts
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Diversified Administration Corporation
    • Fiserv Health
    • GEHA
    • Global Excel
    • Global Health
    • Guardian Life Insurance Co Of America
    • Health Net Of California
    • Health Republic Of NJ
    • Humana Health Plan
    • Insurance Design Administrators
    • Kaiser Foundation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Meritain Health
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Multiplan-Capital Dist Phys Health
    • Mutual Of Omaha
    • Nippon Life Ins Co
    • PHCS
    • Principal Financial Group
    • Professional Benefit Admin
    • Qualcare Inc
    • Screen Actors Guild
    • Teamsters Allied Benefits
    • US Life Insurance Company
  • NYSHIP - The Empire Plan
    • NYS Health Insurance Plan - The Empire Plan
  • Oxford
    • Oxford Health Plans Freedom
    • Oxford Health Plans Liberty
    • Oxford Metro
  • POMCO Insurance Company
    • POMCO Insurance Company
  • Partners Health Plan Inc
    • Partners Health Plan FIDA
    • Partners Health Plan Medicaid
    • Partners Health Plan Medicare
  • Qualcare Inc.
    • Qualcare Direct
  • Railroad Medicare
    • Palmetto GBA Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
    • TRICARE
    • TriWest
    • US Family Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Oxford Health Plans Medicare Advantage
    • UMR
    • UMR WTC Health Program
    • United Health Care Charter
    • United Healthcare AARP
    • United Healthcare CareCore
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (Blackrock employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice NSLIJ
    • United Healthcare Compass Exchange
    • United Healthcare EPO
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare HMO
    • United Healthcare Indemnity
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare JP Morgan
    • United Healthcare Medicare
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare POS
    • United Healthcare PPO
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Student Resources
  • VNS Choice Advantage
    • VNS Medicaid Advantage
    • VNS Medicare Advantage
    • VNS NY Choice Select Health
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Locations and Appointments

Winthrop Surgical Associates

120 Mineola Boulevard, Suite 320
Mineola, NY 11501

NYU Langone Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center
Phone

212-731-6000

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