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Van Backer, Justin, MD





Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).

Accepting New Patients
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Areas of Expertise
Achalasia, Bronchoscopy, Chest Wall Resection, da Vinci Robotic Surgery, Endoscopy, Esophageal Cancer, Hiatal Hernia, Lung Cancer, Lung Nodules, Mediastinal Masses, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pleural Biopsy, Robotic Surgery, Thoracic Oncology, Thymic Carcinoma, Thymoma, Zenker's Diverticulum


University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital

Albany Medical Center

Medical School
University of Vermont College of Medicine

Albany Medical Center

Professional Organizations

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

I feel that I am being very well taken care of by *Dr. Van Backer and his team.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Van Backer explained fully, upcoming steps. He took his time giving me options. Warm and caring.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Van Backer is an attentive & caring dr. He had explained so much to me!

Other Reviews from Around the Web

5 out of 5 stars

All of the people were amazing. The test was the complete opposite



Aetna, Anthem, BCBS Medicare, CarePartners of Connecticut, Cigna Healthcare, Colonial Cooperative Care, Community Health Network of Connecticut, Inc., Connecticare, Connecticare Commercial, Connecticare Medicare, Corvel, Coventry, Essence Healthcare, Evercare, First Health Group Corp., Focus, Harvard Pilgrim, Health Connecticut, Health Direct, Health New England, Healthy Connecticut, HMC/ Northeast Healthcare, Medspan Commercial, Medspan Medicare, Multiplan, Northeast Health Direct, One Health Plan/ Great-West Healthcare, Oxford Health Plans, Prime Health Services, Private Health Care Systems, Inc., Senior Whole Health, United Healthcare, WellCare of Connecticut, Inc.

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