Virginia Surgeons

#1
Richmond, VA C/R Surgeon

I highly recommend Dr. Bruce Stewart who heads the Colon & rectal Specialists, Ltd. group in Richmond VA. He works a few locations in the city. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me.
 
#2
I have an appointment with this doctor in a few weeks. What can I expect? I do not want to walk in assuming that I am there for a consult and have him want to start treatment or lancing right then. This is something I need to prepare for in regards to my work.
 
#3
Fredericksburg, Va surgeon

this is my surgeon with address and phone number. he is nice, open to the patient and makes u feel very comfortable and he knows what he is talking about. i feel very confident in him working on my buttocks lol

Palmer, R Shane MD - Commonwealth Surgery Speclst (540) 371-7372, 301 Park Hill Dr # A Fredericksburg, VA
 
#4
Dr. Jon Palmintier of Colon Rectal Specialists is also a great guy. Although he failed to heal my husband (we're one of that unlucky 5%), he tried so hard and really cared about our situation. I highly recommend him.
 
#5
Nothern Virgina Doctor needed

Who do you recommend? In looking at the posts it looks like Dr Cary Brown, any doctor George Washington University, or any doctor at Fairfax Colon & Rectal Surgeons.

Any one have bad expierences here?

Also, any contact info for George Washington University doctors or Fairfax Colon & Rectal Surgeons?
 

TomWV

New Member
#6
I just had the Bascom procedure performed by Dr. Otchy from Fairfax Colon & Rectal. Very happy with the office and the doctor. Highly recommended.
 
#7
Drs. McQuade and Wiltz

I had the Karydakis flap surgery yesterday at Virginia Hospital Center until the care of Dr. McQuade and Dr. Wiltz. I have only good things to say about them, the hospital and the surgery. It couldn't have gone better, and the nurses at VHC did everything they could to make me comfortable while there.
If you're in the MD / VA / DC area and you need to have surgery on a pilonidal cyst, I can't stress enough how great the treatment is here. This was my first surgery ever, as well.

http://www.virginiahospitalcenter.com/medical/colorectal.aspx
 
#8
Stay Away - GWU Doctor

I realize this thread is a hall of fame but in the interest of other potential patients, I recommend not allowing Dr. Farshid Araghizadeh at George Washington University Hospital preform any surgery on you. I experienced poor communication and him outright ignoring my preferred treatment option. A year later and my abscess has reoccurred, at least in part due to his unwillingness to respect my wishes.
 
#9
booze - I think it's perfectly appropriate to post a negative experience as well. I certainly appreciate it. Even though I'm not in the DC area and wouldn't be considering him anyway I know that I would be using your information if he was one of the guys I was looking at.

Thinking of going to the guy in Richmond just to see what he thinks but am not in agony and might wait until after a move to the Pittsburgh area in a few weeks.
 
#10
I'm looking for someone who will perform a cleft lift? It's really the only surgery I'm willing to try. I want to do it the best I can the first time (if I'm a candidate for it). The only person who is within three miles of me who is on the Bascom list is Dr. Clifford Deal. Has anyone had experience with him? Is he good, nice, all that? Also, I'm extremely man shy (sorry guys), so anyone you recommend?
 
#11
TomWV;55322 said:
I just had the Bascom procedure performed by Dr. Otchy from Fairfax Colon & Rectal. Very happy with the office and the doctor. Highly recommended.
I saw Dr. Otchy last month. I loved that I was in and out so quickly (at the CRC in Orlando I'd be there for 2 hrs sometimes!) but I did not like Dr. Otchy. I felt that he did not listen and he really did not make me feel comfortable.

He also said he prefers to perform closed surgeries (which is weird considering you had the Bascom). I would not want him performing surgery on me. I've had two open surgeries, no need for a closed! [:xx]
 
#12
I had my incision and draining done with open healing back in 2003 with Dr. Paul Savoca of Fairfax Colon & Rectal Surgeons. I have nothing but good things to say about him. I just remembered this site when telling my current girlfriend of my surgery and thought I should come back and create a positive post.
 
#13
Richmond, VA C/R Surgeon

I highly recommend Dr. Bruce Stewart who heads the Colon & rectal Specialists, Ltd. group in Richmond VA. He works a few locations in the city. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me.
We were unable to see Dr. Stewart because he does not take young people only adults. I have seen Dr. Cary Gentry in the same pratice though. I went there with your recommendation and thank you for it.
 
#14
I seems as if this forum is not visited often but I was looking to see if there are any updated opinions on surgeons in the Richmond/D.C. area. Thanks
 
#15
Well it seems like I am the lone commenter on the Virginia front but I had a consult with Dr. Stewart and though he seems quite capable his approach and "bedside manner" are a little gruff (I have expected him to smack my ass on the way out of the exam room). Also it appears his procedure is of the open wound variety if that is your thing. I will be seeking a second opinion.
 

Joanna

New Member
#16
I saw Dr. Diane Cox and I cannot speak more highly of her. I was 26 at the time of my surgery and I was mortified and Dr. Cox made me feel as comfortable as possible. She answered all my questions (pre and post op) and her nurse called me several times after my surgery just to check on me. It's a crappy situation to be in and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy but Dr. Cox makes it SO much better.

She had two offices one by St. Francis and one by Johnston Willis, my surgery was at St. Francis.
 

Joanna

New Member
#19
She did an open wound procedure. It was a pain in the ass (haha) for about a month but I haven't had an issue since... I'm about 15 months post op now.
 
#20
Does anyone have any experience with dr lawrence stern of the fairfax rectal and colon surgery? Any advice or experience you can share wouod be much apprecoated! Thanks!