Dr. Brian van der Linden, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 61

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Brian van der Linden, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Salem, VA. Dr. van der Linden has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Anal & Rectal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Lewisgale Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. van der Linden to book an appointment.


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LewisGale Physicians Gastroenterology

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(540) 772-5970
Gastroenterology1802 Braeburn Dr Bldg B Salem, VA 24153
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Every time I have an appointment, Dr Van Der Linden always explains things so I can understand what he is saying and he listens to my concerns and answers my questions accordingly.
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Best help I have Gotten From Gastro Since Doctor Sharkey left, That is why she pugt me in his hands when she left. Doctor Nelson Tried But he Missed a lot of things and Failed me . But Doctor Van Der Linden and All his staff are kind and conciderate and I know he will help me.
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Dr. Van Der Linden is a very compassionate physician. He takes time to talk with you and explain.
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Just a typical office visit prior to procedure.
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Dr Van Der Linden took the time to explain to me (in layman terms) how a particular medication works. I have taken this med for many years but Dr Van Der Linden was the first to explain in detail how it works and how best to take it.
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awesome staff, taking their time listening to their patients First class all around
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Donald Jarrett – Feb 11, 2020
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I just had my first appointment with Dr. Van Der Linden. He was very kind, professional, and thorough. He answered all my questions and addressed my concerns with patience. I appreciate that he did not make me feel rushed.
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I always love going to Dr.VanDer Linden he listen and review what I am saying he is very funny Doctor if you have any problems it's gone when he come into the room.
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Dr. Van Der Linden did a great job of making me feel comfortable and took the time to answer my questions and explain everything involved.
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Sharol Stoneburner in Roanoke , VA – May 05, 2019
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Dr. Brian Van Der Linden is an excellent doctor who goes above and beyond for his patients. He is very professional, understanding, caring, trustworthy, considerate and always takes time for his patients. It makes you feel like you are important and well cared for. He listens to his patients.
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Alice Morris in Roanoke , VA – Mar 03, 2019
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This practice is well run. The employees are helpful and professional. Dr. Van Der Linden has a great bed-side manner. He and his Nurse Practitioner listen closely, explain things well and make you feel at ease. I highly recommend their services.
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Stuart, VA – Jan 05, 2019
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He is the best...comforts you and explains everything throughly throughout the process. His staff was polite and knowledgeable and I was in and out in excellent time...I look forward to seeing them again. I plan to only use them for further needs. Thank you Chris S.
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Chris Sprouse in Roanoke, VA – Sep 24, 2018
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I have been his patient since 2013 and I would recommend him to anyone .
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Gloria Witt in Salem – Sep 15, 2018
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Dr. van der Linden is extremely knowledgeable, incredibly kind and caring. I would say he is one of the best Physician's I've met since moving to VA in 2008! My husband is also a patient of his and feels the same way I do. We both would highly recommend him to our friends and family. I was having some problems and needed to see a G.I. Doctor immediately, his Nurse Amanda kindly squeezed me into see him even though his schedule was booked. And he treated me wonderfully.
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Ann Holbrook in Blue Ridge, VA – Apr 02, 2018
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Dr Van Der Linden is an answer to prayers. We heard about him through a friend from our Church. What I thought was going to be a long wait period turned into a much shorter one. He explained things well and I never felt rushed during my visit.....
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John Gray in Roanoke Va – Feb 24, 2018
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Dr. V is the best . He listens he cares and renders great patient care and followup. One can be assured you are in good hands.
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Carole in Salem VA – Feb 05, 2018
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Yes, Dr.Vanderlinden was very concerned and explained the solution for the OV. He was very nice and considerate. I would definitely recommend him to a friend or family.
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KiSun Hosterman in Roanoke, Va. – Jan 31, 2018
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Dr Van Der LInden took his time in explaining my medical problems....he made me feel at ease....I felt like he took time to listen.....
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Practice Areas

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. van der Linden treats Dysphagia more than 98% of their peers

Dr. van der Linden treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Nausea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. van der Linden treats Nausea more than 98% of their peers

Dr. van der Linden treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. van der Linden treats Esophageal Diseases more than 95% of their peers

Dr. van der Linden treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.

Typically treats 71% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 31 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. van der Linden treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. van der Linden treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Constipation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. van der Linden treats Constipation more than 100% of their peers

Dr. van der Linden treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. van der Linden treats Abdominal Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. van der Linden treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Anal & Rectal Disorders

Typically treats 60% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. van der Linden treats Hemorrhoids more than 90% of their peers

Dr. van der Linden treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Anal or Rectal Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. van der Linden treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 31% of their peers

Dr. van der Linden treats this condition more than 31% of their peers

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Dr. van der Linden's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

I believe that every patient should be treated with dignity and compassion, and that healthcare is a team effort which must provide individualized patient-centered care. For nearly two decades I have worked to provide my patients with comprehensive, cost effective, high quality clinical care and endoscopic expertise.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

University Hospital
Residency Hospital
University Of Va Med Center
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Lewisgale Medical Center

Salem, VA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)