Dr. Bruce Schirmer, MD

Dr. Bruce Schirmer, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Bruce Schirmer, MD is a general surgery specialist in Charlottesville, VA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery.

1300 Jefferson Park Ave

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Contact Information

(434) 924-3627

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Schirmer performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 98% of peers
Stomach Surgery
very high
more than 92% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

49  Conditions Treated


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33  Procedures

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Colectomy
  • Cystectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Princeton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Duke University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Duke University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schirmer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schirmer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schirmer to family and friends
12 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Schirmer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I trust my life with Dr. Schrimer. I have 100% confidence in this doctor. He is intelligent, has experience, and a superior concern for his patients. He doesn't hesitate to take action if there is a problem. All of his student medical team expressed what a great mentor he is to each of them. I...more
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Dr. Schirmer performed Niessen Fundiplication surgery on me a month ago. He is a wonderful, compassionate man and is brilliant in his field. I had been told "there was no cure for a Hiatia Hernia by a local Gastro doctor." That may be true but there sure are ways to correct it. Dr. Schirmer has...more
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Dr. Schirmer was excellent and willing to sit down and answer all of my questions as soon as I had them. I had my gastric bypass and have lost a lot of weight with no complications so far! Mary, the kind lady who works in the office, was very honest and made me feel at ease when I was first...more
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I met Dr. Schirmer in 2011 and had open gastric bypass along with hernia repair. Then in June 2016 I had to repair my hernia again by Dr. Schirmer as of this writing I'm doing good and look forward to a speedy recovery. My experience has been great with this doctor. He will explain and answer any...more
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I first met Dr. Schirmer in 2004, my weight was 337. He is without a doubt the most sincere physician I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. Everything he told me was true from the first encounter to the last. I have made multiple referrals for his services. I've told those if they were not willing...more
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