Dr. Bruce Schirmer, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 68

Dr. Schirmer
Accepting new patients

University of Virginia Medical Center

1215 Lee St Charlottesville, VA 22908

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(434) 924-2104

Dr. Bruce Schirmer, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Charlottesville, VA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine medical school in 1978. He is affiliated with University Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schirmer to book an appointment.

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Dr. Schirmer is affiliated with University Hospital Charlottesville, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Dr. Schirmer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Incisional Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schirmer treats Incisional Hernia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Schirmer treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Ventral Hernia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schirmer treats Ventral Hernia more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Schirmer treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Obesity
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schirmer treats Obesity more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Schirmer treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Schirmer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Disorders
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Metabolic Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Overweight
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spleen Disorders
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Schirmer accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Schirmer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schirmer

4.2

Based on 18 ratings

5 Stars
72.22222222222223%
(13)
4 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(1)
3 Stars
5.555555555555555%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
16.666666666666668%
(3)
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Did not appear to have reviewed my chart before visit. Was not very knowledgeable of my medical history or medication therapies tried which had failed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 31, 2021
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Horrible, highly not recommend!
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No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mark – Aug 22, 2020
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Dr. Schirmer is the best. He did my gastric sleeve sgy last July 3. Never had any complications. Very pleased with my sgy and his bedside manner is excellent. Would and have recommended Dr. Schirmer to other people. He is a blessing to UVA.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Carolyn Woodson – Jun 14, 2020
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Dr. Shirmer has done 2 surgeries on me and I wouldn't dream of trusting another Surgeon to do any stomach surgeries on me. He is well informative on the surgeries his bed side matter is the best and UVA Hospital is the best Hospital to go to. I feel blessed to have this man as a surgeon! I give him and his team 5 ?
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Crystal W. Gray – Jan 17, 2020
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Dr. Schirmer is a great doctor and has been since I been in his care. Before my surgery I can say he gave me the pros and cons of this surgery. And even with some issues after my surgery , he still took good care and took concern of all my needs. Nurse Linda and Dr Schirmer staff thank you so much.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Stari Bailey in Lynchburg , VA – Feb 21, 2019
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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 would trust him to care for my family. Thank you Dr. Schrimer and staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Cathy Perdue in Newport, Va – Jun 15, 2017
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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 both the demeanor and the skills I was seeking.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Grammyhokie in Lynchburg, VA – Mar 10, 2017
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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 thinking about surgery. I owe my life back to these two individuals in particular. I have followed all the instructions and am going to be thin enough to fit into my old high school clothing again.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Jane in Charlottesville, VA – Aug 12, 2016
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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 questions you have.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Appomattox, VA – Jun 24, 2016
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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 to do everything he told them to do they would only waste his time. I would love to have an appointment to thank him and for him to see that I continue to follow his instructions to the letter.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
6 people found this helpful
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Susan Gerardo-Stewart in New Market, Virginia – Jan 21, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Bruce Schirmer, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Charlottesville, VA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1985
Duke University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1979
Duke University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1978
Duke University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1975
Princeton University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

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Dr. Schirmer frequently treats Incisional Hernia, Ventral Hernia, and Obesity. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Schirmer treats.

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Dr. Schirmer's office is located at 1215 Lee St, Charlottesville, VA 22908. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

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University of Virginia Medical Center1215 Lee St Charlottesville, VA 22908
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Charlottesville, VA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2022)