Dr. Cary Gentry, MD

Dr. Cary Gentry, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Cary Gentry, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Richmond, VA. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Read his story

8700 Stony Point Pkwy Ste 270

Richmond, VA 23235

Contact Information

(804) 249-2465

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • inHealth
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas


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Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Gentry's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gentry "Trained for 11 years before joining Colon and Rectal Specialists in 2001. I have been practicing there ever since and have a great staff and a super group to work with!! Strong in support of my wife and 6 children, and love what I do! Taking care of patients."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gentry "Dr Gentry is interested in new technology that assists in accurate diagnosis of colon and rectal conditions including pelvic floor conditions such as fecal incontinence. Procedures that minimize discomfort, improve outcomes and a patient's quality of life are of special interest. Dr. Gentry will pioneer cutting edge techniques, run clinical trials and speak with surgical and pharmaceutical reps as well as insurance companies to make new procedures acceptable by insurance and more affordable for patients."


  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Fecal Impaction
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bowel Reconstruction Surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sphincterotomy


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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.


  • Roanoke College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Carilion Health System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Carilion Health Sys
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Orlando Reg Health Sys
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • America's Top Surgeons, 2005
  • Top Doc as Voted by Peers (Richmond Magazine), 2008
  • Top Doc as voted by Peers (Richmond Magazine), 2004
  • Top Doc as Voted by Peers (Richmond Magazine), 2010
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gentry's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gentry to family and friends
based on 57 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Gentry's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
in Manchester, NH |
Dr Gentry is s great guy and very caring. I have and will recommend him.
in Richmond, VA |
I recently had a portion of my colon laparoscopically removed. The staff in the ICU were wonderful! They were knowledgable, gave me details, explained all procedures and worked as a team and a family. Everyone was so friendly and personable. Beyond the regular ICU staff was an army of specialists........cardiologist, anesthesiologist, pharmacologist, Dr. Gentry and even the head of nurses who were very involved in my recovery and wellness. Everything exceeded my expectations! Thanks to all.
I recently had to have a colonoscopy. I have an intense phobia of all things medical, but I had as good an experience that is probably possible for me. Dr. Gentry is a wonderful doctor, caring and competent; I have complete trust in him. His team was extraordinary and did everything they could to ensure my privacy and make me feel at ease. I have to thank Dianne in his office, and especially Sara Noble and Betsy Anton - the best! And Elizabeth and Megan were also wonderful.
Midlothian Va |
I appreciate Dr Gentry's request to meet me prior to my routine colonoscopy so we could talk through any risks or concerns. The procedure was handled with ease and the staff were supportive and helpful. They talked through everything that was going to happen in a simple and thorough way.
in Mattaponi,VA |
I am very pleased to find Dr Cary, who was highly recommended to me by several people. One of who is a nurse and good friend. My experience having him as my doctor has been excellent.
in Richmond, VA |
Dr. Gentry is an excellent doctor and I highly recommend him.
in Richmond, VA |
What a wonderful surgeon, I have not felt this pain free from fissure in a long time
in Chester VA |
I am 62 years old and have been putting off a colonoscopy for a long long time because of the stories of the prep from my mother and grandmother. I met with Dr. Gentry And he made me feel very comfortable. He prescribed a prepopik prep, and assured me it was simple I was still skeptic. I just completed the procedure on August 24, 2016, and I cannot tell you how well this prep kit worked. Everything he said was true, simple, the taste was like drinking lemonaid.. Dr Gentry was beyond great.
in Richmond, VA |
Very thorough follow up visit and exam to surgery performed by Dr. O'Donovan originally. Exam done in a timely fashion, and all questions were answered.
in Richmond, VA |
Dr. Gentry is hands down the best there is. He is supremely skilled, but on top of that, is one of the most genuine, caring and compassionate people I have ever met. Most surgeons are not noted for their people skills. Dr. Gentry is quite different. If he could expand his practice to cover everything, I would go to him for everything. Just seeing him, or talking with him brightens my day.
in Richmond, VA |
Dr. Gentry and his entire staff are knowledgeable, perform with ease and confidence and treat everyone with great respect. I've had four or five procedures there and recommend his office and him to everyone I know.
in Amelia Court House, VA |
Dr. Gentry and his staff have been extremely helpful and caring while I have been a patient with him. He did a total colectomy with ileostomy for me at the end of December and I do not think that it could have gone any more perfectly. His care for his patients goes above and beyond and it shows with his work.
in Richmond, VA |
Very knowledgable about my condition by performing his own evaluation to add to records he received from others. Excellent surgeon. Incision healed rapidly with minimal discomfort Seems to care about whole person and their family
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Dr. Gentry accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice PPO
    Managed Choice PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    HealthKeepers Plus POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • inHealth
    inHealth PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Private HealthCare Systems
    Private HealthCare Systems PPO
  • Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
    Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care) HMO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Virginia Health Network
    One Health Plans

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