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Dr. Charles Bissell, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Bissell

Carilion Clinic General Surgery - Christiansburg

2900 Lamb Cir Ste 302 Christiansburg, VA 24073

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Dr. Charles Bissell, MD is a general surgery specialist in Christiansburg, VA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of Michigan Medical School in 1990 and specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and more.


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I would not recommend Dr. Bissell for colorectal surgery. I was referred to him by his wife Dr. Nicole Bissell. He performed surgery on me for superficial fistula. After surgery, I had scar tissue and developed fissure in the same area. I wish I went to a colorectal surgeon for my problem.
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Never once does Dr. Bissell give up based upon percentages. He treats patients to live and thrive no matter what. He's dedicated and communicates, well. Plus, he is a matrix of comfort and charisma. Go with him and his advice.
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Dr. Bissell did my gallbladder surgery. He is very knowledgeable and took the time to explain the procedure as well as what to expect following surgery. 2 weeks post-op and I feel great! He also has a fantastic sense of humor. I highly recommend Dr. Bissell.
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I thought Dr. Bissell has a great patient re-pore and took the time to answer all my questions thoroughly and was knowledgeable about my condition. He provided the best care to me.
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Dr. Bissell did excellent work on my inguinal hernia repair. He took the time to explain the procedure and to tell me what a reasonable recovery time would be. I highly recommend Dr. Bissell.
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Knowledgeable, and an effective communicator. Dr. Bissell is a surgeon I very highly recommend. My recent hernia procedure went exactly as I had hoped for, and Dr. Bissell's excellent work and care is the reason.
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Dr. Bissell came highly recommended to me by friends and colleagues. He's immensely proficient with laparoscopic procedures. He has an excellent bedside manner with his patients as well. I would highly recommend him to anyone, and I will be sure to use him for any procedures I need to have in the future.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe in taking into account all aspects of a patient's condition: clinical, emotional, financial and lifestyle. By educating my patients, I hope to form a partnership in their care.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2000
Houston Northwest Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Naval Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1991
Naval Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1990
University Of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
1986
Kenyon College
Undergraduate School
2000
1998
1991
1990
1986

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

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(540) 731-7600

Dr. Bissell accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthKeepers HMO
KeyCare PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
HealthKeepers
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Carelink PPO
Coventry Health Care of Virginia
Coventry Health Care of Virginia HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Optima Health
Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
Tricare
TriCare for Life
United Mine Workers Health & Retirement Fund
United Mine Workers Health & Retirement Fund WC
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Universal American
Virginia Health Network
Virginia Premier

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Bissell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bissell performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Bissell performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bissell treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bissell treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bissell treats Obesity more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Bissell treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Bissell's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjustable Gastric Banding
  • Appendectomy
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Wound Repair

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73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018, 2017)