Dr. Charles Friel, MD

Dr. Charles Friel, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
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Dr. Charles Friel, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Charlottesville, VA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1993 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery and general surgery.

1215 Lee St

Charlottesville, VA 22908

Contact Information

(434) 924-3627

Insurance Accepted

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

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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. Friel's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friel performs Colectomy more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Intestinal Obstruction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friel treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 99% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus
Anal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Friel treats Anal Disorders more than 98% of his peers

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

Dr. Friel's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abscess
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Disorders
Anal Fissure
Anal Fistula
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anal Prolapse
Anal Warts
Anorectal Abscess
Anorectal Disorders
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendectomy, Open
Appendicitis
Cancer
Carcinoma in Situ
Colectomy
Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon Cancer
Colon Polyp
Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Colorectal Cancer
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Destruction of Anal Tumor
Diverticulitis
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Fistula
Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hemorrhoids
Hernia Repair
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Incontinence
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparotomy
Meckel's Diverticulum
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
Pelvic Floor Disorders
Pilonidal Cyst
Polyps
Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
Rectal Cancer
Rectovaginal Fistula
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)
Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
Secondary Malignancies
Sigmoidoscopy
Sphincterotomy
Surgical Infections
Transendoscopic Stent Placement
Ulcer
Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

Care Philosophy

As a Colon and Rectal surgeon, I firmly believe that our health is a precious resource and needs to be managed with great care and thought. Therefore, I work closely with my patients trying to understand the implications of their health problems o...

Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

  • 2001
    University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Fellowship Hospital
    2001
  • 1999
    Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1999
  • 1993
    Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    1993
  • 1993
    Harvard Medical School
    Medical School
    1993
  • 1986
    Bowdoin College
    Undergraduate School
    1986

Awards

Dr. Friel's Reviews

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4.0

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
73.33333333333333%
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
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1 Star
20%
(3)

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Dr Friel is amazing, what a wonderful Doctor. He got mom through a really tough surgery. He is extremely nice and kind. But..... His office nursing staff are HORRIBLE. They don't call back, are rude, condescending and never listen. My mom had questions right after she returned home from the...Read More
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I have Crohn's disease and had a colon resection done by Dr. Friel. He is a fantastic and knowledgable surgeon. Dr. Friel removed 7 inches of my intestines/colon. My recovery was wonderful and void of any complications. I have since moved to Florida and would seriously consider returning to him if...Read More
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This guy is a waste of time. I spent two hours waiting for him to examine me and give me a diagnosis of, I don't know. No research, no blood work, etc. Just I don't know. I was floored and the Intern seemed to be as well. When I say no interest in helping me, I mean ZERO interest. I suggested blood...Read More
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Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
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CareFirst Maryland POS
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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