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Dr. Charles Friel, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Friel

Dr. Charles Friel, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Charlottesville, VA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1993 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery and general surgery.


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(434) 924-3627

Dr. Friel accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
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

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 on t...

Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Friel's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Friel

4.0

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
73.33333333333333%
(11)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
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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