Dr. Charles Lovelady, MD

Dr. Charles Lovelady, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Charles Lovelady, MD is a general surgery specialist in Rocky Mount, VA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 1986 and specializes in general surgery, breast surgical oncology, and more.

390 S Main St Ste 302

Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Contact Information

(540) 489-6348

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Lincoln
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lovelady performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Stomach Diseases
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Lovelady's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lovelady "As a General Surgeon I focus on procedures of the abdomen including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, the thyroid gland and with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue, and hernias. I was trained in Open surgery initially, but went on to train in minimally invasive and the surgeries I perfom currently are predominantly Laparoscopic. I have Acute Care Experience, as well as a broad exposure to Trauma from experience early in my career."

11  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Burn Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

127  Conditions Treated


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68  Procedures

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy and-or Esophagoscopy
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Jejunostomy Tube Placement
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatic Biopsy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Percutaneous Biopsy With Drainage
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pleural Biopsy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic


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Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 2015
    Amount or Range: Average
    Nature of Complaint: Location: Brewton, AL.
    State: 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.


  • University Of Alabama At Tuscaloosa
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Etsu/Quillen Dishner
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Greenville Meml Hosp Greenville Hosp Sys
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • American College Of Surgeons
    Other Education | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

Dr. Lovelady has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lovelady's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lovelady to family and friends
20 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lovelady's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Several months ago, I was in the hospital with colitis due to an infection and an overall extremely ill feeling. This was a very frightening experience even for a retired nurse to go through. I requested Dr. Lovelady as a consultant to my case. It turned out that the infection was due to caring...more
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He is a caring physician and a skilled general surgeon. The care he gave my father was exceptional. As a family member not located int eh community Dr. Lovelady always made the effort to make sure we were well informed of my father's health status until we arrived in the community. Dr. Lovelady...more
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I recently had a Colonoscopy performed by Dr. Lovelady. From initial visit, prep and procedure was by far the best Colonoscopy experience I have ever had. The consultation was relaxed and informative with a complete new approach to the prep itself. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was...more
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I would very much recommend Dr. Lovelady. I am so glad my primary doctor sent me to him. My family has a history of colon cancer . I was impressed he had went over all my records so he knew my concerns. It was the easiest colonoscopy I have ever had. He has a way of putting a person at ease. ...more
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Dr. Lovelady was excellent. He explained things to me and followed up to check on me. He addressed my concerns in detail and was very kind and caring. I was so happy and thankful for his quick response to my issues. His good care meant a great deal to me.
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