Dr. Melzig's care philosophy revolves around a good bedside manner, It is of paramount importance. He tries to impart a calm confidence and listens and responds to a patients concerns. In addressing these concerns he answers with warmth and reassurance. The goal at the end of the encounter is for the patient to have a realistic and positive outlook concerning their condition.
Dr. Melzig practices the full spectrum of general surgery, and has enormous experience in minimally invasive surgical techniques. His specialties include parathyroid and thyroid surgery, imaging and surgery for diseases of the breast, laparoscopic surgery and surgical oncology to include the management of pancreatic, colo-rectal and melanoma malignancies. As the recipient of the 2007 Sharon H. Kohlenberg Award by the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation, Dr. Melzig has been recognized for his deep commitment to fighting breast cancer. Compassionate and innovative treatments are delivered to his breast cancer patients with the assistance of his nurse, Barbara Ross-Cersley. He was voted by his peers as one of Richmond Magazine's Top Docs in Richmond 2010.