Dr. Matthew Alter, MD

Dr. Matthew Alter, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
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Dr. Matthew Alter, MD is a general surgery specialist in Midlothian, VA and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo Suny School Of Med And Biomedical Sciences Buffalo Ny in 1993 and specializes in general surgery.

13460 Tredegar Lake Pkwy

Midlothian, VA 23112

Contact Information

(804) 379-0029

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
more than 99% of peers
Appendicitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
more than 98% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

51  Conditions Treated

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56  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for 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.

Education

  • University At Buffalo Suny School Of Med And Biomedical Sciences Buffalo Ny
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • State University of New York At Buffalo
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • General Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alter's Reviews

3.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alter to family and friends
22 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Alter's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

He is detail oriented in giving results of your surgery. But it's a no brian*er from him if you decide not to do chemo, if he recommends it. Just have to follow your own instincts. Just thankful he got all my bad stuff.
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Dr. Alter is an excellent surgeon; however, if you 2nd guess his opinion, you'll be kicked to the curb. After my second surgery in Jan. 2015, he removed staples from the 2 surgical sites on my stomach, looked at them and deemed them looking so good I don't think I'll put anything on them. I...more
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