Dr. Robert Williams, MD

Dr. Robert Williams, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Robert Williams, MD is a general surgery specialist in Salem, VA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard in 1987 and specializes in general surgery.

Salem Surgical Associates

1898 Braeburn Dr

Salem, VA 24153
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Virginia Premier

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Top Care Areas


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

Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers
Breast Lump
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Williams "Effective treatment of breast cancer begins with a proper diagnosis. Breast cancers are as varied as the women affected by them. By examining the many different characteristics of the cancer, our team can size up its personality . Our surgical practice is dedicated to breast health and breast cancer treatment. We help determine the nature of the cancer and select the most appropriate treatment plan from the many advanced options available. We treat patients from the assessment of any abnormalities, such as lumps and cysts, to treating breast cancer. We also work with high-risk patients who have a family history, and need a preemptive plan with risk assessment, and follow-up care. This includes a high-risk clinic, genetic testing, and counseling for patients with increased risk, recognizing that one out of every eight women will experience breast cancer in their lifetime. Our approach is centered around fully-integrated medicine. We provide holistic care, addressing the patient not just physically, but also spiritually and emotionally. Patients, and their caregivers are part of the team and need to be educated about the best treatment options available so they can make the best decisions for their respective situations. A care plan is tailored to individual needs and designed to achieve the highest success rate in treatment."


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  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cyst
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Fibrocystic Breast Disease
  • Fracture
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Nipple Conditions
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease


  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Paracentesis
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Ultrasound, Breast

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.


  • Wake Forest University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • University of South Carolina School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University South Carolina School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University of South Carolina School Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Williams has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Williams does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Williams and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Lewisgale Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2016 Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Gastrointestinal Bleed

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Dr. Williams' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Williams to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Williams' Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Roanoke, VA |
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in December. During my first visit with Dr. Williams, many of my fears were alleviated. Dr. Williams took the time to be patient and caring. He listened to my concerns and questions and answered them honestly. He explained the risks and benefits of the...more
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in Roanoke, VA |
He's never rushed. He listens to everything I talk about. He has always made me feel special. He even takes his time to pray with me before surgery. Who does that?! It's wonderful!! Everything has turned out great with him. Cancer free!!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Williams accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Virginia Premier

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Hospitals where Dr. Williams has admitting privileges

Lewisgale Medical Center
1900 Electric Rd
Salem, VA 24153
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