Dr. Robert Williams, MD

Dr. Robert Williams, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
62 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 specializes in general surgery.

Salem Surgical Associates

1898 Braeburn Dr

Salem, VA 24153
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Insurance Accepted

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

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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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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

29  Conditions Treated

18  Procedures

  • 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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Robert Williams, MD
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...Read More
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Cheryl in Roanoke, VA – Apr 21, 2016
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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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Pam in Roanoke, VA – Mar 12, 2016
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