Dr. Virginia Shaffer, MD

Colorectal SurgeryFemaleAge 44

Dr. Virginia Shaffer, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Atlanta, GA. She is affiliated with Emory University Hospital. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shaffer to book an appointment.

Dr. Shaffer

Emory University Hosp Genrl Sgy

1365 Clifton Rd Ne Bldg A Fl 4 Atlanta, GA 30322
Accepting new patients

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Shaffer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anal or Rectal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shaffer treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Shaffer treats this condition more than 97% of her peers


Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shaffer performs Sphincterotomy more than 87% of her peers

Dr. Shaffer performs this procedure more than 87% of her peers

Anal Fistula

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shaffer treats Anal Fistula more than 83% of her peers

Dr. Shaffer treats this condition more than 83% of her peers

Dr. Shaffer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Lipomas
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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(404) 778-3712

Dr. Shaffer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Superior Health Plan
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (3)
  • Explained conditions well (3)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (1)
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I overheard a patient of Dr. Schaeffer’s in the waiting room at Emory say she was 20 minutes late for her appt after she drove 150 some miles through Atlanta traffic. The doctor made her reschedule and sent her away. This dr said NO after being asked by the patient to be seen. The doctor only in on Mondays and who knows when this woman will get back in? Dr like this make me siick. That’s not a dr in it for the right reasons. If she’s 20 min late she wasn’t going to spend much time with patient
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What could be improved
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GA – Feb 19, 2019
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About Me


Dr. Virginia Shaffer, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Atlanta, GA. She is affiliated with Emory University Hospital. She is accepting new patients....Read more


  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery


Cleveland Clinic Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Emory University School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
Emory University School of Medicine
Internship Hospital


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What are Dr. Virginia Shaffer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shaffer frequently treats Anal or Rectal Pain, Sphincterotomy, and Anal Fistula. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shaffer treats.

Where is Dr. Virginia Shaffer, MD's office located?

Dr. Shaffer's office is located at 1365 Clifton Rd Ne Bldg A Fl 4, Atlanta, GA 30322. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Emory University Hosp Genrl Sgy

Emory University Hosp Genrl Sgy1365 Clifton Rd Ne Bldg A Fl 4 Atlanta, GA 30322

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Emory University Hospital

Atlanta, GA

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

27 Awards Received