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Dr. Virginia Shaffer, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Female • Age 43

  
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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(404) 778-3712

Dr. Virginia Shaffer, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 9 years. She specializes in colorectal surgery.


At a Glance

  • Explains conditions well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Hospital satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals
  • Practices at top hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ See hospitals

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(404) 778-3712

Dr. Shaffer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
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
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

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 Prolapse
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shaffer treats Anal Prolapse more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Shaffer treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Anal Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shaffer treats Anal Disorders more than 82% of her peers

Dr. Shaffer treats this condition more than 82% of her peers

Hemorrhoids
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shaffer treats Hemorrhoids more than 70% of her peers

Dr. Shaffer treats this condition more than 70% of her peers

Dr. Shaffer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Shaffer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shaffer

4.0

Based on 4 reviews

5 Stars
75%
(3)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
25%
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Dr. Shaffer's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Time well spent
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What People Say About Dr. Virginia Shaffer, MD
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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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About Me

Biography

Dr. Virginia Shaffer, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 9 years. She specializes in colorectal surgery.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2011
Cleveland Clinic Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Emory University School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2004
Emory University School of Medicine
Internship Hospital

Awards

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81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2017)