Dr. William E. Kelley Jr., MD

Dr. William E. Kelley Jr., MD

General Surgery | Male | 69 years old

Dr. Kelley received his medical degree from Boston University, completed his internship and residency at...Read more

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      Specialties

      • General Surgery

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      • General Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Abdominal Disorders
      • Abdominal Pain
      • Abscess
      • Adrenal Gland Cancer
      • Aneurysm
      • Anorectal Abscess
      • Appendicitis
      • Benign Tumor
      • Biliary Atresia
      • Breast Cancer
      • Breast Diseases
      • Breast Lump
      • Cancer
      • Carcinoma in Situ
      • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
      • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
      • Colorectal Cancer
      • Constipation
      • Crohn's Disease
      • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
      • Esophageal Cancer
      • Esophageal Diseases
      • Esophageal Diverticulum
      • Esophageal Fistula
      • Esophageal Stricture
      • Fracture
      • Gallbladder Diseases
      • Gallstones
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Gynecologic Cancer
      • Head and Neck Cancer
      • Hernia
      • Hidradenitis
      • Hyperparathyroidism
      • Incisional Hernia
      • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
      • Inguinal Hernia
      • Intestinal Abscess
      • Intestinal Obstruction
      • Lipomas
      • Liver Cancer
      • Lung Cancer
      • Neuroendocrine Tumors
      • Pancreatic Cancer
      • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
      • Partial Lung Collapse
      • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
      • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
      • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
      • Pleural Effusion
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pyloric Stenosis
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Skin Cancer
      • Small Intestine Cancer
      • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
      • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
      • Stomach Cancer
      • Stomach Diseases
      • Thrombosis
      • Thyroid Cancer
      • Ulcer
      • Ulcerative Colitis
      • Umbilical Hernia
      • Varicose Veins
      • Vascular Disease
      • Ventral Hernia

      Procedures Performed

      • Abdominal Surgery
      • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
      • Acid Reflux Surgery
      • Adrenalectomy
      • Appendectomy
      • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
      • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
      • Bile Duct Procedure
      • Biopsy of Breast
      • Breast Reconstruction
      • Breast Surgical Procedure
      • Colectomy
      • Colon and Rectal Surgery
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
      • Esophageal Surgery
      • Esophagomyotomy
      • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
      • Excision of Breast Tumor
      • Excision of Skin Lesion
      • Excision of Stomach Tumor
      • 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
      • Gallbladder Surgery
      • Gastrectomy
      • Gastroenterology Procedures
      • Head and Neck 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)
      • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
      • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
      • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
      • Laparotomy
      • Lung Surgery
      • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
      • Mastectomy
      • Minimally Invasive Surgery
      • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
      • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
      • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
      • Parathyroidectomy
      • Port Placements or Replacements
      • Puncture Aspiration
      • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
      • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
      • Splenectomy
      • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
      • Stomach Surgery
      • Thyroid Lobectomy
      • Thyroidectomy
      • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
      • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
      • Vagotomy
      • Wound Repair

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        Sanctions

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Boston University School of Medicine

        Graduated in 1973

      • Internship Hospital
        Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine

        Completed in 1974

      • Residency Hospital
        Med College Va

        Completed in 1978

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Boston University Med Center

        Completed in 1980

      • Undergraduate School
        Bowdon College

        Graduated in 1969

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • French
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      • Specializes in General Surgery
      • Board certified in General Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Kelley Jr.'s Office & Staff

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      Dr. Kelley Jr. says...

      Dr. Kelley received his medical degree from Boston University, completed his internship and residency at VCU 's Medical College of Virginia, then completed a Surgical Oncology Fellowship in Boston.  Dr. Kelley has been Chief of Surgery at Henrico Doctors' Hospital, President of the Richmond Surgical Society, Virginia State Chairman of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, and Director for the Minimally Invasive Surgery Center of Virginia. 

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      Dr. Kelley Jr. says...

      Dr. Kelley's main areas of interest include diseases of the breast, advanced laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery and endocrine surgery. He has contributed over 200 papers, textbook chapters and presentations on these topics. Since 1990 he has been a pioneer in minimally invasive surgery, having performed the first laparoscopic gallbladder, hernia, colon, stomach, anti-reflux and adrenal gland surgery in Virginia. In 2000, he performed the first FDA-approved robotic surgery in the United States

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      Dr. Kelley Jr. says...

      Dr. Kelley is actively involved in post-graduate surgical education and has developed and taught more than 100 courses on laparoscopic surgery and minimally invasive breast biopsy techniques to practicing surgeons. Dr. Kelley is an editor for the Journal of the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons (SLS) and is a trustee, board member, and past president of SLS. Dr. Kelley is a recognized leader in the surgical treatment of GERD (acid reflux and heartburn) and is one of the first surgeons in the U.S. to use the EsophyX, a device for endoscopic, incisionless surgical repair of the valve that prevents reflux.