About Richmond Surgical – Henrico Doctors’ Hospital

At Richmond Surgical - Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute, we provide high-quality care through advanced surgical procedures and treatments—including lumpectomies and mastectomies.

We understand that surgery can be overwhelming, which is why we offer comprehensive, compassionate care. This helps our patients be more comfortable and informed when discussing diagnoses and treatment plans. We also offer extended resources as part of the HCA Virginia Physicians network, to ensure patients receive the best possible care.

For more information about our surgical services, please call Richmond Surgical - Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at (804) 285-9416.

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Exceptional surgical care in Central Virginia

We take the time to discuss all medical options with our patients and their referring physicians. Then, together we decide on the best course of action for you and your family.

Additionally, our surgeons are experienced in using advanced surgical techniques, including some laparoscopic and robotic surgery options. These minimally-invasive surgical options offer faster recovery times, better outcomes and less pain and scarring for patients.

Breast care

Starting with the vision of George Knaysi, MD, our breast care team has been working in the Richmond community for more than 35 years. We perform breast surgeries at Henrico Doctors' Hospital, which is an American College of Surgeons Comprehensive Community Cancer Center. It is also an American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and is certified by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

We partner with Henrico Doctors' Hospital to create patient-centered experiences for the treatment of breast diseases, including breast cancer.

Our specialists include:

  • Breast radiologists
  • Medical oncologists
  • Nurse navigators
  • Pathologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Social workers
  • Total skin sparing mastectomy with reconstruction options

Services and treatments

Our surgeons provide a wide range of services and treatments for breast conditions.

These include:

  • Breast-conserving surgery
  • Minimally invasive breast biopsy
  • Minimally invasive surgical lymph node assessment
  • Various types of mastectomy

Breast ultrasound

We offer specialized 3D ultrasound technology to comfortably and quickly provide imaging procedures for women with dense breast tissue. Each exam takes approximately 15 minutes and is typically completed after your annual mammogram.

Breast cancer education support groups and classes

Support is important when experiencing breast cancer, which is why we offer education and support classes for our patients.

Support groups

Join one of our breast cancer support groups at Henrico Doctors' Hospital to meet and participate in discussions with other people affected by breast cancer. The goal of the groups is to provide support to other women experiencing breast cancer through education and shared personal experiences.

Surgery preparation class

The weekly Preoperative Breast Surgery Class at Henrico Doctors' Hospital is designed to prepare patients and their caregivers for an upcoming lumpectomy or mastectomy (with or without reconstruction). Taught by both an oncology-certified nurse and an oncology clinical social worker, the class helps participants move through the surgery and recovery with emotional and practical resources and tips.

For additional information about our breast cancer program, call (804) 285-9416.

General surgery

At Richmond Surgical, we are dedicated to providing you with the most advanced surgical care possible. Specializing in advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques, our goal is to shorten your recovery time, lessen your pain after surgery and get you back to your daily activities as quickly as possible.

Our surgeons are experienced in treating a wide range of conditions including:

  • Appendicitis
  • Breast diseases (both malignant and benign)
  • Diseases of the colon, including colon cancer and diverticulitis
  • Diseases of the spleen
  • Esophageal disease
  • Inguinal and ventral hernias
  • Pancreatic disease (malignant and benign)
  • Endocrine conditions
  • Hepatobiliary disease
  • Melanoma and other skin cancers

We offer general surgical treatments and procedures, both open and laparoscopic. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Abdominal wall surgery
  • Endocrine pathology, including thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery
  • Gastric and appendix surgery
  • Gastrointestinal oncology
  • Gallbladder and liver surgery
  • Heller myotomy for achalasia
  • Parathyroid surgery
  • Sentinel node biopsy for skin cancer
  • Thyroid surgery

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) care

GERD occurs when stomach contents flow backwards into the esophagus. It is caused by a weak muscle in the esophagus, the lower esophageal sphincter, which is the body’s reflux barrier. Normally, this barrier acts as a one-way valve allowing food to pass into the stomach but preventing stomach contents from flowing back into the esophagus. For people with GERD, the barrier allows acid and bile to flow back into the esophagus.

For the majority of people, heartburn and reflux is an annoyance, but, for some, it can turn into a more serious problem. Serious cases of GERD can lead to esophagitis, Barrett’s esophagus, esophageal stricture and, in rare cases, esophageal cancer.

Treatments we offer

Our heartburn and reflux team, spearheaded by Clifford Smith, MD, specializes in treating patients with GERD. Our team uses the latest technology and surgical techniques to treat patients with complex GERD and reflux cases at the Heartburn and Reflux Center of Richmond at Henrico Doctors' Hospital.

We specialize in the following procedures:

  • Heller myotomy for achalasia
  • Magnetic reflux device insertion
  • Nissen fundoplication
  • Paraesophageal hernia repair
  • Minimally invasive GERD treatments procedure

Visiting our facility

Our office in Richmond offers online appointment scheduling.