Dr. Matthew Alter MD
Colorectal Surgeons (Proctologists) — Richmond, VAContact Dr. Alter
Dr. Matthew Alter specializes in colorectal surgery (formerly proctology), general surgery, surgical oncology in Richmond, Virginia. Details of Dr. Alter's 20 years experience as an MD, his 3 hospital affiliations and education at State University of New York at Buffalo are available on your free doctor report.
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1051 Johnston-Willis Dr
Richmond, VA 23235
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Board Certification, Specialty and Expertise
Dr. Matthew Alter identified specializing in
Colorectal Surgery (formerly Proctology)Colorectal Surgery (formerly Proctology)
A colon and rectal surgeon is trained to diagnose and treat various diseases of the intestinal tract, colon, rectum, anal canal, and perianal area by medical and surgical means. The specialist also deals with organs and tissues (such as the liver, urinary, and female reproductive system) involved in primary intestinal disease. Colon and rectal surgeons have the expertise to diagnose and often manage anorectal conditions such as hemorrhoids, fissures (painful tears in the anal lining), abscesses and fistulae (infections located around the anus and rectum) in the office setting. They also treat problems of the intestine and colon, and perform endoscopic procedures to evaluate and treat problems such as cancer, polyps (precancerous growths), and inflammatory conditions. No Sub Specialties., General SurgeryGeneral Surgery
A surgeon manages a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body. The surgeon established the diagnosis and provides the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care to surgical patients and is usually responsible for the comprehensive management of the trauma victim and the critically ill surgical patient. The surgeon uses a variety of diagnostic techniques, including endoscopy, for observing internal structures, and may use specialized instruments during operative procedures. A general surgeon is expected to be familiar with the salient features of other surgical specialties in order to recognize problems in those areas and to know when to refer a patient to another specialist. and Surgical Oncology.. He obtained board certification from The American Board of Surgery for General Surgery.
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Dr. Alter is affiliated with 3 hospitals:
13710 St Francis Blvd, Suite 100
Midlothian, VA 23114
EducationDr. Alter attended medical school at State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and graduated in 1993 having 20 years experience.
While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one's educational institution and the quality of one's professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors' level of training and experience.
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