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Digestive Health

Location Info

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center

736 North Battlefield Boulevard,
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Chesapeake Surgical Specialists

113 Gainsborough Square, Suite 400
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

Our highly specialized team treats conditions of the upper and lower gastrointestinal system including:

  • Anal and Colorectal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Esophageal/Gastric Cancer

Whatever the issue, we work hard to provide you with a smooth, personalized experience from screening to diagnosis to surgery and recovery. 

80% by 2018

In 2015, CRH signed a pledge with the American Cancer Society to help spread awareness and reach the goal of having 80 percent of patient screened for colorectal cancer by the year 2018. According to the American Cancer Society, starting at age 50, both men and women should follow one of these testing plans: 

Patient Care Team

Colorectal Surgeons

Brian S. Buchberg, M.D.
Colon & Rectal Surgeon

Beth R. Jaklic, M.D.
Colon & Rectal Surgeon

Ray T. Ramirez, M.D.
Colon & Rectal Surgeon

Esophageal Cancer Surgeon

David L. Carter, M.D.
General Surgeon

Program Coordinator

Mindy Petit, R.N., C.G.R.N

The Colorectal Surgery Center offers the personalized service of our program coordinator, Mindy Petit, R.N., C.G.R.N., who guides patients through every step of their journey to recovery. Petit knows that a diagnosis can be scary. That’s why, on the day of diagnosis, she visits with patients to provide support and schedule their initial consultation, which is often within the same week. Whenever possible, the physician accompanies Petit to discuss the diagnosis, provide preliminary information and order testing that can be done prior to their first visit, providing more efficient and timely care. Petit’s services as a patient advocate ensure that patients receive:

  • Seamless, coordinated case management throughout all treatments
  • Necessary labs and appointments with specialty physicians
  • Patient advocacy and education
  • Referrals, support groups and resources
  • Follow-up care with a primary care physician

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Locations

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center

736 North Battlefield Boulevard,
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Chesapeake Surgical Specialists

113 Gainsborough Square, Suite 400
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320