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Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer

Surgery - Vascular
Lynchburg, VA
male

Locations

Widmeyer Vein Center

Lynchburg, VA

Address

7626 Timberlake Rd, Lynchburg, VA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(434) 316-7008

About

Bio

I am double boarded in both general surgery and vascular surgery. I have extensive experience in both open and endovascular surgery, and I have particular expertise in venous disease. I have served in overseas medical missions work in Africa with World Medical Missions - an evangelistic Christian missions organization.

Specialties
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Surgery - Vascular

Surgery

Vascular Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

42 Answers
1 Agree
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Location?: This depends on where the swelling is located. Also on what is meant by "poor circulation". Arterial blockages may need to be opened up with surgery... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
How Severe?: The treatment of hemorrhoids depends on their severity. Very mild hemorrhoids often respond to dietary changes to increase fiber and water intake. T... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Possibly nothing.: Asymptomatic gallstones may need no treatment. Any upper abdominal pain, particularly after eating should prompt you see your doctor, as gallbladder ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Likely normal: That ultrasound reading may be a normal finding. If symptoms of gallbladder disease persist, further testing may be helpful. A nuclear cholangiogram... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
No different: Should be no different. Gallbladder removal is one of the most commonly performed surgeries, and if no complications from surgery occur, life expecta... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Possibly: Blood pressure control can be an issue following carotid stenting. There are receptors in the carotid artery that contribute to the body's blood pres... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Start with topicals: Minor hemorrhoids usually respond to conservative measures such as topical remedies and warm soaks. Hemorrhoids usually are not related to abdominal ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Most likely: You are probably right. It may be a variant of an umbilical hernia, with a weakening of the muscle right above the belly button. In any event, the t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Can be: This is one of several recognized bariatric procedures for weight loss. You will want to discuss with your surgeon his or her experience with this pr... Read More
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Not necessarily.: It would depend on the source of the bleeding, and why the colostomy was needed. Your surgeon should know about the blood, and may want to investigat... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Not normal: While this may not represent a major problem, it would not be considered "normal". A follow up with the thoracic surgeon would be advised. Surgical ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Same thing: Those terms mean the same thing.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Not necessarily: This may be what is called a "thrombosed hemorrhoid", which is when clotted blood is trapped under the skin. If this is the case, the body usually re... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Bile regulation: The gallbladder stores bile, and excretes it when needed. After the gallbladder is removed, bile flow is less easily regulated and can cause diarrhea... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Depends how long.: This would depend on how long after the surgery you mean. Also the type of hernia surgery. In the first few weeks after any hernia surgery, soreness... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Hard to say: What some people call an external hemorrhoid is actually a skin tag. When a hemorrhoid (vein in the rectum) becomes distended, it can distend externa... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Hard to say: This is a complex set of symptoms. There are a number of organs and problems that could give those symptoms. The gallbladder, stomach, pancreas, lar... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Possibly: Depending on how long it has been since the surgery, this may be normal. After about a month, you should have very little abdominal pain. Right uppe... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Keep walking.: It sounds like you are describing "claudication", which is pain and fatigue in leg muscles from narrowed or blocked arteries in the leg. Stopping smo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Depends: Some incisional pain may be normal at 3 weeks, but for the most part, it should be improving. Severe pain could indicate a problem. Your surgeon sho... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Not normal: This is not normal, and not expected. Someone with these symptoms should return to the surgeon who did the surgery if possible, or if not possible, a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Timing, severity: Appendicitis would not be a monthly recurring event like menstrual cramps. Location of pain with appendicitis can be quite variable, but tends to be ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
How long after?: Some scarring after any incision is normal. The umbilical incision commonly used with laparoscopy is no exception. The change in appearance could be... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
No quick/easy answer: "man boobs" can either be excess fatty tissue, or gynecomastia, which is enlarged breast tissue. Hard to know which this is without doctor evaluation... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Not ususual: Hemorrhoids are a common ailment, and it is not uncommon for them to flare up from time to time. Straining - whether from constipation, heavy lifting... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Hematoma?: If ultrasound shows a collection of blood ("hematoma", or "blood clot") in the incision site, this may resolve on its own. It depends on the size and... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Depends how long: If you can get an appointment in the next week or 2, that's probably fine. If your symptoms and exam are consistent with gallbladder disease, you wil... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Gallbladder out.: The best and safest thing to do for symptomatic gallstones is to remove the gallbladder. If you are having pain from gallstones, it implies that the ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Not likely: Gallstones usually are in the gallbladder, and are not exposed to stomach acid. If a gallstone made its way out of the gallbladder and into the intes... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Wound size?: This depends on the location and size of the wounds. In some cases skin grafting is appropriate. In others, a wound-vac device can speed healing. Y... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Gastroenterologist: A gastroenterologist (or "gi" doctor) will be best suited to evaluate and advise in this matter.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
See General Surgeon: If your symptoms are due to gallbladder disease, removal of the gallbladder is often curative. Find a general surgeon in your area. Gallbladder surg... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
See your doctor: You should see your doctor. A test of the stool can make sure no bleeding in the intestinal tract is happening. Stomach problems such as gastritis o... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Pain should be minor: The pain from the procedure itself should be less than an IV placement. You will feel a slight sting and burn with the local anesthetic in several pl... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Need more info.: How do you know it is your kidney? What makes the pain worse/better? Any swelling? Any pain with urination? Any change in urine color? Any fever/c... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Hard to say: It would depend on a number of factors. Pain after surgery is usually from the incisions, in particular where muscles are divided to get into the abd... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
No: Appendicitis is best treated with surgery. There are some rare situations where surgery is intentionally delayed while antibiotics are given, but the... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
See your surgeon!: If you have an abscess, it must be drained. If it has been drained, and you are having pain from the drain, that will improve as the abscess resolves... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
See your doctor.: An abscess rupturing is actually a good thing in most cases, in that the infection is now draining. The problem is that allowing an abscess to ruptur... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
High strain exercise: Exercises that involve straining against a closed diaphragm can lead to hernias in someone prone to them. These are exercises where you are holding y... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Sensitivity: Sometimes people can develop a sensitivity to foods that were once well tolerated. You may want to cut out eating eggs as a menu item, and then see h... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Surgery - Vascular
Difficult diagnosis: Recurring pain in the area of the appendix, (and that location can vary), as well as possible symptoms of fever or other GI symptoms could be consiste... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Widmeyer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Widmeyer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, VA
MD

Residency

MEDICAL COLLEGE OF VIRGINIA HOSPITALS
Completed 1997

Residency

MEDICAL COLLEGE OF VIRGINIA HOSPITALS
Completed 1996

Awards

Best Bedside Manner - Our Health Magazine
Top Vascular Surgeon, First Place, National - Spring
2014
Most Influential, First Place, Lynchburg Region - Spring
2014
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