Bruce Schirmer

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 5.0 out of 5 with 90 ratings

Bruce Schirmer Bariatric Surgeon M.D.,F.A.C.S.

  • About Me
    Bruce Schirmer, MD, has been on faculty at the University of Virginia since 1985 and serves as the Stephen H. Watts Professor of Surgery, the vice chair of the Department of Surgery, the division chief of general surgery and director of the surgery nutrition support service. Previously, he was the program director of surgery for 17 years. Schirmer has been a director of the American Board of Surgery, and is a past-president of the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA), the Society of Clinical Surgery, the Fellowship Council, the SAGES Foundation, and the AHPBA Foundation. In addition, he was the vice president of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and the founding president of the ACS Bariatric Surgery Centers Network Committee. Schirmer is a governor to the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and serves as an editorial board member of six surgical journals. Schirmer specializes in treating patients with all types of gastrointestinal problems, obesity surgery and laparoscopic abdominal surgery. Married to his wife, Geri, since 1975, Schirmer has two children, Kate Lynn and Liza, which he says are “the best things to which I have contributed.” In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, including his three grandchildren, Jack, Max and Rose. Awards 2019 Best Bedside Manner Awards, OurHealth Charlottesville and Shenandoah Valley Magazine; Second Place, Bariatric Medicine 2011-2020 Best Doctors in America® List 
  • Latest Reviews See all 90 reviews
    avatar Msveee on May 14, 2012

    I had gastric bypass AND hernia repair at the same time on 2/21/11. Dr. Schirmer IS the BEST. I developed an infection 2 weeks after I got home and had to be admitted again and had to have surgery again. Dr. Schirmer and More...

    avatar prissy25 on Oct. 31, 2011

    Oct 31,2011 was my 6 yr anniv. and I was 410 pounds when I went in for surgery today I have mainyained at 160-175 it has been a journey I am pleased I took. Though it has not been easy It has been a More...

    avatar candylou75 on Aug. 22, 2010

    I really liked Dr. Schirmer the first time I met him. The office stafff was really friendly and caring. He really is very informative about the surgery and the aftercare. They really go over all the risks and pros and cons of the types of More...

  • Location
    Charlottesvile, VA 22908
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