Two new general surgeons with Sentara Halifax General Surgery are bringing quality surgical care closer to home.

General surgeons bring quality care to Clarksville, Chase City

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Michelle Helms, M.D., a general surgeon at Sentara Halifax General Surgery, will begin seeing surgical patients at Sentara Clarksville Family Medicine this month. On Friday, July 17, and every other Friday thereafter from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Dr. Helms will see patients who may need a surgery consultation or a follow-up visit after surgery, but don’t want to travel to South Boston from their home in Mecklenburg County.

Dr. Helms believes that the convenience of having a consultation and follow-up visit close to home will make the process of having surgery easier on her patients.

“Having surgery can be a stressful time for many people. By keeping them closer to home during consultation and for their follow-up visit during the recovery period, we hope to reduce stress and make life easier for our surgical patients,” says Dr. Helms. “Improving the patient’s experience is our top priority and we believe that bringing surgical care to Sentara Clarksville Family Medicine is a great way to achieve this goal.”

In addition, Michael Tozzi, M.D., also of Sentara Halifax General Surgery, is seeing surgical patients at Sentara Chase City Family Medicine every other Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. With the ability to follow-up on surgical procedures without extended travel, Dr. Tozzi hopes that patients will see the value in choosing Sentara Halifax General Surgery for their care.

“By reducing travel time for our surgical patients, we hope to put them at ease during a time in their life that might otherwise be difficult,” says Dr. Tozzi. “We are very patient-focused and these office hours are a natural extension of our high-quality healthcare efforts.”

By reducing stress and travel time, Dr. Helms and Dr. Tozzi hope that patients will feel more positive about their surgical procedures and will have a better recovery experience as well.

For more information about Dr. Helms and Dr. Tozzi or to make an appointment, call Sentara Halifax General Surgery at 434-517-3910.