Valley Health OB/GYN, Dr. Andrea Kellar, Receives Surgeon of Excellence Designation

Andrea Keller, OB/GYNHuntington, WV – Valley Health Systems, Inc. is pleased to recognize the achievement of Andrea Kellar, MD, as a Surgeon of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology as designated by the Surgery Review Corporation (SRC).

Surgeons of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology have served as the primary surgeon in more than 150 minimally invasive procedures and have performed at least 30 procedures annually. To attain the designation, Dr. Kellar underwent a rigorous review by a panel of independent reviewers.

SRC develops and administers best-in-class accreditation programs for surgeons, hospitals and freestanding outpatient facilities throughout the world, with the goal of improving patient safety, satisfaction and outcomes.

Dr. Kellar is a board-certified obstetrician gynecologist who joined Valley Health in 2011 after receiving her medical degree and completing residency at Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. While specializing in the performance of minimally invasive hysterectomies, operative laparoscopies, operative hysteroscopies through use of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, Dr. Kellar also has special interest in treating patients with low and high-risk pregnancies and in providing contraceptive and general gynecologic care.

Dr. Kellar cites many benefits to minimally invasive procedures. “When using the da Vinci Surgical System, recovery is so much faster. For example, the recovery time for a traditionally performed hysterectomy can be up to six weeks. With a minimally invasive approach to that same procedure, I’ve seen patients be able to return to work and normal activities in less than two weeks.”

Other benefits to minimally invasive surgery include shorter hospital stays, less post-operative pain, less risk of infection and less scarring.

Dr. Kellar accepts patients at Valley Health – A Woman’s Place located at 1630 – 13th Avenue in Huntington, W.Va. Interested parties may request an appointment by calling 304-697-2014.

She also accepts patients at Valley Health – Hurricane, 3729 Teays Valley Road in Hurricane, W.Va. Patients may contact that office by calling 304-760-6040.

Dr. Kellar maintains hospital privileges with Cabell Huntington Hospital, Cabell Huntington Surgery Center and St. Mary’s Medical Center.