Frank J. Kadel, DO FACOS

Hello, I'm  Dr. Frank J. Kadel, dual Board-Certified General & and Vascular Surgeon with more than a decade of experience performing a wide variety of advanced surgical techniques. Please click on any of the underlined links below for access to more information about the procedures I perform.  I have worked hard on these links to ease your search for information about these common and troublesome diseases from the most authoritative sources possible.  You can also research my training institutions, licensure and privileges, and see diagrams and videos of the procedures I perform.  Chief among these is the VNUS Closure technique I perform in the privacy the office setting.  This simple outpatient ultrasound-guided procedure provides the best and most comfortable treatment for varicos veins from saphenous vein reflux.  As a University & Fellowship trained General & Vascular Surgeon I am experienced in the performance of a wide variety of minimally-invasive Vascular, Laparoscopic, Endoscopic, and Thoracic surgery. I have been pioneering Endovascular treatment of Vascular Disease in the Appalachian mountains for more than a decade, and provide surgical procedures for treatment of;


Peripheral Vascular Disease

Carotid Endarterectomy(Video Link)

Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Lower Extremity Bypass, including In-Situ saphenous vein bypass

Advanced Minimally invasive Techniques including percutaneous

angioplasty & stenting, thrombolytics, and visceral aneurysm coiling

Dialysis Access- creating the arteriovenous fistula as the preferred form of dialysis access in keeping with the Center for Medicaid Services(CMS)  Fistula First program

Radiofrequency Saphenous Vein Ablation- for painful swelling from varicose veins

Vena Cava Filter insertion & Removal- For treatment of Patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis

Surgical Treatment of Cancer, including;

Colon-Diagnosis with fiber-optic colonoscopy and treatment including minimally invasive laparoscopic colon resection

Lung-Diagnosis with minimally invasive thoracoscopy and treatment including lung resection


Breast Cancer including minimally invasive diagnosis with Stereotactic Breast Biopsy and

Sentinal Lymph Node Biopsy 

Diseases of the Gall Bladder including Gallstones.  

Minimally Invasive Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy;

Fiber-Optic Bronchoscopy


GI Endoscopy


Abdominal Hernias;

Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia

Open Tension-Free Inguinal Hernia Repair under Spinal Anesthesia

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD);

including diagnosis with gastroduodenoscopy and minimally-invasive treatment using the Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication

Pacemaker Insertion for treatment of cardiac arrythmia, including the newest MRI compatable devices.



Dr. Kadel's Professional History
Bachelor's Degree, Biochemistry & Nutrition, 1991

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Doctorate of Osteopathy, 1996

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Traditional Rotating Internship, 1996-1997

Botsford General Hospital, Farmington Hills, MI

General Surgery Residency, 1997-2001

Michigan State University

Vascular Surgery Fellowship, 2001-2002

Deborah Heart & Lung Center, Browns Mills NJ

Dual Board Certified in General & General Vascular Surgery, 9/14/2006

The American Osteopathic Board of Surgery

Fellow FACOS

 American College of Osteopathic Surgeons


Virginia Board of Health Professions, August 2003

West Virginia Board of Osteopathy, June 2007

Osteopathic Medical Board of California, June 2014

Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, September 2015


Faculty Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor MSUCOM 2001-Present

Clinical Instructor, VCOM 2005-2006

Clinical Assistant Professor, WVSOM September 2007-Present



Testimonials for Dr. Kadel;

"Thank you very much for the wonderful and prompt care that was given to our son and his friends following their car accident.  We appreciate your patience and compassion in spite of the frustrating circumstances that we know you are faced with that stem from working in a remote area in the most difficult of circumstances.  He is doing well and we are truly grateful for everything" 

Selma & Jagish

"I just wanted to tell you thank you for me and your are a great doctor and you are my number 1 doctor.  I am doing much better then I was.  The surgery helped me.  I am so thankful that you find my problem and you fix it.  Thanks again." 


 "Thank you and your team for taking such good care of me.  You and your team are so kind and nice, I really appreciate it.  Everyone should thank you all" 


"I had been having problems with my legs for years.  Now, after surgery I can walk pain free.  Dr. Kadel you are the best.  Thank you for the terrific care you and your staff have given me"

Just a Patient

Thank you so much for the wonderful care you gave my daughter Jennifer last weekend.  We were so very lucky to have been vacationing near your hospital.  Please give our best to all who cared for Jen during her brief stay!"

Catherine Upton

"Well I have nothing but good to say about how Dr. Kadel has treated my Mom.  He just saved my Mom's life and his bedside manner is great also.  He does not sugar coat anything and is straight to the point.  I would recommend Dr. Kadel to everyone.  He is totally AWESOME!!"

Michelle Hedrick




"Dr. Kadel was wonderful! Did a great job and had a great bedside manner. He made a very frightening situation much easier. He is a very skillful and intelligent doctor. I hope to never need is services again but, if the need would ever arrive I wouldn't hesitate. God bless and thank you from the bottom of my heart."

A. Thymius, Feb 14 2014

The family of Eloise Owens was very pleased with the surgery Dr Frank Kadel performed on our Mom for colon cancer surgery in January 2014. He was very professional and caring. We appreciate it very much. Thank you.

The Family of Eloise Owens, Jan 14 2014

Hello Dr. Kadel...hope you remember me from Tazewell Va. I was Dr. Henry's dialysis patient. You did my left arm 3 times back in 2003-2005. I came through ok through the whole surgery back then. Working on 8 years now and have been doing very well since the August 23rd 2006 double transplant. But I thank you a lot for the help too Dr. Kadel, and THANK YOU for all you did for me back then. God Bless you and all of your pals."


Carl Maggard








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