Practice News

09/02/2013 - GVMC named Number One Hospital in WV for Safe Surgery

Consumer Reports has named Greenbrier Valley Medical Center as the number 1 hospital in the state of West Virginia for safe surgery as the result of their tracking of 27 different procedure outcomes, including Carotid Endarterectomy.

The full report can be viewed as a .pdf file online.

11/09/2010 - Dr. Kadel performs 1st IVC retrieval Done at CVMC

Valley Ranger Sunday Dec. 5 2010;

November 9 marked the first IVC filter retrieval ever performed at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.  The procedure was done at GVMC's new state-of-the-art, flat screen, high definition cardiovascular lab by Dr. Frank Kadel.  IVC filters serve to protect patients who are at risk of pulmonary emboli such as trauma patients, cancer patients, or high risk patients requiring elective surgery.

The first filter retrieval was done on a patient who had a filter placed in June at another institution due to serious musculoskeletal injury, but who after successful rehabilitation was no longer at risk.  The procedure was performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia with mild sedation.  With the small incision the patient was in and out of the hospital in less than 4 hours.  These retrievable filters can also be inserted at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.

Kadel said after the procedure, "I'm excited to perform these studies in the new state-of-the-art vascular lab at GVMC, which will save the patient's time and expense associated with OR anesthesia."

10/29/2009 - Dr. Kadel Appointed FACOS

Dr. Frank J. Kadel has been appointed to the position of Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons(FACOS) at the annual ACOS meeting in Chicago IL.  FACOS designation is the most advanced achievement awarded to its members by the College in recognition of a continuing dedication to Osteopathic education and community service.  Dr. Kadel was awarded the FACOS designation in recognition of his work with the local free clinic in Richlands Virginia, as well as his educational activitied in connection with VCOM and WVSOM as a clinical preceptor.  Dr. Kadel was hooded by his mentor from Botsfor General Hospital G. Scott Jennings IV, D.O. FACOS.

12/14/2007 - Dr. Kadel awarded membership to the Virginia Vascular Society
Dr. Frank J. Kadel, of Lewisburg WV has been appointed membership in the Virginia Vascular Society.  Membership in the society requires application and approval by a committee of established vascular surgeons practicing in Virginia.  The society holds an annual meeting in Charlottesville Va. in the fall to present lectures and original research papers.

11/08/2007 - Dr. Kadel Attends Endovascular Aneurysm Course
Dr. Frank J. Kadel of Greenbrier Physicians has traveled to Phoenix to attend a hands-on course in the performance of advanced minimally invasive endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms at the Arizona Heart Institute. The Institute, a long-time leader in advancements in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease, provided the three-day course to 8 vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons with the support of Medtronics, the maker of the AneuRx endovascular aneurysm repair(EVAR) graft.  EVAR allows patients who are candidates for endograft to avoid open surgery in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms, a condition which leads to over 9,000 deaths annually in the U.S.  By avoiding the need for a large incision and extended operative time, EVAR results in significantly lower post-operative complications such as kidney or lung failure. 

11/01/2007 - Dr. Kadel Appointed to Faculty of WVSOM
Dr. Frank J. Kadel of Greenbrier Physicians in Fairlea WV has been appointed to the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Kadel, a 1996 graduate of WVSOM, is involved in the instruction of all level of osteopathic students, providing lectures and practical instruction in the anatomy laboratory to 1st year students, clinical skills education to second year students, and clinical rotations to students, interns, and residents throught the Statewide Campus System.

10/10/2007 - Dr. Kadel Presents to GVMC Seniors for PAD Awareness Week
Dr. Frank J. Kadel of Greenbrier Physicians Clinic in Fairlea WV provided a lecture to the GVMC Seniors at the Baptist Church in Fairlea Wednesday for their monthly meeting in conjunction with PAD Awareness Week. More than 20 attendents learned about stroke, aneurysms, and lower extremity PAD, which is the leading non-traumatic cause of amputations in the U.S.  Dr. Kadel has conducted a series of lectures throughout the Greenbrier area to the Lions Club and other civic organizations as part of a concerted effort to raise public awareness of peripheral arterial disease.

06/28/2007 - Dr. Kadel provides Live & Learn Lecture at GVMC
Dr. Frank J. Kadel of Greenbrier Physicians provided the Live & Learn Lecture for the Greenbrier Valley Medical Centers Lecture on Thursday June 28th.  Dr. Kadel's lecture focused on the signs and symptoms of Peripheral Arterial Disease(PAD), and included illustrations of the procedures and interventions that he provides for Carotid Artery Stenosis, Aortic Aneurysm Repairs, and lower extremity bypass.  The lecture was attened by more than 20 people from the community and hospital staff.

06/08/2007 - Dr. Kadel to Relocate to Ronceverte WV
Dr. Frank J. Kadel, formerly of Richlands, Virginia, has accepted a position with Greenbrier Physicians of Ronceverte, WV.  Dr. Kadel will be returning to live in the community of Lewisburg, WV, home of his Alma Mater the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with his wife Susan, and their two children Peter(7) and Sarah(5).  The Kadel family is excited and looking forward to becoming a part of the community of Greenbrier valley.

09/14/2006 - Dr. Kadel Gains Dual Board-Certification
Dr. Frank J. Kadel has been awarded Dual Board-Certification in General and General Vascular Surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.  Board Certification is the final step in the training and certification process which Dr. Kadel began when entering the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV.  The process required passage of a series of  5 written and oral examiniations culminating in the review of a collection of representative cases that Dr. Kadel has performed as an Attending physician at Clinch Valley Medical Center by a panel of experienced vascular surgeons drawn from the Fellows of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.  Board Certification is nationally recognized by hospitals, licensure boards, and third-party insurance payors as a mark of educational excellence.

05/14/2006 - Dr. Kadel on local radio program

Dr. Frank Kadel was recently the featured guest on the WHIS/WTZE daily talk show "Radioactive", where  he discussed the relationship of smoking with vascular disease and smoking cessation strategies.  Radioactive, a daily program presents a variety of health, political, and other topics of area concern.  Dr. Kadel is currently working with officials at WHIS to provide additional hour long call-in discussions on health topics.  Further information is available at

03/13/2006 - Dr. Kadel Attends Advanced Endovascular Training
Dr. Frank J. Kadel has attended two sessions of "Training for Interventional Success: A PVD Preceptorship Program" a two-week Hands-On Endovascular Training Course by the Vascular and Transplant Specialists of Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk Virginia, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and administered through Medical Media Communications February 27th-March 3rd of 2006.  The course is building on Dr. Kadel's extensive experience in peripheral vascular intervention by providing didactic and hands-on training in a variety of different endovascular procedures including Subintimal Angioplasty and Stenting, as well as Dialysis access and central venous imaging and intervention.  During the first week Dr. Kadel performed an Aortic Endograft repair of an aneurysm, CO2 angiography, and mesenteric artery intervention.  The second week included extensive limb-saving and dialysis access intervention.