collective, integrated expertise
Tidewater Surgical Specialists is dedicated to providing state-of-the art surgical care with a special emphasis on humanity and compassion. Our specialties include colon and rectal surgery, bariatric surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci robotic surger, endovenous treatment of veins, and all aspects of general surgery.
Patients trust Tidewater Surgical Specialists for each surgeon's individual excellence, but also, for the group’s collective, integrated expertise.
The skilled surgeons on our team are committed to promoting a better quality of life for their patients. Our surgeons are:
- the surgeons behind Virginia’s leading comprehensive Surgical Weight Loss Center
- recognized for excellence in general surgeries (gastrointestinal, gallbladder, breast)
- specialists in surgeries to aid breast health
- nationally recognized for excellence in laparoscopic, minimally invasive colorectal surgeries
- allied with the teams of Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center’s Martha Davis Cancer Center
- recognized for excellent outcomes of gold-standard Roux-en-Y, gastric banding, and sleeve gastrectomy procedures
Tidewater Surgical Specialists - Locations
Our experienced surgical team offers extended office hours Monday through Friday in Newport News, Norfolk, and Suffolk.
Harbour View Medical Arts Building
5838 Harbour View Blvd., Suite 240
Suffolk, VA 23435
phone (757) 483-3030
fax (757) 484-7239
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160 Kingsley Lane, Suite 400
Norfolk, VA 23505
phone (757) 889-6830
fax (757) 889-6838
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Amelia Medical Building
885 Kempsville Road, Suite 320
Norfolk, VA 23502
phone (757) 889-6830
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Mary Immaculate Medical Pavilion
12720 McManus Blvd., Suite 305
Newport News, VA 23602
phone (757) 947-3170
fax (757) 947-3180
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Dr. Adams earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed a surgical internship at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center and a surgical residency at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He served as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS South Carolina and at the Naval Air Station Oceana Medical Clinic. He served as chief of surgery at Decatur General Hospital in Alabama.
Dr. Adams is a board certified general surgeon and a Fellow in both the American College of Surgeons and the Southeastern Surgical Congress. He is also a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons. Dr. Adams is married and has two sons.
Prior to beginning his career with Bon
Secours, Dr. Chang was employed by Delta Surgical Oncology/Breast Care
Center in Portsmouth, Va., where he served as surgical director of
Chang has a bachelor of science in industrial engineering and operations research from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in New York, N.Y. He earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at the New Jersey Medical School in Newark, N.J. He completed an internship in surgery at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., where he also served a residency in surgery.
Chang is a fellow of immunotherapy, as well as a fellow of surgical oncology with the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Surgery Branch, in Bethesda, Md. In addition, he is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Surgery. He also is a fellow with the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
Dr. Charles E. Ives holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He earned his medical doctor degree at Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residence in Surgery at
Akron City Hospital, in Akron, Ohio. Among the procedures and surgeries
performed by Dr. Ives are laparoscopic gallbladder removal, appendectomy
and colon surgery. In addition, he is certified in hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Dr. Ives is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Medical Society of Virginia, the Norfolk Academy of Medicine, the American Medical Association and the Christian Medical and Dental Association. Dr. Ives is married and has two children. He enjoys ballroom dancing, inline skating and swimming.
Dr. Kondylis holds a bachelor of science in biology from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. He earned his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Mass., where he also completed a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute student research fellowship. He completed a general surgery residency at the Yale University-affiliated Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, Conn. He completed a colorectal surgery fellowship at Saint Vincent Health Center in Erie, Pa. For the last 12 years, Dr. Kondylis has been a core faculty member of the colorectal surgery program at Saint Vincent and most recently the program’s director. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Kondylis has given 34 major research presentations and has written 14 peer-reviewed publications. He has appeared on three major television networks. He is a member of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Midwest Surgical Association, New England Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Pennsylvania Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He is also a registered investigator for the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Emily Rivet earned her medical degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her surgical training, including a general surgery residency and a colon and rectal surgery fellowship, in St. Louis at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to her medical training, Dr. Rivet received an MBA from Washington University with a focus on professional ethics and health care systems.
Dr. Rivet performs laparoscopic and minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of colon and rectal diseases including cancers, polyps, inflammatory bowel disease and diverticular disease. Her areas of clinical focus include pelvic floor dysfunctions such as constipation, fecal incontinence and obstetrical injuries, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, anal fistulas, perianal abscesses and anal fissures.
Dr. Rivet has consistently demonstrated academic excellence, as evidenced by numerous awards for scholarship and surgical expertise. She has also sustained interests in the promotion of patient safety in the hospital context and has published on the topics of peri-operative patient care and the critical care of surgical patients.
Dr. Salzberg earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, where she also completed her categorical general surgery residency. She completed a minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS).
Dr. Salzberg is a board certified surgeon specializing in bariatric and minimally invasive general surgery. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, American Women Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Salzberg lives in Virginia Beach, is married and has one child, a son.
Dr. Stewart is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She completed her residency in Surgery at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency in Phoenix, Arizona. The Integrated Residency is a program housed within Banner Samaritan Medical Center, Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Medical Center, with additional surgical rotations at Phoenix Children's Hospital and the Alaska Native Medical Center, as well as other Banner Health facilities.
She is board certified in Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.
Anthony D. Terracina, MD, FACS, is now part of Tidewater Surgical Specialists and the Bon Secours Surgical Weight Loss Center. Dr. Terracina graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and obtained his training at the nationally renowned Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He then moved to Panama City, FL., where he developed and served as the director of the bariatric program at the Gulf Coast Medical Center and Bay Medical Center. In 2004 he moved to Hampton Roads joining the Weight Loss Surgery Center of Hampton Roads in Newport News, VA.
Dr. Terracina is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery and the American Medical Association. Dr. Terracina is also a certified proctor and instructor for Ethicon Endosurgery, teaching other surgeons the technique of minimally invasive surgery.
Nadirah N. Keith, NP, is a certified family nurse practitioner. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C., and her master of science from Hampton University in Hampton, Va. Ms. Keith has worked as a registered nurse with a specialty in kidney/pancreas transplant, vascular surgery, general surgery and critical care. She is currently studying to obtain her doctor of nursing practice degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Ms. Keith is certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, of which she is a member. She also is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Chi Eta Phi Sorority for registered professional nurses and student nurses, Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Originally from Durham, N.C., Ms. Keith resides in Chesapeake, Va., with her husband who is serving in the United States Navy. She is actively involved in her community and church, and she enjoys traveling and shopping.
Ms. Sullivan received her BSN from the University of Virginia. She holds an MSN in advanced adult nursing with a focus in Education and a nurse practitioner certification from Hampton University. Ms. Sullivan brings over 35 years combined experience as a Registered Nurse and a Nurse Practitioner.
Over the years Ms. Sullivan has held a variety of clinical, educator and administrative positions during her career, but has always found that caring for patients with chronic health conditions to be especially rewarding. Her current position with Tidewater Surgical Specialists offers her the daily opportunity to work with Bon Secours Surgical Weight Loss patients during their weight loss journey as well as working with patients to overcome chronic conditions associated with obesity.
Ms. Sullivan is married with three adult daughters. She has always valued and enjoyed her diverse volunteer work within her church, her community, civic organizations and children activities.