About LewisGale Physicians General Surgery - Blacksburg

Providers at this location

Suite 1

Phone: (540) 961-1590
Fax: (540) 552-3807

Jason R. Fowlkes, MD, General Surgery

Amanda Reese, DO, General Surgery

Lillian Arogo, AGNP-C

Suite 2

Phone: (540) 552-0005
Fax: (540) 951-2215

Benjamin Smith, MD, General Surgery

Jolene Henshaw, MD, General & Breast Surgery


Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy - removes the gallbladder and gallstones through several small incisions in the abdomen.

Laparoscopic Appendectomy - removes the appendix through several small incisions in the abdomen.

Hernia Repair - (sometimes called herniorrhaphy) The surgeon repositions the herniated tissue and if necessary, removes the oxygen-starved part of the organ.

Breast - procedures including:

  • Excision
  • Biopsy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Lesion Removal - removal of an abnormal growth on the skin for medical or cosmetic reasons.

Other Lymph Node Biopsy - removes lymph node tissue to be looked at under a microscope for signs of infection or a disease, such as cancer.

Pilonidal Cyst - cyst at the bottom of the tailbone (coccyx) that can become infected.

Colon Resection - procedure is used treat cancer, diverticulitis, or other bowel problem and is a fairly common surgery.

Sebaceous Cyst - surgical excision of a sebaceous cyst is a procedure to completely remove the sac and its contents.

Additional information

Please call in advance for routine office visits. Make follow-up appointments as you leave. We make every effort to stay on schedule, although emergencies arise. If we are seriously delayed, we will attempt to notify you beforehand. As a courtesy to other patients and staff, please call the office as soon as possible if you are unable to keep your appointment or are going to be late. If you cannot keep an appointment, we ask that you call us and give us at least 24 hours notice.

What do we need from you

  • Please bring all of the medications you are taking, in the pharmacy container, when you come for an appointment.
  • Please let us know of any pertinent changes in insurance, employment, change of address, or relationships with other care/service givers.
  • Please arrive on time for scheduled appointments and cancel, when necessary, with a phone call.
  • Please follow the treatment plan recommended by your doctor and let us know immediately if you experience any side effects from prescribed medications.


All prescriptions and refill requests should be made during normal office hours. Please allow 24 hours for prescription refills and have your pharmacy call the office at (540) 951-0780 for renewal of medications.