Barry F. Walter, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Barry F. Walter, M.D., F.A.C.S.


I’ve wanted to pursue a career as a surgeon since I was a kid. I had a book called “All about the Human Body.” It had a big impact on me. I love biology and I love fixing things, so it was a perfect fit. I want patients to understand their medical problem, how I can fix it, and to feel comfortable with their decision to have surgery. The most important thing about any surgery is for patients to trust their surgeon implicitly. Being a trusted surgeon has given me a purpose in life that goes beyond just work and home. I feel gratified knowing I will leave behind hundreds of patients who would otherwise not be alive, and thousands that are better off due to my efforts. I am proud that I have been instrumental in fundamentally changing the nature of surgery in Northern Virginia. With the support of the founding partners of VSA, I have been able to bring advanced minimally invasive surgery to this area when it was previously almost nonexistent. It is also important to enjoy family and friends and in my spare time I like to hike, sail and ski with them. I have also been active in Tae Kwon Do for 17 years, and am now a 5th degree black belt, part time instructor.

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Specialized Interests

Hernia Surgery
Minimally Invasive Endocrine, Colon, Stomach,
Esophageal and Diaphragm Surgery
Robotic Procedures

Hospital Affiliations​

Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Inova Loudoun Hospital
Reston Hospital Center
StoneSprings Hospital Center


Named in “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons”
by Consumer’s Research Council of America
Named in “Northern Virginia Magazine”
Best Docs issue
Exceptional Service Award,
Fair Oaks Hospital Emergency Department
Outstanding Faculty Teacher Award,
Georgetown University
Excellence in Teaching, Inova Fairfax
Hospital Surgery Residency

Medical School

Medical School of Georgia, 1991


Eastern Virginia Medical School

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery, General Surgery


Fellow, American College of Surgeons 
Member, Society of Laparo-Endoscopic Surgery 
Member, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons 
Member, American Society of Breast Surgeons 
Member, Americas Hernia Society