Dr. Richard F. Hwang, MD

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Specializes in General Surgery • Male • Age 45

4402 Old Shell Rd
Mobile, AL 36608
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Dr. Hwang's Experience

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Hospital Quality

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Providence Hospital
6801 Airport Boulevard
Mobile, AL 36685
Springhill Medical Center
3719 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36608

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4402 Old Shell Rd
Mobile, AL 36608
MASTIN BUILDING
MASTIN BUILDING
4402 Old Shell Rd Suite 4C
Mobile, AL 36608
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    Dr. Hwang's Experience

    Research training, expertise and qualifications

    Specialties

    • General Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery, 2002
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    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Biopsy of Breast
    • Colectomy
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
    • Excision of Rectal Tumor
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
    • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Mastectomy
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy & Control of Hemorrhage)
    • Thoracentesis
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Anorectal Abscess
    • Appendicitis
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Lump
    • Carcinoma in Situ
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Lipomas
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Meckel's Diverticulum
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Varicose Veins
    • Ventral Hernia
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    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University of Alabama At Birmingham
    Graduated in 1996

    Residency Hospital

    University Ky/U Ky Med Center
    Complete in 2001

    Fellowship Hospital

    Ca Institute Mis/Clovis Med Center
    Complete in 2004
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Hwang & Staff

    • English
    • Chinese
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Hwang's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Providence Hospital

    • Springhill Medical Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Hwang accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?

    Less

    Office Locations

    A
    4402 Old Shell Rd
    Mobile, AL 36608
    (251) 633-0123 (Office)
    B
    MASTIN BUILDING
    4402 Old Shell Rd Suite 4C
    Mobile, AL 36608
    (251) 633-0123 (Office)
    (251) 445-3719 (Fax)
    C
    7943 Moffett Rd
    Semmes, AL 36575
    D
    6701 Airport Blvd Suite D231
    Mobile, AL 36608
    (251) 629-9950 (Office)
    (251) 633-0122 (Fax)
    E
    2350 Schillinger Rd S Suite A
    Mobile, AL 36695
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