Dr. Andrew Richards, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 61
  
Dr. Richards
Accepting new patients

Sollenberger Colon-Rectal Sgy

3907 N Front St Harrisburg, PA 17110

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(717) 232-4567

Dr. Andrew Richards, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Harrisburg, PA. He graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University and specializes in colorectal surgery.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Dr. Richards accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Geisinger Health Plan
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Practice Areas

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery treats conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids, through procedures such as tumor removal, colectomy, colostomy and resection.

Typically treats 56% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Colectomy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards performs Colectomy more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Richards performs this procedure more than 81% of their peers

Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Richards performs this procedure more than 77% of their peers

Colon and Rectal Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Richards performs this procedure more than 74% of their peers

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Dr. Richards' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Abscess more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal/Rectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Brain Abscess
  • Breast Abscess
  • Cerebellar Abscess
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Dental Abscess
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Laryngeal Abscess
  • Liver Abscess
  • Lung Abscess
  • Pancreatic Abscess
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Pericolic Abscess
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Prostatic Abscess
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Renal Abscess
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Retropharyngeal Abscess
Anorectal Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Anorectal Abscess more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Rectal Abscess
Gastrointestinal Diseases
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Richards' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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Dr. Richards' Reviews

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4.8

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What People Say About Dr. Andrew Richards, MD
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Dr. Richards gives easy to understand explanations and answered my questions thoroughly. This really put me at ease about my condition and the solution for it. He gave plenty of time and I didn't fell rushed.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Andrew Richards, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Harrisburg, PA. He graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University and specializes in colorectal surgery.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

Greater Baltimore Med Center
Residency Hospital
St Luke's Roosevelt Hsp Center
Residency Hospital
Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Sollenberger Colon-Rectal Sgy

Sollenberger Colon-Rectal Sgy3907 N Front St Harrisburg, PA 17110
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Holy Spirit Hospital

Camp Hill, PA

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg

Harrisburg, PA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2018)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)