Dr. Andrew Richards, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 62

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 is affiliated with medical facilities Holy Spirit Hospital and UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Richards to book an appointment.

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Richards' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards performs Colectomy more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Richards performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Hemorrhoids more than 89% of his peers

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

Colorectal Cancer

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Colorectal Cancer more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
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Dr. Richards' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Richards accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Personal Choice PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Choice Care PPO
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (22)
  • Office environment (22)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (21)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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After battling cervical cancer, my radiation treatments caused damage to my colon creating a blockage, Dr Richards took the time to explain I needed for a ileostomy surgery which would hopefully only be 12 weeks then he could do a 2nd surgery to reverse the ileostomy! He answered our questions with ease! This Dr. gave me my life back and as he stated my ileostomy surgery was 3/9/20 and my reversal was done on 05/27/20 Thank you Dr Richards for all you did! We are lucky to have a Dr in the Harrisburg area like you! I will recommend you to anyone who needs a surgeon like you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Cheri Yost – Jun 10, 2020
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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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Terri Abruzzese in York, PA – Jan 15, 2016
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About Me


Dr. Andrew Richards, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Harrisburg, PA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Holy Spirit Hospital and UPMC Pinnacle...Read more


  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery


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


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Andrew Richards, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Andrew Richards, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Richards frequently treats Colectomy, Hemorrhoids, and Colorectal Cancer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Richards treats.

Where is Dr. Andrew Richards, MD's office located?

Dr. Richards' office is located at 3907 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Sollenberger Colon-Rectal Sgy

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


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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Richards is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Holy Spirit Hospital

Camp Hill, PA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg

Harrisburg, PA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2021)