Dr. Clifford Deal III, MD

Dr. Clifford Deal III, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
50 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Clifford Deal III, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Richmond, VA. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Read his story

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Inguinal Hernia
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more than 96% of peers
Breast Diseases
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more than 96% of peers
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more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Deal III's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Deal III "Dr. Deal received the Outstanding Resident Physician Leader Award from Richmond Academy of Medicine and the Young Star Award from the Medical Society of Virginia, on both of whose Boards of Directors he serves. Dr. Deal is chief of Surgery at Henrico Doctors' Hospital. "


  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vulvar Cancer


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  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • Washington And Lee University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Deal III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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CJW Medical Center - Chippenham

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

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Dr. Deal III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Deal III to family and friends
based on 28 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Deal III's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
Montreal, QC |
I definitely would recommend Clifford Deal for General Surgery. He took his time to explain exactly what he would do on the day of surgery, he projects the confidence I look for in a surgeon (I am sorry to say I have had 10 different surgeries in the past 10 years), he has an excellent bedside manner, and he did a great job with my surgery. I would go back to him if needed, but he did such a great job it looks like I won't need to see him again!
Richmond, VA |
During a time of great anxiety and stress, Dr. Deal not only provided excellent care but also kindness and compassion.
in Richmond, VA |
I have nothing but gratitude and admiration for Dr. Deal and his staff. Their caring compassion and attention to detail were so comforting for me and my family. He has my utmost confidence, therefore I won't hesitate to recommend him to others. My heartfelt thanks to everyone there!
in Lake Gaston, NC |
Would 100% recommend Dr Deal for breast surgery. He is kind and compassionate, I was scared to death of my cancer dx but he talked to my husband and I for over an hour reviewing my options and giving me the knowledge I needed to move forward. He called me on the phone to answer my questions after the initial meeting. His nurse and staff are superb. Dr Deal is the best of the best!!
in Reedville, VA |
Dr. Deal was a compassionate and caring doctor. He thoroughly explained my health situation and prior to his performing surgery for me, the need for him to seek counsel from another specialist who has treated me in the past year. As a result of his prompt consultation with that specialist I was given an appointment with the other specialist within 2 days. Thanks Dr. Deal for being straight forward with me concerning my surgical needs and promptly laying out a treatment plan. .
in Chesterfield, Va |
I feel like I have found my favorite doctor and he is a very nice person to know as well as a great surgeon. I don't have any problems communicating with him and would recommend him to everyone I know needing a surgeon.
in Richmond, VA |
Dr. Deal took the time I needed to be ready and feel comfortable for surgery. Not only is he excellent and knowledgable surgeon, he has compassion and good bed side manners. I would recommend him highly if one needs an excellent surgeon.
in Richmond, VA |
My first meeting with Dr. Deal was a surprise. He came to me at a mammogram center where my breast cancer was diagnosed. His explanation was thorough, compassionate, and in layman language and his warmth carried through. He performed my breast cancer surgery and the surgical staff all commented on his kindness, sense of humor, and dedication to his patients. And that has certainly been my experience. In each appointment he is totally focused on my healthcare, the best that I have ever received.
Chester, VA |
I went to Dr. Deal looking for a second opinion from a mammogram done at a Bon Secours facility. Dr. Deal took the time to talk to me about all my options and made his suggestions. His bed side manner is wonderful. He is very caring and compassionate. I will be switching doctors permanently! Thank you Dr. Deal!
in Midlothian, VA |
Dr. Clifford Deal is an outstanding surgeon. I found him open and amendable to answering questions and he provided information in a caring and thoughtful manner. I felt confident in the knowledge that I was in good hands.
in Richmond, VA |
If you have to have surgery consider Dr Deal, I had a very positive experience
in Richmond, VA |
Dr Deal is extremely caring and compassionate. He is very skilled in his profession. He is very good at explaining different treatment options and the strengths and features of each. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing his services.
Richmond, VA |
Dr. Deal is wonderful. He listens, educates and provides you a sense of peace that everything will be fine while also being honest about whatever issue you might be facing. He also consults with other well respected physicians to ensure he is looking at every angle.
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Dr. Deal III accepts 30 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
    Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care) HMO
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
  • Wellcare of Georgia
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Deal III has admitting privileges

Parham Doctors' Hospital
7700 E Parham Rd
Richmond, VA 23294
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CJW Medical Center - Chippenham
7101 Jahnke Rd
Richmond, VA 23225
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Johnston-Willis Hospital
1401 Johnston Willis Dr
North Chesterfield, VA 23235
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Henrico Doctors' Hospital
1602 Skipwith Rd
Richmond, VA 23229
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Retreat Doctors' Hospital
2621 Grove Ave
Richmond, VA 23220
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Bon Secours - St. Mary's Hospital
5801 Bremo Rd
Richmond, VA 23226
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