Dr. David Ritter, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 54

Dr. Ritter
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Rockwall Surgical Specialists

7501 Lakeview Pkwy Ste 270 Rowlett, TX 75088

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(972) 412-7700

Dr. David Ritter, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Rowlett, TX and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Wash U, School of Medicine medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities Baylor Scott And White Medical Center Lake Pointe and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ritter to book an appointment.

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Dr. Ritter is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall Rockwall, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ritter's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hernia Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ritter performs Hernia Repair more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Ritter performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ritter performs Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Ritter performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Gallbladder Removal
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ritter performs Gallbladder Removal more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Ritter performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy

Dr. Ritter's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • 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)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • 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
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Ritter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Ritter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ritter

4.5

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
85.18518518518519%
(23)
4 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
11.11111111111111%
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (24)
  • Explained conditions well (24)
  • Listened & answered questions (24)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
  • Long wait times (2)
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Dr Ritter was quick to respond to my visit And he has polite bedside manners. He discussed additional medication for my needs.
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
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Debbie – Mar 12, 2021
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If i could give ZERO stars i would. Because of this mans carelessness & medical neglect, my friend is STILL dealing with the repercussions of his carelessness & her surgery was back in SEPT!!! She had post op concerns & complications that were continuously ignored & literally almost died, had not for a 2nd opinion & other medical personnel who caught his mistakes. Luckily she was then able to find another Dr to clean up his mistakes, & thankfully save her life. This dr should not be allowed to continue to practice. He had the audacity to imply the complications were her fault because she wasn't following post op instructions, yet she was receiving post op care in the hospital. And the issue had nothing to do with post op care, it was how the actual procedure was performed. I would NOT even recommend this "DR" to my ex-husbands current wife & current girlfriend , and that's saying something!. Beware!!!
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Careless & Negligent – Feb 19, 2021
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I absolutely love dr Ritter he is one of the best doctors around. I went to several doctors and only my primary care doctor and doctor Ritter listened to me. Thank you for caring for your patient!
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Angela Waldrop – Apr 22, 2020
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Very satisfied with the care and treatment received from Dr Ritter. Very professional. His staff at the surgical center were simply outstanding as well: professional, friendly & efficient. Highly recommend!
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Feb 12, 2020
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Dr. Ritter performed my gastric sleeve procedure. He was through, professional and caring. In my post-op care he as very supportive.
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James Whitfield in Rowlett, TX – Dec 15, 2018
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I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy last week. It was a painless procedure and I was very happy with Dr. Ritter. He spoke to me before and after the procedure and I am very confident in his ability. He will be performing my gastric sleeve procedure in a few months.
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
No results
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Susie Hall in Allen – Jun 27, 2018
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I was sent to Dr. David Ritter by my family doctor. He performed a double inguinal hernia repair. The surgery went quickly and the recovery has been quicker and more comfortable than I expected. I am not a doctor but I cannot imagine another doctor doing a more perfect repair that Dr Ritter. I highly without reservation recommend Dr. David Ritter for your Hernia Surgery.
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David D. in Wylie, TX – Nov 29, 2016
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I have gone to Dr. Ritter for the last 8 years. He explains what ever procedure you are having so you understand what will be done. my last procedure I had done was in June of this year. I was pretty messed u and I had two surgeons turn me down. While I was in recovery my pastor came in to check on me. He said he had seen a lot of Drs. talk to the waiting famlys but he was really impressed with Dr, Ritter on how he presented himself. He answered all questions. And it hlps that he is surviror fan
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Bob Holbrook in San Angelo, TX – Sep 02, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. David Ritter, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Rowlett, TX and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Wash U,...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Baylor University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1993
Baylor University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1992
Wash U, School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. David Ritter, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. David Ritter, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ritter frequently treats Hernia Repair, Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair, and Gallbladder Removal. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ritter treats.

Where is Dr. David Ritter, MD's office located?

Dr. Ritter's office is located at 7501 Lakeview Pkwy Ste 270, Rowlett, TX 75088. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Rockwall Surgical Specialists

Rowlett Office7501 Lakeview Pkwy Ste 270 Rowlett, TX 75088
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Baylor Scott And White Medical Center Lake Pointe

Rowlett, TX

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall

Rockwall, TX

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

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)