Dr. Melanie Richards, MD

Dr. Melanie Richards, MD

General SurgeryFemaleAge 54

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Dr. Melanie Richards, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Rochester, MN and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine medical school in 1992. She is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Richards to book an appointment.

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Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

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Rochester - Cancer200 1st St Sw Rochester, MN 55905
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Dr. Richards is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus Rochester, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

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    I can't begin to express what an amazing surgeon Dr Richards is. She performed a total thyroidectomy on me and it went so smooth. My incision is so small, truly amazing. Her team and she herself was so caring and spent a lot of time with me as well as follow up visits in the hospital. My surgery was such a great experience and I highly recommend her. She's done over 3000 thyroidectomies and is beyond amazing. Mayo Clinic is an amazing place, will do all future surgeries there.
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    Background

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    No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
    No board actions found for the years we collect data
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    Dr. Richards' Top Procedures and Conditions

    Treatment Frequency
    Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
    very high
    very high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Richards performs Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy more than 100% of her peers

    Dr. Richards performs this procedure more than 100% of her peers

    Rating Includes other areas of care:

    • Thyroidectomy
    Thyroid Lobectomy
    very high
    very high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Richards performs Thyroid Lobectomy more than 98% of her peers

    Dr. Richards performs this procedure more than 98% of her peers

    Parathyroidectomy
    very high
    very high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Richards performs Parathyroidectomy more than 94% of her peers

    Dr. Richards performs this procedure more than 94% of her peers

    Rating Includes other areas of care:

    • Minimally-Invasive Parathyrodectomy

    Dr. Richards' conditions and procedures:

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
    • Acid Reflux Surgery
    • Acute Leukemia
    • Adenocarcinoma
    • Adrenal Gland Cancer
    • Adrenalectomy
    • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
    • Aneurysm
    • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
    • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
    • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
    • Benign Tumor
    • Bile Duct Cancer
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Bone Cancer
    • Bone Marrow Biopsy
    • Brain Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
    • Cancer
    • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
    • Cholangiocarcinoma
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Cholelithiasis
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Excision
    • Excision of Skin Lesion
    • Excision of Stomach Tumor
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
    • Gallbladder Removal
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
    • Gallstones
    • Gastrectomy
    • Gastric Ulcer
    • Genitourinary Cancers
    • Hematologic Problems
    • Hepatobiliary Cancer
    • Hernia Repair
    • Hiatal Hernia
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Ileus
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Kidney Cancer
    • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
    • Lipomas
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Lymphoma
    • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
    • Multiple Myeloma
    • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Open Thymectomy
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
    • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
    • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
    • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
    • Sarcoma
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
    • Thyroid Biopsy
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Thyroid Nodule
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Varicose Veins
    • Ventral Hernia

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    About Me

    Biography

    Dr. Melanie Richards, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Rochester, MN and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from...Read more

    Specialties

    • General Surgery

    Board Certifications

    Education

    University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Fellowship Hospital
    Gundersen Luth Med Center
    Residency Hospital
    Gundersen Luth Med Center
    Internship Hospital
    1992
    Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine
    Medical School
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I make an appointment with Dr. Melanie Richards, MD?

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    Does Dr. Melanie Richards, MD offer telehealth services?

    Dr. Richards has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

    Is Dr. Melanie Richards, MD accepting new patients?

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

    Dr. Richards frequently treats Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy, Thyroid Lobectomy, and Parathyroidectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Richards treats.

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

    Dr. Richards' office is located at 200 1st St Sw, Rochester, MN 55905. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

    Affiliated Hospitals

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    Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus

    Rochester, MN

    89% Patient Experience Rating, 20% higher than the national average

    41 Awards Received

    Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)