Dr. Melanie Richards, MD

Dr. Melanie Richards, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 52
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Dr. Melanie Richards, MD is a general surgery specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine in 1992 and specializes in general surgery.

200 1st Street South West

Rochester, MN 55905

Contact Information

(507) 255-2923

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Thyroid Lobectomy
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more than 99% of peers
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hyperparathyroidism
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

35  Conditions Treated

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32  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Gundersen Luth Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Gundersen Luth Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Richards' Reviews

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What People Say About Dr. Melanie Richards, MD
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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...Read More
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