Dr. Melissa Richardson, DO

Dr. Melissa Richardson, DO

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 53
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Dr. Melissa Richardson, DO is a general surgery specialist in Lansing, MI and has been practicing for 26 years. She graduated from Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993 and specializes in general surgery.Read her story

1540 Lake Lansing Rd Ste 104

Lansing, MI 48912

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Dr. Richardson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lipomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson treats Lipomas more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Richardson treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson treats Abdominal Disorders more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Richardson treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Richardson treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones

Dr. Richardson's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abscess
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Disorders
Anal Fissure
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anorectal Abscess
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendectomy, Open
Appendicitis
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Benign Tumor
Bile Duct Procedure
Biopsy of Breast
Breast Cancer
Breast Diseases
Breast Lump
Breast Surgical Procedure
Cancer
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Cholelithiasis
Colectomy
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colorectal Cancer
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Cyst Incision and Drainage
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Varices
Excision of Breast Tumor
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Excision of Skin Lesion
Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
Gastrectomy
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Graft vs Host Disease
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hemorrhoids
Hernia
Hernia Repair
Hidradenitis
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
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparotomy
Lipomas
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mastectomy
Meckel's Diverticulum
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Orchiectomy
Partial Lung Collapse
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Pleural Effusion
Port Placements or Replacements
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
Rib Fracture
Secondary Malignancies
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Sphincterotomy
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Stomach Surgery
Thyroid Cancer
Ulcer
Ulcerative Colitis
Umbilical Hernia
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Ventral Hernia
Wound Repair

About Me

Dr. Richardson's philosophy of care is to provide the highest quality of surgical care in a stress free environment, using minimally invasive techniques whenever possible, to the patients of the greater Lansing area and beyond.  It is very important to her to spend time with patients explaining diagnoses and treatment option in a compassionate manner. 

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Education

1993
Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1993

Dr. Richardson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Richardson

3.2

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
52.63157894736842%
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
42.10526315789474%
(8)

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Dr. Richardson and her staff are amazing. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend Dr. Richardson for any of your surgical needs.
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My doctor referred me to Dr Richardson’s office. I arrived at the appointment and the receptionist simply stated the doctor no longer wanted to see me. I asked why, she said that Dr Richardson looked at my file and doesn’t treat what I have. I asked what I am supposed to do and she told me who to...Read More
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Dr. Richardson answered all my questions and never made me feel rushed. He staff was very friendly.
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As a surgeon, I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Richardson for the past two years during week-long surgical mission trips to Haiti. I can say confidently and without reservation that you will not find a more skillful, dedicated and caring surgeon to take care of you or your loved ones.
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Dr Richardson is a fine physician but sadly, her staff is abysmal. I cannot recommend this practice solely because of them.
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO

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