Dr. Richard Alford, MD

Dr. Richard Alford, MD

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General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
61 y/o
(8)

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Dr. Richard Alford, MD is a general surgery specialist in Bryan, TX and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery.

CHI St Joseph Health General Surgery - GBSA

2700 E 29th St Ste 105

Bryan, TX 77802
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Alford performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Obesity
very high
more than 97% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 96% of peers
Sleeve Gastrectomy
normal
more than 58% of peers

Dr. Alford's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Alford "CHI St. Joseph Health practitioners proudly provide personalized care at every stage of life. Our physicians and clinicians emphasize preventative medicine, tending to the physical, mental, and emotional health of our patients. We believe in the value of life-long partnerships between patients, families, and providers in order to deliver you compassionate healthcare, closer to home."

2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

1  Conditions Treated

11  Procedures

  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • 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)
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.

Education

  • University Of Texas/ Arlington Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Phoenix Integrated Surgery Res Program
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Phoenix Integrated Surgery Res Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • American College Of Surgeons
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alford has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alford's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alford to family and friends
8 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Alford's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Excellent doctor and surgeon who listens to concerns. He removed a malignant mass and put in a mediport. Follow up care was wonderful and office and nursing staff are excelllent too!!!
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