Dr. Richard M. Basile, MD

Dr. Richard M. Basile, MD

General Surgery | Male | 65 years old

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Every patient and medical problem is unique and deserves a thorough, knowledgeable and experienced evaluation. The preferred treatment plan must be based upon the medical condition, options available for treatment, and the patient's wishes.Read more

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Dr. Richard M. Basile stands apart from other area doctors that treat venous disease. He is the only physician and...Read more

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Dr. Basile and Basile Vein Specialists are extremely grateful to our patients for their universally positive reviews. The quality of our care and our patient satisfaction remain of paramount importance to us.

in Pittsfield, MA |
Dr. Basile is a patient, kind man with a great bedside manner! He explains everything about your condition and answers questions you may have. Dr. Basile is not in a rush to finish with you and get on to the next patient. I would recommend him to friends and family.
in Lenox, MA |
Dr. Basile listened to my problems and then exsamined me thoroughly. I felt he had a sincere interest in doing the best for my problem . He reassured me that he was going to help me and I left the office feeling optimistic and happy. His nurse was gentle as she realized how nervous I was just being there. It was a very good visit and I will spread the word when indicated. was
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Dr. Basile says...

Dr. Richard M. Basile stands apart from other area doctors that treat venous disease. He is the only physician and surgeon in the Berkshires certified as a vein specialist and as a registered vascular sonographer including registered physician in vascular ultrasound interpretation. This means he can provide an accurate diagnosis of your problem immediately, and then recommend and provide treatment.  Treatments are invariably minimally invasive, and performed safely and comfortably in our office.

Dr. Basile enjoyed a busy practice in general and vascular surgery for 23 years at Berkshire Medical Center (BMC), before moving to a practice focused on wound care and phlebology in 2006. He was instrumental in establishing the Berkshire Vein Center in 2007 and created Advanced Vein Care of the Berkshires, now Basile Vein Specialists, in 2010 to take vein care in the region to the next level.

Dr. Basile is also on staff at BMC and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School at BMC. He is the medical director for the BMC Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. He was crucial to the establishment and success of the wound care service, which has received national recognition for its achievements and quality of care. Dr. Basile also developed and achieved certification for the Noninvasive Vascular Laboratory at BMC in 1985, and remained its medical director until 2011. Dr. Basile has twice sat for board recertification exams in Surgery and both times achieved scores in the 98th percentile of all surgeons in the United States.

Dr. Basile's Care Philosophy

Every patient and medical problem is unique and deserves a thorough, knowledgeable and experienced evaluation. The preferred treatment plan must be based upon the medical condition, options available for treatment, and the patient's wishes.

Dr. Basile says...

30 years of a busy general and vascular surgery practice has given great insight into the  more modern diagnosis of vein diseases and up-to-date treatment.  The revolutionary advances in technology now allow us to diagnose and treat venous disease more accurately and with multiple MINIMALLY invasive methods that provide better outcomes, and much less pain and downtime than ever before. Almost all procedures are performed in the office setting with local anesthesia, and without need for hospitalization.

Dr. Basile says...

Dr. Basile has performed over 2000 vein procedures, with over 1000 minimally-invasive office-based procedures performed in the last 7 years.

Dr. Basile says...

Dr. Basile and Basile Vein Specialists are extremely grateful to our patients for their universally positive reviews. The quality of our care and our patient satisfaction remain of paramount importance to us.

Dr. Basile's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery and Phlebology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Medical Director of #1 ranked Wound Care Ctr. within Diversified Clinical Services,Northeast US Region, 2010
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  • General Surgery
  • Phlebology

Conditions Treated

  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Leg Venous Ulcer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Spider Veins
  • Superficial Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Reflux
  • Venous Ulcer

Education

  • Medical School
    University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Berkshire Medical Center

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Berkshire Medical Center

    Completed in 1983

  • Undergraduate School
    Tufts University

    Graduated in 1973

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Phlebology
  • Wound Care

Procedures Performed

  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Extremity Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Vein Treatment
  • Venous Closure
  • Venous Doppler (Legs and Arms)
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Wound Care and Management