Dr. Richard Carter, MD

Dr. Richard Carter, MD

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43 y/o
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Dr. Richard Carter, MD is a general surgery specialist in Richmond, VA and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Va Commonwealth Univ Sch Of Med in 2005 and specializes in general surgery.Read his story

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
very high
more than 92% of peers
Mastectomy
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Carter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Carter "Richard F. Carter, MD received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Virginia in 1996. He received a Masters in Pharmacology and also completed his medical training at VCU Medical College of Virginia. After medical school, Dr. Carter stayed on to complete his Residency in General Surgery at MCV."
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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 Virginia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Va Commonwealth Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • VA Commonwealth University-Medical Colloge VA
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • VA Commonwealth University-Medical Colloge VA
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Carter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Carter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carter to family and friends
4.7
based on 26 total reviews (17 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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Dr. Carter's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (17)

in Ashland, va
It was very easy to schedule an appointment. Check-in was easy, even though the forms were a lot to fill out. I know the information was necessary. The staffwas very friendly and Dr. Carter was attentive and spent all the time I needed to answer every question and explain my surgical procedure.
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in Richmond VA
Dr. Carter brings a calm presence to the situation. He is quiet and deliberate. He is willing to answer questions and does not appear rushed. He is not the egotistical surgeon type you might see with others. I felt I was in good hands.
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in Petersburg, Virginia
Extremely positive experience before, during, and after the procedure. I highly recommend Dr. Carter and his practice.
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in Glen Allen, VA
I am very pleased to have Dr. Carter as my surgeon for my recent surgery. He is compassionate, very professional, interested in your situation but friendly and strives to answer all your questions. He is upfront, honest but puts you at ease. I would highly recommend Dr. Carter and his staff for...more
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in Richmond, VA
My mother has been diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer and referred to Dr. Carter for surgery. Dr. Carter and his nurse Christina did a great job educating us on treatment options and helped us made an informed decision. Surgery went well and my mother is now recovering. I would highly recommend...more
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