Dr. Richard Coughlin, MD

Dr. Richard Coughlin, MD

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Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
64 y/o
(4)

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Dr. Richard Coughlin, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Los Gatos, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in colon & rectal surgery and general surgery.

Boulevard Surgical Associates

14850 Los Gatos Blvd

Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net

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Top Care Areas

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

Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Coughlin'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. Coughlin "I promise to place the welfare of my patient above all else...to deal with each patient as I would wish to be dealt with."

2  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

23  Conditions Treated

24  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Repair
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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 California, Davis
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Swedish Hospital Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Sansum Medical Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Swedish Hospital Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Sansum Clinic-Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Coughlin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Coughlin's Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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

Dr. Coughlin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

MANY, MANY YEARS AGO I WENT THROUGH THE WORSE EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE WITH A COLONOSCOPY AT VALLEY MEDICAL! THEN I FOUND DR COUGHLIN AND SAME PROCEDURE WAS ABSOLUTELY PAINLESS! I HAVE BEEN GOING TO DR COUGHLIN EVER SINCE. AND THANK GOD I FOUND HIM!
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