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Dr. Richard Fermelia, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Fermelia

Surgical Care, PC

2221 S 17th St Ste 303 Lincoln, NE 68502

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Dr. Richard Fermelia, MD is a general surgery specialist in Lincoln, NE and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med in 1989 and specializes in general surgery, breast surgical oncology, and more.


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(402) 476-6626

Dr. Fermelia accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Fermelia's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Autoimmune Diseases
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Dr. Fermelia treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 66% of his peers

Dr. Fermelia treats this condition more than 66% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Dr. Fermelia treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Fermelia treats this condition more than 5% of his peers

Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
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Dr. Fermelia performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Fermelia performs this procedure more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Fermelia's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Boil
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bowel Obstruction Repair
  • Bowel Resection
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Cellulitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • GERD Treatment
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Infrared Coagulation (IRC) Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery for Cancer and Diverticular Disease
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Latex Allergy
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Melanoma Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Obesity
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Oral Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shingles
  • Skin Infections
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Surgical Mesh Removal
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Trauma and Critical Care 
  • Traumatic Resuscitation
  • Tube Feeding
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Access Creation and Care
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Interacting with and helping patients and their family are my favorite part of being a surgeon.  I will go out of my way to make the process of surgery and the recovery as easy and smooth as I can.  There can be some obstacles sometime incl...

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Craniofacial Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1994
University Of Texas Southwestern Dallas
Residency Hospital
1990
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Internship Hospital
1989
Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Medical School
1985
University Of Wyoming
Undergraduate School
1994
1990
1989
1985

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Dr. Fermelia's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fermelia

4.3

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5 Stars
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1 Star
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I met Dr. Fermelia when I was in the ER experiencing extreme abdominal pain. Dr. Fermelia looked at my tests and did not hesitate to suggest surgery right away. He was confident he knew what the problem was. I certainly agreed because I could feel that the pain, while under control, was still there. The rest is history. After surgery, the pain was 100 percent gone and no more pain medicine was needed. I feel unbelievably grateful to Dr Fermeila for his expertise in finding the problem and acting with haste. I give Dr. Fermelia 5 stars and recommend him highly.
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Dr. Fermelia was very knowledgeable and did a great job at explaining my surgery prior to the operation. He was kind and caring and very prompt. His office staff was very polite as well! They did a great job at making sure I was ok after the surgery as well!
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This is the man! He shows compassion, explains in detail and takes time with his patients. I would have him for everything. Definitely 5 stars! Thank you!
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I had the best experience with Dr. Fermelia. I will recommend him in a heartbeat!
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Received excellent care from Dr. Fermelia
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He was caring and took time to make sure I understood
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Dr Fermelia explained the procedure very clearly. I had gallbladder surgery and was very successful.
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Highly recommended
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Very good
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He did a great job on my appendectomy. No complications.
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Great surgeon and physician. He did my gastric bypass in 2014 and I have been successful in my weightloss journey. He is available to his patients before, after surgery and has guided me through this journey. Always willing to answer questions and cares even though I’m no longer his patient. Highly recommended
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He performed my son's appendectomy a couple weeks ago and everything went great! He gave me his cell phone number before the surgery and told me that I could call him any time to ask questions and to bring my concerns to him to potentially save me another trip to the er. I appreciated his willingness to be available and to give advice and help.
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Dr Richard Fermelia is the best,He carefully and patiently took time with me to explain every detail of the surgery and answered my questions. Even drawing a picture for me as a visual. I am 73 years old and have seen many Doctots but none of them like Doctor Fermelia giving me the time to understand. The surgery went great and nine days later I am feeling good. Thank you Dr Fermelia.
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Dr Fermelia performed two surgeries on me, ruptured appendix and blocked biles within a week. I’m so grateful because he was god sent. Never have I met a caring loving doctor like him. I understand now how patients fall in love with their doctors, if I could give him a 10star he would qualify. THANK YOU!!!!!! Margaret Corman August 12, 2018
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Dr. Fermelia performed my appendectomyn at St Elizabeth Hospital on July 9th, and my daughter and I both are very pleased with his professionalism as well as how personable and friendly he is. VERY highly recommended as he is polite, caring and knowleadgle in his career! Very good surgeon.
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Dr. Fermelia recently removed my gallbladder after I was admitted to the hospital through the Emergency Room. Dr. Fermelia met with me prior to the operation and afterward and answered all of my questions about the operation and what I could expect during recovery. I appreciated his kind, calm demeanor, especially as this surgery was unexpected. He really put me at ease and I felt 100% confident in his knowledge and ability.
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While in the hospital for another condition it was discovered that I had an issue with my gallery ladder. Since the condition was not acute, and my wife and I had a planned trip to Alaska in the near future, Dr. Fermentation prescribed medication for my symptoms. After my vacation I scheduled the procedure. The procedure and recovery went smoothly. I highly recommend Dr. Fermelia, he is professional and friendly.
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Dr. Richard A. Fermelia performed an appendectomy on me this past Sunday. He came to visit with me prior to my surgery and was extremely professional and caring. I was visiting out of state and far from home so his demenor was appreciated. On top of that, he and his surgical team had to be called in due to it being the weekend which he did not seem upset by in the least. They all made me feel comfortable and at ease. You will be in good hands with Dr. Fermelia. Thank you!
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Dr. Fermelia is an amazing surgeon. I have had two surgeries with him and both were a success. He is pleasant, friendly, and I definitely feel like he always had a genuine concern for my success and well being. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better surgeon. I wouldn't hesitate to choose him for any of my future surgical needs.
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Dr. Fermelia helped me in times where even my insurance would not assist. He genuinely cares about his patients and educating them through the surgical process. He is very thorough which is wonderful. He includes the patients and their family in his care so that everyone who will support you post up, fully understands what to expect. I was a patient of doctor Fermelias for 10 years and still follow up with him through social media. Great guy with a great heart and passion for what he does.
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 3:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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