Dr. Richard Fortunato, DO

Dr. Richard Fortunato, DO

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Age 43
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Dr. Richard Fortunato, DO is a general surgery specialist in Fredericksburg, VA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicin--Erie in 2003 and specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery.

4548 Empire Ct

Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Contact Information

(540) 373-2244

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anal Fissure
very high
more than 94% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

24  Conditions Treated

27  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • 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
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)

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

  • Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicin--Erie
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Western Pennsylvania Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Western Pennsylvania Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Louisiana State University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fortunato has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fortunato's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fortunato

3.7

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
63.1578947368421%
(12)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
2 Stars
10.526315789473685%
(2)
1 Star
21.05263157894737%
(4)

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Dr. Fortunato is excellent in his work and a very caring surgeon. He operated on me for a fistula (ruptured intestine) and completely resolved my problem. He's also successfully removed several large polyps during colonoscopies with minimal discomfort. He always follows up to be sure everything is...Read More
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Too quippy and rushed when visiting with my mother, father, and me after complicated bowel surgery on my mother. I understand he’s “the best” at colorectal surgery in the area, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a better bed-side manner and talk more slowly so your elderly mother can understand...Read More
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Dr. Fortunato is a great doctor! He has a great bedside manor. He explains problems and procedures excellently. I would recommend him and his practice to any one in need of a colorectal surgeon.
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Dr. Fortunato does an amazing job explaining procedures and recovery process. He truly listen to your concerns and gives you clear instructions. He truly sees the patient as a person, has great compassion and treats the disease with confidence and assertiveness.
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Dr. Fortunato saved my life! thanks to him I am here and I am cancer free!
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