Dr. Richard Fortunato, DO

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 45

Dr. Fortunato
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Surgical Associates of Fredericksburg

4548 Empire Ct Fredericksburg, VA 22408

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(540) 373-2244

Dr. Richard Fortunato, DO is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Fredericksburg, VA and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicin--Erie medical school in 2003. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mary Washington Hospital and Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fortunato to book an appointment.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Fortunato's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anorectal Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fortunato treats Anorectal Abscess more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Fortunato treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Rectal Abscess
Hemorrhoids
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fortunato treats Hemorrhoids more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Fortunato treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Anal or Rectal Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fortunato treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Fortunato treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Fortunato's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. Fortunato accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Fortunato's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fortunato

3.8

Based on 20 ratings

5 Stars
65%
(13)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
5%
(1)
2 Stars
10%
(2)
1 Star
20%
(4)
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What went well
  • Office environment (17)
  • Staff friendliness (16)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (15)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
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Dr. Fortunato treated me 6 years ago and provided me with a much better quality life. He was excellent, had great bedside manners, explained problems, procedures and recovery process really well. He listened to my concerns, provided clear instructions and never rushed me into any decisions. Also, followed up to be sure everything was healing nicely. I would recommend him and his practice to any one in need of a colorectal surgeon.
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Tony – Mar 12, 2020
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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 healing nicely. He always listens to my concerns and never rushes me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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J. Nolan in Fredericksburg – Aug 02, 2018
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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 why she had such a horrific night 3 days post surgery. “Great! Your gut is working,” just doesn’t cut it. Explain and show empathy for the trials our whole family had just been through.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Not so happy in Va, VA – Jun 06, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Katheresa R McKenney in Fredericksburg, VA – Apr 12, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Fredericksburg, VA – Apr 07, 2018
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Dr. Fortunato saved my life! thanks to him I am here and I am cancer free!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Fredericksburg – Feb 28, 2018
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Dr. Fortunato did an basic evaluation and short visit since he just came back from surgery providing me with instructions to hopefully alleviate my issues but didn't provide me with any medication to help the severe pain I'm in. Months later there has been some improvement but the pain is relentless. They won't say if they can give me anything to help so I have to make another appointment and it better consist of something to alleviate my pain.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Virginia – Feb 13, 2017
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I have a lot of scar tissue in my abdomen from previous surgeries and required gallbladder surgery. Dr. Fortunato was uncomfortable with performing the surgery laparoscopicly although he did try so he did the surgery invasively. The area where I have a significant mass of adhesion's I asked him to check as it gave me trouble. I consider it irresponsible to have left that mass of adhesion's particularly since now that mass is causing repeated bowel obstructions. He just left more scar tissue.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Cheryl in Thornburg, VA – Jan 14, 2017
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Fortunato, DO is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Fredericksburg, VA and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2010
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Fellowship Hospital
2009
UPMC - Presbyterian
Residency Hospital
2008
Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Residency Hospital
2004
Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Internship Hospital
2003
Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicin--Erie
Medical School

Awards

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Does Dr. Richard Fortunato, DO offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Richard Fortunato, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Fortunato frequently treats Anorectal Abscess, Hemorrhoids, and Anal or Rectal Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Fortunato treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Fortunato, DO's office located?

Dr. Fortunato's office is located at 4548 Empire Ct, Fredericksburg, VA 22408. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Surgical Associates of Fredericksburg

Surgical Associates of Fredericksburg4548 Empire Ct Fredericksburg, VA 22408
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Fortunato is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mary Washington Hospital

Fredericksburg, VA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

8 Awards Received

Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center

Fredericksburg, VA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Stafford Hospital

Stafford, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received