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Dr. Richard Fortunato, DO

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 44

  
Dr. Fortunato

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 been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicin--Erie in 2003 and specializes in colorectal surgery.


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Dr. Fortunato accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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
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
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Dr. Fortunato's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anal or Rectal Pain
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Dr. Fortunato treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Fortunato treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Anal Disorders
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Dr. Fortunato treats Anal Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Fortunato treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Hemorrhoids
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fortunato treats Hemorrhoids more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Fortunato treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Fortunato's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • 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
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Fortunato's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fortunato

3.7

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
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2 Stars
10.526315789473685%
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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 healing nicely. He always listens to my concerns and never rushes me.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Fortunato, DO is a colorectal surgery specialist in Fredericksburg, VA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicin--Erie in 2003 and specializes in colorectal surgery.

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

Affiliated Hospitals

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Mary Washington Hospital

Fredericksburg, VA

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Stafford Hospital

Stafford, VA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)