Dr. Richard J. Fox, MD

Dr. Richard J. Fox, MD

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General Surgery | Male | 45 years old

Surgical Care with an Individual Touch! At Alpine Surgical, the practice of Dr. Richard J. Fox, it is our mission to provide state-of-the-art, compassionate, personalized surgical care to all. We are committed to providing you with a complete understanding of your medical condition, the various available treatment methods, as well as the details of their surgery. It is our belief that education is paramount prior to proceeding with your surgery. You and your family members can be assured of outstanding surgical expertise both in and out of the operating room. Additional websites; Boulder Breast Center www.boulderbreastcenter.com; Boulder Vein Center www.boulderveins.comRead more

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Surgical Care with an Individual Touch! At Alpine Surgical, the practice of Dr. Richard J. Fox, it is our mission to provide state-of-the-art, compassionate, personalized surgical care to all. We are committed to providing you with a complete understanding of your medical condition, the various available treatment methods, as well as the details of their surgery. It is our belief that education is paramount prior to proceeding with your surgery. You and your family members can be assured of outstanding surgical expertise both in and out of the operating room. Additional websites; Boulder Breast Center www.boulderbreastcenter.com; Boulder Vein Center www.boulderveins.comRead more

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Dr. Fox's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
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  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (10)
in Thornton, Co |
From the new patient appointment process to the actual procedure, Dr Fox and his staff were exemplary!! They made you feel welcome, comfortable, explained the process, and put you at ease throughout the entire experience! I would highly recommend Dr. Fox!
Boulder, CO |
Very knowledgeable, patient, and trustworthy. He took the time to go over my medical records and explain exactly what was going on. Since much of this task involved interpreting pathology reports, I wasn't sure before the visit how helpful a surgeon would be. But Dr. Fox laid out my situation and options very clearly. Highly recommend.
in Denver, CO |
I was impressed by Dr. Fox's professionalism, knowledge and willingness...even enthusiasm, in explaining my problems...and what could be done to remedy them. I am confident that he has the necessary skill and skill to cut on me if the need arises.
in Westminster, CO |
I went in for a hernia consultation. Dr. Fox answered all of my questions, even though we went a bit over the time we had scheduled. He took the time to make sure my concerns were addressed in a way I could understand. I could tell that he was really listening to me, and everyone in his office treated me in a professional and courteous way. I left the office feeling confident in Dr. Fox and his team. Compared to a few other clinics I have been to over the years, this place was a real breath
in Louisville, CO |
I have had two different surgeries performed by Dr. Fox - the first to repair an umbilical hernia in 2012, and the second to repair an inguinal hernia in 2017. Both surgeries went well. Dr. Fox is both a very competent surgeon, and also a good communicator. The latter talent is one that is not very common among surgeons. I highly recommend Dr. Fox as a surgeon.
in Boulder, CO |
Dr. Richard Fox is a highly competent surgeon with outstanding professional skills. Moreover, he truly cares about his patients and demonstrates it by attending to their concerns and needs. I would recommend Dr. Fox to family, friends and anyone needing a great surgeon who is also an engaging, warm and winsome individual.
in Boulder, CO |
Dr. Fox is well respected by his colleagues and is clearly a highly knowledgeable and skilled surgeon. From the perspective of a patient, Dr. Fox is everything you want in a surgeon. He is kind and calm, he answers questions clearly. I feel grateful that he was on our team!
Boulder, CO |
Dr Fox is a top quality physician who is talented, caring, and someone you can trust. He carefully explained my condition and treatment options, taking as much time as I needed to understand. His surgical skills and medical knowledge are top-notch. But what I appreciated most was Dr. Fox's genuineness, sense of humour and kindness. He was there for me at a very scary time in my life and his presence helped me cope and heal.
in Lafayette, CO |
Performed my Cholecystectomy two years ago. Has a minimally invasive surgery approach. Very smart and has a great bedside manner. Surgery was quick and no complications. Felt very safe. Staff is great! Always respond quickly to questions or any needs. Have consulted him 4 times on other gastro issues.
in Lyons co |
I was told I needed major surgery AND WAS VERY BLESSED TO BE PUT IN TOUCH WITH ALPINE SURGICAL. DR RICHARD FOX EVERYTHING ABOUT THE SURGERY WENT WELL DR FOX AND HIS STAFF. TOOK A VERY REAL BIG SCARE AWAY FROM MY FAMILY AND I THANKS SO MUCH.
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Dr. Fox's Care Philosophy

Surgical Care with an Individual Touch! At Alpine Surgical, the practice of Dr. Richard J. Fox, it is our mission to provide state-of-the-art, compassionate, personalized surgical care to all. We are committed to providing you with a complete understanding of your medical condition, the various available treatment methods, as well as the details of their surgery. It is our belief that education is paramount prior to proceeding with your surgery. You and your family members can be assured of outstanding surgical expertise both in and out of the operating room. Additional websites; Boulder Breast Center www.boulderbreastcenter.com; Boulder Vein Center www.boulderveins.com

Dr. Fox says...

Richard J. Fox, MD, FACS in a Board Certified General Surgeon in private practice in Boulder, Colorado since 2002. He started Alpine Surgical in 2007, and provides general surgical care including all types of gastrointestinal surgery (both benign and malignant), hernia repairs, endocrine surgery, as well as breast disease surgery. He also has special interest in thoracic and vascular procedures, including state-of-the-art treatment for varicose veins. Dr. Fox favors advanced minimally invasive approaches to all his surgeries when possible.

Dr. Fox says...

We treat all aspects of General Surgery with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgical techniques. Minimally invasive surgery includes procedures that are performed thru tiny incisions instead of one large opening. As a result, patients tend to have quicker recovery times, less discomfort, and improved cosmetic results than with conventional surgery - all with the same benefits. It is our goal to get you back on your feet as soon as possible.  

Dr. Fox's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • National Board of Medical Examiners
    • Advanced Trauma Life Support
    • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1994
    • Diplomate American Board of Surgery
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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Injuries
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Acid Reflux
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Peripheral Arterial Occlusion
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adenocarcinoma of Lung
  • Adenopathy
  • Adhesions
  • Adrenal Cortex Diseases
  • Adrenal Cortex Neoplasms
  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Medulla Tumor
  • Adrenal Tumor
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itch
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Anorectal Disorders
  • Anorectal Stricture
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortoenteric Fistula
  • Appendiceal Tumor
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Appendix Disorders
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Arterial Occlusive Disease
  • Artery Disorders
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Diseases of the Bile Ducts
  • Benign Diseases of the Gallbladder
  • Benign Diseases of the Liver
  • Benign Diseases of the Pancreas
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Biliary Colic
  • Biliary Disorders
  • Biliary Dyskinesia
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Clot
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bowel Strangulation
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Duct Papilloma
  • Breast Fibroadenoma
  • Breast Pain
  • Breast Tumor
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Choledochal Cyst
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hypertensive Encephalopathy
  • Imperforate Anus
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Malignant Diseases of the Bile Ducts
  • Malignant Diseases of the Gallbladder
  • Malignant Diseases of the Liver
  • Malignant Diseases of the Pancreas
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Malignant Tumor
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Tumor
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    Loyola University Med Center

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Loyola University Med Center

    Completed in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    Indiana University / School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Thoracic Oncology
  • Vascular Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Ambulatory Phlebectomy
  • Amputation
  • Anal Repair
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Arterial Aneurysm Surgery
  • Arterial Graft
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bile Duct Surgery
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bowel Resection
  • Bowel Surgery
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bullectomy
  • Burn Care Services
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Exploratory Surgery
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy of Breast
  • Fine Needle Aspiration of Thyroid Nodules
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Tube Insertion
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Joint Fusion
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Endocrine Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopy
  • Liver Surgery
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Resection
  • Mediastinal Surgery
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgical Procedures
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Pleural Biopsy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Re-Operative Surgery
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Revascularization
  • Revision Surgery
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Shunts
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Surgery
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Suture Soft Tissue Wound
  • Suture Uncomplicated Lacerations
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
  • Thoracoscopic Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Surgery
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Procedure
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Vasectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Whipple Procedure