Dr. Richard Gillespie, MD

Dr. Richard Gillespie, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
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Age 40
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Dr. Richard Gillespie, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Raleigh, NC and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from New York University in 2004 and specializes in thoracic surgery and general surgery.

4420 Lake Boone Trl

Raleigh, NC 27607

Contact Information

(919) 784-5650

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
very high
more than 97% of peers
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
very high
more than 96% of peers
Lung Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

26  Conditions Treated

  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Chest Wall Deformity
  • Chest Wall Tumor
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thymomas

38  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Hyperhidrosis and Minimally Invasive Sympathectomy
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pleural Evacuation
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Carolinas Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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