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Dr. Richard Harding, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Harding

Arizona Associated Surgeons, PLLC

2320 N 3rd St Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Dr. Richard Harding, MD is a general surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1989 and specializes in general surgery.


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Dr. Harding accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Humana
Gold
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Humana PPO
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Mercy Care
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AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
Tricare
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Triwest
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United Healthcare Community Plan
AHCCCS Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
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Dr. Harding's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Thyroid Lobectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding performs Thyroid Lobectomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Harding performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Thyroidectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding performs Thyroidectomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Harding performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Parathyroidectomy
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding performs Parathyroidectomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Harding performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Minimally-Invasive Parathyrodectomy

Dr. Harding's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Harding, MD is a general surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1989 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Georgetown University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
Vanderbilt University
Medical School
1989

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Harding's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Harding

4.6

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1 Star
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Dr Harding performed my parathyroidectomy. From initial consultation through post-surgical follow up, he was an ideal physician--thorough, knowledgeable, patient, kind, and compassionate. His surgical skills are outstanding. I can't recommend him highly enough.
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Dr Harding performed a parathyroidectomy on me the end of February. His skill, professionalism, and personality were top notch. I am very, very glad I chose Dr Harding to be my surgeon.
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Dr. Harding is a top rated doctor, and one of the best in his field!! He performed a Total Thyroidectomy on me after I had been dealing with a complex form of Graves Disease/Hyperthyroidism for many years. I had minimal scarring, and I was beyond impressed with the results. He has excellent bedside manners and explains everything in detail (without it being too technical), and allows time for questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Harding to anyone who is considering a Thyroidectomy!
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When my endocrinologist referred me to Dr. Harding for a total thyroidectomy, he told me he was the best surgeon in the Valley. I have to agree wholeheartedly. I felt comfortable with Dr. Harding immediately. He took the time to explain everything in detail and answered every one of my questions. Surgery went smoothly and everything turned out just as he said it would. Dr. Harding is not only an excellent surgeon, he is a wonderful person too. His office staff is awesome as well. Thank you!
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Both my wife and I had parathyroid surgery. Dr. Harding is a fantastic surgeon, we were up and around in days and the surgery was 100% successful. He is direct and very clear in his diagnosis, has in-office ultrasound and explains the procedure in plain English. We give him our highest recommendation.
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I was very impressed with Dr. Harding. I had a recent partial thyroidectomy. This was the easiest surgery I've every had, and I've had more than 5 major surgeries. Dr Harding is very professional and answered all questions. Surgery was on time and I was home about 5 hrs later. I had very little pain and it was controlled with a couple Tylenol. It's been a couple weeks since surgery and I can hardly see a scar. I had researched a lot before selecting Dr. Harding and was not disappointed.
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I researched many surgeons for my partial thyroidectomy before selecting Dr. Harding. He is highly competent and has had a great deal of experience with thyroid surgeries. I preferred a specialist surgeon like Dr. Harding rather than a general ENT physician who has to attend to many general ENT issues and because of this has less time in an operating room. Excellent pre-op explanation of options and post-op write-up of results. l highly recommend Dr. Harding. Dr. M. Arlin, Vancouver, Canada
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I was very happy with the care and attention I received from Dr. Harding. He spent time, explaining my situation, how it would be remedied, made drawings to make sure I understood, he and his staff took very good care of me. Gloria in the post-op care with all the warm blankets I wanted, checking on me for pain, anesthesiologist listening to less is good, the surgical nurse saying to me, "We are going to take very good care of you." and Dr Harding did an excellent job. Oh, and I liked his shoes.
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Excellent surgeon. He is considered to be one of the best surgeon for the procedure I had, a total thyroidectomy. My wife is a retired RN and was totally impressed .
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Dr. Harding was very thorough in his explanation of my problem and the procedure he would perform. He checked my thyroids, as well as my parathyroids prior to the parathyroid surgery. The surgery went perfectly well and I have a very small scar, which probably will not show after complete healing.
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Dr. Harding is a very pleasant Man, very personable , easy to talk to and explains things so that you understand them. My experience was one of the most pleasant in my 72 years. Made me feel comfortable and treated me very respectful. Thank you so much!
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Dr. Harding is the best physician I've used. He scheduled and spent a surprising amount of time to explain my planned surgery in detail, and answered every one of my many questions. On the day of surgery, he had every potential issue covered, and spent extra time during the operation when unexpected challenges arose. Post-open follow up was just as thorough as pre-op, and I feel I couldn't have been in better hands. Highly recommended.
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Dr. Harding is the best Thyroid Surgeon! I needed a partial removal of my thyroid. He explained the procedure to me thoroughly before the operation. After the procedure, I stayed at the hospital overnight. I never experienced any pain, days later I was back to my old routine. I am 72 years old, It's now been 25 days since I had the procedure done and I feel great. I recommend Dr. Harding, he is the best!
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Dr. Harding was very impressive. He was kind and reassuring when telling us that my spouse needed surgery. He was thorough in his explanation. He gave us options and did immediate diagnostic testing at our first appointment in his office. His staff was also very pleasant and competent. Excellent experience all around.
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Dr. Harding is an excellent surgeon! He performed a total Thyroidectomy. I had a large goiter with many nodules. Dr. Harding removed it through an inch long incision that is unnoticeable with minimal scaring and it's only been 1 month. He explained the whole procedure and made me feel very secure in his abilities as an individual and surgeon. I would recommend him to all who are looking for a qualified surgeon with a caring personality. .
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