Dr. Richard Harding, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Harding
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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 31 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in general surgery.


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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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Apr 15, 2019
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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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Mar 10, 2019
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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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Crystal Ella in Phoenix, AZ – Feb 11, 2019
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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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LG in Chandler, AZ – Aug 15, 2018
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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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The Beckers in Scottsdale, AZ – Jun 17, 2018
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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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Robert P in Phoenix, AZ – May 23, 2018
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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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Apr 21, 2018
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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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Denelle Harris in Prescott Arizona – Mar 16, 2018
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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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Frank Hall in Prescott – Feb 01, 2018
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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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Marjorie B. in Phoenix, AZ – Jan 31, 2018
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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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Lynette Steward in Surprise, AZ – Jun 23, 2017
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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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Scottsdale, AZ – Mar 29, 2017
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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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Joe D. in Chandler, AZ – Dec 17, 2016
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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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Meryl in Phoenix, AZ – Jan 28, 2016
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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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Loretta Van T. in Glendale, AZ – Dec 25, 2015
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Biography

Dr. Richard Harding, MD is a general surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Georgetown University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Dr. Harding accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
Ameriben
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Care 1st Health Plan
AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Humana
Gold
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Phoenix Standard
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
Tricare
TriCare for Life
Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
United Healthcare Community Plan
AHCCCS Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
CarePlus
Fiserv
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare
USA Managed Care Organization
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC
Zenith Administrators Inc

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Practice Areas

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.

Typically treats 72% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding performs Gallbladder Removal more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Harding performs this procedure more than 72% of their peers

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Harding performs this procedure more than 72% of their peers

Gastric Surgery

Gastric surgery, also known as gastric bypass surgery, is a type of bariatric surgery that can help obese patients achieve significant weight loss by diverting food past the first section of the small intestine.

Typically treats 72% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Harding performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding performs Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Harding performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 48% of their peers

Dr. Harding performs this procedure more than 48% of their peers

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Dr. Harding's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hyperparathyroidism
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding treats Hyperparathyroidism more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperparathyroidism, Neonatal, Severe Primary
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Thyroidectomy
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • 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
  • 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
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • 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

Locations

Arizona Associated Surgeons, PLLC

Arizona Associated Surgeons, PLLC2320 N 3RD ST Phoenix, AZ 85004
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St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)