Dr. Richard Hess, MD

Breast Reconstruction SurgeryMaleAge 65

Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Dr. Richard Hess, MD is a Breast Reconstruction Surgery Specialist in Tucson, AZ and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson in 1983. He is affiliated with medical facilities Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Richard Hess, MD

Hess & Sandeen Plastic Surgery

7436 N La Cholla Blvd Tucson, AZ 85741
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(520) 297-3300
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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Dr. Hess' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Skin Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hess treats Skin Cancer more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Hess treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
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Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
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Dr. Hess treats Moles (Benign Skin Lesions) more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Hess treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

Skin Grafts
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Dr. Hess performs Skin Grafts more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Hess performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Hess' conditions and procedures:

  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Gigantomastia
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hidradenitis
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liposuction
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wrinkles

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Dr. Hess accepts the following insurance:

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Health Net HMO
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Choice Plus EPO
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Medicare
Medicare Advantage
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Medicare Advantage HMO
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Medicare Supplement PPO
PacifiCare Arizona PPO
PacifiCare HMO
Secure Horizons
Secure Horizons PPO
Select HMO
Select Plus EPO
United Healthcare HMO
UnitedHealthCare HSA

Dr. Hess' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hess

4.8

Based on 107 ratings

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Excision of left Volar Wrist Ganglion Cyst
Dr. Hess examined the ganglion cyst on my wrist and explained the medical procedure and the chances of recurrence (10%). Surgery was successfully completed. I was astonished there was no real pain during recovery, and very pleased with the results. He has a pleasant and positive demeanor. I highly recommended Dr. Hess for this type of surgery.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dr. Ed Verburg – Aug 20, 2022
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Love my results...
Absolutely grateful I chose Dr.Richard Hess. He and is staff were friendly and made me feel comfortable when I was nervous yet excited to get my arm lift. I am extremely happy with my results I had always wished for. Hands down the best surgeon i would recommend. My arms look fabulous
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Priscilla – Jul 31, 2022
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Excellent plastic surgeon!
I’d recommend Dr. Richard Hess to anybody who’s considering cosmetic surgery. He did mine, and the results are fabulous. I had upper (lift) and lower (reduction of “poofyness”) eyelid surgery, and he also evened out my upper eyelids as one of them was drooping more than the other. I was able to have it done in his office under local anesthesia. I’m so pleased with my eyes now. They look natural, not “done.” “I’d be offended if anybody asked you if you had something done to your eyes,” Dr. Hess told me. Well, no one has. Also, no one asks me if I’m tired anymore! P.S. If you’re lucky, he’ll sing country western songs while he operates!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Alice – Mar 03, 2022
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Great Experience!
I had an area that I have been self conscious about for as long as I can remember and made the decision to get it fixed. Dr. Hess was professional, personable, and informative. The experience was very positive and I am more than pleased with the results!!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dawn F. – Feb 25, 2022
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I recommend Dr. Hess after having breast surgery. He removed my ruptured implants along with the leaked silicon. He then did a lift and re-augmentation with excellent results.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Excellent Surgeon – Feb 12, 2022
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Personable Skilled Artist
I had Dr Hess perform an upper blepharoplasty. The in office procedure and recovery were both easier and less painful than I imagined. I had minimal bruising and was back to work 8 days later. I am THRILLED with the results. My only regret is that I didn't have the procedure done sooner. His office was beautiful and clean and all the staff were lovely caring individuals. Dr Hess will definitely be my choose of surgeon in the future.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Shelly – Feb 04, 2022
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The entire staff is friendly, courteous and went above and beyond. I was beyond impressed. Dr. Hess was phenomenal to say the least. His mannerisms, his ease with patients, his communication skills, I could go on and on. Thank you to the entire staff for making my visits in your office easy and enjoyable. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Hess and his staff to anyone looking for an amazing plastic surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jun 04, 2021
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Amazingly talented doctor, would highly recommend him. His staff is so pleasant and helpful. Dr. Hess is very attentive and he takes the time to answer all your questions. Very pleased with the outcome!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 24, 2021
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I had eye lift surgery and found Dr. Hess and his staff to be friendly and very competent. The surgery accomplished what I needed, better visual results and less droopy eye look.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mar 13, 2021
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I went to Dr.Hess for a mommy make over and my life changed forever! I love the changes that were made!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Melissa Rocker – Mar 11, 2021
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Dr. Hess did an awesome job of implant removal and a mastoplexy. I am very pleased.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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JA – Mar 06, 2021
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Dr. Hess did my breast reconstruction after my breast cancer surgery. I am very pleased with the whole experience with him and his office, and very pleased with the end result.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Camilla S – Jan 30, 2021
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I absolutely love Dr. Hess! I had 3 different consults by 3 different doctors. He by far made an impression on me. Not only did he do an amazing job on me, his personally and bedside manner put you right at ease! I had a tummy tuck, breast lift, and breast augmentation. I look incredible and feel incredible. You will not regret choosing him as your surgeon. He is very knowledgeable and is very skilled at what he does. I can't say enough about Him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jessica Mims – Oct 23, 2020
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I'd like to recommend Dr. Richard Hess, an incredible plastic surgeon who operated on my hands three times over the last eight years in Tucson. I was referred to him by a friend whose wife had suffered breast cancer. I was surprised that a plastic surgeon did hand surgery, but I learned that this was common. His operations on me were all very successful. I didn't know how good a doctor he was until I went to the recommended physical therapy after my surgeries. One therapist that I worked with said, "You are very lucky. He's the best hand surgeon in Tucson." The other agreed and added, "Yeah, he ends up fixing lots of other doctors' surgeries. Many times patients have to re-do this (surgery), and are so glad they got him." One of the surgeries on my thumb was pretty complex. He modestly told me that he worked with the innovator of this procedure, and that it more successful than other methods. Dr. Hess' personality (and his staff's) is very friendly and kind, putting people at ease.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Laura Montenegro – Jul 30, 2020
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I had surgery on my eyes lids and everything went great it was a good job I would highly recommend him
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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James Curry – Mar 09, 2020
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Dr. Hess is an amazing doctor. I had breast reconstruction after breast cancer and he did an amazing job. His surgical skills are so impressive. He is so talented and made me feel beautiful again! His bedside manner is wonderful too. He truly cares and is happy to see you happy with the final results. I highly recommend Dr Hess! Love his staff too!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa M – Oct 22, 2019
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I scheduled with Dr. Hess for a breast reduction and the whole process from appt. to actual surgery was incredibly easy and hassle free! He made sure follow up and take care of after the surgery with adequate follow ups and answering any questions that came to mind after the appointment via the phone.
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Sep 24, 2019
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Dr. Hess gave me the best most amazing tummy tuck. I'm still in disbelief, the results were truly amazing. He gave me back my self confidence, my clothes fit better, I look great. Dr. Hess makes you feel comfortable, answered all my questions and explained the process. He truly is an amazing plastic surgeon, so glad I chose him. Plus he has a friendly and professional staff. I highly recommend Dr. Hess to anyone looking for a great plastic surgeon. Thank you to Dr. Hess and his staff!!
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 17, 2019
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I had a tummy tuck in May 2019 and although I’m still recovering I’m thrilled with the results and the care I’ve received from dr Hess and the entire staff at his office! It’s amazing the difference I see and feel from this surgery and it’s well worth it. I highly recommend Dr. Hess.
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Jane – Sep 10, 2019
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I had a basal cell removal and skin graft on my ear with an excellent result. It was such a pleasure having the procedure done in the office instead of a surgicenter. Dr. Hess and his staff are very caring, professional, and knowledgeable. I have had several procedures done by Dr. Hess over the years, and he has always done an amazing job. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing plastic surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Connie Tucson, Az 8/18/2019 – Aug 19, 2019
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Biography

Dr. Richard Hess, MD is a Breast Reconstruction Surgery Specialist in Tucson, AZ and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1989
U Rochester
Residency Hospital
1984
Phoenix Integrat Surg Res Pgrm
Internship Hospital
1983
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Richard Hess, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hess frequently treats Skin Cancer, Moles (Benign Skin Lesions), and Skin Grafts. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hess treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Hess, MD's office located?

Dr. Hess' office is located at 7436 N La Cholla Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85741. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Hess & Sandeen Plastic Surgery

Richard N Hess MD Facs PC7436 N La Cholla Blvd Tucson, AZ 85741
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Hess is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Northwest Medical Center

Tucson, AZ

64% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Oro Valley Hospital

Oro Valley, AZ

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average