Dr. Richard Kirkland, MD

Dr. Richard Kirkland, MD

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Age 59
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Dr. Richard Kirkland, MD is a general surgery specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 1986 and specializes in general surgery.

806 Saint Vincents Dr Ste 500

Birmingham, AL 35205

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Kirkland's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirkland performs Gallbladder Removal more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kirkland performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirkland performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kirkland performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kirkland performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Kirkland performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Kirkland's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abscess
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Anal Disorders
Anorectal Abscess
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendectomy, Open
Appendicitis
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Benign Tumor
Biopsy of Breast
Breast Cancer
Breast Diseases
Breast Lump
Breast Reconstruction
Breast Surgical Procedure
Cancer
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Colectomy
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colorectal Cancer
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
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 Skin Lesion
Excision of Stomach Tumor
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
Fracture
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrotomy
Gynecologic Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Surgery
Hernia
Hernia Repair
Hyperparathyroidism
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)
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparotomy
Lipomas
Lung Cancer
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mastectomy
Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Orchiectomy
Pancreatic Cancer
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
Parathyroidectomy
Partial Lung Collapse
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pleural Effusion
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
Rib Fracture
Secondary Malignancies
Splenectomy
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Stomach Surgery
Thoracentesis
Thrombosis
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroidectomy
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Tracheal Surgery
Ulcer
Umbilical Hernia
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Varicose Veins
Vascular Disease
Ventral Hernia
Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Kirkland, MD is a general surgery specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 1986 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • 1991
    University Of Mississippi Medical Center
    Residency Hospital
    1991
  • 1987
    University Of Mississippi Medical Center
    Internship Hospital
    1987
  • 1986
    University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School
    1986
  • 1981
    Washington and Lee University
    Undergraduate School
    1981

Awards

Dr. Kirkland's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kirkland

3.6

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
57.142857142857146%
(12)
4 Stars
9.523809523809524%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(7)

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Average Wait Time
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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I didn't know what to expect when I was sent to Dr. Kirkland! I'm so happy with my experience, the office staff is friendly and nice. Dr. Kirkland's nurse, I can't remember her name but she allowed me to squeeze her arm very tightly and she just smiled. I recommend Dr. Kirkland 100%. This is my...Read More
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Excellent experience. Personable, highly skilled. Made sure all our questions were answered before AND after surgery. Seemed to go the extra mile for us. We sincerely appreciated. Would definitely recommend him to anyone needing a general surgeon.
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I had a great experience from dr Kirkland & nurses.
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO