Dr. Richard Link, MD

Dr. Richard Link, MD

Urology  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
(15)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Link, MD is an urology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Stanford University in 1997 and specializes in urology and endourology.

6620 Main St Ste 1325

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

(713) 798-4001

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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Kidney Cancer
very high
more than 96% of peers
Urinary Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Kidney Surgery
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Link "Using minimally invasive techniques and advanced technology, I focus on the compassionate treatment of patients with complex urologic problems of the kidney, ureter and prostate. Particular areas of focus include the treatment of patients with kidney tumors, kidney obstruction due to congenital or acquired ureteral problems (including ureteral injury), patients with polycystic kidney disease requiring surgery, living kidney donors and patients with prostate cancer."
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Specialties

  • Urology
  • Endourology
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Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*
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Conditions Treated

29

Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Live Donor Nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Ureteroneocystostomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Vasectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Stanford University
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Baylor Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Baylor Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Stanford Medical School- PhD
    Other Education | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Link has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Link does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Link and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Link's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Link to family and friends
4.5
based on 15 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Link's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Link is the most knowledgeable and caring doctor I have ever met. I had a large angioliomyolipoma on my kidney that needed to be removed due to risk of rupturing. He took time to explain my options at my first appointment and was never rushed. He listened carefully and addressed all of my ...more
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in Houston TX
He is the first drr to determine what was going on with me. He is very thorough, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend him to anyone needing a dr in his field.
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in Kingwood, TX
I have a 30+ year history of kidney problems and kidney stones. After discovering I had a giant stone that required surgical removal, I was referred to Dr. Link. He performed comprehensive tests and evaluation and removed the stone. An extremely professional and knowledgeable physician. Most...more
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in Spring, TX
Dr. Link is the best Urologist I've ever had. Through the years, he performed NUMEROUS cystoscopy's on me w/no issues (other than my recurring stones). In 2012, Dr. Link performed a left-side nephrectomy. Prior to the nephrectomy, I spent 30 to 50 days per year IN the hospital, not to mention home...more
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