Dr. Richard Mellitt, MD

Dr. Richard Mellitt, MD

General Surgery  |  
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Age 59
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Dr. Richard Mellitt, MD is a general surgery specialist in Columbia, MO and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from St Louis Univ in 1989 and specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

1605 E Broadway Ste 300

Columbia, MO 65201

Contact Information

(573) 256-7700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
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Dr. Mellitt accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Preferred (Blue Preferred / Small Grp)-MO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-MO POS
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
Blue Preferred-MO HMO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Mellitt

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Mellitt treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Mellitt treats other conditions, please contact the office at (573) 256-7700.

Cardiac Surgery

Cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, is performed to treat issues related to the heart, including congenital defects or damage caused by other conditions, such as blocked arteries or arrhythmias.Compare with other Cardiac Surgery specialists.

Dr. Mellitt typically treats 80% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Heart Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Aortic Valve Surgery
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on surgical treatment of conditions affecting the chest, including the heart, lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall.Compare with other Thoracic Surgery specialists.

Dr. Mellitt typically treats 56% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Lung Surgery
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Mellitt's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Mellitt, MD is a general surgery specialist in Columbia, MO and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from St Louis Univ in 1989 and...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Emory University
Residency Hospital
1989
St Louis Univ
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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

Dr. Mellitt frequently treats Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Mellitt specializes.

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

Dr. Mellitt's office is located at 1605 E Broadway Ste 300, Columbia, MO 65201. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Dr Mellitt was called to the hospital by Dr Woods after scoping my heart at 5 pm Dr Mellitt and Dr Woods work into the night saving my life I have had the greatest and amazing 8 years of life with the ability to hunt, fish and enjoy my 8 great years I am 72 and the surgery was performed at 63 ... this team is amazing and the hospital is unbelievable and receptionists staff and I am so humble
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    Carl Gates – Feb 21, 2020
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    Dr Mellitt performed a triple bypass on my husband 3 years ago and I can’t say enough about what the skills of him and his team have done to ensure that our family continues to thrive into the future. After 3 years my husband is continuing to improve. My husband lost his father in his early teens and now his young teenage son doesn’t have to feel that same pain. Thank you Dr Mellitt for the great risk you take every day to not only repair hearts, but to repair families. The Bond Family
    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
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    Ron & Teri Bond in Columbia , MO – Sep 09, 2018
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    Locations

    Missouri Heart Center

    Missouri Heart Center1605 E Broadway Ste 300 Columbia, MO 65201
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    Boone Hospital Center

    Columbia, MO

    77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

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