Dr. Richard Mellitt, MD

Dr. Richard Mellitt, MD

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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
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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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
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

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.

Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection

Aortic aneurym or dissection specialists diagnose and treat abnormal bulges or tears in the wall of the aorta, which are life-threatening and require immediate surgery.Compare with other Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection specialists.

Dr. Mellitt treats at a

normal

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Mellitt
Similar Providers
Aortic Aneurysm
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Cardiac Surgical Procedures

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 Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Mellitt treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Mellitt
Similar Providers
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Aortic Valve Surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Maze Procedure
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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Dr. Mellitt's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • 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)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impella Device
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lipomas
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • 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 Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Septal Defect
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Dr. Mellitt frequently treats Aortic Aneurysm or Dissection and Cardiac Surgical Procedures. 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.

What languages does Dr. Richard Mellitt, MD speak?

Dr. Mellitt speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Mellitt's Reviews

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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
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    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
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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

    20 Awards Received