Dr. Richard Nguyen, DO

Dr. Richard Nguyen, DO

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
43 y/o

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Dr. Richard Nguyen, DO is a general surgery specialist in Los Gatos, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. He specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and more.Read his story

Lifetime Surgical

2450 Samaritan Dr Ste 1

Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Insurance Services
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nguyen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nguyen performs Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Nguyen performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nguyen performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Nguyen performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers


Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nguyen treats Obesity more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Nguyen treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Nguyen's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Hernia
Acid Reflux Surgery
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
Colon Cancer Screening
Colon Surgery
da Vinci® Assisted Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
Esophageal Surgery
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
Hernia Repair
Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
Laparoscopic Colectomy
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
Laparoscopic Kidney Surgery
Laparoscopic Liver Resection
Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
Laparoscopic Splenectomy
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
Single Incision Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
Sleeve Gastrectomy
Stomach Surgery
Surgery, Robotic Assisted
Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
Thyroid Surgery

About Me

Care Philosophy

All of our patients that we see are important to us, each and every one. We strive and work hard everyday to stay on the cutting edge of medicine and surgery for our patients. We use the most advanced surgical techniques such as laparoscopy, to ma...


  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Medicine
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Board Certifications


  • 2007
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital
  • 2006
    Henry Ford Hospital
    Residency Hospital
  • 2002
    Henry Ford Bi-County Community Hospital
    Internship Hospital
  • 2001
    Touro University College Of Osteopathic Medicine--Vallejo
    Medical School
  • 1997
    Creighton University
    Undergraduate School


  • Spanish
  • English


Media & Publications

  • “Laparoscopic or Endoscopic Management of GERD”, 2008

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Dr. Nguyen's Performance
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What People Say About Dr. Richard Nguyen, DO
Excellent doctor, great bedside manner and very knowledgeable. My husband had a surgery gone wrong at a local hospital and so we were recommended to Dr. Nguyen from a friend, hands down best decision to go and get a second opinion and work up. Highly recommend, Great staff in his office as well.
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Affinity Insurance Services
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net HMO
Health Net PPO
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare

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