Dr. Richard K. Orr, MD

Dr. Richard K. Orr, MD

General Surgery | Male | 64 years old

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I have been dedicated to the care of patients with cancer and related problems for over twenty years. By specializing in a narrow area, I have accumulated vast experience in dealing with complex problems and performing major cancer operations. Cancer care has changed radically during this time, and I remain committed to offering my patients the benefits of the most current literature and research. As a surgical oncologist and an endocrine surgeon, I am a selected member of advanced subspecialty societies led by international leaders in these fields. By actively participating in these societies, I can utilize the most recent techniques before they are widely disseminated.Read more

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Dr Orr has an excellent bedside manner. I met he and his staff during a recent surgical consult, and subsequent surgery. His staff is friendly, returns phone calls quickly, and goes out of their way to provide care and concern.
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Dr. Orr's Care Philosophy

I have been dedicated to the care of patients with cancer and related problems for over twenty years. By specializing in a narrow area, I have accumulated vast experience in dealing with complex problems and performing major cancer operations. Cancer care has changed radically during this time, and I remain committed to offering my patients the benefits of the most current literature and research. As a surgical oncologist and an endocrine surgeon, I am a selected member of advanced subspecialty societies led by international leaders in these fields. By actively participating in these societies, I can utilize the most recent techniques before they are widely disseminated.

Dr. Orr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications
    • Hormone replacement therapy after breast cancer: a systematic review and quantitative assessment of risk., 4/2001
    • Institutional learning curve for sentinel node biopsy at a community teaching hospital., 11/2001
    • Survival impact of tamoxifen use for breast cancer risk reduction: projections from a patient-specific Markov model, 9/2002
    • Molecular detection of micrometastatic breast cancer in histopathology-negative axillary lymph nodes correlates with traditional predictors of prognosis: an interim analysis of a prospective multi-institutional cohort study., 6/2004

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Goiter
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of South Florida

    Completed in 1982

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1984

  • Undergraduate School
    Vanderbilt University

    Graduated in 1974

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Colectomy
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Splenectomy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Vagotomy

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