Dr. Richard Orr, MD

Dr. Richard Orr, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
(10)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Orr, MD is a general surgery specialist in Spartanburg, SC and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology, and more.

380 Serpentine Dr

Spartanburg, SC 29303

Contact Information

(864) 560-1900

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • APS Healthcare
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Companion Benefit Alternatives
  • CompCare
  • 16 More

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Breast Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Breast Cancer
very high
more than 95% of peers
Cancer
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Orr "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."
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Goiter
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • 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
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer

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Procedures

  • 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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • University Of South Florida / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • University Of South Florida
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Orr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Orr to family and friends
4.9
based on 10 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Orr'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 (2)

in Spartanburg SC |
Dr. Orr is an outstanding, competent, and compassionate surgeon. I had to have a mastectomy though he tried his very best to save it, as the cancer was too large for him to do that. The surgery went very well and he was able to remove all of the cancer, so no chemo or radiation. I could not be more...more
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in Inman, sc. |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Orr accepts 25 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • APS Healthcare
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Companion Benefit Alternatives
  • CompCare
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
    Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc.
  • Employers Health Network
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • Health Net
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • MedRisk
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • MultiPlan
  • NovaNet
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Provider Select, Inc.
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
  • USA Managed Care Organization

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Hospitals where Dr. Orr has admitting privileges

Spartanburg Medical Center
101 E Wood St
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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