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Dr. Richard Peterson, MD

Bariatric Surgery ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Peterson

Dr. Richard Peterson, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from American University Of The Caribbean School Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.


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(210) 438-8446

Dr. Peterson accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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Humana
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
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. Peterson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Peterson treats Obesity more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Peterson treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Peterson performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 63% of his peers

Dr. Peterson performs this procedure more than 63% of his peers

Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Peterson performs Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) more than 43% of his peers

Dr. Peterson performs this procedure more than 43% of his peers

Dr. Peterson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia

About Me

Care Philosophy

Obesity is more than an inconvenience for individuals; it is a struggle for life. It is either a struggle for life in the direst sense because of the many medical problems it causes or is associated with, or it is a struggle for life and the quality ...

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Usc University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Saint Agnes Hospital
Residency Hospital
2002
Saint Agnes Hospital
Internship Hospital
2000
American University Of The Caribbean School Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
East Stroudsburg University
1994
University Of California, Riverside
Undergraduate School
2007
2006
2002
2000
1995
1994

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • San Antonio Magazine Top Doctor, 2010

Dr. Peterson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Peterson

4.4

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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It was a 6 month process but the staff and Dr. Peterson were exceptional! My after care has been phenomenal! I can only say that my experience with Dr Peterson has been just perfect!
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No control over office staff. Kept my insurance cards and now I'm going on 12 days trying to get them back.
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