Dr. Richard Pettit, MD

Dr. Richard Pettit, MD

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General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
65 y/o
(25)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Pettit served as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Missouri Medical School-Kansas City and Assistant Professor of Surgery, after residency, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He has served as Chairman of Surgery at Henrico Doctors' Hospital as well as multiple other committees. He is an active member of both the Richmond Academy of Medicine and the Medical Society of Virginia.

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Umbilical Hernia
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more than 99% of peers
Inguinal Hernia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hernia Repair
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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

  • George Mason University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Med College Va
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Med College Va
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pettit has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Retreat Doctors' Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Pettit's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pettit to family and friends
4.5
based on 25 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Pettit'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 (12)
in Glen Allen, VA |
Dr. Pettit is an amazing doctor and can not thank him enough for all he did for me. He listens, explains what he is going to do and just makes you feel comfortable and you do not feel rushed.. He is the best!
Heathsville, VA |
Only spoke with Dr Pettit once but his staff was absolutely outstanding. They answered all of my questions and made me feel at ease. Surgery went perfectly and I was back to my old ways in pretty short order. Great performance by all concerned,. Thanks
Hopewell, VA |
Dr Pettit was very friendly and took the time to explain my options and what to expect. Very thorough.
in Richmond, VA |
I had Mohs surgery in June to remove squamous cell c that did not get it all. I was facing another Mohs plus topical chemo. I saw Dr. Pettit about a different matter and asked him to look at my leg, where the prior surgery had been, as I was very apprehensive about the prospects. Dr. Pettit carefully inspected my leg and said he thought the second surgery shouldn't be done in an office. We scheduled my surgery and he got it all. I never doubted that would be the case. Thank you Dr. Pettit!
Bedford, VA |
Dr. Pettit was friendly and listened to my problems. He was very informative and recognized that I had a hernia, in addition to gall bladder problems, which I had come to correct. I would highly recommend him and Richmond surgical.
Richmond, VA |
I did not get a warm feeling from this doctor at all.His staff made me feel like I did something wrong when the doctor missed my first appointment and never informed me until I arrived.So I go in the next day and I get an attitude from his staff and the doctor took calls while checking me out.This guy is a great surgeon I'm sure but he's a real jerk as a person.
Richmond, VA |
The entire office, including nurses and reception, were prompt and courteous. Dr. Pettit was funny and disarming for someone who has never had surgery before. Would go back in a heartbeat, but hopefully won't have to...
Richmond, VA |
Was scheduled for surgery quickly. Everyone was courteous and answered questions I had
in Richmond, VA |
Dr Pettit addressed my concerns
Glen Allen, VA |
Very kind and warm!
in Richmond, VA |
Dr. Pettit performed a bilateral inguinal hernia repair on me and did so admirably as I have recovered and now back to 100%. My hesitation to rating him higher is the shock I got when billed not by him but by Henrico Doctor's Hospital for the procedure. $80,000 for everything and this is after I called his office, the anesthesiology group and the hospital to get cost estimates (total <$10,000). I just feel I should have been given a "heads up" from his office as to the costs of this procedure..
Midlothian, VA |
I had to reschedule since their calendar and your online system did not line up. I will be going next week.
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Dr. Pettit accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
    Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care) HMO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Pettit has admitting privileges

Retreat Doctors' Hospital
2621 Grove Ave
Richmond, VA 23220
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Henrico Doctors' Hospital
1602 Skipwith Rd
Richmond, VA 23229
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Parham Doctors' Hospital
7700 E Parham Rd
Richmond, VA 23294
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