Dr. Richard J. Pettit, MD

Dr. Richard J. Pettit, MD

General Surgery | Male | 64 years old

Dr. Pettit served as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Missouri Medical...Read more

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Dr. Pettit served as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Missouri Medical School-Kansas City and Assistant Professor...   Read More

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      Specialties

      • General Surgery

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      • General Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Abdominal Disorders
      • Abdominal Pain
      • Abscess
      • Anal and Rectal Cancer
      • Anal Disorders
      • Anorectal Abscess
      • Appendicitis
      • Benign Tumor
      • Biliary Atresia
      • Breast Cancer
      • Breast Diseases
      • Breast Lump
      • Cancer
      • Carcinoma in Situ
      • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
      • Colon Disorders
      • Colon Polyp
      • Colorectal Cancer
      • Constipation
      • Crohn's Disease
      • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
      • Esophageal Diverticulum
      • Fracture
      • Gallbladder Diseases
      • Gallstones
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Gynecologic Cancer
      • Head and Neck 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
      • Ulcer
      • Umbilical Hernia
      • Varicose Veins
      • Vascular Disease
      • Ventral Hernia

      Procedures Performed

      • Abdominal Surgery
      • 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
      • 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
      • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
      • 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
      • Parathyroidectomy
      • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
      • Port Placements or Replacements
      • Puncture Aspiration
      • 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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        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

        No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

      Education

      • Medical School
        Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1978

      • Internship Hospital
        Med College Va

        Completed in 1979

      • Residency Hospital
        Dartmouth Hitchcock Mc

        Completed in 1985

        Med College Va

        Completed in 1980

      • Undergraduate School
        George Mason University

        Graduated in 1974

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      • Specializes in General Surgery
      • Board certified in General Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Pettit says...

      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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      Dr. Pettit says...

      expertise in the management of complex hernia problems and have a special interest in abdominal wall reconstruction in many of these patients.

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      Dr. Pettit says...

      Dr. Pettit practices all aspects of general surgery and surgical oncology related to breast, endocrine, abdominal and colorectal disease