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Dr. Richard Pettit, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 67

Dr. Pettit

Richmond Surgical

7607 Forest Ave Ste 220 Richmond, VA 23229

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Dr. Richard Pettit, MD is a general surgery specialist in Richmond, VA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in general surgery.


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(804) 285-9416

Dr. Pettit accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Dr. Pettit's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Inguinal Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pettit treats Inguinal Hernia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pettit treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pettit performs Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Pettit performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Incisional Hernia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pettit treats Incisional Hernia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Pettit treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Pettit's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • 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
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphangioma
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dick Pettit, M.D., received his undergraduate degree in Biology at George Mason University in 1974 and received his medical degree from VCU?s Medical College of Virginia (MCV) in 1978. He then completed a general surgery residency at Dartmouth-Hitch...

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Pettit's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pettit

4.6

Based on 40 reviews

5 Stars
80%
(32)
4 Stars
10%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5%
(2)
1 Star
2.5%
(1)

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HIGHLY LIKELY. MY EXPERIENCE, AS A "FIRST-TIME" PATIENT WAS OUTSTANDING. DR. PETTIT IS WHAT THE "CLICHE", TOP DOC MEANS.
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I noted a recurrence of an inguinal hernia repaired in 1996 - after contacting Dr Pettit's office, I had an appointment in less than 10days (my choice - it might have been sooner), an evaluation and plans for preop labs and surgery. Very personable doctor and staff.
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I am very pleased with Dr. Pettit and the Staff at Richmond Surgical. He was very personable and attentive throughout the entire process of my BC diagnosis, surgery, and follow up care. I highly recommended this doctor.
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My entire experience with Dr. Pettit & the HCA staff was top-notch! They were informative, professional and friendly. I never felt uneasy and my procedure was flawless. Two thumbs up!
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I am very pleased with Dr. Pettit, his staff and surgical team. Everyone was very polite and professional. I had no problem getting a first appointment, a diagnoses and explanation of what needed to be done. The surgery went very smoothly in a clean and efficient environment. The post-operation follow-up was excellent ...timely and caring. THANK YOU! ...Dr. Pettit and team for a job well done. Sincerely, Ifeelgreat.
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I have referred many patients to Dr Pettit over the years. I became a patient a few years ago. He is kind, gentle, smart, and can think outside of the box. He is also a great patient advocate. I highly recommend him.
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Dr. Pettit is very personable, professional, and works in a timely manner. I would recommend him for anyone looking for a great and hard working surgeon in the Richmond area.
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I'm pregnant and was having gallbladder issues, Dr Petit was very helpful in finding a solution.
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Dr. Petit is my absolute favorite surgeon. Back in 2015 when I had a cyst on my side. He suggested I have it exercised and I appreciate that. He has awesome bedside manners and he’s very knowledgeable. I was upset last year when I had to have a cyst removed i went thru hell because he didn’t accept my insurance. But now he does and he’s the only I will ever go to if I can.
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I had tried to book with other offices for two years . One office told me it would be two months for an appointment. I called and was booked the next day. I showed up had called in my pre-approval, but it had not arrived. The office front line person called in and voila it was there. Dr came in shook my hand and instantly I knew I was in good hands his rapport knowledge and confidence gave me complete trust. I am going in for the surgery one week later with no fear and confidence. Thanks ...
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My initial visit was very impressive. Reception/registration was efficient and friendly. Appointment was on time. Doctor and nurse were friendly, informative, comfortable. Very positive experience over all.
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Dr. Pettit and his associate were very thorough and gave me the answers to questions I needed re: my gallstones and gallbladder problem, which was news that I didn't know might be a problem. If and when I need to have the gallbladder removed, he will be the surgeon I contact and, he was highly recommended by my MD.
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I am very disappointed in the scheduling for surgery. I had an ultrasound as requested by the dr. Then a week later I called the office to see when I might have surgery. Then a week later I heard nothing so I called On the 27th or the 28th. Again heard nothing. Called this week 1/2 ,1/3, and today 1/4. Finally got. Call back and was told the scheduler had been out for 2 weeks so I understand that Kara was double tasking but I can not believe no one has been scheduled Help
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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!
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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
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Dr Pettit was very friendly and took the time to explain my options and what to expect. Very thorough.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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...
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