Dr. Richard Pettit, MD

Dr. Richard Pettit, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
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Dr. Richard Pettit, MD is a general surgery specialist in Richmond, VA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in general surgery.Read his story

7607 Forest Ave Ste 220

Richmond, VA 23229

Contact Information

(804) 285-9416

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Background Check

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

Treatment Frequency
Inguinal Hernia
very high
very high

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
very high
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
very high
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
Anorectal Abscess
Appendectomy
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendectomy, Open
Appendicitis
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Benign Tumor
Biliary Atresia
Biopsy of Breast
Bone Marrow Biopsy
Breast Cancer
Breast Diseases
Breast Lump
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
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Esophageal Diverticulum
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
Fracture
Gallbladder Diseases
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gynecologic 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
Mastectomy
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
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
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
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-Hitc...

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Pettit's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pettit

4.5

Based on 33 reviews

5 Stars
75.75757575757575%
(25)
4 Stars
12.121212121212121%
(4)
3 Stars
3.0303030303030303%
(1)
2 Stars
6.0606060606060606%
(2)
1 Star
3.0303030303030303%
(1)

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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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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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
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