Dr. Richard Pettit, MD

Dr. Richard Pettit, MD

General Surgery  ·  
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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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Pettit performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Umbilical Hernia
very high
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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Dr. Pettit's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pettit " 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."

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

53  Conditions Treated

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54  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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Dr. Pettit's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pettit to family and friends
28 total reviews (15 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
    (21)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (1)

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 (15)

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...more
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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...more
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Thank you for your feedback, and we are sincerely sorry to hear about this. Patient satisfaction is very important to us, and we will make every effort to address your concerns. Your feedback has been shared with our practice manager, and we would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you further. Please call Terrance Williams at 1-804-285-9416 or email at Terrance.Williams@hcahealthcare.com so we may learn more.

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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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