Dr. Richard Picciocca, MD

Dr. Richard Picciocca, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
48 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Picciocca, MD is a general surgery specialist in Brandon, FL and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in general surgery, cardiac surgery, and more.Read his story

Suncoast Surgical Associates

519 Medical Oaks Ave

Brandon, FL 33511
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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 92% of peers
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
more than 81% of peers
Hernia Repair
more than 80% of peers

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Dr. Picciocca's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Picciocca "Dr. Picciocca was born and raised in Amsterdam, NY. He attended Union College in Schenectady, NY and received a bachelor of science in civil engineering. After graduation he worked as a bridge designer for the New York State Department of Transportation for five years, and it was during that time he met the pre-requisites for admission into medical school. He received his Medical Degree from Downstate Medical College in Brooklyn, NY in 2001. While Dr. Picciocca was completing his General Surgery training at the Albany Medical Center, he developed an interest in Thoracic surgery.During his Thoracic Surgery training at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, he concentrated on minimally invasive techniques to help treat diseases of the chest. These techniques have allowed for shorter hospitalizations, quicker recoveries, and less post-operative pain. Although his interest is in lung cancer; the benefits of these procedures also apply to benign conditions of the chest.Dr. Picciocca also performs most general surgery procedures, including diseases of the gallbladder, colon, and hernia repair commonly utilizing laparoscopic approaches. Dr. Picciocca is certified by the American Board of Surgery, and is scheduled to sit for the Thoracic Surgery boards in the near future."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Picciocca "The board certified surgeons at Suncoast Surgical Associates, P.A. have accrued over twenty five years of experience caring for general and thoracic surgical patients. Providing the highest quality of care to our patients is of paramount importance. This begins with a thorough pre-operative assessment during which all options including non-operative approaches are explored and given full consideration. For those patients who require surgery, we strive to provide the safest, most advanced operative techniques. These include complex laparoscopic, thoracoscopic and cutting edge robotic interventions. Our meticulous attention to all aspects of clinical care continues throughout the entire post-operative period. We feel personally invested in each of our patients and one of our surgeons is available at all hours in order to assure continuity of care."
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3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Cancer
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abscess
  • Adhesions
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Appendicitis
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fistula
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Hernia
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Intestine Disorders
  • Small Intestine Diverticulosis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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57  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Albany Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Albany Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Wake Forest University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Richard Picciocca, MD
Dr. Richard Picciocca. My mom had chemo 09/09/16. The morn of the 16th "chemo day" An observation was made that the port looked infected. A decision was made to call Dr. P who placed the port in.He seemed a bit irritated,as he was called up between surgeries.He glanced said ah it doesn't look...Read More
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