Dr. Richard Picciocca, MD

Dr. Richard Picciocca, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
47 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.

Suncoast Surgical Associates

519 Medical Oaks Ave

Brandon, FL 33511
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

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

Dr. Picciocca's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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

Dr. Picciocca has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Brandon Regional Hospital

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery

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Dr. Picciocca's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Picciocca to family and friends
13 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Picciocca's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

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...more
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