Dr. Richard Pierce, MD

Dr. Richard Pierce, MD

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Age 48
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Dr. Richard Pierce, MD is a general surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from University of Virginia / Main Campus in 2002 and specializes in general surgery, gastroenterological surgery, and more.

1301 MEDICAL CENTER DR The Vanderbilt Clinic, Suite 3501

Nashville, TN 37232

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
  • 6 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
normal
more than 5% of peers
Port Placements or Replacements
normal
more than 5% of peers
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
normal
more than 5% of peers

Dr. Pierce'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.

4  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

20  Conditions Treated

33  Procedures

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Heller Myotomy
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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

  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University of Virginia / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Legacy Healthcare Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • University of Virginia Health Sciences Center
    Other Education | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pierce has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pierce's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pierce to family and friends
10 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Pierce's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I had surgery to "supposedly" repair a hernia. I never ever had the first pain or swelling or even an enlargement in the area he said the hernia was located. After the surgery I was in SEVERE pain. After not believing me about the pain 8 months later decided to do an exploratory surgery. ...more
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