Dr. Richard Prinz, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 71
(14)
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Dr. Richard Prinz, MD
Dr. Richard Prinz, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Mount Prospect, IL. He is 71 years old and has been practicing for 45 years.

1329 N Wolf Rd

Mount Prospect, IL 60056

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Dr. Richard Prinz, MD

Dr. Richard Prinz, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Hyperparathyroidism
very high
more than 96% of peers
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
very high
more than 94% of peers
Parathyroidectomy
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Adrenal Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action
  • Wrong-site surgery (7/21/2014)
    Action Taken: Fine
    Summary: Prinz, Richard A MD: License # 036050132: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician engaged in wrong –site surgery. ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation has issued a REPRIMAND on the physician’s license and imposed a FINE in the amount of $5,000.00.
    State: Illinois

Education

  • Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Loyola University Stritch School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Royal Postgraduate Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Prinz has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Prinz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Prinz to family and friends
5.0
based on 14 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Prinz'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 (2)
in Streamwood, IL |
Love Dr Prinz. Went to another surgeon first who was going to cut my neck open in an exploratory surgery because he could not punpoint the issue. Went to Dr Prinz and Dr Prinz said THERE it is. Tiny incision not noticeable (thanks Dr Prinz) love you ?????????
Honolulu, HI |
I appreciate the small scar and have had very few side affects from full thyroidectomy performed by Dr. Prinz in 2011. I do have hypocalcemia, but I don't think it could have been avoided. Parathyroids were too small. I have been happy and healthy for years after the surgery. I also have not experienced weight gain/loss, hair loss, or other illnesses similar to those I read about. I jog often and have very few problems...Glad Dr. Prinz performed my surgery...Thanks!
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Dr. Prinz accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO

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