Dr. Richard Rasmussen, MD

General SurgeryMale

Dr. Rasmussen
Accepting new patients

Utah Surgical Associates

3550 N University Ave Ste 250 Provo, UT 84604

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(801) 374-9625

Dr. Richard Rasmussen, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Provo, UT and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Utah School Of Medicine medical school in 1998. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Sevier Valley Hospital and Timpanogos Regional Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rasmussen to book an appointment.

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Dr. Rasmussen is affiliated with Utah Valley Hospital Provo, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Rasmussen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rasmussen treats Gallstones more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Rasmussen treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rasmussen treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Rasmussen treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rasmussen performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Rasmussen performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Rasmussen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagomyotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Achalasia
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Rasmussen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Altius Health Plans
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah
Value Care
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Rasmussen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rasmussen

5.0

Based on 19 ratings

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He's amazing! I have lost 180 lbs after my Bariatric surgery, and I didn't have even one complication. He's the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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OREM – May 22, 2018
Dr. Rasmussen is a skilled surgeon who cares about his patients. He has made himself available for questions, concerns, and great follow up care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Salt Lake City, UT – Jul 18, 2017
Found Dr. Rasmussen and his EXCELLENT Nurse "Laura" via a ton of research. I needed to have a Nissen Wrap redone due to a recurrent Hiatial Hernia, and massive heartburn/GERD. Very easy to work with and lots of experience in his field. Still recovering at home but ZERO Heartburn. Very happy with my surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Dan B in Heber City, UT – Dec 13, 2016
Dr. Rasmussen came highly recommended to us. As I waited to be taken in for my Cancer surgery, another doctor that did a knee replacement walked by. He stopped and was sad for what I was going through but commented that he has Dr. Rasmussen do any surgery he needs done. That is as good of a recommendation that one can ever hear. I had my surgery and was told that I would need pain pills when the epidural wore off. I have a very low threshold for pain---But needed none at all. Very Skilled.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Keith Holdaway in Vineyard, UT – Nov 22, 2016
Dr.Rasmussen is an extremely caring and knowledgeable physician. He has performed two surgeries for me and I was given the best treatment and am very thankful to have him as my physician. He is very approachable and professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Tonya B in Springville , UT – Oct 17, 2016
Very professional and competent. Repaired two hernias laproscopically with no complications, quick recovery time and very little pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Davetherave in Provo, ut – Mar 25, 2016

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About Me

Care Philosophy

You, the patient, are the most important person to our practice. We are committed to providing the best possible medical care. Excellence is our goal....Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2003
Phoenix Integrated Surgery Res/Good Samaritan
Residency Hospital
1999
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1998
University Of Utah School Of Medicine
Medical School
1994
Brigham Young University
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Richard Rasmussen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rasmussen frequently treats Gallstones, Cholecystitis and Gallstones, and Appendectomy, Laparoscopic. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rasmussen treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Rasmussen, MD's office located?

Dr. Rasmussen's office is located at 3550 N University Ave Ste 250, Provo, UT 84604. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Rasmussen speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Utah Surgical Associates

Utah County Surgical Associates3550 N University Ave Ste 250 Provo, UT 84604
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Timpanogos Regional Hospital

Timpanogos Regional Hospital750 W 800 N Orem, UT 84057
2

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rasmussen is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Sevier Valley Hospital

Richfield, UT

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

Timpanogos Regional Hospital

Orem, UT

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Utah Valley Hospital

Provo, UT

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)