Dr. Richard Wait, MD

Dr. Richard Wait, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
(2)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Wait, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Springfield, MA. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Wait is affiliated with Baystate Medical Center.

2 Medical Center Dr Ste 308

Springfield, MA 01107

Contact Information

(413) 794-7020

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Adrenal Gland Cancer
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more than 62% of peers
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
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more than 25% of peers
Splenectomy
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more than 22% of peers

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lung Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

  • Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Med Ctr Hosp-Vt
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Med Ctr Hosp-Vt
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wait has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Wait does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Wait and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Wait's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wait to family and friends
3.0
based on 2 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Wait's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Belchertown, MA |
Dr Wait did not have the wherewithal to return our families calls after agreeing to operate on our mother & then for reasons unknown to us was either ordered not to or merely lost his nerve. Dr Wait met with our mother & my 4 brothers and I and ageeed to operate as she had no other recourse to survive her cancerous tumor. She was dying regardless & surgery could have saved her. Moms been gone going on 10 years. She could still be with us if Dr Wait had the gumption to be his own man.
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Dr. Wait accepts 2 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Wait has admitting privileges

Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
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