Dr. Rita Hadley, MD

Dr. Rita Hadley, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Female  |  
54 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr Hadley grew up in the Midwest. She has an extensive education which culminated in 2 professional degrees. She first obtained a PhD in neurophysiology from the University of Iowa where she studied the mechanisms of pain. Dr Hadley is very interested in how people feel pain and how it can best be managed. Because of her research and her ongoing clinical advancements in pain control, she travels the country to educate physicians on how to optimize pain management after surgery while minimizing narcotic use. After her PhD, Dr Hadley went to medical school at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and became a surgeon. She was in practice in the Dayton area for 13 years before her move to Phoenix, AZ in June, 2015. She manages the surgical aspect of abdominal and breast diseases, as well as hernias, skin lumps and bumps, and tumors. As a board certified general surgeon, she also specializes in bariatric surgery and has performed countless weight loss procedures. Dr Hadley specializes in many general surgery procedures. She dedicates a large portion of her practice to women's health, including breast cancers. And she maintains a presence and leadership in the advancement of patient care and pain management across the country. Dr Hadley has been very active in leadership roles in addition to her clinical practice and has been the Medical Director for the Bariatric Center of Excellence, the Chief of Surgery, and has served on several hospital committees dedicated to the advancement of quality and efficiency in Dayton, Ohio.

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2945 S Dobson Rd

Mesa, AZ 85202
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 87% of peers
Gallbladder Removal
more than 84% of peers
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
more than 81% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colon Disorders
  • Gallstones
  • Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Lipomas
  • Obesity
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Surgical Weight Loss
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia


  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas Sebacious Cyst Removal
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Robotic Assisted Procedure
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Splenectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Purdue University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • St Louis University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • University of Iowa College of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Wright State University Dayton OH
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Wright State University School Of Med Dayton Oh;
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hadley's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hadley to family and friends
based on 17 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Hadley'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 (5)
in Gilbert AZ |
Dr Rita Hadley is AWESOME! From my first appointment I knew it was going to be a success. Dr Hadley went over all of the bariatric surgery options and we decided the gastric sleeve would be best for me. I am now six months post surgery and I have lost over 140 pounds and only have 26 more to go to reach my goal weight of 210 pounds.
in Dayton, OH |
Dr Hadley is an excellent doctor with a no-noonsense kind of approach. She helped me get to my desired weight and gave me the biggest hug when I did. I really liked her and she is a great physician.
in Queen Creek, AZ |
I have never been so depressed after a dr. appt. as I was yesterday after seeing Dr. Hadley. Basically she said there was nothing she could do for me. I was on a downward spiral due to weight loss and it might be too late to change the course. She said my body has gone into "anorexia mode". This is the first time I have ever seen this dr. I am not anorexic I had gastric cancer. I eat as much as I can when I can. Dr. Hadley told me she was sorry but gave me no advice on how to get better.
in Tempa, AZ |
Dr Hadley is amazing. She's highly skilled, is caring and compassionate while being professional. She is by far the most caring doctor we've ever seen. We felt like she was our biggest supporter. After my husband spent 8 days in the hospital, lost 40 pounds in 3 weeks....she got him back to his normal onory self. She gets 5 stars from us. Tempe,AZ. PS-her assistant, Eva, is awesome too.
in Dayton, OH |
Dr. Hadley preformed an open gastric bypass on me 13 years ago next week. She is the kindest most compassionet Dr. I have ever been to. She explained the process thoughtly. I followed up with her every year until she left Oh. I am still 100 lbs less than surgery day. You can't do any better.
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Dr. Hadley accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield EPO
    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield POS
    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • Humana
    Humana EPO
    Humana HMO
    Humana POS
    Humana PPO
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Community Plan
    United Healthcare HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Hadley has admitting privileges

Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
3555 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297
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Banner Desert Medical Center
1400 S Dobson Rd
Mesa, AZ 85202
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HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center
7400 E Osborn Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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