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Dr. William Rice Jr, MD

Bariatric Surgery ·  Male · Age 44

Dr. Rice Jr

Dr. William Rice Jr, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in Rio Rancho, NM and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from University Of Washington in 2001 and specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.


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(505) 253-6050

Dr. Rice Jr accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Rice Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Rice Jr treats Obesity more than 23% of his peers

Dr. Rice Jr treats this condition more than 23% of his peers

Dr. Rice Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Obesity
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

About Me

Care Philosophy

I make it my priority to give all individuals the time needed at each appointment so they know that I care. As a surgeon I am privileged that people allow me into their lives and trust me to help them through difficult situations. Every patient ...

Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2006
William Beaumont Army Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2002
William Beaumont Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2001
University Of Washington
Medical School
1997
Us Military Academy
Undergraduate School
2006
2002
2001
1997

Awards

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I would like to update my last post for Dr. Rice's office. I would like to apologize for my last review... The office was experiencing a computer problem, which made it not possible for them to see messages that had been left. When the staff did contact me, they were VERY apologetic and beyond helpful. Thank You so very much. And I am so sorry.
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I cannot Express how grateful I am to Dr. RICE AND HIS TEAM! Everyone went above and beyond to provide me with excellent care, and making sure I had knowledge to care for myself after surgery. He is efficient and patient with every question. I would say their staff have been some of the best I have ever experienced! Thank you for helping me on this journey.
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Absoulutely the best there is in the Albuquerque Area. Hands down best bedside manners and all around hero in my book!
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The entire staff was so wonderful! My surgery went well and I have had no complications. I have been healing very well, and was back to my life in 2 weeks. Very pleased!
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Best Doctor and Staff!!! I am feeling great and it was a smooth surgery.
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Dr. Rice was very knowledgeable and took his time going over all my questions.
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Very disappointed with the customer service of Dr. Rice's office. My doctor referred me in October of 2016. I was told by Dr. Rice's office they were filled up for the remainder of the year and that I should hear from them in January and have my initial visit in February, 2017. February came no call, so I called they said they needed to hire more nutritionist and I will hear from them in March, well guess what it's April and still no call. So very disappointed!
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I've had zero issues! Dr. Rice is the best.
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I had lap band to sleeve revision and couldn't be happier with the results and service Dr. Rice and his staff are providing me. Dr. Rice earns all 10 stars with me because not only is he compassionate and caring, but, he took the time to answer all my many questions pertaining to revision and trust me I had many! Thank you Dr. Rice for your patience. You have earned my complete trust in you as a Bariatric surgeon.
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After taking a leap of faith and switching to Dr. Rice from an accredited office, I couldn't have been happier with my choice. Dr. Rice and his entire team are always their for us to answer any question and have made my surgery a complete success. I don't believe that if I would have had my surgery with any other surgeon I would've had the success I have had. It's so nice to walk into an office where everyone knows you and seems to care and not be at an office where your just another patient
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Dr. Rice and the entire Bariatric Team have me me feel successful from day 1. I had surgery almost 6 months ago and am down 97 lbs, and have lost almost 70% of my body weight. I am only about 40 lbs from my long term goal of 115.
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Dr Rice made me feel like success was a matter of fact in areas of my weight loss and athletic goals. He was supportive and confident when talking over my progress.
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