Dr. William Richardson, MD

Dr. William Richardson, MD

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59 y/o
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Dr. William Richardson, MD is a general surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery.Read his story

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Dr. Richardson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Obesity
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson treats Obesity more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Richardson treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Sleeve Gastrectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson performs Sleeve Gastrectomy more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Richardson performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
Esophageal Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson performs Esophageal Surgery more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Richardson performs this procedure more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Richardson's conditions and procedures:

  • Achalasia
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendicitis
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastroparesis Therapy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
  • Laparotomy
  • Malignant Obstructive Biliary Disease
  • Obesity
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Stretta® Procedure
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia

About Me

Dr. Richardson has been on staff at Ochsner since 1997 and is a Ochsner Clinic School - University of Queensland Professor. He is board certified in general surgery with a special interest in minimally invasive surgery and bariatric (weight loss) sur...

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1999
University of New Orleans
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Emory University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Hospital
1992
Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship Hospital
1988
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1982
Tulane University of Louisiana
Undergraduate School
1999
1997
1995
1992
1990
1988
1982

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons, Member
  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Member
  • Louisiana Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Member
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Member
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Member
  • Southeastern Surgical Congress, Member
  • Southern Surgical Association, Member
  • Surgical Association of Louisiana, Member

Dr. Richardson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Richardson

3.2

Based on 13 reviews

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1 Star
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Excellent physician. Dr. Richardson is very knowledgeable.
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Dr. Richardson is completely detached from the patient care component of his job. He is dismissive and arrogant. He is too quick to perform an unnecessary surgery. The surgery he did was done incorrectly and with the wrong instrumentation and required a revision surgery from another specialist.
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Aetna
Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Behavioral Health
American Lifecare
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Behavioral Health Network
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
Cigna
Cigna Healthcare of Louisiana
Community Health Network
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
Employers Health Network
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
EyeMed Vision Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Galaxy Health Network
Galaxy Health Network PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Gilsbar 360
Health Care Alliance Pool
Health Payors Organization
Health Payors Organization PPO
HealthSmart
Humana
Gold HMO
Vision Care Plan (VCP)
Humana Veterans
Louisiana Healthcare Connections
Louisiana Workers Compensation
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
Molina Healthcare
MHNet - Behavioral Health
MultiPlan
PHCS Network
National Healthcare Alliance
National Preferred Provider Network
Peoples Health
PHCS
PPO Plus
PPO Plus PPO
Prime Health Services
Provider Networks of America
Spectera
Three Rivers Provider Network
Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
United Healthcare
Optum Behavioral Health
United Healthcare Community Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare
USA Managed Care Organization
Veteran Administration Plan

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Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

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