Dr. William Richardson, MD

Dr. William Richardson, MD

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Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
57 y/o
12 reviews

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Care Philosophy

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) surgery. He earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School, completed his general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and minimally invasive fellowship at Emory University. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. His interests are in general surgery, bariatric surgery and academic surgery.Read more

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Dr. Richardson's Reviews

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3.3
based on 12 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Richardson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
in Decatur, MS |
Excellent physician. Dr. Richardson is very knowledgeable.
Metairie, LA |
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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Dr. Richardson's Care Philosophy

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) surgery.  He earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School,  completed his general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and minimally invasive fellowship at Emory University.  He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.  His interests are in general surgery, bariatric surgery and academic surgery.

Dr. Richardson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Louisiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Appendicitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Malignant Obstructive Biliary Disease
  • Obesity
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Education

  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Completed in 1995

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Emory University Hospital

    Completed in 1997

    Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital

    Completed in 1992

    University of New Orleans

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    Tulane University of Louisiana

    Graduated in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastroparesis Therapy
  • Intragastric Balloon System Insertion
  • Laparotomy
  • 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 or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic