Dr. William Richardson, MD

Dr. William Richardson, MD

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General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
57 y/o
(13)

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Dr. Richardson earned his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his internship, residency and surgical research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He completed his fellowship in laparoscopic surgery at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Richardson is board certified in surgery and has been on staff at Ochsner since 1997. His expertise includes laparoscopic, minimally invasive surgeries and bariatric surgery. He has a special research interest in laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery.

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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 academics.
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Dr. Richardson's Experience

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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 General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
2

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
12

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
20

Procedures

  • 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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Richardson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional 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

Ochsner Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Richardson is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Richardson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Richardson to family and friends
3.2
based on 13 total reviews (2 with comments)

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4.7
based on 67 total reviews (12 with comments)
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Dr. Richardson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (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 accepts 42 insurance carriers
  • 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
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  • 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
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    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Galaxy Health Network
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    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Gilsbar 360
  • Health Care Alliance Pool
  • Health Payors Organization
    Health Payors Organization PPO
  • HealthSmart
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  • Humana Veterans
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  • 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
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  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
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  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • Veteran Administration Plan

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Hospitals where Dr. Richardson has admitting privileges

Ochsner Medical Center
1516 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
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