Dr. William Richardson, MD

Dr. William Richardson, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
58 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. William Richardson, MD is a general surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery.Read his story

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Richardson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 99% of peers
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Stomach Surgery
more than 81% of peers

Dr. Richardson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Richardson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Richardson "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."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Richardson "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."

2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

12  Conditions Treated

22  Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastroparesis Therapy
  • Gastrotomy
  • 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.


  • 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 Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery

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Dr. Richardson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Richardson to family and friends
13 total reviews (2 have comments)

Ochsner Health System

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based on 94 total reviews (48 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Richardson'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 (2)

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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