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Dr. Melanie Richards, MD

Dr. Melanie Richards, MD

Age 54 General Surgery F
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(507) 405-0046

Dr. Melanie Richards, MD is a general surgery specialist in Rochester, MN. Dr. Richards completed a residency at Gundersen Luth Med Ctr. She currently practices at Mayo Clinic - Minnesota and is affiliated with Mayo Clinic - Rochester. She accepts multiple insurance plans. Dr. Richards is board certified in General Surgery.


New Patient? (507) 405-0046
  1. Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

    1. 1
      Rochester - Cancer
      200 1st St Sw, Rochester, MN 55905 Call
      Existing Patients: (507) 405-0046
      New Patients:
      (507) 405-0046


  • University of Michigan Hospitals, Fellowship Hospital — 1998
  • Gundersen Luth Med Ctr, Residency Hospital — 1997
  • Gundersen Luth Med Ctr, Internship Hospital — 1993

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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I can't begin to express what an amazing surgeon Dr Richards is. She performed a total thyroidectomy on me and it went so smooth. My incision is so small, truly amazing. Her team and she herself was so caring and spent a lot of time with me as well as follow up visits in the hospital. My surgery was such a great experience and I highly recommend her. She's done over 3000 thyroidectomies and is beyond amazing. Mayo Clinic is an amazing place, will do all future surgeries there.
MMeinig in Illinois — Oct 17, 2016
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  • Mayo Clinic - Rochester
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus

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Dr. Richards frequently treats Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy, Thyroid Lobectomy, and Parathyroidectomy.