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Richard Allan Pierce, MD, PhD, FACS


Assistant Professor of Surgery

4.6 4.6 95 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
General Surgery
Hernias (Inguinal, Ventral, Incision)
Minimally Invasive Foregut Surgery
Sports Hernia/Athletic Pubalgia
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Board Certificates

General Surgery - American Board of Surgery, 2010


MD - University of Virginia, 2002
PhD - University of Virginia, 2001
Residency - Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University Medical Center, 2009
Research Fellowship - Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University Medical Center, 2007


Vanderbilt Colon and Rectal Surgery
Vanderbilt General Surgery
1301 Medical Center Drive
Suite 3501A
Nashville, TN 37232

Patient Comments

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Got a CAT scan the day of appt. on Jan. 24, 2018 and still have not talked to Dr. Pierce since that date.
Patient | February 16, 2018

Had mind made up before he even talked to me and in his way told me I was fat & old see you in 3 weeks he didn't even look at paperwork I filled out. Waste of time & money!!
Patient | December 27, 2017

#11. Is dependent upon how well my surgical procedure goes.
Patient | November 8, 2017

Dr. Pierce is a very nice doctor! Always listening to what you have to say. He always spents time with you during your visits.
Patient | September 15, 2017

Gave me a big hug when I left his office/wonderful person.
Patient | August 31, 2017

He was rude @ first. It was like he was "better" than anyone else.
Patient | August 10, 2017

Great doctor - Would highly recommend.
Patient | July 15, 2017

Dr. Pierce is outstanding.
Patient | July 14, 2017

The dr. was great he explained everything very good & when we had concerns he really listened to what we said.
Patient | June 21, 2017

Dr. Pierce is a very nice doctor.
Patient | June 19, 2017

Have really enjoyed working w/Dr. Pierce. he is very innovative and provided critical relief for a very, very difficult problem for me. I am extremely appreciative of Dr. Pierce.
Patient | April 21, 2017

I told the provider what I thought caused the problem. He made no effort to correct it.
Patient | April 4, 2017

Patient | March 3, 2017

Very nice person easy to understand explained my treatment very well.
Patient | February 22, 2017

Very concerned and attentive.
Patient | February 20, 2017

Seemed very knowledgeable, listened well about concerns. Explained as to the plan of surgery and care.
Patient | February 15, 2017

He said thing I didn't know.
Patient | February 13, 2017

Great doctor - Probably the best and most professional doctor I have ever had - Saved my life!!!
Patient | February 3, 2017