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USA Department of Surgery also provides minimally invasive surgical intervention for conditions unrelated to bariatric surgery: Paraesophageal and Diaphragmatic Hernias; Achalasia; Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease; Gastroparesis; Esophageal tumors (both benign and malignant); Benign and malignant tumors of the Stomach, Duodenum and Small Bowel; Gallstones; Benign and malignant tumors of solid organs (liver, spleen, adrenal and pancreas); and flexible endoscopy.

If you are interested in bariatric surgery, bariatric seminars, or general information regarding bariatric procedures offered, please contact Valerie Heinl at (251) 472-7143 or

For an appointment with Dr. Richards, please contact the clinic at (251) 445-8282 or our Patient Navigator for assistance with making an appointment at (251) 434-3711.


Residency Program

Interested in the Surgery Residency Progrogram, please contact Mrs. Dorothy Dickinson at (251) 471-7992 or

For a list and contact numbers to our other clinics, click here.


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