Meet Our Team

richards_william.jpgOur esophageal surgery team is led by Dr. William Richards, professor and chair of surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and the director of the USA Surgical Weight Loss Center.

Dr. Richards earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. He completed his internship at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., and his surgery residency at the University of Maryland.

Following his residency, Dr. Richards completed a surgical fellowship in portal hypertension and endoscopy at Emory University in Atlanta. In addition, he also completed a research fellowship in gastrointestinal motility at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

Dr. Richards is joined by a dedicated staff of nurses and support persons who will take care of you before, during and after your surgery.


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