Robert Richard, MD

Dr. Robert Richard is an experienced and respected bariatric surgeon in northeast Georgia. He welcomes patients at offices in Gainesville, Braselton, and Suwanee. He and his staff provide a variety of medical and surgical weight loss options for patients seeking a long-term solution for obesity and struggles with weight control.

About Robert Richard, MD
Surgical and Clinical Expertise:
Bariatric surgery, general surgery, trauma, advanced laparoscopy, reflux disease, foregut disease, and advanced endoscopy.
Bariatric Procedures Performed:
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve), Duodenal Switch, and Revisions and conversions of previous bariatric procedures.
Board Certified by the American Board of Surgeons, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Member of the American Medical Association, Member of the Society American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Member of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, and 
Selected Top Doctor in metro Atlanta from 2016 and 2017.
Training Institutes:
Dr. Robert Richard received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. He then went on to complete his residency at Harvard University/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Richard complete a Mini Trauma Fellowship at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Work Experience:
After training, Dr. Richard served at the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Appointed Director of the new Bariatric Surgical Service at the BACH, Dr. Richard performed both the first open and laparoscopic gastric bypasses. He also began Fort Campbell's first surgical weight loss program. As an active trauma surgeon for the US Army, Dr. Richard deployed to the Afghan theater of war shortly after 9/11. He was recalled in 2004, two years after leaving the Army, to serve in Iraq as a Senior Trauma surgeon in Saddam Hussein’s hometown. After leaving the Army in 2002, Dr. Richard joined Obesity Solutions in Gainesville, Georgia. He joined Longstreet Clinic in April 2010 when his practice, Surgical Specialists of Georgia, merged with Longstreet.
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Clinic Location
705 Jesse Jewell Pkwy SE
Suite 130
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
1120 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Suite 106
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
1270 Friendship Road
Suite 110
Braselton, Georgia 30517
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