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Surgical Specialist
26 years of experience
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License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

4.0
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(21)
Patient comments (6)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard Essner is Good. Dr. Essner has been reviewed by 21 patients who have provided 6 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.8
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Promptness 4.1
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Courteous Staff 5.0
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Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
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Bedside Manner 5.0
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Spends Time with Me 5.0
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Follows Up After Visit 5.0
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Specialties & Research

Dr. Richard Essner, MD is board certified in Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 7 areas:
  • Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Excision (Lymph node removal)
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Cancer

Education & Awards

Dr. Essner graduated from Emory University , Atlanta. He has 7 awards.

Awards  
One of America's Leading Experts on:
Lymph Node Excision
Melanoma (Skin cancer)
Skin Cancer (Skin Neoplasms)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® for Cancer (2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2015)
Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011)

Affiliations

Dr. Essner has 8 hospital affiliations:

  • St. John's Hospital & Health Center 
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 

Languages

  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Richard Essner MD is a male Surgeon, has 26 years of experience and practices in Surgery.
Where does Dr. Richard Essner practice?
Dr. Richard Essner has 4 office locations.
Dr. Richard Essner practices Surgery near Santa Monica, CA.
Additional practice locations include: El Segundo, CA.
See Santa Monica Surgeons.