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Richard N. Hess, MD Hand Surgery and Plastic Surgery Open Now

Richard N. Hess, MD

Hand Surgery and Plastic Surgery
4.5
75
Tucson, AZ 85741
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Patients’ Perspective

  • Easy scheduling
  • Friendly staff
  • Provides follow-up as needed

About Richard N. Hess MD

Richard N. Hess, MD is a health care provider primarily located in Tucson, AZ. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Hand Surgery and Plastic Surgery.

Richard Hess has received the following awards:

Location

Hess & Sandeen Plastic Surgery 7436 N La Cholla Blvd Tucson, AZ 85741
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

Specialties

Dr. Richard N. Hess has the following 2 specialties

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Richard N. Hess has the following 6 areas of expertise

  • Dermabrasion
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Hair Restoration
  • Skin Cancer
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Laser Resurfacing

Awards

7 Awards

  • Vitals Preferred Provider

    • Vitals Preferred Provider Award
      • Preferred Provider badge recognizes providers that are committed to transparency, responsiveness and great service to patients, and have earned a high patient satisfaction rating.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012)

    Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013)

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctor - City Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)

    On-Time Doctor Award Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2020, 2018, 2017, 2016)

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2020, 2018, 2017)

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

Education

39 Years Experience

University Of Arizona College Of Medicine

Graduated in 1983

Strong Memorial Hospital

Residency

Dr. Richard N. Hess Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS AZ Neighborhood Network MRF
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Health Net AZ PPO HSA
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana Tucson HMOx
  • Medicare
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Richard N. Hess

Dr. Hess is a cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with degrees in Biology and Chemistry. He then attended the University of Arizona Medical School and graduated in the top third of his class. He performed his general surgical internship and residency at the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency program.

He then completed his plastic surgical residency at the University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. Dr. Hess also spent six months to further study microsurgery and facial reconstruction at Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo, New York. His special interests throughout his training have been in cosmetic and hand surgery.

He has also had special training in the use of lasers. Dr. Hess is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS.). His tenure as the Section Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery was from 1989 – 2000. Dr. Hess performs many of his cosmetic procedures at Northwest Tucson Surgery Center.

For those patients requiring a hospital setting, Dr. Hess is an active staff member at Northwest Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital. Dr. Hess performs his procedures (other than those under local anesthesia) only in accredited medical facilities and he utilizes only board certified anesthesiologists. Dr. Hess and his staff strive to maintain the highest quality of care in a comfortable environment to meet the personal needs of each patient.