Richard Rasmussen, MD, is a doctor specializing in general surgery practicing at Utah County Surgical Associates in Provo, Utah. General surgery is a surgical specialty focused primarily on the torso or abdominal region, including gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. General Surgeons also perform surgical procedures on the breast, including lumpectomy and mastectomy.
A few common procedures performed by general surgeons include: Appendectomy (removal of the appendix), Cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder), Hernia repair, Stomach surgery, Upper GI endoscopy (esophagus and stomach), Lower GI endoscopy (colon), Breast cancer surgeries.
Dr. Rasmussen earned a Fellowship at University of Utah, completed Residency at University of New Mexico, and attended Medical School at University of Iowa.