Dr. Richard J. Fischel

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Specialty:Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Practice: Fischel Richard MD
Hospital: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Chapman Medical Center
Med. School:University Of California, Ucla School Of Medicine
Grad. Year: 1984

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 20/10/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 2.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 4 reviews. Dr. Richard J. Fischel has a poor overall rating on RateMDs.com. frown

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Cardiothoracic Surgeon-related: coronary artery bypass, heart valve repair, heart valve replacement, heart defects, artery surgery, heart surgery, lung surgery, esophagus surgery, heart transplant, lung transplant, pulmonary disease, esophageal disease, arterial disease, angioplasty, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, pacemaker, chest cavity surgery, stents
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20/10/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Richard" to "Richard J." 
RID: 1219606
31/07/10 2 2 1 1 I saw Richard FIchel in 2004 forsweaty palms and facial flushing. He assured me his new procedure was safe and little risk of side-effects. Even if they did crop up (like compensatory sweating or CS) they always went away in a month or less. Six years later and I still suffer horribly from the wide-effects of what he did. He's an arrogant, greedy man, willing to cut up anyone to make some money. He was sued and lost a huge settlement (very rare for a doctor to be successfully sued). Here's the link to the CA Medical Board site if anyone's interested to see how much he lost. Avoid him at all costs..good luck http://licenselookup.mbc.ca.gov/licenselookup/lookup... 
Paid (or co-pay): $8000
RID: 680853
08/09/08 5 5 5 5 Doctor Fischel not only saved my life, but also saved the quality of my life. When encountered with complications during my suregery, he operated for 4 extra hours in order to save the other half of my left lung. He could have taken the easy road and took out my entire left lung. I am forever grateful for the treatment he provided....he was friendly, helpful, funny and most of all trustworthy and honest. I can now say that I will live a long healthy life with my family because of what Dr. Fishcel did for me! 
Insurance: Anthem
RID: 675292
28/08/08 2 2 1 1 Lying and deceitful. The worst out there. This guy belongs in prison for the damage he has done with disabling surgery. he won't return phonecalls and is of no help. he is fraudulent in every sense of the word. a disgrace to the medical community.  Respond
RID: 610586
08/06/08 1 1 1 1 doesn't answer phone calls. Impossible to get in touch with.  Respond
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