William S. Richardson, MD

Program Director, Ochsner Surgical Weight Loss Program
Section Head, General, Laparoscopic, Bariatric, Acute Care and Oncologic Surgery

Dr. Richardson earned his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his internship, residency and surgical research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He completed his fellowship in laparoscopic surgery at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Richardson is board certified in surgery and has been on staff at Ochsner since 1997. His expertise includes laparoscopic, minimally invasive surgeries and bariatric surgery. He has a special research interest in laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery.

Medical School

Harvard Medical School


Massachusetts General Hospital


Massachusetts General Hospital


Emory University Hospital

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