Dr. Richard J Fischel MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Richard Fischel is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Orange, California and is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital. He received his medical degree from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and has been in practice for 21 years. He is one of 12 doctors at St. Joseph Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Minnesota at Fairview
Residency, General Surgery, 1984 - 1992

University of Minnesota
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1992 - 1995

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Class of 1984

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Developing an effective lung cancer program in a community hospital setting.
Fischel, R.J., Dillman, R.O.

Microinvasive resectional sympathectomy using the harmonic scalpel. A more effective procedure with fewer side effects for treating essential hyperhidrosis of the hands, face or axillae.
Fischel, R., Cooper, M., Kramer, D.

Lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema.
Brenner, M., Yusen, R., McKenna, R., Sciurba, F., Gelb, A. F., Fischel, R., Swain, J., Chen, J. C., Kafie, F., Lefrak, S. S.

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