Dr. Richard N Gates MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Richard Gates is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Orange, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Children's Hospital of Orange County and Mission Hospital. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 22 years. He is one of 5 doctors at Children's Hospital of Orange County and one of 9 at Mission Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: Pediatric Cardiac

Education & Medical Training

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus
Residency, General Surgery, 1986 - 1991

UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1991 - 1994

Yale University School of Medicine
Class of 1986

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Congenital Cardiac Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Results with all blood retrograde microplegia as a myocardial protection strategy for complex neonatal arch reconstruction.
Gates, R.N., Palafox, B.A., Parker, B.

Technique for the Norwood procedure using normothermic selective cerebral perfusion.
Gates, R.N., Palafox, B.A., Parker, B.

Technique and results for integration of the quest MPS all-blood cardioplegia delivery unit for modified ultrafiltration.
Gates, R.N., Parker, B.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Open Access POS
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • PriorityHealth HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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