Dr. Richard Sidwell MD Surgeon

Dr. Richard Sidwell is a surgeon in Des Moines, Iowa and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including UnityPoint Health - Iowa Lutheran Hospital and UnityPoint Health - Iowa Methodist Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and has been in practice for 21 years. He is one of 18 doctors at UnityPoint Health - Iowa Lutheran Hospital and one of 25 at UnityPoint Health - Iowa Methodist Medical Center who specialize in Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Surgeon: General Surgery, Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care

Education & Medical Training

Central IA Health System - IA Methodist
Residency, General Surgery, 1993–1998

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Class of 1993

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

IA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Publications & Presentations

Clinical indicators of midface fracture in patients with trauma.
Smith, H. L.,Chrischilles, E.,Janus, T. J.,Sidwell, R. A.,Ramirez, M.,Peek-Asa, C.,Sahr, S. M.

Trauma patients over-triaged to helicopter transport in an established midwestern state trauma system.
Smith, H. L.,Sidwell, R. A.


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