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Richard Fischel, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgeon

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  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. Richard Fischel is a well-known thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Orange, California. He received his medical diploma from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, California in 1984. Dr. Fischel completed his medical education with a residency in general surgery at the University of Minnesota at Fairview and a fellowship in thoracic surgery at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is certified by the American Board in thoracic and cardiac surgery and his subspecialties are: general cardiac, adult general thoracic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery and thoracic surgical oncology. He works in a few hospitals in the area and is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, Chapman Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. This doctor was awarded the honor ACS Fellow. He has published lots of articles in collaboration with other doctors. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons.

  • Education & Training


    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

    Medical School


    University of Minnesota at Fairview



    University of Minnesota


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery

  • Hospital & Practice

    Chapman Global Medical Center

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (714) 633-0011

    2601 E Chapman Ave

    Orange, California 92869

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    St Joseph Hospital Of Orange

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (714) 633-9111

    1100 W Stewart Dr

    Orange, California 92868

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. Richard Fischel has contributed to 3 publications.

    Developing an effective lung cancer program in a community hospital setting.

    Fischel, R.J., Dillman, R.O.; Clin Lung Cancer. 2009-07-01.

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    Microinvasive resectional sympathectomy using the harmonic scalpel. A more effective procedure with fewer side effects for treating essential hyperhidrosis of the hand...

    Fischel, R., Cooper, M., Kramer, D.; Clin Auton Res. 2003 Dec.

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    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.; Chest. 1996 Jul.

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    American College of Surgeons