Richard S. Murray, MD
Medical School: Rutgers/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital
Dr. Richard S. Murray practices general surgery and performs abdominal procedures such as gall bladder, colon and appendix operations. A large part of his practice involves repair of hernias of the abdominal wall and of the groin. His specialty also includes the diagnosis and surgical management of benign breast disorders and breast cancer. He helps facilitate hemodialysis for patients in renal failure by creating arteriovenous fistulas, and he has extensive experience in treating complex and chronic wounds caused by circulation problems, diabetes or pressure.
Dr. Murray earned his medical degree from Rutgers Medical School in New Jersey and completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospitals in Washington, D.C. His interest in surgery began in Gross Anatomy cadaver lab during the first year of medical school. Such intimate exposure to the complexity, sophistication and beauty of the human body was "awe-inspiring" and became the foundation for his career in surgery.
With more than 25 years of experience as a surgeon, Dr. Murray has seen the development of laparoscopy transform surgical management of many conditions. He expects that the use of progressively smaller instruments and integration with computer technology will continue to bring innovative and effective solutions to a wide range of disease states.
Dr. Murray has seen the greatest impact of technology in the area of diagnosis. With advanced imaging capabilities such as MRI, PET scanning, ultrasound and CT scanning, physicians at Doylestown Hospital are able to look inside the human body at the structure and function of organs and systems like never before. These tools yield much more precise information regarding disease processes than could ever by obtained by even the most skilled diagnostician. "State-of-the-art technology facilitates optimum outcomes," says Dr. Murray.
Dr. Murray considers his real "specialty" the appreciation of the unique medical condition of each patient. He educates each patient about his or her condition and explains the options available as well as potential risks and benefits of various approaches.
At Doylestown Hospital, patients benefit directly from the expertise of doctors without the layers of medical students and residents in between. The nursing staff at Doylestown Hospital is "capable, caring and conscientious," says Dr. Murray. The result is a level of personal, expert care at Doylestown Hospital unmatched at other facilities.
Dr. Murray enjoys playing tennis and fly fishing as well as the intellectual challenge and stimulation of competitive bridge.
Doylestown Surgical Associates
708 Shady Retreat Road, Ste. 8
Doylestown, PA 18901