About Dr. Jason Richardson

Dr. Jason Richardson, MD FACS FASMBS is a board-certified and fellowship-trained minimally invasive Arizona bariatric and general surgeon, who has dedicated his professional life to improving the health and lives of his patients. He is a published author of multiple articles and book chapters on the topics of general and bariatric surgery. As an innovator in the search for better treatments, Dr. Richardson has spoken at conferences throughout the United States on the subjects of his research and surgical techniques.

Dr. Richardson graduated from the Ohio State University medical school and was chief surgical resident at the Hospital of Saint Raphael affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at the University of California, Irvine. He has trained and mentored medical students, resident physicians, and junior surgeons in advanced surgical techniques.

Dr. Jason Richardson, MD | Weight Loss Surgery Arizona
Dr. Jason Richardson, MD FACS FASMBS
Where Dr. Richardson trained and practiced medicine.

During his career, Dr. Richardson has received awards for patient care, technical skill, and research, and he has earned membership to the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), and other surgical and honor societies. He was board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

He was awarded Fellowship (FACS) in the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Fellowship in the College "means that the surgeon’s education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College" (see more). It is a step beyond board certification.

He was awarded Fellowship (FASMBS) in the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Fellowship in the Society may be bestowed upon a board certified surgeon who has dedicated their practice to bariatric surgery, completes a certain number of surgeries per year, and is recommended by multiple other surgeons. It is a further step beyond board certification.

Dr. Richardson performs a wide-range of procedures including treatments for obesity, reflux disease, hernias, gallbladder disease, cancer, and numerous other medical conditions. Through his dedicated practice, research, publications, and training of other surgeons, Dr. Richardson hopes to share his deep appreciation for the life-changing effects that compassionate care can have on patients. His greatest honor remains the thousands of individuals who have entrusted him with their care.

Updated: 5/3/22

🏅 Awards, Honors & Recognitions

  • Fellowship - American College of Surgeons

  • Fellowship - American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  • Patients' Top Choice Award - U.S. News & World Report

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll - Healthgrades

  • Healthgrades Recognized Doctor - Healthgrades

  • Top Gun Minimally Invasive Surgery Award - Yale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael Campus

  • Service Excellence Award - Yale New Haven Health Bridgeport Hospital

  • Plenary Session Award - American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

  • Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing - Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (Journal of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery)

  • Lifetime Membership - Landacre Honor Society

  • Samuel J. Roessler Research Scholarship - The Ohio State University

  • Scholarship in Medicine - The Ohio State University

Reviews From The Web

🏅 Patients' Top Choice Award

U.S. News & World Report

🏅 Honor Roll


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Data as of 7/30/21

If surgery has improved your life, then you know that telling others your personal story might improve their lives too. Pass on that good energy! The following quotes are from some people who did just that. Thank you for the appreciation!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Jason Richardson is extremely informative and professional. He made sure I completely understood everything from day 1 for my success to be permanent. His team has been easy to get my questions answered. My only regret is not doing this sooner! I’m currently down 161 lbs since my first appointment with him"

- Posted on Google.com

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I was terrified to even make an appointment to talk about bariatric surgery for fear of being shamed or embarrassed by my weight issue. By the end of my very first appointment with Dr. Richardson, I knew that not only had I made the right decision to pursue bariatric surgery, but I had found the best doctor to guide me through this journey. Encouraging, supportive, informative, and very personable. He explained things clearly so I knew what to expect every step of the way. I highly recommend anyone considering bariatric surgery to meet with Dr. Richardson. He has certainly changed my life for the better! 🌷💕🌷"

- Posted on Google.com

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I have lost over 120 pounds because of my weight loss surgery in Feb of 2020. Dr. Richardson is absolutely one of the main reasons that I was successful before and after surgery. He was with me from day one all the way throughout my first year after surgery. I am a straightforward kind of person and he picked up on that right away. He was very transparent with me. I appreciate the realness from Dr. Richardson and I am thankful for the new chance at this life. Thank you so much!"

- Posted on Google.com

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This man SAVES LIVES! Whether it be assisting those recovering from obesity to preventive medicine assuring you are as heathy as you can be. This man SAVES LIVES! If you are reading this because you need a doctor of his skillset, please know Dr. Richardson SAVES LIVES! I think you get my drift.... -a patient that is very thankful for the new healthy me"

- Posted on Healthgrades.com

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Dr. Richardson is very knowledgeable in the weight loss field and took the time to explain every procedure and instills you with a sense of confidence in his abilities. I definitely would recommend Dr. Richardson to anyone considering weight loss surgery. His sense of humor is a huge plus and he made me feel comfortable from the very first visit!"

- Posted on Healthgrades.com

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "In my experience, Dr. Richardson is a down to earth individual who is very personable when conversing with his patients. He provides advice and answers questions regarding your selected procedure or the steps that follow. If you’re doubtful of making a drastic change in your life, Dr. Richardson and his office are helpful and provide tips to get you started."

- Posted on Google.com

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I first met with Dr. Richardson in the fall of 2019 to discuss bariatric surgery. I knew I had found the right surgeon from the very beginning. I went from being terrified and embarrassed to discuss my weight issue to a well informed patient who was able to understand every step of the process. I am so glad I met Dr. Richardson. He is not only skilled and knowledgeable but he is kind and reset. He has helped me change my life!"

- Posted on Healthgrades.com

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I had a great experience with Dr. Richardson. It was a long process, but to get a surgery date, he went above and beyond for me. I love that he is very upbeat and has a happy attitude. I felt that he genuinely cares. I like that he showed me the way to my journey, and now it is up to me to follow his advice to succeed . I am excited. It has begun, and with his coaching, I will succeed. I can't thank you enough!"

- Posted on Healthgrades.com

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Excellent work and very professional! Dr. Richardson is a personable individual and takes the time to answer any questions or concerns. His advice helps keep his patients motivated and the process provides positive results!"

- Posted on Vitals.com

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Dr. Richardson is an amazing doctor. I was extremely nervous to have bariatric surgery and he always made me feel comfortable about my decisions. He is very thorough and always has a great way of explaining things! I would do it all over again if I had to!"

- Posted on WebMD.com

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Dr. Richardson is a great surgeon. He is very professional and doesn’t mind answering any questions or concerns. My experience has been great throughout the entire process."

- Posted on WebMD.com

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Dr.Richardson is an amazing doctor. He is very thorough and always explains every detail! I’m so grateful for him and his staff!"

- Posted on Google.com

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I just started my procedures with Dr. Richardson and was very taken back by what a down to earth this young Doctor I hope that he is going to be my surgeon regardless of my insurance creating chaos."

- Posted on Healthgrades.com

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