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Richard L. Feinberg, MD

Surgical Services

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(608) 262-2025

1 South Park Street
Madison, WI 53715-1375

Richard L. Feinberg, MD

Professor, Divisions of General Surgery
Director, UW Health Vein Center


  • MD, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, 1983
  • General Surgery Residency, The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, 1989
  • Fellowship in Vascular Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 1991
  • Fellowship in Endovascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 2003

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Richard Feinberg leads the UW Health Vein Center at 1 South Park and is board certified in vascular surgery, with over 25 years of experience treating venous disease.

It is estimated that almost half of the adult female population are troubled by spider veins or varicose veins and general venous disease. Heredity, pregnancy, weight gain, hormonal shifts and certain occupations may contribute to the formation of small veins that lie close to the surface of the skin.

Dr. Feinberg offers our patients the benefit of minimally invasive diagnostic tools and techniques to treat venous disease, providing patients the highest level of comfort and relief so they may return home with desired results and minimal pain, downtime, and scarring.

Research Interests

Recent Publications
  • Prevalence, impact, and risk factors for hospital-acquired conditions after major surgical resection for cancer: a NSQIP analysis.
    Molena D, Mungo B, Stem M, Feinberg RL, Lidor AO
    J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2015 Jan; 19(1):142-51; discussion 151.
    [PubMed ID: 25199948]
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  • Outcomes of operations for benign foregut disease in elderly patients: a National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database analysis.
    Molena D, Mungo B, Stem M, Feinberg RL, Lidor AO
    Surgery 2014 Aug; 156(2):352-60.
    [PubMed ID: 24973127]
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  • Hospital-acquired conditions after bariatric surgery: we can predict, but can we prevent?
    Lidor AO, Moran-Atkin E, Stem M, Magnuson TH, Steele KE, Feinberg R, Schweitzer MA
    Surg Endosc 2014 Dec; 28(12):3285-92.
    [PubMed ID: 24935201]
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  • Thirty-day outcomes of paraesophageal hernia repair using the NSQIP database: should laparoscopy be the standard of care?
    Mungo B, Molena D, Stem M, Feinberg RL, Lidor AO
    J. Am. Coll. Surg. 2014 Aug; 219(2):229-36.
    [PubMed ID: 24891211]
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  • Outcomes of esophagectomy for esophageal achalasia in the United States.
    Molena D, Mungo B, Stem M, Feinberg RL, Lidor AO
    J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2014 Feb; 18(2):310-7.
    [PubMed ID: 23963868]
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  • Congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease predict poor surgical outcomes in older adults undergoing elective diverticulitis surgery.
    Sheer AJ, Heckman JE, Schneider EB, Wu AW, Segal JB, Feinberg R, Lidor AO
    Dis. Colon Rectum 2011 Nov; 54(11):1430-7.
    [PubMed ID: 21979190]
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  • Older patients with diverticulitis have low recurrence rates and rarely need surgery.
    Lidor AO, Segal JB, Wu AW, Yu Q, Feinberg R, Schneider EB
    Surgery 2011 Aug; 150(2):146-53.
    [PubMed ID: 21801956]
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  • Morbidity and mortality associated with antireflux surgery with or without paraesophogeal hernia: a large ACS NSQIP analysis.
    Lidor AO, Chang DC, Feinberg RL, Steele KE, Schweitzer MA, Franco MM
    Surg Endosc 2011 Sep; 25(9):3101-8.
    [PubMed ID: 21512880]
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  • Elective surgery for diverticulitis is associated with high risk of intestinal diversion and hospital readmission in older adults.
    Lidor AO, Schneider E, Segal J, Yu Q, Feinberg R, Wu AW
    J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2010 Dec; 14(12):1867-73; discussion 1873-4.
    [PubMed ID: 20878256]
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  • Successful management of traumatic false aneurysm of the extracranial vertebral artery by duplex-directed manual occlusion: a case report.
    Feinberg RL, Sorrell K, Wheeler JR, Gregory RT, Snyder SO, Gayle RG, Parent FN
    J. Vasc. Surg. 1993 Nov; 18(5):889-94.
    [PubMed ID: 8230577]
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