Rita Hadley, MD, FACS, PhD

Rita Hadley, MD, PhD

Rita Hadley, MD, FACS, PhD

Board Certified General, Breast & Bariatric Surgeon

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Dr. Hadley grew up in the Midwest. She has an extensive education which culminated in 2 professional degrees. She first obtained a PhD in neurophysiology from the University of Iowa where she studied the mechanisms of pain. Dr Hadley is very interested in how people feel pain and how it can best be managed. Because of her research and her ongoing clinical advancements in pain control, she travels the country to educate physicians on how to optimize pain management after surgery while minimizing narcotic use. After her PhD, Dr. Hadley went to medical school at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and became a surgeon. She was in practice in the Dayton area for 13 years before her move to Phoenix, AZ in June 2015. She manages the surgical aspect of abdominal and breast diseases, as well as hernias, skin lumps and bumps, and tumors. As a board certified general surgeon, she also specializes in bariatric surgery and has performed countless weight loss procedures.

Dr. Hadley specializes in many general surgery procedures. She dedicates a large portion of her practice to women’s health, including breast cancers. And she maintains a presence and leadership in the advancement of patient care and pain management across the country.

Dr. Hadley has been very active in leadership roles in addition to her clinical practice and has been the Medical Director for the Bariatric Center of Excellence, the Chief of Surgery, and has served on several hospital committees dedicated to the advancement of quality and efficiency in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Hadley is committed to compassion, caring, and nurturing. Her practice reflects the special touch that we appreciate when we are valued. Whether surgery is required or not, Dr. Hadley will provide the care necessary to ensure safety and understanding.

Procedures Performed & Conditions Treated by Dr. Hadley

  • Laparoscopic Procedures
  • Robotic Procedures
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Cancer
  • Hernias
  • Skin Lumps & Bumps
  • Lipomas
  • Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Appendectomy

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