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“It’s important to me that my patients feel comfortable talking with me and that together, we can find a solution.”​

Rice Lake - Marshfield Medical Center

1700 W Stout St
Rice Lake, WI 54868

Appointment Phone:
1-715-236-8365

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Dr. Andrew Rikkers is a general surgeon who is part of the hospital surgical teams at Marshfield Medical Center-Rice Lake and Marshfield Medical Center-Ladysmith. Procedures that Dr. Rikkers provides are for colon and small bowel diseases, including cancer. He also treats reflux patients, such as hiatal hernias and umbilical inguinal hernias. In addition, he performs breast cancer surgeries, gallbladder, and appendix procedures, vasectomies and skin cancer surgeries including sentinel lymph node surgery.

In providing patient care, Dr. Rikkers feels it’s important to provide procedures that are minimally invasive and provide as fast of a recovery process as possible.

“It’s important to have a proper diagnosis along with skilled interventions.” said Dr. Rikkers. “Not everything requires surgery, and it’s my job to develop the appropriate care plan with the patient to ensure their chance of success.”

When working with patients, Dr. Rikkers values good communication, and listening and understanding his patients concerns. “I enjoy working with my patients on the challenges they have and hearing from them the positive impact the procedures have made in their lives,” he said.

Dr. Rikkers received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed a five year general surgery residency at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan. His advanced minimally invasive surgical training was completed in Strasbourg, France at the European Institute of Telesurgery.

When not at work, Dr. Rikkers enjoys spending time with his wife, three sons and daughter. He enjoys ice fishing, outdoor activities and has been an Eagle Scout since childhood. Dr. Rikkers grew up in Ripon, Wisconsin and continues to appreciate small town communities.

Professional Summary down arrow

  • Medical School
    Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences Kansas City, MO, United States, D.O. 1999

    Residency
    Beaumont Hospital (frmly Botsford General Hospital) Farmington Hills, MI, United States, General Surgery 2004

  • Professional Societies
    American College of Osteopathic Surgeons

    Board Certifications
    Surgery: 2007, recertified 2016

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

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Patient Ratings down arrow

4.7
out of 5 (51 ratings)
4.8
Provider friendliness
4.7
Provider explanations of my problem
4.7
Provider concern for my questions
4.7
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.5
Provider's medication information
4.6
Provider's follow-up care instructions
4.7
Provider's use of words I understood
4.6
Provider's amount of time with me
4.7
My confidence in this provider
4.6
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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