Dr. Norbert Richardson is a general surgeon who specializes in bariatric (weight loss) surgery, including procedures such as laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic duodenal switch as well as weight loss surgery revisions. Dr. Richardson is actively involved in research to improve bariatric patient care, and he serves as Missouri chapter president for the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the American College of Surgeons.

Education & Training

Medical School

University of Missouri School of Medicine


Surgery (General Surgery)

  • University of Kansas at Wichita School of Medicine


American Board of Surgery


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Academic Information

Associate Professor of Surgery


One Hospital Dr
MC414 McHaney Hall
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

Research Interests

  • Apollo Endosurgery low BMI LapBand Study

Areas of Expertise

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Awards & Honors

  • American College of Surgeons MO Chapter President 2019-Present
  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery MO Chapter President 2017-Present
  • American College of Surgeons MO Chapter Treasurer 2017-2019
  • American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery State and Local Chapters 2017
  • Fellow American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery 2015-Present
  • University of Missouri Marion S. DeWeese, MD Excellence in Arts and Science 2012
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons 2003-Present
  • NATO Medal of Service Kosovo 2001
  • Task Force Medical Falcon III Certificate of Appreciation Kosovo 2001


  • Spontaneous Hyperinflation of Intragastric Balloon Causing Gastric Outlet Obstruction 2019
  • Laparoscopic Exploration for Internal Hernia Best Practice 2018
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in a Patient With Situs Inversus Totalis 2017
  • Laparoscopic Treatment of Band Erosion with Migration to Proximal Jejunum 2017