Northwest Women’s Healthcare
Dr. Richard Taylor specializes in da Vinci Robotic Surgery, Laser Surgery, Gynecology, and Infertility with Northwest Women’s Healthcare (NWWHC).
Dr. Taylor is very happy to be part of the team at NWWHC. I have always had a love for the field of medicine and believe that the ‘real’ medicine is truly caring about each individual patient. To care for patients’ needs is an honor and a privilege of the highest accord.
Since 1984, previous to joining Northwest Women’s Health Care in the year 2000, he practiced medicine in Salt Lake City, providing the full spectrum of women’s care, including OB, with an emphasis on infertility and ‘minimally invasive surgery’ (performing surgery through tiny incisions using small telescopes). He has a special interest in the use of laser in surgery and has been using various types of lasers both in the office and operating room since 1981. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Taylor has taught and proctored many other physicians in the area of laser procedures.
He has published articles in national and international journals on endoscopic outpatient surgery and endometrial ablation (surgery for heavy menses without incision). He developed the ablation procedure, which was nominated for “The Golden Hysteroscope Award” at a world meeting in New York and Miami and the results were published in the book, Proceedings of the World Congress of Hysteroscopy. Currently, this outpatient procedure has the highest success rate for the control of heavy bleeding in the medical literature. I anticipate, with enthusiasm, future developments in endoscopy as Dr. Rogers and I work together.
Dr. Taylor received his medical degree from the University of Utah in 1980. He did his residency, in OB-GYN, at Maricopa County Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ, and worked many hours as an ER physician at the medical center and Chandler Community Hospital. He was board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology in 1987 and is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists and the International College of Surgeons. Dr. Taylor is currently active in the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgeons, the American Uro-Gynecology Society, the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, and the American Fertility Society.
Dr. Taylor was born and raised in Southern Alberta, Canada, where his father was a general surgeon in a small town. He is married to Deanne, in 1978, and has four great children—Chad (1980), Michelle(1982), Ashley (1985), and Brooke (1989). Our family interests include snow skiing, water skiing, fishing, hiking, reading, and travel.