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Prosser Memorial Health Welcomes General Surgeon Dr. Richard Unger
Prosser Memorial Health Welcomes General Surgeon Dr. Richard Unger

February 2, 2021

Prosser Memorial Health is pleased to welcome Dr. Richard Unger to Prosser General Surgery Center.  Dr. Unger is a board-certified general surgeon providing general surgery services including laparoscopic, gynecological, endoscopy, tissue and breast, colon cancer, gall bladder, and hernia repair, among other surgeries for Prosser Memorial Health.

Born near Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Unger graduated from A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed his general surgery residency in St. Louis at Deaconess Hospital. More recently, Dr. Unger has traveled all over the United States, including here in Prosser, providing surgical services in rural, critical access hospitals.

What made me want to come back is I just felt at home here. The team at Prosser Memorial Health were not only colleagues, they were friends. This hospital takes time and effort to invest in the newest updated technology in surgery. We have good equipment, and we are going to do what’s best for the patient.”-Dr. Richard Unger

In his free time, Dr. Unger enjoys being outdoors, hiking, riding horses, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, and spending time with his children and grandkids. For questions about surgical services at Prosser General Surgery Center, call 509.786.5599, or learn more at