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Ferdinand Rico, MD

Specialty
  • General Surgery
    (Board Certified)
  • Surgical Critical Care
    (Board Certified)
Additional Language Spoken
English
Address
St. Mary High Desert Medical Group
18310 US Highway 18
Suite B
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
St. Mary High Desert Medical Group
18310 US Highway 18
Suite B
Apple Valley, CA 92307
Get Directions
Phone
(760) 247-6444
Fax
(760) 247-6559

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • General Surgery
      (Board Certified)
    • Surgical Critical Care
      (Board Certified)
    Secondary Specialties
    • Minimally Invasive General Surgery
    Education & Training
    • Internship
      Harlem Hospital Medical Center
    • Fellowship
      Strong Memorial Hospital
    • Medical School
      University of Santo Tomas
    • Residency
      Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography
    Dr. Ferdinand Rico is a board-certified General Surgeon proudly serving residents in the High Desert. Dr. Rico completed medical school at the University of Santo Tomas and completed his residency in general surgery at Harlem Hospital Center. He then completed his residency at URMC Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York. Prior to joining St. Mary High Desert Medical Group, Dr. Rico was the Trauma Medical Director for North West Texas Hospital as well as an assistant professor at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. Dr. Rico has an extensive background as a general surgeon and is passionate on improving the health outcomes of those in clinically underserved areas. 

    When Dr. Rico is not in the clinic caring for patients, he enjoys traveling for medical missions including extensive trips to Kenya, Africa and Samar, Philippines.
    Areas of Expertise
    Minimally invasive surgeries including thyroid and parathyroid neck mass, skin and soft tissue mass, breast mass, trach and PEG, gastric and intestinal surgical case, colorectal surgical case, and abdominal hernia