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Dr. Rita Hadley, MD

General Surgery

(480) 969-4138

Advanced Surgical Associates

2945 S Dobson Rd Mesa , AZ 85202

Get to Know Dr. Hadley

Accepting Patients



21 Years

Care Philosophy

Dr Hadley is committed to compassion, caring, and nurturing.  Her practice reflects the special touch that we appreciate when we are valued.  Whether surgery is required or not, Dr Hadley will provide the care necessary to ensure safety and understanding. 


University of Iowa 1994

Wright State University Dayton OH 1997

Wright State University School Of Med Dayton Oh; 2002

Dr. Hadley's Experience

General Surgery

Awards & Recognitions

Recognized Doctor

In My Own Words

Dr Hadley grew up in the Midwest.  She has an extensive education which culminated in 2 professional degrees.  She first obtained a PhD in neurophysiology from the University of Iowa where she studied the mechanisms of pain.  Dr Hadley is very interested in how people feel pain and how it can best be managed.  Because of her research and her ongoing clinical advancements in pain control, she travels the country to educate physicians on how to optimize pain management after surgery while minimizing narcotic use.  After her PhD, Dr Hadley went to medical school at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and became a surgeon.  She was in practice in the Dayton area for 13 years before her move to Phoenix, AZ in June, 2015.  She manages the surgical aspect of abdominal and breast diseases, as well as hernias, skin lumps and bumps, and tumors.  As a board certified general surgeon, she also specializes in bariatric surgery and has performed countless weight loss procedures.    Dr Hadley specializes in many general surgery procedures.  She dedicates a large portion of her practice to women's health, including breast cancers.  And she maintains a presence and leadership in the advancement of patient care and pain management across the country.   Dr Hadley has been very active in leadership roles in addition to her clinical practice and has been the Medical Director for the Bariatric Center of Excellence, the Chief of Surgery, and has served on several hospital committees dedicated to the advancement of quality and efficiency in Dayton, Ohio.

Dr. Hadley's Locations

Accepting New Patients


Advanced Surgical Associates

2945 S Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202

(480) 969-4138 Fax: (480) 969-0630

Affiliated Hospitals

Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center

1955 W Frye Rd, Chandler, AZ 85224

Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center

3555 S Val Vista Dr, Gilbert, AZ 85297

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