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Dr. Richard Battista, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 51

Dr. Battista

OAA Orthopaedic Specialists

250 Cetronia Rd Fl 2 Allentown, PA 18104

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Dr. Richard Battista, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Allentown, PA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1993 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Battista's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Battista performs Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Battista performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Battista performs Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Battista performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Trigger Finger
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Battista treats Trigger Finger more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Battista treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Battista's conditions and procedures:

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Contracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Laceration
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteopenia
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Total Wrist Replacement
  • Traumatic Arthropathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Upper Extremity Trauma
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence."

Vince Lombardi

Q. What do you like best about working with your patients? People really respect our practice and what we have to offer. I...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2002
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Upmc)
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1994
Abington Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1993
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School
1989
Villanova University
Undergraduate School
2002
1998
1994
1993
1989

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, 1999
  • Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, 2005
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation - Naval Hosptial Roosevelt Roads, 1999
  • Humanitarian Service Medal, 1998
  • National Defense Service Medal, 1991
  • National Defense Service Medal, 2001
  • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, 2001
  • Expert Rifle Marksmanship Medal, 2000
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, 2000
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation - National Naval Medical Center, 2003
  • Expert Pistol Marksmanship Medal, 1999
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, 2006
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, 2001

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Dr. Battista and his staff were excellent! He fit us in right away, explained everything in a way my 8 year old could understand, and provided a treatment plan taking everything into consideration, not just her xrays.
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Quick, efficient and explains everything in easy to understand language!
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Absolutely amazing dr. Very knowledgeable and helpful! Highly recommend!
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Had wrist surgery..won’t mention where but they didn’t fix the my injury.had a lot of pain. Went to Dr. Batista and I couldn’t have found a better surgeon any where. My arm was out of alignment. Dr. Batista fixed my arm and removed a plate that was put in my wrist by a previous sports medicine surgeon. Dr. Batista also removed a ganglion cyst a few years later from my finger. I wouldn’t trust another surgeon, Dr. Batista is the best. ??
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Great Doctor, explained everything in detail & had no problems with surgery or healing process. He will fix my carpal tunnel issue when I plan to have it done in future.
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Had prior surgery with Dr Batista and was pleased with his demeanor and expertise. Now I am scheduled for another surgery and am confident it will turn out fine
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Doctor and staff very professional, courteous, efficient and friendly. I felt the doctor took the time to understand my problem, explained diagnosis and treatments in detail.
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Staff friendly, professional
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Pleasant and forthright
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The best hands surgeon in the region. I have had 3 surgeries by him and always recommend him.
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Definitely in good hands!!
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Dr. Battista is very knowledgeable and down to earth. He takes the time to listen to your concerns and discusses all options.
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Due to my insurance coverage being changed to a new provider, I had a limited timeframe available to have surgery. Deductible increases in the new plan would have prevented my ability to afford treatment. Thanks to Dr Battista and his staff's flexibility, I was able to have the necessary surgery for advanced carpel. Relief from my symptoms occurred within days and I returned back to work the following week. He is a compassionate professional surrounded by staff committed to their patients.
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Dr. Batista and his staff are excellent. I had carpal tunnel and cubical tunnel in both hands and arms for years. After both surgeries I can finally sleep thru the night and no more numbness or pain. I finally have warm hands again. The recovery time is amazingly quick. I would recommend Dr. Batista to anyone. Don’t wait, get it done. It’s not worth waiting years to do something.
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Dr. Battista and his staff were excellent. The staff in the surgery center were fantastic. There was no wait time. The OR staff were awesome. I can't say enough good things about them and how comfortable they made me feel during a stressful time.
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Although I didn't need carpal tunnel surgery, Dr Battista helped solve my pain issue. From start to finish, the staff at OAA and Dr Battista were kind, caring and professional. I highly recommend the practice! FYI, OAA is separate and apart from LVHN. The office number is 610-973-6200.
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Dr Battista listened to me and solved my wrist pain I had has for 6 years. I had been to 2 other specialists. I'm glad I found him so I could continue to work at a job I love. He is truly talented. I'm very grateful to him.
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Dr. Battista is an excellent surgeon and can be trusted.
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Very thorough exam, diagnosis and treatment in a very timely manner. Went above and beyond with treatment availability. Willing to work with my work schedule for treatment.
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Very down to earth and easy to communicate with. First class Dr.
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