Dr. Richard D. Battista, MD

Dr. Richard D. Battista, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male | 49 years old

"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 enjoy learning about them personally and enjoy the challenge of restoring function so that they may be able to return to the level of activity that they crave. Q. What do you like best about working for OAA? Without question, the employees at OAA are top notch and are the true "wizards" behind the scenes that make our organization top notch. They all believe in what we do as physicians and their support is invaluable. I am also very honored and proud to have been elected president of the best orthopaedic organization in the Lehigh Valley. I never imagined that, 5 years into coming to OAA, that my partners would look to me to guide us through the uncertain future of medicine in the aftermath of healthcare reform. It is a great responsibility that I take very seriously, where failure is not an option. Q. How do you apply your experience as an orthopaedic surgeon and a physician to the rest of your life? A. I have dedicated my life to what I do. I truly believe that there is no other specialty in medicine where the physicians are completely and literally thrilled doing what they do. Completing a challenging case is like scoring a touchdown, making a goal, hitting a home run….. Attention to detail is critical.Read more

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"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 enjoy learning about them personally and enjoy the challenge of restoring function so that they may be able to return to the level of activity that they crave. Q. What do you like best about working for OAA? Without question, the employees at OAA are top notch and are the true "wizards" behind the scenes that make our organization top notch. They all believe in what we do as physicians and their support is invaluable. I am also very honored and proud to have been elected president of the best orthopaedic organization in the Lehigh Valley. I never imagined that, 5 years into coming to OAA, that my partners would look to me to guide us through the uncertain future of medicine in the aftermath of healthcare reform. It is a great responsibility that I take very seriously, where failure is not an option. Q. How do you apply your experience as an orthopaedic surgeon and a physician to the rest of your life? A. I have dedicated my life to what I do. I truly believe that there is no other specialty in medicine where the physicians are completely and literally thrilled doing what they do. Completing a challenging case is like scoring a touchdown, making a goal, hitting a home run….. Attention to detail is critical.Read more

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Dr. Battista's 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 enjoy learning about them personally and enjoy the challenge of restoring function so that they may be able to return to the level of activity that they crave.

Q. What do you like best about working for OAA? Without question, the employees at OAA are top notch and are the true "wizards" behind the scenes that make our organization top notch. They all believe in what we do as physicians and their support is invaluable.  I am also very honored and proud to have been elected president of the best orthopaedic organization in the Lehigh Valley. I never imagined that, 5 years into coming to OAA, that my partners would look to me to guide us through the uncertain future of medicine in the aftermath of healthcare reform.  It is a great responsibility that I take very seriously, where failure is not an option.

Q. How do you apply your experience as an orthopaedic surgeon and a physician to the rest of your life? A. I have dedicated my life to what I do. I truly believe that there is no other specialty in medicine where the physicians are completely and literally thrilled doing what they do. Completing a challenging case is like scoring a touchdown, making a goal, hitting a home run…..  Attention to detail is critical.

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I thank you for taking your time to provide valuable feedback as I am always looking to improve myself, my organization, and the patient experience.

You have choice. I thank you for placing your trust in me.

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Pennsylvania not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Fractures
  • Contracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Laceration
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Traumatic Arthropathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Upper Extremity Trauma
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Abington Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Albert Einstein Medical Center

    Completed in 1998

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)

    Completed in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    Villanova University

    Graduated in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Wrist Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery