Dr. Richard Battista, MD

Dr. Richard Battista, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
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50 y/o
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Dr. Richard Battista, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Allentown, PA and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

OAA Orthopaedic Specialists

250 Cetronia Rd Fl 2

Allentown, PA 18104
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Advantra
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health Net
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Battista performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ganglion Cyst
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Battista ""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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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Fractures
  • Contracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Laceration
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • 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
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40  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Villanova University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Abington Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Battista's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Battista to family and friends
34 total reviews (20 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Battista's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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You have choice. I thank you for placing your trust in me.

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Patient Comments (20)

Dr. Battista performed carpal tunnel release surgery on both of my hands. Highly recommend if you are thinking about it make an appointment with him@ 610-973-6800. The surgeries where performed on two separate Thursday's and I returned to work on Monday. Extremely satisfied!!!!!
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I had 2 hand surgeries with Dr. Battista and was very happy with both. Every appointment was prompt and very informative. The day of surgery went like a well oiled machine from the receptionist to your car waiting for you in the garage. Their office is very organized and flows easily. I would...more
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I would not hesitate recommending Dr. Batista for hand surgery. Last week I had three procedures done on my right hand, trigger finger, carpal tunnel and an ulnar nerve procedure. Had no pain after surgery. Saw a hand therapist twice and doing at home therapy. Discharged today with no major...more
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Dr. Battista is very warm and reassuring. The entire OAA experience is top shelf. I've had numerous procedures over the years at various facilities - OAA is the best run most professional organization I've had the pleasure to deal with.
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I highly recommend Dr. Battista and everyone at OAA. From day one until the end, they were very helpful and cared for my needs.
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