Dr. Richard Y. Kim, MD

Dr. Richard Y. Kim, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
43 y/o
46 reviews

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  • Medicare
  • QualCare

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Dr. Kim's Performance
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Office & Staff Performance
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (7)
in Maywood, NJ |
Dr. Kim is a great doctor. He was patient, professional, and he gave me the impression that he knew when he was doing at every phase of my surgery. His staff has been very helpful with my after surgery care. I highly recommend him!
in north bergen |
My experience was excellent, both the physician and the staff who greeted me in his office and during surgery, the doctor explained to me all the consequences and the procedure and what I had. During surgery he was pending at all times if he felt pain. It is thorough and pays attention to detail.
in wood-ridge, nj 07075 |
I liked dr. Kim. I went to him last year for X-rays. They never called me back. When I called them, twice, I never received a call back from them. Very unprofessional. Dr Kim, may not even realize what's going on with the front desk. Whatever happened to a follow up ?. I paid for my first visit, which was a total waste of time. Never got anything for it. I have now switched to another doctor. It's a shame I liked dr Kim. I hope, since the last time I was there, the office staff is better.
Hello Elizabeth, I sincerely apologize for the lack of office communication. Unfortunately, I am employed by the hospital until the end of this year and cannot control the office setup until next year. Feel free to reach out to me directly if I can be of any help to you, my contact info can be found on my website: www.richardkimmd.com
in Hackensack NJ |
I would not recommend Dr. Kim because of all the not professional staff he has. It took me almost two months to get an appointment. I asked the secretary if he takes my insurance she said, "yes" I gave all the information, my appointment was set. Then, I went in person to make sure the insurance was good. I put my husband in the waiting list because he was in pain and his appointment was too far. A day before the appoint. his nasty secretary called me to cancel his appointment due to insurance.
Hello Luz, I apologize for the insurance and scheduling frustrations. I currently have very little control over insurance questions / scheduling because I am employed by the hospital until the end of this year, and they control all insurance issues. Feel free to reach out to me directly if I can be of any help to your or your husband, contact info can be found on my website: www.richardkimmd.com
in Paramus, NJ |
All My Experience with Dr. Kim has always been very pleasant. He is an extremely knowledgeable hand surgeon and I am very happy with the results of my surgery.
in Hackensack, NJ |
Spent exactly 4 minutes looking at and taking an X-ray. Didn't even remove the bandages to look at the injury. Didn't ask how I got hurt. Recommended a ct scan and left. Never saw him again. Didn't fix my wrist and I ended up going to another dr. Very unprofessional. I would not recommend.
Hello, you came in within 5 days after your injury (all of the details are in your chart). In your case, which was a non displaced fracture, I typically don't remove splints before a week in order to limit the risk of displacing it (unless there is a good reason, eg-open wound). I apologize if your visit seemed rushed, but we went over your history, reviewed your films, took new fluoroscopy images, orders a CT, and walked together across the hall to get the CT rx, which took more than 4 min.
in LODI, N.J. |
The young Doctor seems very well trained and very efficient. I feel comfortable under his care. He gives injections with the most precise care. If there is a negative I would say a lack of understanding the elderly.
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Dr. Kim's Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person.

Dr. Kim's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Plastic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • New Jersey Medical School Golden Apple Teaching Award, 2011
    • Columbia Univ. / Cornell Univ. Plastic Surgery Teacher of the Year, 2008
    • Brown University Medical School Resident Teaching Award, 2003
    • Brown University Medical School Resident Teaching Award, 2002
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  • Media & Publications
    • Arthroscopic TFCC Debridement, 2007
    • Internal Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures, 2007
    • Scapholunate Instability, 2007

Background Check

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Board Certifications

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Congenital Hand Anomaly
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hidradenitis
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Cancer
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    Mount Sinai School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    Brown University / Rhode Island Hospital

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    Brown University The Warren Alpert Medical School

    Completed in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    Brown University / Alpert Medical School

    Graduated in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement