Dr. Richard Kim, MD

Orthopedic Hand SurgeryMaleAge 48

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Dr. Richard Kim, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Maywood, NJ. He is affiliated with Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Richard Kim, MD

Richard Kim MD, LLC

113 W Essex St Maywood, NJ 07607 ()
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(201) 880-7766

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Affiliated with Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Hackensack, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Kim's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Trigger Finger
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Trigger Finger more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Congenital Hand Anomaly
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • 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
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • 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 Tendon Repair
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • 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 and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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(201) 880-7766

Dr. Kim accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Amerihealth
Amerihealth HMO
Amerihealth PPO
Personal Choice PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Devon Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
MagnaCare
Medicare
MultiPlan
Oxford Health Plans
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Kim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kim

4.6

Based on 117 ratings

5 Stars
88.03418803418803%
(103)
4 Stars
2.5641025641025643%
(3)
3 Stars
1.7094017094017093%
(2)
2 Stars
0.8547008547008547%
(1)
1 Star
6.837606837606837%
(8)
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If you are looking for a great hand specialist/surgeon look no further. Dr. Kim is honest, sincere, has great bed side manner (according to my mom) and most importantly delivers great results. See, I am a hand therapist and I see patients after Dr's do their jobs and need rehab. Dr. Kim's patients that I have seen DONT need much therapy, which sucks for my business, but shows how good he is. All his patients talk so highly of him. His skill and personality stands out to everyone I spoke with. So, when my mother broke her wrist, naturally I wanted her to see the best. She needed surgery and Dr. Kim did a great job even though it was not as simple break . After few months of therapy she has full function in her hand and could not be more happy with the results and the experience. Thank you Dr. Kim!!
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Marta Profis – May 19, 2022
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Dr Kim is an excellent surgeon who is kind and caring. He thoroughly explains treatment options and procedures . Several members of my family have been treated and operated on by Dr Kim- with excellent results. I cannot say enough how awesome Dr Kim is. His staff is professional, pleasant and helpful in making appointments, arranging surgeries and with insurance issues. I would highly recommend Dr Kim
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Feb 24, 2022
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I fractured my wrist I several places and after Dr. Kim’s surgery I am amazed that my wrist is like I never broke it. Him and his entire office staff were very courteous and he did an excellent job of communicating the extent of my injury and what he was going to do.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Gayle Thornton – Feb 20, 2022
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I was very fortunate to have been referred to Dr. Kim who reconstructed the nail bed on one of my fingers following Mohs surgery to remove a squamous cell carcinoma. He was extremely thorough in explaining the procedure before and during the surgery. He and his staff are very professional, courteous, and helpful. Dr. Kim's expertise and compassionate care made me feel at ease. He consistently took the time to answer questions and he concluded every visit with the understanding that he was always available should I have additional questions or concerns. I cannot express how highly I regard Dr. Kim. Besides being an accomplished surgeon with excellent credentials, he is one of the nicest doctors I have ever met.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Amy Bria – Feb 11, 2022
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As a result of a bicycle accident, I broke my thumb. Dr. Kim was very thorough and presented me with several options. I decided to go with surgery, followed up by occupational PT. The surgery was a success, and I now have full use of my thumb. Dr. Kim listened to my concerns and was terrific. Appointment times were adhered to, and there was virtually no wait. If I should every have another hand issue, I would not hesitate going to Dr. Kim to treat it.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 22, 2022
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Dr. Kim is the ultimate professional. He takes the time to explain every step of the process, ready to answer questions and encourages communication. In short, outstanding bedside manners with empathy to the patients. Needless to say, that he is an excellent surgeon. Dr. Kim is top class, I will most certainly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 15, 2022
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Dr. Kim is a true professional and cares about his patients. He takes the time to explain what he feels is wrong. He calls the night before a procedure to make sure you're at ease and will answer any last minute questions you may have as well as follows up with you that night after surgery. He is the best!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susan Renna – Dec 07, 2021
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Dr Kim is an excellent surgeon.Had two surgeries for two severed tendons and two nerves with no anesthesia. I did not have any pain during and after the surgery. He is comprehensive, attentive and he puts your mind at ease. He explains everything and always asks if there are any questions. He has an efficient staff. I would recommend him to family and friends
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rick Donovan – Sep 21, 2021
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There's nothing else to say apart from Dr Kim is absolutely top class and I highly recommend. I had a complicated distal fracture of my wrist from a snowboarding accident in March 2021 that required surgery. I found Dr. Kim online through my health insurance portal and I'm so glad I did. His office staff are polite, professional and promt - finding me an appointemnt right away. From the monent you speak with Dr. Kim you just know he's an exceptionally smart, highly experienced, professional doctor who will absiolutely provide you with the best advice and quality of care. Excellent bedside manner all through my initial consultation (where he got straight to the nub of the injury and treatment options), surgery at Hackensack HMU (which was arranged in a matter of days after the accident), and subsequent checkups. A few months of rehab later and I'm good to go and get back onto the slopes. Thank Dr. Kim and team for fixing me up!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tom Scoffin – Aug 01, 2021
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Excellent specialist! I had a carpal tunnel surgery under local anesthesia , it is a way to go. No pain during surgery, almost no pain after surgery. Fingers moving well no therapy need it! I wish all doctors be like him! Inessa Levitan from Fair lawn
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Inessa Levitan – May 03, 2021
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Absolutely would and did recommend family and friends!!! What an amazing doctor. Very confident in what he does. My finger is back and recovered, good as new. Thank you!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 16, 2021
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Dr Kim is great, comprehensive, very professional, very punctual with the appointments, the office staff is very accommodating to do the procedures and they work with you all the way.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nestor – Mar 12, 2021
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Dr. Kim was outstanding in helping my teenager who broke his finger playing football. During our first visit, Dr. Kim was able to examine, x-ray and diagnose my son's injury and present us with alternatives (therapy/surgery) all in one office visit. We chose to have surgery and it was performed in the surgery center on the bottom floor of the building where his office is located, which made things very convenient and timely. Post-surgery, Dr. Kim advised on occupational therapy for my son and after a few months, my son's finger has healed and ready for basketball season. Thank you again Dr. Kim for your kindness, thoughtful demeanor, and swift treatment!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 17, 2021
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My experience with Dr Kim’s care has been an A+. Right from the start, he educated me about my trigger finger and carpal tunnel hand problems. He politely listened to my questions and concerns. He provided me with an immediate pain relieving treatment, and the likely course of my condition. He sent me for nerve test to confirm the diagnosis. After the third pain management treatment, I asked for surgery with local anesthesia which was a wonderful success. My follow up visits have been informative and therapeutic. Dr. Kim and his staff have provided me with caring professional care despite the difficulties of COVID19 health protocols. SB, 10/6/2020
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sara Baquero – Oct 07, 2020
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Dr. Kim was very kind and understanding. He explained exactly what the problem was with my son’s wrist and answered all my questions. We never felt rushed in our appointments. His front office was always reachable and helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa Rodriguez – Oct 02, 2020
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Dr. Kim and his staff provided excellent care for my 14 year old son who broke his wrist during a soccer game. It was a growth plate break and Dr. Kim put together a plan that did not require surgery and had him back into training in about 6 weeks.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Great Care for a broken wrist – Sep 24, 2020
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I have been seeing Dr Kim since February 2019 and he is one of the best doctors I have. Very informative and friendly, he doesn't talk down to you like other doctors do. The staff is very helpful and friendly as well. I would definitely recommend him to anybody that needs help with their wrist and hand.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michael Scerbo – Sep 14, 2020
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I found Dr. Kim to be both professional and personable. He made sure I understood the procedure and answered any questions I had. His staff in the office and during surgery were excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan S. – Sep 03, 2020
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I broke my wrist in a biking accident and went to Dr. Kim for an examination. Surprisingly, he didn't immediately recommend surgery. He said he would like to avoid surgery, if possible! Instead, he sent me first for X-ray and then CT imagining, which did eventually reveal the need for surgery. Throughout this process, I never felt that Dr. Kim was in a rush to move on to the next patient. I even felt a little bad taking up so much of his time asking questions, all of which he answered in detail. The surgery itself went very smoothly. I soon learned from several of the people I met at occupational therapy that my experience wasn't true for everyone. I felt lucky to have had my surgery performed by a doctor who is so skilled and attentive. I highly recommend Dr. Kim.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joel Carino – Aug 20, 2020
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I felt very comfortable with Dr. Kim, especially how he took time to answer my questions and was able to explain the issue with my wrist in a way that was easy to understand. From start to finish he and his staff were professional and down to earth.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steven – Aug 14, 2020
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About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • General Hand Surgery
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Education

2007
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Brown University / RI Hospital Plastic Surgery Residency
Residency Hospital
2000
Brown University / RI Hospital General Surgery Internship
Internship Hospital
1995
Brown University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • New Jersey Medical School Golden Apple Teaching Award, 2011
  • Brown University Medical School Resident Teaching Award, 2002
  • Columbia Univ. / Cornell Univ. Plastic Surgery Teacher of the Year, 2008
  • Brown University Medical School Resident Teaching Award, 2003

Media & Publications

  • Internal Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures, 2007
  • Scapholunate Instability, 2007
  • Arthroscopic TFCC Debridement, 2007

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Is Dr. Richard Kim, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Richard Kim, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kim frequently treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist, and Trigger Finger. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kim treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Kim, MD's office located?

Dr. Kim's office is located at 113 W Essex St, Maywood, NJ 07607. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Kim speaks Spanish, Korean, and English. View profile to see all.

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Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack, NJ

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)