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Dr. Richard Kim, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Kim

Richard Kim, M.D. LLC

113 W Essex St Maywood, NJ 07607

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Dr. Richard Kim, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Maywood, NJ and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery.


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4.5

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Over the past few months, Dr. Kim has helped me and I am forever grateful. I had two carpal tunnel surgeries, and a basil joint arthopathy to correct severe Osteoarthritis in my left hand and I'm scheduled for a fourth surgery In my right hand next week. I would not trust anyone else to operate on my hands! Our hands are extremely important in everything we do. My recoveries have been successful with his surgical techniques, coaching and guidance. Dr. Kim is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and a thorough surgeon who I would highly recommend. Anytime I contacted him with a concern he called me right back. Overall, Dr. Kim’s Team is amazing. Nicole is the best! Great communication, handled all my medical forms and made life easier, given my surgeries. And lastly, the Vanguard surgical center was a pleasant experience. A clean state of the art facility with a friendly, knowledgeable, thorough team that makes the overall procedure more pleasant.
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Dr. Kim performed surgery on my wrist. Dr. Kim came highly recommended. I found him to be a phenomenal surgeon, very knowledgeable and caring. He is very professional and compassionate. He explained my options and listened to all my questions very patiently. His quick response and call backs were so greatly appreciated. He is by far one of the finest physicians I have ever encountered. I would highly recommend Dr. Kim and his staff at Vanguard and in his office. Just the best!
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Dr. Kim was wonderful and knew what was wrong with my hand just by holding it. He made me feel so comfortable during my surgery and it was a success. My hand never felt better. I would recommend him to anyone who has hand problems.
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Dr. Kim is the most thorough physician. He has now treated two of my children with the utmost of care. He was able to to set my son’s fracture in such a way that surgery was not needed. We are forever grateful! He has helped my younger son through three minor fractures with kindness, humor and compassion. He speaks directly to the kids and makes sure they understand what their injury is and what their treatment and healing will be. My son’s quote....”Dr.Kim just gets it!” Lastly, Dr. Kim’s staff is just as nice as he is. Nicole is the best! The ease of scheduling and the quick response and call backs are so appreciated! Dr. Kim and his staff are what parents and patients wish for!
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I only wish I found Dr. Kim before having surgery on my wrist. If I went to him before, I would never have needed surgery. Dr. Kim fixed my botched surgery. He is extremely knowledgeable, conservative, patient & explains what is wrong & what your options are. Because of a botched surgery I had to go for occupational therapy. The OT is the one who recommended him to me. He is truly a find.
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Excellent.
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Dr. Kim performed my daughter's hand surgery. He takes a very educated, cautious approach and takes the time to explain everything. He answered every single question that we had throughout the entire process. Not to mention that the hand surgery went incredibly well (better than we had even hoped). We would give Dr. Kim our highest recommendation and would absolutely go back in the event we ever needed an orthopedic hand surgeon again!
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I used to see Dr. Kim several years ago. When he left Hackensack to go private my insurance no longer covered him. 2 years later I re-acquainted. I was suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in my dominant hand and a trigger finger in the same hand. 2 weeks ago Dr. Kim did surgery on both issues. The outcome has been excellent as I expected and I am well on my way to healing. Dr. Kim: I would recommend him to anyone who needs an oustanding orthopedist.
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Dr. Kim is the Poster Child for what every surgeon should be. He is the complete package; knowledgeable, professional, and an excellent listener with the perfect bedside manner. I've been a patient of his through a few surgeries. Prior each one he explained the procedure and what I could expect afterwards. You will never be in better hands. RMM -February 5, 2019
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Dr Kim is a phenomenal surgeon, as well as a very personable, caring physician. He is the third hand surgeon that I have had experience with, and I can honestly say he is by far the finest that I have encountered. He has done numerous surgeries on me, and each one has been very successful, as well as pleasant. His staff at Vanguard is top notch, extremely professional and very solicitous. I highly recommend this very talented surgeon.
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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

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Education

2007
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Brown University The Warren Alpert Medical School
Residency Hospital
2000
Brown University / Rhode Island Hospital
Internship Hospital
1999
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Medical School
1995
Brown University / Alpert Medical School
Undergraduate School
2007
2005
2000
1999
1995

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • 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

Media & Publications

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

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(201) 880-7766

Dr. Kim accepts the following insurance:

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QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kim's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 93% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kim treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Kim treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Kim's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • 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
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hidradenitis
  • Liposuction
  • 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
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)