Dr. Richard Mackessy, MD

Dr. Richard Mackessy, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
(18)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Mackessy, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Linden, NJ. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Read his story

210 W Saint Georges Ave Fl 2

Linden, NJ 07036

Contact Information

(908) 486-1111

Insurance Accepted

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • 5 More

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Ganglion Cyst
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Broken Arm
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Mackessy's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Mackessy "Dr. Mackessy attended medical school at the University of Bologna, Italy as well as, New Jersey Medical School. He completed multiple residency programs to include: 2 yrs of General Surgery at St. Vincent's and 3 yrs of Orthopedic Surgery at St. Luke's Roosevelt. His then went on to achieve a fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Mackessy has a special interest in Hand and Upper Extremity Problems, especially pitching and overhead athletic injuries."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Mackessy "I feel honored and privileged to take care of patients. It is personally rewarding to help others and to help patients feel better everyday. I strive to see the good in all and serve the community I am a part of. "
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colloid Cyst
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Cyst
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • 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
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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

  • Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • Saint Vincent's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Saint Vincent's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • St Lukes Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Of Bologna / Faculty Of Medicine and Surgery
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mackessy has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Chair, Department of Orthopedics

Dr. Mackessy's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mackessy to family and friends
3.8
based on 18 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Mackessy's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Fanwood |
Good natured, Caring. Concerned about my emotional take on bone issues. Great bedside manner.
in Linden, N.J. |
I have been going to Dr. Mackessy for many years. I always get questions answered & he never rushes the appointment. I recommend Dr. Mackessy highly. I saw the reviews posted that put him down. I believe this person is speaking of a different doctor. Just by the age alone it is not him. Again I highly recommend this doctor.
in Scotchplains, nj |
Had severe problems in my left elbow, He took it step by step, after a few weeks I opted for the surgery, the surgery was done 2 years ago and it's been great ever since I'm 48 years old , THANK YOU ! DR. Mackessy & staff
in Cranford, NJ |
He was welcoming and shook hands. He listened to my problems and explained the reason for his diagnosis. I have confidence in him.
in New York, NY |
Don't waste your time with this arrogant doctor. Spent 30 seconds with me. Would not explain mri or X-rays. When I asked questions about my mri pictures up on display in the examining room he said and I quote, if you go to medical school you will understand them. When I asked why I was being sent directly to physical therape for a broken bone and why no cast, his reply was, it's your arm kiddo (I'm 46) it's up to you if you want to lose it. Will never go back there.
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Caring doctor and staff. Dr. Mackessy diagnosed my problem immediately. I would and have recommended doctor to my friends and family without hesitation.
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Dr. Mackessy accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Amerihealth
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    MyWay HRA PPO
    MyWay HSA PPO
  • Humana
    Choice POS POS
    Humana PPO
    National POS
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan HMO
    Liberty Plan HMO
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice HMO
    Choice Plus
  • WellCare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Trinitas Regional Medical Center
225 Williamson St
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
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