Dr. Richard Mackessy, MD

Dr. Richard Mackessy, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
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Age 67
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Dr. Richard Mackessy, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Linden, NJ and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School in 1978 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.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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Top Care Areas

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

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

Dr. Mackessy's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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. "

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*

40  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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51  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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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
  • 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 and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture 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

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mackessy to family and friends
23 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (4)

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

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

Excellent professional caring intelligent physician. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Mackessy is an excellent surgeon with a great bedside manner. His support staff is just as terrific as him. Always friendly and helpful. I recommend him without hesitation to all my family and friends.
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In my eyes Dr Mackessy is the best. On the other hand his office manager is a piece of work. The office staff is and are very nice.I had a situation with her about my insurance they dropped me in the middle of being treated like a hot potato. But its ok. Because i will be back with the nj family...more
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He pushes people for surgery when its not necessary. Even if one of your limbs are broken in half, he would recommend that you return to work so that you cannot get workers comp benefits. He has no compassion for others. Please refuse to go to him if you get injured on the job. He will commission...more
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Good natured, Caring. Concerned about my emotional take on bone issues. Great bedside manner.
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