Dr. Richard Ryu, MD

Dr. Richard Ryu, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
(72)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Ryu, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Santa Barbara, CA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 38 years.

2936 De La Vina St Ste 100

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Runner's Knee
very high
more than 98% of peers
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
very high
more than 96% of peers
Knee Sprain
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ryu has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ryu's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ryu to family and friends
4.4
based on 72 total reviews (30 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (72)

  • 5
    (58)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Ryu's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (30)

in Santa Barbara, CA |
Fortunately I was able to get in to see Dr. Ryu for an evaluation of my shoulder pain. Following an exam and MRI it was determined that I had a complex tear of my rotator cuff. I opted for the rotator cuff surgical procedure, as I am fully aware that Dr. Ryu is a highly skilled and gifted...more
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Santa Barbara, CA |
Dr. Ryu provided me with excellent counsel and service before, during, and after my rotator cuff surgery. Great communicator.
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in Santa Maria, CA |
I have been under the care of Dr Ryu for 1.5 years due to a major knee injury. During my 1st surgery he found damage that did no show on the Xray's or MRI. He explained in great detail what my options where to get me back on my feet. A very new process (Denovo of Patella) Juvenile Tissue stem...more
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in Santa Barbara, CA |
Over a period of 9 years, Dr. Ryu has performed surgery on my right shoulder, my left shoulder and my left knee, and all 3 surgeries were tremendous successes in fully eliminating the severe pain I was suffering in those problem joints. The reason I originally went to Dr. Ryu was I kept hearing...more
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in Santa Ynez, CA |
Dr. Ryu repaired my torn Rotator Cuff & torn Bicep Tendon in December 2016. I am 7 months post surgery and about 80% recovered with no pain and 100% range of motion. He is very knowledgeable, professional and an excellent surgeon. Listen carefully to his recovery and rehabilitation...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Ryu accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Ryu has admitting privileges

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
400 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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