Dr. Richard Ryu, MD

Dr. Richard Ryu, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
(74)
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Dr. Richard Ryu, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Santa Barbara, CA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

2936 De La Vina St Ste 100

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Contact Information

(805) 963-2729

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

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

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

Dr. Ryu'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.

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

31  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

7  Procedures

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

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ryu to family and friends
74 total reviews (32 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (74)

  • 5
    (60)
  • 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 (32)

Dr Ryu is a miracle man. At 65 years of age, I wasn't ready to give up swimming 4000 yards every other day. But, every stroke hurt. After shoulder surgery with Dr Ryu to remove a very large bone spur and physical therapy with Hayashida, I am on my way back up to my usual yardage. My shoulder...more
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Dr. Ryu is a very skilled orthopedic surgeon. I went to him with a complicated shoulder issue that another surgeon didn't feel comfortable handling. He performed an arthroscopic surgery and with physical therapy I have complete range of motion without pain. An additional surgery for my rotator...more
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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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Dr. Ryu provided me with excellent counsel and service before, during, and after my rotator cuff surgery. Great communicator.
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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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