Dr. Richard Vanik, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
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Dr. Richard Vanik, MD
Dr. Richard Vanik, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Vanik is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Healthcare System - Southwest.

7777 Southwest Fwy Ste 500

Houston, TX 77074

Contact Information
Dr. Richard Vanik, MD

Dr. Richard Vanik, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
  • MHealth Insured
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas


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

Wound Repair
more than 85% of peers
Ganglion Cyst
more than 87% of peers
Trigger Finger
more than 77% of peers

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  • Plastic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery of the Hand

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Large Breasts
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipomas
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Laxity
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger


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  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Knee Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Lift
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Replacement


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • University Of Washington
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Med College Wisc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Duke University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Med College Wisc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Louisville Hosps
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vanik has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vanik's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vanik to family and friends
based on 15 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Vanik's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Houston, TX |
I have seen Dr Vanik for finger surgery, wrist and elbow diagnoses. He and his office are outstanding. Very attentive and thorough. He is top notch. I would highly recommend his services. SH Chadbourne
in Port Arthur, TX |
Dr. Vanik is awesome! I got into see him on short notice (within 1-1/2 hour from when my surgeon notified him of my needs), and spent an hour with my husband and I on his plan for immediate breast reconstruction after a nipple sparing mastectomy. Always attentive and professional!! Thanks Dr. Vanik for all your hard work!!
in Rosenberg, TX |
Dr. Vanik and his staff are awesome! Great attitudes, good listeners and very helpful. I highly recommend. Dr. Vanik did a wonderful job and put me at ease operating on my daughter.
in Sugar Land, TX |
The best care anywhere!!!
Sugar Land, TX |
I came in to see Dr. Vanik for a procedure on my face. I was real nervous at first because who wouldn't be nervous about getting cut . Dr. Vanik spoke with me before and explained what he was going to do and such (now mind you I was still a little scared). He then proceeded to start the procedure or at least he told me he did because let me tell you I didn't feel anything. Dr. Vanik was extremely gentle and caring. I would recommend him 10 times over to anyone looking for a great doctor!!!!!
in Katy, TX |
He is an amazing surgeon! He tells you things like it is and prepares you for the steps ahead! What I loved about this surgeon is that he always walked me through every step of my procedures. He fantastic work gave me my life back!
in Katy, TX |
I am 65 and had a panniculectomy performed by Dr. Vanik. Very professional and spends time with you explaining everything so you understand the procedure he is going to do on you. I was very anxious about the surgery and he made me feel very comfortable having it done. His office wait is less than 5 minutes and his office team is very friendly and helpful. I could not be any happier with another Dr. or his office help. If you are thinking of having plastic surgery done; go to Dr. Vanik!!!!!
in Sugar Land, Texas |
Dr. Vanik is very caring for his patients
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Vanik accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
    Houston Area HMO-Standard
  • MHealth Insured
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Vanik has admitting privileges

Memorial Hermann Healthcare System - Southwest
7600 Beechnut St
Houston, TX 77074
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