Dr. Richard Vanik, MD

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Dr. Richard Vanik, MD
Dr. Richard Vanik, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Vanik is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Healthcare System - Southwest.

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Dr. Vanik's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • 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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Dr. Vanik's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Plastic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Large Breasts
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipomas
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Laxity
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Med College Wisc

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University Med Center

    Completed in 1984

    Med College Wisc

    Completed in 1982

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Louisville Hosps

    Completed in 1982

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Washington

    Graduated in 1972

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

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

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • 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
  • Facelift
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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
  • Wound Repair