Dr. Richard Wyzykowski, MD

Orthopedic Hand SurgeryMaleAge 55

Dr. Wyzykowski
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Muir Orthopedic Specialists

2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210 Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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(925) 939-8585

Dr. Richard Wyzykowski, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Wyzykowski has more experience with Elbow and Hand/Wrist than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Wyzykowski to book an appointment.


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Dr. Wyzykowski is affiliated with John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center Walnut Creek, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic hand surgery.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Wyzykowski

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Wyzykowski treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Wyzykowski treats other conditions, please contact the office at (925) 939-8585.

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Dr. Wyzykowski typically treats 86% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Elbow Injuries
Elbow Sprain
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Dr. Wyzykowski typically treats 68% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dupuytren's Contracture
Hand Conditions
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Wyzykowski's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. Wyzykowski accepts the following insurance:

Admar
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Affinity Health Plan
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Benefit Panel Services
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Health Net
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
Hill Physicians Medical Group
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
PacifiCare Health Systems
Private HealthCare Systems
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
WellPoint
Western Health Advantage
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Wyzykowski's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wyzykowski

4.2

Based on 54 ratings

5 Stars
74.07407407407408%
(40)
4 Stars
7.407407407407407%
(4)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
1.8518518518518519%
(1)
1 Star
16.666666666666668%
(9)
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What went well
  • Office environment (45)
  • Appointment scheduling (44)
  • Staff friendliness (42)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (10)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (10)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (9)
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Dr. WYZYKOWSKI performed rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder and rotator cuff/bicep surgery on my left shoulder. My office visits were always enlightening and doctor very patiently answered all my questions. I felt he cared and showed interest in my situation. Finally, I am so very thankful to have had such a wonderful surgeon and feel, at last, I’m back to normal.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dec 21, 2020
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HE IS A VERTY THROUGH DOCTOR. HE NHAS HELPED ME A LOT.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
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CARLENE – Dec 15, 2020
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Dr. Wyzykowski has treated me surgically for a mucous cyst, a broken finger, arthritis in thumb joints and now for an unusually grown fingernail. He is highly knowledgeable in his field, has great bedside manner and provides the patient with superior outcomes. I recommend him to all my friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kay E – Dec 15, 2020
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Dr. Wyzykowski did shoulder surgery and bicep tendon repair. I had no problems recovering after surgery. Hopefully I never have to do shoulder surgery again, but if I do I definitely would have Dr. Wyzykowski as my surgeon. I would recommend him to others who are in an unfortunate situation of needing shoulder surgery..
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Todd H – Dec 02, 2020
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This specialist is not only a talented surgeon, but has an excellent bedside manner, giving his patients his full attention and respect.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Karen Nelson Kelly – Dec 01, 2020
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He is very thorough & explains all alternatives to your health issue.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Nov 26, 2020
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Staff are all polite, helpful and courteous. The treatment plan has worked well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rene – Nov 17, 2020
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He is a wonderful Doctor, easy to talk to and he cares about his patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 06, 2020
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Very thoughtful sincere and sensitive about the issue and treatment
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Melinda Hall – Nov 06, 2020
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Dr Wyzykowsky is an attentive listener and a great communicator. He wrote down my procedure, cubital tunnel release, so that I could research the procedure and share the information with my other doctors.
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J thibault – Mar 21, 2020
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Dr. Wyzykowski, was excellent from the time of our first meeting, through post op. He explained the procedure though out each step, surgical coordination was great!
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What could be improved
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Mar 12, 2020
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Dr Wyzykowski is an excellent surgeon. He takes the time to make sure you understand what the diagnosis is and how the surgery will improve your condition. He was very caring and attentive with every visit. I had chronic pain in my wrist for years and after surgery I am now pain free.
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May 07, 2019
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Dr. Wyzykowski performed rotator cuff surgery on my shoulder and a year later the shoulder is better than it ever was. He told me exactly what to do and what to expect during every phase of me recovery.
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May 04, 2019
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Dr. Wyzykowski performed Dupuytren’s Contracture surgery on my hand and ring finger. Entanglement of nerve and tendon growth required extra time, patience, and skill, all of which he brought. I have no loss of sensation, almost no scar tissue, and can straighten and bend my finger. Dr. Wyzykowski is businesslike and direct. He always made sure I understood his instructions and knew what to expect. He is dedicated to “removing the disability,” and advocates strongly for the best outcome.
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Janet in Manteca, CA – Feb 07, 2019
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One of the best. Takes the time to go over everything, very detailed, and the outcome of my carpal tunnel release was excellent and as predicted. I would highly recommend Dr. Wyzykowski. Also, excellent patient interaction with not only him but his entire staff. Plus excellent care in the physical therapy sessions that enhanced and improved the outcome of the surgery and sped up the healing process.
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MF in Walnut Creek, CA – Dec 22, 2018
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Dr. Wyzykowski is a very professional MD who listens, and explains test results in a manner that a lay person will understand. Gave me confidence in his recommendations for surgery. A very positive result of my rotator cuff surgery, after following his plan of physical therapy.
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What could be improved
No results
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Nov 28, 2018
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Dr. Wyzykowski operated on me for carpal tunnel. It was very successful. I didn't even have to take an aspirin. The pain and numbness is all gone. He spends time to explain everything very well.
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No results
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vallejo, ca – Nov 12, 2017
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Dr. Wyzykowski was great. He performed my shoulder rotating cuff surgery and very happy with the results. He was always very professional and knowledgable. He was kind and encouraging. I would highly recommend him for my type of surgery.
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Brentwood, CA – May 19, 2017
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Dr. Wyzykowski performed rotator cuff surgery on my right shoulder. Prior to the surgery I had seen him for tendonitis and trigger thumb problems. I appreciated that the torn rotator cuff and subsequent surgery were explained in terms I could understand. Dr. Wyzykowski required a specific PT protocol as well as post surgery expectations for me. It wasn't always easy, but when followed, they worked. As a result the surgery and rehab were successful which made me happy.
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Diana V. in Pittsburg, CA – Jan 31, 2017
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I went to Wyzykowski for tendinitis in my wrists. He immediately dismissed my problem and recommended I go see other doctors. His behavior was so rude and belittling that I started crying in the office. Do not go to this doctor. It's not worth it.
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Walnut Creek, CA – Aug 27, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Wyzykowski combines advanced skill with sincerity to deliver the complete package in orthopedic upper extremity care. Patients appreciate his approachable...Read more

Biography

Dr. Richard Wyzykowski began practicing orthopedic surgery in 2000. After earning his medical degree from the University of California School of Medicine...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2000
Brigham & Women's Hosp/Children's Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1995
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internship Hospital
1994
University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
University Of California At San Diego
Undergraduate School

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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What are Dr. Richard Wyzykowski, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Wyzykowski frequently treats Elbow and Hand/Wrist. See all practice areas where Dr. Wyzykowski specializes.

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Dr. Wyzykowski's office is located at 2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Muir Orthopedic Specialists

Walnut Creek Office2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210 Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center

Walnut Creek, CA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)