Dr. Richard Wyzykowski, MD
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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

Dr. Wyzykowski combines advanced skill with sincerity to deliver the complete package in orthopedic upper extremity care. Patients appreciate his approachable bedside manner, and have come to rely on his communicative nature when diagnosing and treating their conditions.

Dr. Wyzykowski works to help patients understand not only their particular problem, but also tries to keep them informed regarding other orthopedic topics as well.

Maintaining and updating his skills are priorities for Dr. Wyzykowski in order to continue to provide his patients the very best of care.

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Biography

Dr. Richard Wyzykowski began practicing orthopedic surgery in 2000. After earning his medical degree from the University of California School of Medicine in Los Angeles, he completed his residency at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland before beginning a challenging fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity at Harvard University, Brigham & Women's Hospital. This specialized training gave him the experience necessary to expertly treat upper extremity conditions including open and arthroscopic reconstruction of the hand, elbow, wrist, and shoulder.

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    Dr. Wyzykowski's Reviews

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wyzykowski to family and friends
    3.9
    based on 37 total surveys (4 with reviews)
    Dr. Wyzykowski's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Reviews (4)
    Brentwood, CA |
    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.
    in Pittsburg, CA |
    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.
    Walnut Creek, CA |
    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.
    in Rio Vista, CA |
    I had a carpal tunnel release performed on my left hand. He explained the procedure, which was an open repair including the advantages of an open procedure vs. laparoscopic. He provided the initial post op exercises after surgery so I could get started right away. As a result I needed only 4 physical therapy visits. I have a complete return of hand function. I would recommend him to someone needing this procedure.
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    Dr. Wyzykowski says...

    Dr. Richard Wyzykowski began practicing orthopedic surgery in 2000. After earning his medical degree from the University of California School of Medicine in Los Angeles, he completed his residency at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland before beginning a challenging fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity at Harvard University, Brigham & Women's Hospital.

    This specialized training gave him the experience necessary to expertly treat upper extremity conditions including open and arthroscopic reconstruction of the hand, elbow, wrist, and shoulder.

    Dr. Wyzykowski's Care Philosophy

    Dr. Wyzykowski combines advanced skill with sincerity to deliver the complete package in orthopedic upper extremity care. Patients appreciate his approachable bedside manner, and have come to rely on his communicative nature when diagnosing and treating their conditions.

    Dr. Wyzykowski works to help patients understand not only their particular problem, but also tries to keep them informed regarding other orthopedic topics as well.

    Maintaining and updating his skills are priorities for Dr. Wyzykowski in order to continue to provide his patients the very best of care.

    Dr. Wyzykowski says...

    Dr. Wyzykowski is board certified in orthopedic surgery with a special interest in upper extremity problems, including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand.

    He treats osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, overuse syndromes such as tendonitis and tennis elbow, nerve problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome, sports injuries including biceps tendon ruptures, rotator cuff tears, and dislocations, traumatic injuries such as fractures, tendon lacerations, and ruptures, ligament injuries, and post-traumatic deformities.

    Dr. Wyzykowski's training also includes shoulder, elbow and wrist arthroscopy.

    Dr. Wyzykowski's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    Board Certifications

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    • Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Bone Disorders
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • 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 Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Subacromial Bursitis
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fracture

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1994

    • Internship Hospital
      University Hospitals Of Cleveland

      Completed in 1995

    • Residency Hospital
      Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine

      Completed in 1999

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Brigham & Women's Hosp/Children's Hosp

      Completed in 2000

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of California At San Diego

      Graduated in 1989

    Languages Spoken

    • English

    Memberships &
    Professional Affiliations

    • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    Specialties

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

    Procedures Performed

    • Arm Surgery
    • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand Reconstruction
    • Hand Tendon Repair
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
    • Joint Drainage
    • Neuroplasty
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Replacement