Dr. Richard Wyzykowski, MD

Orthopedic Hand SurgeryMaleAge 57

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Dr. Richard Wyzykowski, MD is an Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Brentwood, CA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Wyzykowski has extensive experience in Hand & Wrist Surgery. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine in 1994. He is affiliated with Walnut Creek Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Richard Wyzykowski, MD

Golden State Orthopedics & Spine

350 John Muir Pkwy Ste 100 Brentwood, CA 94513
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(925) 939-8585
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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.

Hand & Wrist Surgery

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.

Dr. Wyzykowski is experienced in the area of Hand & Wrist Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

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Dr. Wyzykowski
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Trigger Finger
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
De Quervain's Disease
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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Dr. Wyzykowski's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • 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
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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 Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • 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)
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Wyzykowski accepts the following insurance:

Admar
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Affinity Health Plan
Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UCSHIP-CA PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Benefit Panel Services
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Health Net
Health Net of California
Hill Physicians Medical Group
Humana
Medicare
MultiPlan
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
PacifiCare Health Systems
Private HealthCare Systems
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
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Worker's Compensation
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Dr. Wyzykowski's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wyzykowski

4.2

Based on 67 ratings

5 Star
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4 Star
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2 Star
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Outstanding surgeon.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Julia Benveniste – Jun 12, 2022
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Bad time management. This is the second time with bad experience. My appointment was at 3pm and they called me in at 3:25pm and had to continue to wait for another 20 mins. He doesn't even apologize and doesn't listen. After all the wait. He is always in such a hurry and literally sees you for like 5 mins or less. So annoying
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Sal – Oct 26, 2021
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professional,friendly,knowledgeable,made me feal at ease.
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DiGaudio – Aug 10, 2021
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Appointment for trigger finger injection. This occurs about yearly for my right middle finger.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Jul 30, 2021
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Dr. Wyzykowski, MD, has always been extremely professional, thorough, and personable every time I’ve visited with him. I have frozen shoulder in both shoulders, and I was told I needed major rotator cuff surgery by a Martinez County Doctor; so I sought out two more medical professionals for second opinions, and Dr. Wyzykowski has been the most thorough and ethical of all three doctors. Dr. Wyzykowski prescribed cortisone shots 3 years ago and then physical therapy; and my range of motion in both shoulders has improved drastically since then. I have had some upper back pain recently because both of my rotator cuffs seem weak, and Dr. Wyzykowski ordered an MRI for both shoulders to make sure there are no tears; and prescribed a prescription safe anti inflammatory. I highly recommend Dr. Wyzykowski, MD, for anyone with frozen shoulder issues. 10/10 stars!
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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Megan C – Jun 11, 2021
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Dr. Wyzykowski is a very good Orthopaedic Specialist. He had done a good job in fixing my Right shoulder Rotator Cuff Tear & with the help of Physical Therapist to gain back my strength in my shoulder. I feel better now, but still having my exercises at home... Thank you Dr. Wyzykowski for your expertise, it’s greatly appreciated! You are also a very good adviser for me...Since I live by myself, I was so worried on how could I cook my food for 3 months? You told me to cook foods before surgery & freeze it in portions...that really worked & made my life easier. I’m so blessed you’re my Doctor.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Carolina Dollete – Jun 05, 2021
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Dr. Wyzykowski not only has thoroughly evaluated my shoulder and provided treatment plans, but has also had great suggestions in other health areas for me to take back to my other doctors.
What went well
  • 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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Martha – May 23, 2021
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Yes, I would and did. He is an excellent Doctor and explains everything that he is doing and what needs to be done
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Carlene Fassler – May 21, 2021
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I had carpal tunnel surgery. I was very satisfied with the surgery and the follow up appointment. I have another follow up appointment in a few weeks.
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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May 05, 2021
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Worked around his busy schedule to make sure my daughter received the needed care for her broken thumb.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Julie Campanelli – May 01, 2021
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Efficiently took care of my orthopedic needs. Personal and knowledgeable in this field. Good explanation of my condition and treatment plan. Staff are very efficient and provide a excellent service.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Maureen – Feb 20, 2021
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I found him competent but with terrible bedside manner. Rushed, arrogant, and hurt me unnecessarily at the time of the injection. Will look for someone else, preferably a woman.
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Feb 02, 2021
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Yes I would highly recommend Dr. Wyzykowski to family and friends. He explains everything very well and even draws diagrams to help understand what’s going on in your hand. I really appreciate that.
What went well
  • 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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Jan 29, 2021
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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
No results
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Dec 21, 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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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

Education

2000
Brigham & Women's Hosp/Children's Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Case Western Reserve University|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
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Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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Does Dr. Richard Wyzykowski, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Richard Wyzykowski, MD accept new patients?

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

Dr. Wyzykowski specializes in Hand & Wrist Surgery. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. Richard Wyzykowski, MD treat?

Dr. Wyzykowski frequently treats the following conditions: Trigger Finger, Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist, and Osteoarthritis of Hands. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Richard Wyzykowski, MD's office address?

Dr. Wyzykowski's office is located at 350 John Muir Pkwy Ste 100, Brentwood, CA 94513. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Richard Wyzykowski, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Wyzykowski provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Richard Wyzykowski, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Richard Wyzykowski, MD is affiliated with Walnut Creek Medical Center.

How much experience does Dr. Richard Wyzykowski, MD have?

Dr. Wyzykowski has over 28 years of healthcare experience.

Locations

Golden State Orthopedics & Spine

Golden State Orthopedics & Spine - Brentwood350 John Muir Pkwy Ste 100 Brentwood, CA 94513
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    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Walnut Creek Medical Center

Walnut Creek, CA

85% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)