Dr. Richard J. Wyzykowski, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Muir Orthopedic Specialists 2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Get Directions
(925) 939-8585

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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 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.Read more

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

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based on 35 total surveys (2 with reviews)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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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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Specialties

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

Board Certifications

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

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.

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  • 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

Procedures Performed

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

Background Check

  • 0
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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.

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  • 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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Dr. Wyzykowski's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

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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.

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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.

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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.