Dr. Richard Wyzykowski, MD

Dr. Richard Wyzykowski, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(38)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Wyzykowski, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Walnut Creek, CA. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 23 years. Read his story

2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Contact Information

(925) 939-8585

Insurance Accepted

  • Admar
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • 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
  • 14 More

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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 95% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 94% of peers
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Wyzykowski's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wyzykowski "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."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wyzykowski "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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Specialties

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

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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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)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • 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 Muscle Strain
  • 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
  • Scapular Fracture
  • 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

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Procedures

  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wyzykowski has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Wyzykowski's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wyzykowski to family and friends
4.0
based on 38 total reviews (5 with comments)
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 Comments (5)
vallejo, ca |
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.
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 accepts 23 insurance carriers
  • Admar
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • 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
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • 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
  • Worker's Compensation
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Hospitals where Dr. Wyzykowski has admitting privileges

John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek
1601 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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