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Dr. Richard Wyzykowski, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Wyzykowski

Muir Orthopedic Specialists

2625 Shadelands Dr Ste 210 Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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Dr. Richard Wyzykowski, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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About Me

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 treat...

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
2000
1999
1995
1994
1989

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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(925) 939-8585

Dr. Wyzykowski accepts the following insurance:

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
Worker's Compensation WC

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Wyzykowski's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wyzykowski treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Wyzykowski treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
Steroid Injection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wyzykowski performs Steroid Injection more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Wyzykowski performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
Dupuytren's Contracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wyzykowski treats Dupuytren's Contracture more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Wyzykowski treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Wyzykowski's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • 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
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • 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
  • 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
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • 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
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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