Dr. Rick Papandrea, MD

Dr. Rick Papandrea, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  ·  
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Dr. Rick Papandrea, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Pewaukee, WI and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Wisconsin Medical School in 1992 and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

N15W28300 Golf Rd

Pewaukee, WI 53072

Contact Information

(262) 544-5311

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Papandrea performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arm Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Papandrea's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Papandrea "Triple board certified (Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery and Sports Medicine) surgeon who specializes in the upper extremity (from the finger tip to the shoulder blade and clavicle). Over 20 years experience in orthopedics, with training from both Harvard and the Mayo Clinic."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Papandrea "Although my focus is specialized toward the treatment of the upper extremity (shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand), I first and foremost consider the patient as a whole person.Each encounter should consider what is most appropriate for the individual patient. What is best for one person may differ from another patient with a similar problem due to profession, activity level, or other medical conditions.My philosophy is simple: listen, do a thorough examination of the affected and related areas, and then treat the problem the same way I would treat it in my own family member."

18  Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • General Hand Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

4  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

69  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Traumatic Arthropathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain
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42  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Failed Total Joint Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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 Wisconsin / Madison
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • University Of Wisconsin Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Mt. Sinai Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Mt. Sinai Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Harvard Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Mayo Clinic-Elbow/Shoulder Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Presentation and Layout for a Scientific Exhibit. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 1996
  • Sandoz Award for Clinical Excellence, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 1991
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 1992
  • Outstanding Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Medical College of WI, 2005
  • Residents Research Competition, First Place Cleveland Orthopaedic Society Biomechanical, Cross-sectional, Clinical Analysis of the epitenon-first Technique for Flexor Tendon Repair, 1995
  • Best Doctors, 2011
  • Milwaukee Super Doctors, 2011
  • Best Doctors, 2010
  • Outstanding Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2002
Media & Publications
  • over 15 published articles and book chapters - please see CV,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Papandrea's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Papandrea to family and friends
227 total reviews (77 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (227)

  • 5
    (221)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Papandrea's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (77)

Dr. Papandrea was recommended to me by multiple physicians and friends. I have recommended him to others in need of shoulder surgery.
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He did a great job finding out why I was having pain with my shoulder. And then he did surgery on it. Now I am on my way to recovery and feeling much better every day.
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Diagnosed my issue within 5 minutes. Knew the right questions to ask unlike another doctor I talked to.
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Dr Papandrea is the best!! He has done several surgeries for me . I have been very pleased every time. He takes time with you and explains things in a lay persons language. He is extremely busy but never makes you feel rushed. He is a very compassionate man. Jeanne lalich
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I was highly recommended to see Dr. Papandrea. "He is the best there is" I was told. Was not disappointed!! I had reverse shoulder replacement surgery and the results were very satisfactory. He is an excellent surgeon, and his supporting staff was outstanding!!! See Dr. Papandrea. You will...more
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