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Dr. Richard Kim, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

113 W Essex St , Maywood, NJ

(201) 880-7766

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Dr. Richard Kim, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Maywood, NJ and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from The Mount Sinai School Of Medicine medical school in 1999. He is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kim to book an appointment.

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Dr. Richard Kim, MD - Reviews

Russell J. Hogdahl – Jul 13, 2020

Patient

Everything about my experience with Dr. Kim was wonderful from his staff to his expertise to his availability. So far I am feeling way better than people told me I would feel. I would strongly recommend Dr. Kim to anyone having hand surgery.

2 Perry F – Jan 07, 2020

Patient

I had a freak accident that nearly severed off my thumb. Dr. Kim was highly recommended to me. In the ER prior to his arrival MANY nurses came up to me telling me how fortunate I was to have him and what good hands I was in. They all had similar stories of how they all had witnessed his amazing surgical ability and what a good person he is. When we met, his reputation preceded him. He is not only an amazing surgeon who put my thumb back on (Its fully functional) but he is an amazing person, that listens, explains articulately, and truly cares. He is kind, very well spoken, clearly brilliant, warm, companionate, and an absolute professional, Six months later he can recall the detail of my surgery and will answer any questions or concerns. His surgical abilities are world class, my thumb is fully functional. I feel blessed that I met him and had the opportunity for him to operate on my thumb. I would highly recommend him anyone needing hand surgery of any kind.

1 Lisa Dolack in ELMWOOD park, NJ – Dec 13, 2019

Patient

I can not begin to say what a wonderful experience I had. Everything from the office staff big shout out to Nicole she was so efficient. Dr. Kim’s care was beyond excellent. He listens and explained everything in detail which you can understand. The surgery was a huge success. I highly recommend anyone who needs to see a hand surgery go see Dr. Kim very knowledgeable and a great surgeon. Thank you again for my wonderful care.

2 Oct 11, 2019

Patient

Dr. Kim performed tarpal tunnel surgery on both of my hands. He is an excellent surgeon. I felt extremely comfortable with him. He explained everything step by step. I would recommend him to anyone who needed a hand surgeon.

2 Sep 27, 2019

Patient

I highly recommend Dr. Kim. I had surgery on both of my arthritic thumbs. He is a magician. I am pain free and have complete use of both thumbs and hands. He has a wonderful demeanor and is very kind and caring. His staff is top notch and very helpful. I couldn't have asked for better care and a better surgeon.

1 JenLarie in NJ – Sep 07, 2019

Patient

Over the past few months, Dr. Kim has helped me and I am forever grateful. I had two carpal tunnel surgeries, and a basil joint arthopathy to correct severe Osteoarthritis in my left hand and I'm scheduled for a fourth surgery In my right hand next week. I would not trust anyone else to operate on my hands! Our hands are extremely important in everything we do. My recoveries have been successful with his surgical techniques, coaching and guidance. Dr. Kim is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and a thorough surgeon who I would highly recommend. Anytime I contacted him with a concern he called me right back. Overall, Dr. Kim’s Team is amazing. Nicole is the best! Great communication, handled all my medical forms and made life easier, given my surgeries. And lastly, the Vanguard surgical center was a pleasant experience. A clean state of the art facility with a friendly, knowledgeable, thorough team that makes the overall procedure more pleasant.

1 Carol- August 2019 – Aug 14, 2019

Patient

Dr. Kim performed surgery on my wrist. Dr. Kim came highly recommended. I found him to be a phenomenal surgeon, very knowledgeable and caring. He is very professional and compassionate. He explained my options and listened to all my questions very patiently. His quick response and call backs were so greatly appreciated. He is by far one of the finest physicians I have ever encountered. I would highly recommend Dr. Kim and his staff at Vanguard and in his office. Just the best!

1 Carol Badaan in Wayne, NJ – Aug 06, 2019

Patient

Dr. Kim was wonderful and knew what was wrong with my hand just by holding it. He made me feel so comfortable during my surgery and it was a success. My hand never felt better. I would recommend him to anyone who has hand problems.

1 Cecelia S in Oradell, NJ – Jul 13, 2019

Patient

Dr. Kim is the most thorough physician. He has now treated two of my children with the utmost of care. He was able to to set my son’s fracture in such a way that surgery was not needed. We are forever grateful! He has helped my younger son through three minor fractures with kindness, humor and compassion. He speaks directly to the kids and makes sure they understand what their injury is and what their treatment and healing will be. My son’s quote....”Dr.Kim just gets it!” Lastly, Dr. Kim’s staff is just as nice as he is. Nicole is the best! The ease of scheduling and the quick response and call backs are so appreciated! Dr. Kim and his staff are what parents and patients wish for!

Apr 19, 2019

Patient

I only wish I found Dr. Kim before having surgery on my wrist. If I went to him before, I would never have needed surgery. Dr. Kim fixed my botched surgery. He is extremely knowledgeable, conservative, patient & explains what is wrong & what your options are. Because of a botched surgery I had to go for occupational therapy. The OT is the one who recommended him to me. He is truly a find.

Apr 04, 2019

Patient

Excellent.

Feb 28, 2019

Patient

Dr. Kim performed my daughter's hand surgery. He takes a very educated, cautious approach and takes the time to explain everything. He answered every single question that we had throughout the entire process. Not to mention that the hand surgery went incredibly well (better than we had even hoped). We would give Dr. Kim our highest recommendation and would absolutely go back in the event we ever needed an orthopedic hand surgeon again!

Joni in Hackensack, NJ – Feb 24, 2019

Patient

I used to see Dr. Kim several years ago. When he left Hackensack to go private my insurance no longer covered him. 2 years later I re-acquainted. I was suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in my dominant hand and a trigger finger in the same hand. 2 weeks ago Dr. Kim did surgery on both issues. The outcome has been excellent as I expected and I am well on my way to healing. Dr. Kim: I would recommend him to anyone who needs an oustanding orthopedist.

1 Clifton, NJ – Feb 05, 2019

Patient

Dr. Kim is the Poster Child for what every surgeon should be. He is the complete package; knowledgeable, professional, and an excellent listener with the perfect bedside manner. I've been a patient of his through a few surgeries. Prior each one he explained the procedure and what I could expect afterwards. You will never be in better hands. RMM -February 5, 2019

1 Franklin Lakes – Jan 21, 2019

Patient

Dr Kim is a phenomenal surgeon, as well as a very personable, caring physician. He is the third hand surgeon that I have had experience with, and I can honestly say he is by far the finest that I have encountered. He has done numerous surgeries on me, and each one has been very successful, as well as pleasant. His staff at Vanguard is top notch, extremely professional and very solicitous. I highly recommend this very talented surgeon.

1 Jan 07, 2019

Patient

We saw Dr. Kim in the emergency room when my son ripped his finger. He left the hospital and returned just to treat my son. That is something that i will forever be grateful for. Not even after returning to the hospital was he unpleasant. Dr. Kim was extremely nice, friendly, professional and easy to talk to. He stitched my sons finger rapidly and carefully and so far the results look great. I would definitely return to his office if I have any concerns with hands or wrists.

1 Lauren H. in Waldwick, NJ – Jan 03, 2019

Patient

Dr. Kim treated me for removal of a very large and painful ganglion cyst that I'd had nearly 15 years, and had drained multiple times. I was petrified of general anesthesia. After an initial consultation, he told me he would remove it with local THAT FRIDAY! I have no idea why I waited so long. 1 year later, I'm cyst free with full range of motion in my fingers and wrist, and no pain! He is an amazing surgeon with wonderful bedside manner and attention to personal follow up care! Go with Dr. Kim

1 annette schmidt in wyckoff, NJ – Dec 09, 2018

Patient

Dr. Kim is one of those doctors that not only has the skill but also that bedside manner which is often lost in today's busy world. His skill is matched by his professionalism and time spent with the patient.

1 Xhemal Kabashi – Sep 25, 2018

Patient

Doctor Richard Kim was excellent through out the whole time he was operating on me. Doctor Richard Kim had ficed both of my broken wrists and now I feel better than ever. I am satisfied with the results and the service.

1 R. Levy in Fort Lee, NJ – Sep 24, 2018

Patient

Using Dr. Kim as a followup to a broken wrist in Arizona. Very easy to obtain a quick appointment through an excellent staff. Dr. Kim is extremely knowledgeable about my condition; listens and answers all questions; is conservative in his approach. So thankful for being able to find such a wonderful doctor away from the normally busy hospital environment.

1 Ellen London LaMendola in Demarest – Sep 10, 2018

Patient

In addition to being an excellent surgeon, Dr. KIm's concern for his patients is unparalleled. He called me several times during the healing process to check my progress, and his caring manner and thorough attention to the very complex surgery that was required resulted in an outcome well beyond my expectations..

none – Aug 30, 2018

Patient

Dr. Kim is an excellent surgeon. He took care of our 12 year old autisic daughter and was so compassionate and friendly that she was at total ease. He is so patient and professional we would absolutely recommend Dr Kim to family and friends.

2 Bob H in ROCHELLE PARK, NJ – Jul 26, 2018

Patient

My total experience with Dr. Kim was outstanding. Dr. Kim was very thorough in explaining what various options were available to treat my condition. Dr. Kim's staff and the surgical center provided excellent service Dr. Kim is not only an outstanding surgeon but he is also a compassionate and understanding physician. I would highly recommend him.

Larry Mash in NJ, NC – Jul 25, 2018

Patient

Outstanding hand specialist. Very easy to talk to. Office staff is very competent and accommodating.

Gina angyal in Teaneck, NJ – Jul 11, 2018

Patient

He is a great doctor. He has a pleasant personality. he helped me with a lump I had on my inner forearm. I have no scar and healed perfectly.

Anonymous in Saddle Brook, NJ – Jun 07, 2018

Patient

Dr. Richard Kim is an incredibly skilled hand surgeon. He is an excellent/thorough diagnostician, who carefully and patiently explains his findings to his patients. His “bedside manner” is warm and non threatening, making patients feel comfortable. I would highly recommend him to anyone suffering from a hand, wrist, or forearm problem.

Apr 20, 2018

Patient

Professional and personable.

1 Paul Simeone in Glen Rock, NJ – Feb 14, 2018

Patient

I recently had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands, one in December, the other just completed in early February. Dr. Kim performed both procedures, and I'm feeling so much better already. I've been under his care for about a year now and his knowledge, expertise and bedside manner are nothing short of incredible. Being a musician (pianist), I was skeptical of surgery, but Dr. Kim made me extremely comfortable and confident that it was the right thing to do...and he was right. He is amazing!

Alison Labombarda – Feb 13, 2018

Patient

A colleague of mine had recommended that I see Dr. Kim for a condition I've been suffering with for a while. I had already seen several physicians who I felt weren't providing me with the best care. After just 1-visit with Dr. Kim I knew I would be in good hands-no pun intended. He is thoughtful in his bedside manner, thorough with both his exam and explanations and is an amazing surgeon. I am now 3 mos post-op, and have never felt better. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need.

JOHN A – Feb 01, 2018

Patient

GREAT DOCTOR TAKES HIS TIME EXPLAINS EVERYTHING TO YOU. I HAD HAND SURGERY AND ALL WAS PERFECT. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND HIM TO ANYONE WHO HAS A HAND OR WRIST ISSUE.

Jody in Bogota, NJ – Nov 22, 2017

Patient

Dr. Kim is wonderful, very kind and patient. The office is clean and beautiful, the staff very friendly and helpful.

Anne Rizzi in Hasbrouck Heights – Nov 14, 2017

Patient

Had the pleasure and privilege of working with Dr. Kim in the past, and experienced his professionalism and technical skills as a patient recently.

Brenda in Oradell, NJ – Nov 04, 2017

Patient

Dr Kim made am exceptional effort to fit me in to his busy schedule as an emergency case. He explained the procedure to me and took the time to answer all my questions. I am very great full to him.

Union City – Oct 30, 2017

Patient

Best doctor ever helped me a lot and recommend anyone to see him.

1 Nicholas Dobi – Sep 22, 2017

Patient

I would more than confident to recommend Doctor Kim to anyone, family or friends. His care for patients is amazing and is will to explain issues.

Little Ferry, NJ – Jun 11, 2017

Patient

Great doctor! Wonderful bedside manner.

barbara in totowa, nj – Jun 07, 2017

Patient

Dr. Kim Rocks as a Surgeon! I had 2 separate surgeries, neither of them can you even see a scar! If I can give Dr. Kim 10 Stars I would! I recently saw him for a trigger finger, I was scared to Death of getting an inj in my finger I waited till I couldn't bare the pain anymore, Dr kim assured me that it won't hurt, he was RIGHT, his technique was amazing and I left his office happy! FYI: DR KIM OPENED UP HIS OWN PRACTICE & HAS A NEW AMAZING STAFF WHO ANSWERS THE PHONES AND RETURNS CALLS!

Charles Tumminello in Saddle Brook NJ – Jun 02, 2017

Patient

Doctor Kim is an excellent Doctor. He repaired the Carpal Tunnel in my left hand.. The day before my operation, he called me to see if I had any questions about the procedure. That was the first time I had a Doctor care so much to take the time from his busy schedule to do that. He also called me after the procedure to see how I was feeling. He is one of the most caring Doctor's I have.

Stacy C. in Nanuet, NY – May 17, 2017

Patient

I would highly recommend Dr. Kim to anyone. My ten year old daughter went in to have a fatty cyst removed from her cheek. From the first time we met Dr. Kim he put us at ease and answered all of our questions. By the time my daughter went back for her Post-Op visit two weeks after surgery, the incision was barely noticeable. Dr. Kim was professional, talented and a genuinely nice person. I can't say enough great things about him.

1 1 Karen Raftery in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey – Apr 18, 2017

Patient

Dr. Kim is an exceptional doctor; my experience with him and his staff has been outstanding. He is an excellent surgeon, God Bless his hands! I would highly recommend him he is a brilliant man.

Eric W. in Maywood, NJ – Jan 10, 2017

Patient

Dr. Kim is a great doctor. He was patient, professional, and he gave me the impression that he knew when he was doing at every phase of my surgery. His staff has been very helpful with my after surgery care. I highly recommend him!

Braulio in north bergen – Oct 06, 2016

Patient

My experience was excellent, both the physician and the staff who greeted me in his office and during surgery, the doctor explained to me all the consequences and the procedure and what I had. During surgery he was pending at all times if he felt pain. It is thorough and pays attention to detail.

4 1 Elizabeth lochheed in wood-ridge, nj 07075 – Aug 19, 2016

Patient

I liked dr. Kim. I went to him last year for X-rays. They never called me back. When I called them, twice, I never received a call back from them. Very unprofessional. Dr Kim, may not even realize what's going on with the front desk. Whatever happened to a follow up ?. I paid for my first visit, which was a total waste of time. Never got anything for it. I have now switched to another doctor. It's a shame I liked dr Kim. I hope, since the last time I was there, the office staff is better.

5 1 Luz P. in Hackensack NJ – Aug 09, 2016

Patient

I would not recommend Dr. Kim because of all the not professional staff he has. It took me almost two months to get an appointment. I asked the secretary if he takes my insurance she said, "yes" I gave all the information, my appointment was set. Then, I went in person to make sure the insurance was good. I put my husband in the waiting list because he was in pain and his appointment was too far. A day before the appoint. his nasty secretary called me to cancel his appointment due to insurance.

1 Marco Giacchi in Paramus, NJ – Jul 28, 2016

Patient

All My Experience with Dr. Kim has always been very pleasant. He is an extremely knowledgeable hand surgeon and I am very happy with the results of my surgery.

5 2 Debbie in Hackensack, NJ – Apr 26, 2016

Patient

Spent exactly 4 minutes looking at and taking an X-ray. Didn't even remove the bandages to look at the injury. Didn't ask how I got hurt. Recommended a ct scan and left. Never saw him again. Didn't fix my wrist and I ended up going to another dr. Very unprofessional. I would not recommend.

5 2 SALVATORE CINA in LODI, N.J. – Apr 05, 2016

Patient

The young Doctor seems very well trained and very efficient. I feel comfortable under his care. He gives injections with the most precise care. If there is a negative I would say a lack of understanding the elderly.