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Richard D. Battista, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Hand Surgery

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Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
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Conditions Dr. Battista Treats

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Services Dr. Battista Offers

  • Amputation
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis (Joint Aspiration)
  • Biopsy
  • Bursa Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cortisone Injections
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture and/or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Laceration Repair
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nailbed Repair
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Orthopedics
  • Partial or Complete Resection of Bone
  • Removal of Bone and Soft Tissue
  • Second Opinion for Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Injection
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About Dr. Battista

Philosophy of care

My experience in caring for members of Congress and military leadership as well as treating combat casualties during Operation Iraqi Freedom augmented my sincere appreciation for how precious and vital our arms and hands are in everyday life. Now, my practice focuses exclusively on the treatment of hand, finger, wrist and upper extremity conditions.

Why I entered medicine

I became attracted to medicine in high school as my interest in science grew. I really enjoyed science classes, and medicine seemed to be the road map to channel that interest into making a difference in people’s lives. Early in medical school, I developed an interest in orthopedics. In medicine, similar personalities tend to coalesce in particular specialties. Orthopedic surgery is a specialty that provides a degree of immediate satisfaction in terms of making a difference.


Villanova University, BS - General Science, 1989

Medical Training
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson U, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1993


Internship 1994
General Surgery, Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA

Residency 1995
Orthopaedic Surgery, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 1996
Orthopaedic Surgery, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 1997
Orthopaedic Surgery, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 1998
Orthopaedic Surgery, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship 2002
Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Surgery of the Hand