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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (14)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard Balderston is Good. Dr. Balderston has been reviewed by 40 patients who have provided 14 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.7
Promptness 3.8
Courteous Staff 3.9
Accurate Diagnosis 3.5
Bedside Manner 3.5
Spends Time with Me 3.5
Follows Up After Visit 3.6

Specialties & Research

Dr. Richard Balderston, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 14 areas:
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Diskectomy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Kyphosis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis

Education & Awards

Dr. Balderston graduated from University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia. He has 6 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
Spinal Fusion
DeForrest Willard Award for Outstanding Senior Resident
Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc
Yale National Scholar
Top Doctors, Philadelphia Magazine
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)


Dr. Balderston has 21 hospital affiliations:

  • Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital 
  • Graduate Hospital 


  • German

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Additional Information
Dr. Richard Atwater Balderston MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 35 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Where does Dr. Richard A. Balderston practice?
Dr. Richard Balderston has 6 office locations.
Dr. Richard Balderston practices Orthopaedic Surgery near Philadelphia, PA.
Additional practice locations include: Cherry Hill, NJ and Mount Laurel, NJ.
See Philadelphia Surgeons.