Richard L. Katz, MD

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SpecialtyHip
Knee
Sports Medicine
Total Joint Replacement
Medical SchoolMcGill University, Montreal InternshipMcGill University, Montreal FellowshipFellowship in Total Joint Anthroplasty at University Hospital in London, Ontario ResidencyMcGill University, Montreal Board CertificationsOrthopaedic Surgery
Total joint replacement, Sports medicine

Board-certified in orthopaedics and fellowship trained in joint replacement surgery, Dr. Katz in one of a handful of surgeons in Albany to offer the "Signature Knee," a revolutionary, custom fit total knee replacement system. Dr. Katz also performs hip replacements and Birmingham Hip Resurfacing. His practice accepts all areas of orthopaedic need, with special interest in joint disorders and replacement, including patella femoral replacements for relief of kneecap pain caused by arthritis and wear.

Dr. Richard L. Katz has been practicing orthopaedic surgery in the Capital District since 1991. A native of Montreal, Quebec, Dr. Katz received his undergraduate degree from Vanier College. His medical degree and orthopaedic residency are from McGill University. Dr. Katz completed a fellowship in Total Joint Anthroplasty at University Hospital in London, Ontario. He is fluent in French.
Dr. Katz's practice accepts all areas of Orthopaedics with his special interest in patients with joint disorders and joint replacement surgery. He also performs patella femoral replacements for relief of pain in the kneecap caused by arthritis and wear.

He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and sits on the Board of the New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Executive Woods Ambulatory Surgery Center.

Dr. Katz has been trained in a new procedure called the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing procedure. Hip Resurfacing is a type of hip replacement which replaces the two surfaces of the hip joint while conserving bone.

Dr. Katz is one of only a few orthopedic surgeons in Albany to offer patients with degenerative knee conditions a revolutionary, custom fit total knee replacement system called the "Signature Knee."

Affiliations

Executive Woods Ambulatory Surgery Center
St. Peter's Hospital
Albany Memorial Hospital
Samaritan Hospital

Locations

Albany

Clifton Park

Latham