Richard S. Bahner, MD
Richard S. Bahner, MD

Hand & Wrist, Shoulder

Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Upper Extremity and Microsurgery Specialist

Coastal Region

Wilmington – Porters Neck
Wilmington – Shipyard

Dr. Richard Bahner practices at 3787 Shipyard Boulevard in Wilmington and 8115 Market Street, Suite 108. Dr. Bahner received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, NC and earned his medical degree from the Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio. He then performed his residency in general surgery at Emory University Hospital, his orthopedic residency at the Tampa Orthopedic Program in Tampa, Florida and at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopedics in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Bahner then completed a one-year surgical fellowship in reconstructive hand and upper extremity at the University of Chicago Division of Orthopedics in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Richard Bahner is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and is fellowship-trained in reconstructive hand and microsurgery and surgery of the upper extremity.

He has a special interest in finger, hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder injuries, reconstructive hand and microsurgery and surgery of the upper extremity.

Committed to community service, Dr. Bahner has served on mission work to Peru, where he treated children with congenital hand problems and disorders. He is actively involved in the Boy Scouts of America and enjoys spending time with his wife, Marnie, and their four children.

Dr. Richard Bahner is affiliated and performs inpatient and outpatient surgery at the Novant Health Orthopedic Hospital, NHRMC Atlantic Surgery Center and Wilmington Surgcare. He is an owner in the Brunswick Surgery Center, LLC where he performs outpatient surgery.

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  • Undergraduate: Duke University
  • Medical School: Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Residencies: Emory University Hospitals, Atlanta, GA, General Surgery; Tampa Orthopedic Program, Tampa, FL; University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Orthopedics
  • Fellowship: University of Chicago
  • Fellowship-Trained in Hand and Upper Extremity


  • Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon


  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • North Carolina Orthopedic Society,
  • North Carolina Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • New Hanover-Pender County Medical Society
The EmergeOrtho Medical Team, Just Keeps Emerging Stronger

The EmergeOrtho Medical Team, Just Keeps Emerging Stronger

Coastal Region

Welcome our new team members. EmergeOrtho adds Carlie Black, PA-C, Kayla Hall, PA-C, and Tara Tarleton, PA-C as physician assistants.

Dr. Bahner was amazing! I destroyed my wrist and he put me back together with lots of metal and skill. He had to push up surgery for me so I could travel on just a couple days wait. Five months later I have nearly all of my use back in my wrist (important as I am a writer) and a barely noticeable scar! Kudos also to my therapist Dawn as well!

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Dr. Banher, in my opinion, has got to be one of the best surgeons for shoulders and elbows .All the doctors with EmergeOrtho are top in their class. I would not go anywhere else.

Richard Bahner Review


A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.