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We found 5 hand surgeons near Encinitas, CA.

Dr. Gregory Martin Alberton, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2600 Via De La Valle; 200
Del Mar, CA

Dr. Gregory Alberton's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, hip surgery, and sports health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alberton takes. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Alberton performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Alberton welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, Tumor, Knee Pain, Microsurgery, Osteoporosis, Tendon Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Jee-Ling Chao, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
499 North El Camino Real; Suite C-200
Encinitas, CA

Dr. James Chao practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Chao's clinical interests include dermabrasion, botulinum toxin injection, and breast augmentation. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Chao completed his residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Chao (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Ira Gelb, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
332 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 110
Encinitas, CA

Dr. Robert Gelb practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Encinitas, CA. He graduated from New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Gelb's clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Gelb's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gelb is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Surgery

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Specializes in General Practice, Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1427 Valleda Lane
Encinitas, CA

Dr. Barbara Ryan's areas of specialization are general practice, hand surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. She studied medicine at Mayo Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Ryan average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ryan is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2152 David Way
Del Mar, CA

Dr. Thomas Sabourin's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Del Mar, CA. Dr. Sabourin is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin.

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What is Hand Surgery?

Our hands are not only incredibly useful and important for our daily functioning, but they are complex and delicate parts of our body. It can take a specialist to keep the hands functioning at their best. Hand surgeons are general, plastic, or orthopedic surgeons who have received additional training specifically in the care of hands, wrists and forearms.

Surgery is not the only care that a hand surgeon provides. Hand surgeons might prescribe medications, physical therapy, or splints and braces as well as surgery, depending on the condition. They care for a wide variety of issues affecting the hand or forearm, which may include:
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Fingers that cannot be straightened, such as with Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Deformities of the fingers, such as syndactyly (webbed or fused fingers) or polydactyly (extra fingers)
  • Wrist or hand pain
  • Serious injuries of the hand or wrist, including burns and sports injuries
  • Reattachment of severed fingers or creation of prosthetics

We use our hands to interact with the world in a number of ways. In order to do so, we need our hands to maintain a high level of both movement and sensitivity, and that requires all of its bones, muscles, and nerves to be working properly. Hand surgeons keep this delicate and important equipment functioning.