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We found 5 hand surgeons near Encinitas, CA.

Dr. Gregory Martin Alberton MD, Medical Doctor (MD)
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2600 Via De La Valle; 200
Del Mar, CA
(858) 939-6505; (858) 939-6684

Dr. Gregory Alberton specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in San Diego, CA and Del Mar, CA. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. These areas are among Dr. Alberton's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, hip surgery, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Alberton is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Trauma, Arthroscopy and arthroplasty, Arm, Elbow, Hand and Wrist, Shoulder, Arthritis, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. James Jee-Ling Chao MD, Medical Doctor (MD)
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
499 North El Camino Real; Suite C-200
Encinitas, CA
(760) 635-7800

Dr. James Chao is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in San Diego, CA, Encinitas, CA, and Temecula, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, botulinum toxin injection, and breast augmentation. Dr. Chao takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Chao attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Chao is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery of the Hand, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Ira Gelb MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
332 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 110
Encinitas, CA
(760) 943-6700

Dr. Robert Gelb's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In his practice, Dr. Gelb focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Gelb has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Gelb welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Orthopaedic Surgery

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

Dr. Barbara Ryan's specialties are general practice, hand surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery. She practices in Encinitas, CA. She attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. Patients rated Dr. Ryan highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2152 David Way
Del Mar, CA
(858) 259-8838

Dr. Thomas Sabourin practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Del Mar, CA. He attended medical school at 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.