We found 5 hand surgeons near Encinitas, CA.

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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 in San Diego, CA, Encinitas, CA, and Temecula, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Chao include dermabrasion, botulinum toxin injection, and breast augmentation. Dr. Chao is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Chao has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Gregory Alberton is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Alberton speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, hip surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Robert Ira Gelb, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
332 Santa Fe Drive; Suite 110
Encinitas, CA

Dr. Robert Gelb's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Gelb's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gelb average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gelb graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Orthopedic Surgery

Specializes in General Practice, Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic 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 studied medicine at Mayo Medical School. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Ryan accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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.
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