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We found 6 hand surgeons who accept Anthem Blue Cross EPO near La Jolla, CA.

Dr. Brooke Laura Ballard, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
10803 Vista Sorrento Parkway
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Brooke Ballard's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; she sees patients in Coronado, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Dr. Ballard is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Ballard attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. She speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, Tendon Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Albert Kim Chaffoo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 330
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Richard Chaffoo is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Chaffoo average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Chaffoo include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Naval Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Chaffoo is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Lucious Pomerantz, BS, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4445 Eastgate Mall; Suite 105
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Pomerantz's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Pomerantz include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, knee ligament injuries, and sports health. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pomerantz studied medicine at Albany Medical College and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memphis VA Medical Center and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Pomerantz has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injuries, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
7300 Girard Avenue; Suite 204
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Mark Rechnic is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Rechnic's areas of expertise include plastic surgery procedures. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rechnic is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Rechnic is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Hand Problems

Dr. Richard Michael Bodor, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3350 La Jolla Village Drive; Section of Va Plastic Surgery, Mail Code 112k
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Richard Bodor specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in San Diego, CA. He takes Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Bodor is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bodor (or staff) speaks Hungarian and German. He is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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Dr. David Gail Smith, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9900 Genesee Avenue; Suite C
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. David Smith's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in La Jolla, CA and San Diego, CA. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hand Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

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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.