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We found 6 hand surgeons who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near La Mesa, CA.

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Dr. Mark David Jacobson, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8860 Center Drive; Suite 350a
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Mark Jacobson's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jacobson is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and tendon repair. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Jacobson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tendon Repair, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Repair, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael John Halls, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6386 Alvarado Court; Suite 330
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Halls sees patients in San Diego, CA. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Halls include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Aetna, and more. He obtained his medical school training at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Halls speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Halls has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, Arm Lift, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Brooke Laura Ballard, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8860 Center Drive; Suite 350
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Brooke Ballard, who practices in Coronado, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Ballard average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ballard include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Dr. Ballard is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Ballard is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Occupational Therapy Treatment, Physical Therapy ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose E Otero, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6367 Alvarado Court; Suite 104
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jose Otero is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Otero's areas of expertise include the following: breast augmentation, burns, and dermabrasion. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Santiago de Compostela for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Otero welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Burns, Reconstructive Surgery, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Enass Eskander Rickards, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8851 Center Drive; #601
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Enass Rickards' areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; she sees patients in La Jolla, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rickards is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. Dr. Rickards is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hand Problems

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6280 Jackson Drive; Suite 4c
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Foerster specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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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.