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

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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. Dr. Halls 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Halls include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and breast reconstruction revision. The average patient rating for Dr. Halls is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, Aetna, and more. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Halls speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Nipple Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Jacobson is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jacobson include hip replacement, knee replacement, and tendon repair. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Jacobson is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Jacobson has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Jacobson is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tendon Repair, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Repair, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Problems, ... (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's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ballard's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ballard include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ballard attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for her residency. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jose Otero's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Otero include breast augmentation, burns, and dermabrasion. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of Santiago de Compostela. He trained at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati for his residency. Dr. Otero is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to 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' specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She practices in La Jolla, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rickards include orthopedic surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rickards accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Rickards completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Her professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hand Problems

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

Dr. Bruce Foerster is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Foerster studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Foerster honors.

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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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