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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 specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacobson include hip replacement, knee replacement, and tendon repair. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Jacobson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Jacobson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Coronado, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ballard include arthroscopic surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and knee ligament injuries. Dr. Ballard is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ballard is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michael Halls is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Halls is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario, Dr. Halls attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Halls has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in French. Dr. Halls's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, Arm Lift, Skin ... (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 plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in San Diego, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Otero include breast augmentation, burns, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Otero takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Dr. Otero performed his residency at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati. He speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in La Jolla, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). In her practice, Dr. Rickards focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. Patients gave Dr. Rickards an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rickards's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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.