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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 is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in San Diego, CA, La Mesa, CA, and Coronado, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and tendon repair. Dr. Jacobson is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Jacobson attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He 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. 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. Michael John Halls, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6386 Alvarado Court; Suite 330
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Halls, who practices in San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Halls include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario, Dr. Halls attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks French. Dr. Halls's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jose Otero works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. His areas of expertise include breast augmentation, burns, and dermabrasion. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Otero is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Otero attended the University of Santiago de Compostela and then went on to complete his residency at The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati. He is conversant in 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' areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; she sees patients in La Jolla, CA, San Diego, CA, and La Mesa, CA. In her practice, Dr. Rickards focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Rickards attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). On average, patients gave Dr. Rickards a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rickards is accepting 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 is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Foerster is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.