We found 6 hand surgeons who accept Valley Health Plan near Palo Alto, CA.

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Dr. Andrew Philip Gutow, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Gutow is a medical specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Gutow is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Gutow attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Gutow is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Dr. Subhro Kamal Sen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
770 Welch Road, Suite 400; Mc 5715
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Subhro Sen's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. Dr. Sen's areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Sen's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Clinical interests: Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, Breast Reduction, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy L Ladd, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
730 Welch Road; 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Amy Ladd's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ladd accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She completed her residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Ladd (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Ladd is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Hand Problems

Dr. James Chang Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
730 Welch Road; 1st Floor Mc 5890
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. James Chang is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Chang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Hand Problems

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
770 Welch Road; Suite 400 Mc 5775
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Yao practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Redwood City, CA and Palo Alto, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Yao is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Hand Problems

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
770 Welch Road; Suite 400
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Hentz is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hentz takes. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Hentz speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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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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