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

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, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and Mountain View, CA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hand surgery procedures, sports health, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Gutow is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Gutow welcomes 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 is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Sen completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is affiliated with 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 is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Ladd is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, she performed her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ladd (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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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. He is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Chang accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Hand Problems

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

Dr. Jeffrey Yao's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. 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 is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Hand Problems

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

Dr. Vincent Hentz is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hentz takes. Dr. Hentz graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is conversant in 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.