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We found 5 hand surgeons who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near South Burlington, VT.

Dr. Donald Rudolf Laub Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
354 Mountain View; Suite 103
Colchester, VT

Dr. Donald Laub's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Colchester, VT. Dr. Laub's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Laub include cleft lip and palate, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Laub attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Laub (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tigrinya, Zulu, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Fletcher Allen Health Care.

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Clinical interests: Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, Skin Cancer, Scar Revision, General Reconstruction, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Maguire, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
354 Mountain View Drive; 103
Colchester, VT

Dr. Kevin Maguire sees patients in Colchester, VT. His medical specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Maguire is an in-network provider for AARP, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Maguire completed residency programs at UMass Memorial Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Maguire has received distinctions including Commonwealth Scholar and Magna Cum Laude. He speaks Portuguese. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Brent Shafritz, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
428 Stafford Hall; 95 Carrigan Drive
Burlington, VT

Dr. Adam Shafritz works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shafritz include total shoulder replacement, wrist arthroscopy, and elbow replacement. He honors Child Health Plus, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Clinical interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Total Shoulder Replacement, Upper Extremity ... (Read more)

Dr. Michel Yves Benoit, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
192 Tilley Drive
South Burlington, VT

Dr. Michel Benoit is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Benoit speaks French. His areas of clinical interest consist of wrist surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, and elbow surgery. He graduated from the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benoit takes.

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Clinical interests: Wrist Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Dr. Seth West Frenzen, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6 San Remo Drive
South Burlington, VT

Dr. Seth Frenzen is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Frenzen honors POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for his residency.

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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.