Surgery is done in accredited, state-of-the-art operating rooms under the supervision and with the help of certified anesthesiologists, respiratory care technicians, and certified nurses. Just about all of our hand surgeries are performed on an out-patient basis, so that you can return to the comfort of your home soon after your surgery is completed.
Mostly all of our hand surgeries are performed under regional anesthesia; that is to say that you will not have to go sleep. This allows for a more comfortable surgery experience, and a return to activities as soon as possible.
Most hand surgeries take less than 45 minutes to perform when done by a board-certified and accredited hand surgeon; some surgeries ,such as carpal tunnel surgery, take as little as 5 minutes to complete !
Most hand surgeries allow the reasonable use of your hand the day after surgery. Precautions and instructions specific to the type of surgery you have had will be given to you during your pre-operative consultation, as well as after your procedure.
Hand surgery is a very delicate very refined surgical specialty best performed by board-certified, experienced and accredited hand surgeons. The vast majority of hands for juries are so fragile that the single and the best opportunity for a good postoperative result is only available after the first intervention. Please choose your surgeon wisely and ask for the proper credentials as well as national and international professional association and affiliations.
Complications are rare and undesirable, but they do occur occasionally. And, on the rare instance where a complication happens, your board-certified hand surgeon will instruct you on the proper course of action to take in order to resolve the issue.
As you know, using your hands on a daily basis should be an easy pain-free experience. Any condition that causes pain or discomfort in the area of your hands and wrist during typical daily use of your hands is not normal. This includes pain that you may experience that may wake you up at night. If this happens to you please mention it to your doctor or make an appointment with a hand specialist for an examination. The goal of every board-certified hand surgeon is to return his patient to normal and comfortable daily use of the hands at home as well as at work.
Once your hand surgeon has ascertained that you are a candidate for hand surgery, then that surgery is best perform in the shortest delay possible. This will ensure the most complete return to function and comfort possible. Delays in performing hand surgery often lead to functional losses and deficits, as well as delays in healing and increased risks of complications. At our institution, hand surgery can be offered within a week or two after the decision has been made that surgery is necessary.