How Do I Choose a Hand Surgeon?

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When it's time to get hand surgery, finding a specialist you can trust is key. Here's how to choose a hand surgery you can feel confident in.


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slide 1: 855.49.HANDS TM hand centers How Do I Choose the Right Hand Surgeon Renova Hand Centers December

slide 2: 855.49.HANDS TM hand centers Your hands hurt all the time and your doctor believes you may have a hand condition such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Trigger Finger. Hand exercises and other non-surgical methods haven’t brought you relief and now it’s time to do something about it. It might be time to consider surgery. It is important to choose the right hand surgeon not only for the long- term health of your hands but for your peace of mind. This is the frst step to eliminating or signifcantly reducing chronic hand pain. When search- ing for a hand surgeon make sure to consider these 5 things throughout the process. 1. Look for a specialist. Hands are a particularly complex feature of the human body. When choos- ing a hand surgeon it is best to fnd a physician who specializes in ortho- pedic surgery and has extensive training and experience in hand surgery. Start by asking your primary physician for a recommendation or do some research online to fnd a specialist. The physician profles on our site ofer extensive information about the educational background and profession- al experience of Renova hand surgeons. 2. Research certifcation. Board Certifcation and fellowship training are important factors when choosing a hand surgeon and signal that the doctor has received special- ized in their feld. The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand ASSH are highly distinguished certifcations for hand surgeons. To become board certifed with the ASSH doctors must

slide 3: 855.49.HANDS TM hand centers have completed a year of specialized training dealing with hands wrist and elbow issues. 3. Schedule a consultation. From diagnosis to recov- ery communication is vital throughout the entire process. Meet with your doctor before scheduling a surgery to ensure there is a level of comfort between you. Clearly commu- nicating your symptoms pains and concerns will ultimately lead to better results. 4. Make a list of questions. Before going in for your consultation make a list of questions you would like to ask your doctor. These questions might cover anything from the doctor’s experience to his or her approach to diagnosing and treating pa- tients. Bringing a list of your symptoms to discuss with the doctor can also help make your consultation as valuable as possible. 5. Check with your insurance. Your health may be priceless but insurance is still a reality of modern health care. To ensure that the doctor participates in your health care plan check with the doctor’s ofce and you insurance provider. Keep records of these interactions. That way there will be no surprises come bill time.

slide 4: 855.49.HANDS TM hand centers Get in Touch with Renova When you are ready to fnd the right hand surgeon for you Renova Hand Centers are available to help guide you through the process. We work with board certifed and fellowship trained doctors who are available for consultation visits in Dallas Carrollton Rockwall Hurst San Antonio and Houston. Give us a call today or visit to schedule a consultation with a Renova hand specialist.

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