Orthopedic Hand Surgeons in Westchester, New York
Are you looking for hand surgeons in the Westchester, New York area? The Lawrence Hospital Department of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has three highly skilled hand surgeons on staff: Dr. Michael Elia, Dr. Robert Tornambe and Dr. Louis Catalano. Call to request a consultation today.
Dr. Louis Catalano, MD
Dr. Catalano has over 12 years experience as a board certified hand surgeon. He received his medical degree at the New York University School of Medicine, completed his internship and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He also completed fellowships at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital and St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center.
Dr. Michael Elia, MD
Dr. Elia is an orthopedic surgeon and specialist that has been practicing for over 27 years. He has many successful hand surgeries to his credit. He received his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine, completed his internship at St. Elizabeth hospital, and his residency at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is also a board certified orthopedic surgeon and specialist.
Dr. Robert Tornambe
Dr. Tornambe is a hand surgeon, and a board certified plastic surgeon as well. He has over 25 years of successful patient care to his credit. His received his medical degree at Universidad Nordestana, performed his general surgery residency and hand surgery fellowship at Cabrini Medical Center, his plastic surgery residency at the University of Texas Medical School, and his plastic surgery and breast reconstruction fellowship at the Nashville Plastic Surgery Clinic. As an added benefit to his patients, he is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish.
Want to know more? To request a consultation with one of our exceptional hand surgeons, call the Lawrence Hospital Department of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine today.
Our impressive team of hand surgeons provide a wide range of services including the following common hand surgery procedures:
- Carpal Tunnel Surgery: Carpal tunnel is a common problem caused by swelling of the flexor tendons within the carpal tunnel. When this happens it creates added pressure on the median nerve. This creates painful tingling and burning sensations throughout the hand. When conventional treatment methods have proven ineffective, carpal tunnel surgery is often highly effective at relieving these symptoms by dividing the ligament that forms the roof of the carpal tunnel. This surgery can be performed endoscopically.
- Ganglion Cyst and Tumor Removal: Ganglion cysts and tumors are noncancerous growths on the hand. They are caused when the tissues that line the joints or tendons fill with fluid. In many cases conservative treatment methods are sufficient to relieve this malady, however, when these methods fail surgical intervention can provide relief.
- Wrist Arthroscopy: This is a minimally invasive procedure that is frequently used to diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments that cause wrist pain including injury to the ligaments and cartilage. This procedure is also used to treat distal radius fractures, and to remove loose bodies in the wrist, as the result of fracture.
- Thumb Arthroplasty: Unlike arthritic joint replacement surgeries in the hip or knee, thumb arthroplasty does not replace the affected joint with a prosthesis, it simply removes the trapezium bone and reroutes tendons to act as cushion between the arthritic thumb bone and the rest of the wrist bone. This procedure is quite effective at relieving pain and restoring motion. In younger patients whose work requires heavier lifting, thumb fusion may be used instead.
- Hand Reconstruction: If you have an extreme traumatic injury, or if you have a genetic deformity, hand reconstruction surgery may be able to restore your hand to partial or full function-- depending on the severity of the condition.
If you have a condition that requires hand surgery in the Westchester, New York area, call the Lawrence Hospital Department of Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and request a consultation with one of our skilled hand surgeons today.
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