Traumatic Injury, which may involve damage to any of the tissues of the hand, including: bones, joints, tendons, nerves, blood vessels, or skin. Correction of these injuries involves a broad application of a variety of surgical technique, including possible microsurgery. Recovery from more severe injuries may require a course of occupational (hand) therapy following surgery to achieve optimal functional recovery. Many of these procedures are most appropriately performed in a State Licensed, Nationally Accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center (see ‘about Keystone Surgery Center’)
Since hand surgery is performed primarily to correct physical abnormalities and maintain or restore function, it is considered ‘reconstructive’ in nature and therefore as a ‘covered’ procedure by most health insurance plans. This can be verified by checking your policy or contacting your health insurance carrier.
When considering hand surgery, be sure to select a qualified experienced physician skilled in the diagnosis and management of disorder of the hand. As a board certified plastic surgeon with over 15 years of hand surgery clinical practice experience and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Dr. Robert Kimmel welcomes the opportunity to provide optimal care to patients with disorder of the hand.