What to Expect with Hand Surgery

It’s important to be well informed when deciding if hand surgery is right for you. We want you to be fully prepared and confident in all aspects of your care. You can expect your first visit with a doctor to include:

  • A thorough examination of your hand or arm injury
  • Review of normal hand function
  • Diagnosis and best treatment options

Our surgeons are specialty trained and offer the latest advancements in microsurgery, which uses microscopes and small surgical tools to repair blood vessels and nerves in your hand.

Most hand surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis with the use of arthroscopy, which means you won’t need to stay overnight in the hospital. Arthroscopy allows us to see the damage in your joint without large incisions. Entire surgeries can be performed this way by using pencil-thin surgical instruments inserted through additional small incisions.

You can speak with your doctor about what anesthesia will be used, how you can prepare yourself before surgery and next steps after surgery to help your hand return to normal function.

Call 866-GUTHRIE (866-488-4743) today to make an appointment.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

Guthrie offers non-surgical treatments for certain hand conditions including:

  • Laser treatments
  • Various injections for your specific case

We also have a very talented group of certified hand therapists that work closely with our doctors to help you restore your hand mobility to the highest function possible. Hand therapists help educate you on your condition and work with you to regain independence through strength and coordination conditioning after surgery.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment at 866-GUTHRIE (866-488-4743). 

Hand Surgery and Hand Therapy at Guthrie

Our goal at the Guthrie Hand Center is to help you achieve the highest level of function possible and return you to your daily activities quickly and safely. We are advanced trained, available for same-day consultations and treat a wide range of conditions. You can expect to receive compassionate and personalized care with us throughout your journey and can trust that your hands are safe in ours.  

Services are available at convenient locations such as:

  • Big Flats Specialties and Rehabilitation Services (Horseheads, N.Y.)
  • HealthWorks Wellness and Fitness Center (Painted Post, N.Y.)
  • Ithaca City Harbor (Ithaca, N.Y.)
  • Owego (Owego, N.Y.)
  • Guthrie Cortland Medical Center (Cortland, N.Y.)
  • Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital (Sayre, Pa.)
  • Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Towanda Campus (Towanda, Pa.)

Call 866-GUTHRIE (866-488-4743) today to make an appointment.

Our hand care therapists have specialized training and advanced knowledge to restore your hand’s function after an injury or surgery.

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