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Center for Aesthetic Surgery

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

The Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Program treats the entire range of hand and upper extremity injuries and diseases.
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The  Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Program in the Division of Plastic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine treats the entire range of hand and upper extremity injuries and diseases.

Whether a pediatric or adult patient, you will be evaluated in a fully equipped and functional clinic either at Texas Children’s Hospital or in the newly-built Plastic Surgery Clinic in the Jamail Specialty Care Center on the McNair Campus. Both locations have physicians who have the ability to diagnose, treat, splint, cast, and even perform minor surgeries in procedure rooms under local anesthesia. In addition, both locations have fully accredited outpatient surgery centers available for surgeries requiring sedation or general anesthesia.

A list of common procedures can be performed  for:

Carpal Tunnel/Fractures

  • Carpal tunnel release (open and endoscopic)
  • Cubital tunnel release (open and endoscopic)
  • Trigger finger release
  • de Quervain's tenosynovitis release
  • Ganglion cyst (wrist) or mucus cyst (finger) excision
  • Tendon repair (extensor and flexor)
  • Wrist, hand, or finger fracture and dislocation repair

Soft Tissue

  • Soft tissue tumor resection of the arm, hand, and fingers
  • Soft tissue coverage of the arm, hand, and fingers after tumor removal or trauma

Trauma/Nerve Repair

  • Finger tip injury repair and amputations
  • Nail bed injury repair
  • Nerve repair
  • Treatment of arm, hand, and finger burns
  • Treatment of other nerve compression syndromes of the upper extremity

Baylor physicians also see patients at other Texas Medical Center hospitals, including Houston Methodist Hospital, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, DeBakey VA Medical Center, and Ben Taub Hospital.