Hand surgery by Dr. Shahin Fazilat incorporates a myriad of different types of surgery on the hand and fingers. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Fazilat performs hand surgery to restore the function of the hand as well as to maximize your hand’s cosmetic appearance.
Dr. Fazilat has specialized training in hand microsurgery to offer his patients the best options for hand surgery, including broken bones, circulatory problems concerning hand bones, arteries, nerves and veins (i.e., Carpal Tunnel Syndrome), joint replacement, nerve repairs, re-attaching a finger lost in an accident with microsurgery, skin flaps, skin grafts, surgical drainage from hand infections, and tendon repair.
Our approach to hand surgery
During your hand surgery consultation with Dr. Fazilat, he will discuss the options and alternatives in great detail, providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about your particular procedure.
Hand surgery is most often an option for patients who have suffered from:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Congenital disabilities
- Dupuytren’s Contracture
- Ganglion cyst on the finger, palm or wrist
- Hand injuries, fractures or tendon injuries, including the loss of a finger
- Injuries to blood vessels or nerves
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Skin cancer
- Trigger finger
Prior to your surgery, Dr. Fazilat will discuss a number of important decisions to make when planning your procedure. He will personally walk you through your options and share recommendations based on the latest research, advances in the field, and what’s best for your particular case.
The SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery difference
Once you have booked your hand surgery, you will receive a pre-operative appointment, which is typically two weeks before your surgery. During this appointment, you will be given instructions for your surgery, as well as any medical request forms for necessary blood work or related medical tests. Dr. Fazilat will also take any pre-operative photos and review your planned procedure(s), so you can ask any final questions. Our office will contact you by phone or by email to review your instructions and your health history.
Typically, hand surgery is performed as an out-patient procedure under general anesthesia with a board certified anesthesiologist; surgical times vary, depending on your particular case and procedure.
Recovering from hand surgery at SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery
After hand surgery, it is typical for our patients to feel mild to severe pain because hands are very sensitive parts of your body. The length of time for your hand to be immobilized depends on the extent of your surgery and how quickly you heal.
Soreness and pain usually pass in 7 to 10 days, with many patients returning to work within 1 week, though strenuous activity should be avoided for up to 4 weeks. The patient should also have an adult stay with them for 24 hours following the surgery to monitor their recovery.
To enhance your recovery, Dr. Fazilat may recommend rehabilitation therapy (physical and/or occupational) under the guidance of a trained hand therapist.
Dr. Fazilat will schedule a follow-up post-recovery office visit to discuss your progress.
Request your consultation
We invite you to schedule your cosmetic consultation with SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery today; we’d love to be a part of your journey to a more youthful you. To learn more about hand surgery, please call us today at 650.964.2200, or complete this form to request an initial consultation in Morgan Hill or Mountain View, CA.