HAND SURGERY BY SHAHIN FAZILAT, MD, REPAIRS INJURIES OR CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME
Hand Surgery by Dr. 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 special 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) and veins; 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.
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 defects
- 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 Hand 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.
Our Patient Care Coordinator can provide you with information on pre-operative Hand Surgery care, recovery, local accommodations, and answer any other questions related to your procedure and stay in the San Jose / Cupertino / Palo Alto / Mountain View, CA area. If you are traveling from outside the US, we highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.
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 During this appointment, you will be given instructions for your surgery, necessary blood work at nearby labs, and any other related medical testing. 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.
After your pre-operative appointment, if you have any questions regarding your instructions, you can contact our office by phone or email us at any time. General Surgery instructions can also be found in Patient Resources of our website.
About The Operation
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.
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 passes 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 from Hand Surgery, 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.
To learn more about Hand Surgery, please call us today at 650-964-2200or complete this form on our website to schedule an initial consultation.