Hand Surgery

The Center for Hand Surgery in Virginia Mason in Seattle offers centralized, comprehensive care by fellowship-trained specialists in the treatment of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow, including carpal tunnel syndrome and Dupuytren's contracture. We also specialize in treating congenital deformities of the hand, arthritis, tendonitis and specific conditions affecting the elbow and thumb.

Hand disorders affect about 15 percent of the U.S. adult population and are expected to increase as the population ages. Our hand surgeons have excellent surgical outcomes with very low complication rates. If you or a loved one is experiencing problems with your hands and lower arms, call us at (206) 341-3000 for information about how we can help.

Hand Surgery Services We Provide

Meet our Hand Surgery Team

  • John F. Buckmiller, MD, is a board-certified with a subspecialty certificate in surgery of the hand. He sees patients at Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center and Virginia Mason Federal Way Medical Center.
     
  • James Schlenker, MD, is board-certified with a subspecialty in surgery of the hand. He sees hand surgery patients at Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center.
     
  • Dan Patzer, PA-C, sees hand surgery patients at Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center and Virginia Mason Kirkland Medical Center.
     
  • Magee Patzer, PA-C, sees hand surgery patients at Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center and Virginia Mason Lynnwood Medical Center.

Contact the Center for Hand Surgery
For more information about the Center for Hand Surgery at Virginia Mason, call (206) 341-3000.

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