Dr. Guarino is a hand surgery specialist helping individuals in the Allentown area restore their hand appearance following trauma or a serious injury. Hand surgery is considered a specialized procedure that not only treats a disfigurement following an injury or birth defect, but also repairs function that may be limited due to a specific hand condition. Sometimes, a reconstructive process may be necessary to help save damaged tissues, which may involve a tendon repair. Dr. Guarino is an experienced hand surgeon and will work with each patient to repair hand function, and restore a natural appearance.
"love going there I got my surgery done 4 months ago I feel good and more confidence on my self.. thank you Dr. Guarino and his professional staff"- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 03, 2015
"Una experiencia extraordinaria - Quiero agradecer al Dr. Guarino por su trabajo perfecto. He sido bendecido con las manos más maravillosas de Dr.Guarino y su maravilloso personal. Las chicas y él mismo han sido una verdadera bendición para mi vida al cambiar mi apariencia. Su experiencia y conocimiento de su ética de trabajo es absolutamente increíble. Después de perder muchisimo peso y muchos años visitando al oficin..."- L. / RealSelf / Jun 02, 2017
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"Wonderful Doctor and office staff. Doctor is warm and caring"- L.S. / Google / Feb 01, 2017
"36 Year Old Mom of 2 with Severely Deflated Boobs. Cannot Believe This is Actually Happening! - Allentown, PA - Dr. Guarino is awesome! He is so easy to work with and made me feel so comfortable before, during, and after. I also love his honesty in that he heard meOut, but also advised on size appropriate for my frame. His staff and hospital staff were also wonderful! - - Hi Everyone! I'm a 36 year old mom to a 3 and 6 year old. I've always been petite and with fairl small boobs-but even ore babies they were a tight perky (very small) B and after breastfeeding and stretching to an F cup they are now a shriveled A cup. I'm thrilled with the surgeon I have chosen and his office staff are absolutely amazing as well. I was worried I wouldn't be able to go as big as I wanted because my BWD is only 11 ish but because I have some breast tissue and stretched skin I'll be able to get 320-340 cc high profile saline. We were going for 340 but my breasts are slightly asymmetrical and the left has a higher chest wall (sticks out more) and is slightly wider so he'll likely do 320/325cc on left and 340cc on right. I just finalized things yesterday and am set for 12/28!!! I go for my pre-op on 12/7 and am so excited and terrified at the same time! I know this is what I want but I hate being put under and despite having 2 children naturally I'm worried about the pain as I don't do well with Rx pain meds, but seems like I'll definitely need them the first few days. As for pictures-I'm not sure I'm ready to post any yet but may at least post some in my sports bra. Thanks for all of the posts, advice and info you all post on here-it has helped me through this process SO much and I have learned a lot! I'll be sure to post after my BA sometime after 12/28."- B. / RealSelf / Dec 02, 2016
There are numerous conditions of the hand that may require surgery. In each case, the surgery is a specialized procedure performed to help restore function and a normal appearance. Some common hand conditions include:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Birth Defects
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Dupuytren’s Contracture
- Fractures and Malunions
- Tumors, Cysts and Cancers of the Hand
- Traumatic and Crush Injuries
- Open Wounds, Scars and Burns
The surgical approach taken will depend on the condition or injury being treated. Hand injuries that include tendon trauma may require a tendon repair, which involves treating the torn tendon and reconnecting it to the original anatomical site. Certain birth defects, such as syndactyly, may require a bone fusion, whereas trauma-related injuries may need to be addressed with microsurgery, a bone or skin graft, a tissue transfer, or z-plasty. The goal is to eliminate pain, restore function, and produce a normal appearance.
Hand surgery is performed in an accredited surgical facility as an outpatient procedure. The condition or injury being treated will dictate the surgical technique used and will vary by case. The recovery period will also vary. However, physical therapy could be prescribed to help patients regain strength, function and mobility. An experienced hand surgeon will be able to apply progressive reconstructive approaches to help patients overcome even the most traumatic hand injuries, allowing them to resume a normal life.
The cost for hand surgery will depend on the complexity of the surgical case. The cost will increase if certain techniques are performed (such as a tendon repair, a skin graft, etc.). The good news is that health insurance is likely to cover a portion of the cost for the surgery, as well as any related complications that may arise. Our benefits coordinator will work with your insurance provider to understand your coverage so we can prepare a surgical plan specific to your case.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $400 - $1,500
- Recovery Time
- 2-4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- Procedure Recovery Location
Hand Surgery FAQs@headingTag>
What is Microsurgery?@headingTag>
Microsurgery is a common component of hand surgery when severe trauma has occurred. It involves high magnification to assist and repair severed tendons and nerves. It is almost always used when severed fingers require reattachment.
Plastic Surgeon or Orthopedic?@headingTag>
Hand surgery, by nature, has always been a part of plastic surgery. A skilled plastic surgeon will understand both the dynamics of hand functions, as well as the technique needed to restore aesthetics. However, some injuries may, in fact, be better suited for an orthopedic surgeon. Orthopedic doctors specialize in the joints of the human body. During the initial consultation, after a full assessment has been provided, this will be discussed in greater detail.
Most Common Injuries?@headingTag>
The most common hand surgeries performed by plastic surgeons often revolve around a hand injury. This can include fractured bones, cuts, burns, severed fingers, and trauma injuries that damage internal tendons, nerves and blood vessels. Modern techniques such as grafting, transplantation, and flap surgeries have greatly improved the surgeon’s ability to restore normal hand function and a natural appearance.