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
"I can't say enough good about Dr. Guarino and his staff. I found them on line and very thankful I did. I had former plastic surgery done that was very messed up. I was left disfigured. From the research I did this Dr. is very skilled at fixing other peoples mistakes. That is very true. I feel like a NEW person! Dr. G is very talented, skilled and professional. He takes his job very seriously and is truly an artist.I will be sending anyone I know to him. From the first phone call I made to follow up visits , everytime was a good experience. I felt very relaxed knowing and feeling I was in good hands!"- C.L. / Google / Feb 22, 2019
"My experience was great with Dr Guarino. Along with his staff were very friendly . My expectations was better than I expected and I will refer him to my friends."- W.M. / Google / Feb 15, 2019
"I was very pleased to meet Dr. Guarino. Dr. Guarino has a genuine personality, is "down to earth", and cares about you as a person. His team treated me with respect and professionalism.Due to severe hooded eyes, my eyelids could not be seen due to extra skin hanging on top of my eyelashes. My droopy eyes caused a loss of peripheral vision. I had a Blepharoplasty and the surgery was not painful. The outcome of my surgery was and still is SPECTACULAR and I LOVE what I see in the mirror every day.My vision has improved tremendously. Gone are the days of headaches, blurred vision, and tunnel vision. My family and friends tell me I look happier, refreshed, and notice a significant improvement of my eyes. Actually, they can see my blue eyes.I want to thank Dr. Guarino for his expertise and giving me a wonderful experience which I will never forget. I am elated and will be back in the future."- I.E. / Google / Feb 07, 2019
"I recently had a breast reduction and a lift The staff is very professional and polite the office is very clean and beautiful. my work I had done is perfect I would go back to Dr.Guarino a 1,000000 + if i ever wanted anything else done his bedside manners is the best and he checked on me a total of 3 times at my stay in the hospital thank you once again Dr.Guarino and staff"- S.B. / Google / Dec 20, 2018
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
What is Microsurgery?
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?
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?
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.