Hand Surgery - Congenital & Pediatric: Referral Directory
- Sean M. Bidic, M.D.
- Jonathan J. Cheng, M.D.
- Ronald E. Hoxworth, M.D.
- Alex Kane, M.D.
- Michel Saint-Cyr, M.D.
- Andrew P. Trussler, M.D.
- Savannah Brown, PA
- Kaylee Williams, PA
- Kris Sanders, MBA
- Debbie Robertson, R.N.
- Annie Bengio, OT
- Ann Garvin, OTR
- Veronica Maldonado, MA
- Angie Pedroza, OT
Description of services:
Provides diagnosis and treatment for infants and children with acute hand injuries and post traumatic injuries to the hand as well as non-traumatic conditions such as cysts, masses, nerve conditions and congenital deformities. In-house occupational therapy also is provided by a registered occupational therapist.
Hand Surgery: What We Treat
Procedures performed or problems diagnosed and treated:
- Congenital hand problems (polydactyly, syndactyly, radial club hand, thumb absence)
- Nerve palsy, stroke-related palsy, brachial plexus injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Hand, wrist and finger fractures
- Distal radius fractures
- Tendon and nerve lacerations
- Hand lacerations
- Near amputation
- Splinting, casting, dressing changes and suture removal
- Nail-bed injury
- Burn, wound and scar management
- Secondary hand reconstruction
- Hand/wrist tumors
Information for referral sources:
- Pre-authorization is required by some insurance plans.
- To avoid unnecessary testing, have the family bring relevant medical records, test results and X-rays to the appointment.
- Diagnosis, evaluation and recommended treatment information is provided promptly to the referring physician.
Please provide the following when calling to schedule a patient for a diagnostic examination:
- Patient name and date of birth
- Probable diagnosis
- Insurance/referral information
- Physician clinical findings or symptoms which caused the patient to visit physician
- Results from other completed examinations
Why Children's Medical Center?
- The Hand Surgery clinic at Children's is staffed by board-certified plastic surgeons employed by UT Southwestern and on the medical staff at Children's.
- Occupational therapists are on staff to provide a continuum of care.
- The staff provides expertise in the evaluation of children with congenital hand anomalies, acute traumatic and post-traumatic injuries to the hand.
- Medical staff members are fellowship trained in hand surgery.