My philosophy centers around my ability to treat each patient as an individual. Through extensive training in disorders specific to the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand (upper-extremity), each patient will receive adequate time in the office where all needs are met. My ability to effectively treat disorders of the upper-extremity focuses on all aspects of care; including pharmacological modalities, hand or physical therapy, and, when necessary, surgery. Care is taken to exhaust all non-surgical treatment modalities prior to surgery. I have studied, designed and taught minimally invasive techniques to treat many disorder of the upper-extremity; in an effort to minimize pain and deformity and speed up recovery. Both before and after surgery is performed a strong subspecialized support team is involved to guarantee patient satisfaction, and assure that ALL needs are met. I pride myself on my ability to effectively diagnose, treat and manage each patient in a friendly, empathic and comfortable setting.