Dr Birman performed surgery on my wrist. Not only was he very good about explaining everything from cause to procedure to prognosis in simple terms, I had absolutely NO pain after surgery. My wrist is wrapped perfectly. The staff have been great about checking in, availability, and plain ole kindness. 5 star medical and 5 star service. Thank you!

Eva K.

I felt well taken care of by professionals when I walked in for my first appointment. I'll begin with reception, who have been very prompt and helpful getting my temporary disability and appointments right with no hassle. Second, the nurses/NPs were polite, professional and informative. Even when I asked to have another nurse remove my sutures, they were polite and didn't take offence. Finally, Dr. Atluri gave me the impression of a well-composed, world class, surgeon. This was my first surgery, ever and he was straightforward about the process, made sure all my questions were answered and that I was confident in the process. The surgery staff at the hospital told me I was in good hands with him and would trust every one of her family members to his surgical care. That was reassuring going in. When I went and saw the NP/PA at my Primary care physician, after the surgery, she confirmed that the location and sutures were not only done well, but she was rather impressed by how well they were done. I am in physical therapy here, now and the staff on the physical therapy side is very helpful, kind and professional. This is a world class office here. Thanks for making my first surgery and stitches (at 37 years old) a good experience. I felt well taken care of, I am very grateful for that. I will be telling everyone that asks and/or that I know that I recommend this office and Dr. Atluri, personally.

Jacob M.

I had two carpal tunnel surgeries performed by Dr. Vender. My right hand was done on November 8, 2016 and my left on December 20, 2016. Dr. Vender took the time prior to my surgeries to explain what would happen and answer all of my questions. My worries about undergoing surgery were eased by both his confidence and his kindness. I was extremely happy with the follow-up care provided by Hand Surgery Associates. Dr. Vender had a way of making me feel like I was his only patient and never made me feel rushed. He asked questions about my recovery and listened to my responses offering suggestions and even calling in an occupational therapist to consult when I had questions about my scar. Every nurse I encountered was personable and kind while being effective. I can't say enough wonderful things about the two women working the front desk. It was truly refreshing to be met with a smile when entering their office for an appointment. I highly recommend Dr. Vender and Hand Surgery Associates.

Colleen B.

Great staff. Comfortable and clean waiting room. I got very detailed x-rays. Talked to the surgeon. Then to Physical Therapy. Received a custom made brace.

Gerhard R.

Ortho doctors with great “bedside manners” as well as being excellent surgeons. The level of care and “caring” is some of the best I have experienced. I had wrist surgery which healed quickly and with no noticeable scarring. I highly recommend this practice.

Mary S.

I had two carpal tunnel surgeries, one on each hand,performed by Dr. Sagerman. The first was on Sept. 28th, 2014, and the second on Dec. 8th, 2014. This was the best surgical experience of my life. (I have had ten). I am prone to extreme anxiety, and everyone there, from the receptionists to the nurses, doctors, & especially the therapy team, went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. I can't say enough about this practice. I like the fact that all aspects of care are concentrated in one building, I feel that it helps the communication flow much smoother between the team. Dr. Sagerman is the rare doctor who is concerned not only with the surgical aspect, but wants to be sure that the patient receives all necessary treatment all the way through therapy. Whenever I had an appointment, be it for surgery, follow up appointments, or therapy, I was never kept waiting long, & often went right in. The therapy was excellent, never too much or too little, always perfect, keeping me moving in the right direction at optimum speed. Again, the team that they have is second to none, and I thank each and every one of them for the positive experience!

Nancy M.

I have been to the AH office several times for broken finger injury. Dr. Biafora does a great job explaining things and is very patient. The staff is friendly and caring, and the facility is spotless. They have occupational therapy right there, and Gary has been terrific helping me heal. Very appreciative!

Sandy A.

My family has had 3 surgeries all w/ Dr. Birman & every single time we were nothing less than amazed & confident in the ability of Dr. Birman & all of the Hand to Shoulders medical specialists. They're on site physical & occupational therapy is equally impressive. Dr. Birman, incredible OTs, & PTs did everything possible to get family members back to work. They truly listen to you & don't make you feel rushed. The even do a great job trying to help minimize the scars. One of our family members had to have both arms operated on. She forgot about these doctors because it's not near where we live & it had been 8 years since we had needed their services. After having one arm operated on she switched to Dr. Birman. He made sure, at the initial consultation, that she got some strengthening exercises to immediately help w/ the recovering arm. When you need someone to care for your two most important limbs you want the best. Even if you have to drive longer to get to Hand & Shoulders it's worth a limb, but you won't you have to give one up. ;-) EXCELLENCE PERSONIFIED!

Scott F.

All aspects of my surgical experience were perfect. Dr Vender is extremely competent and professional. As a nurse I am very picky about whom I would ask to perform surgery on me, and if I need him again, I will return!

Kathleen J.

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