Chicago hand surgeons are involved in the management of hand related issues. In a non-acute setting, where trauma or infection makes conservative management a safe option, the use of medications, splints, and therapy may be tried before your Chicago hand surgeon, recommends hand surgery.
Non-surgical treatments can offer alternative solutions to hand surgery Chicago. In fact, the JW Hand Center is focused on providing patients with non-surgical solutions to their hand and wrist pain before needing to resort to hand surgery.
At the JW Hand Center, we offer in-house occupational or hand therapy to our patients. Our specialized hand therapist all have advanced certification and training in hand therapy. The combination of close medical oversight and specialized expertise allows patients to return to their normal life sooner.
Individuals with workplace-related hand and wrist injuries can be treated at any of our locations. Our expertise in handling complex work related injuries is why many patients seek out our care even after having initial treatment elsewhere.
Our specialized IME service is designed to provide an independent opinion about the nature of an injury, its causation, the subsequent treatment, and whether maximum medical improvement (MMI) has been reached.
Meet The Leader In Hand Surgery Chicago
Dr. Jeffrey Weinzweig is hand and wrist surgeon considered to be one of the foremost international experts on complex hand and wrist disorders. He is one of the most prolific authors and researchers in the field with 5 textbooks and more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and chapters to his credit. His textbook, The Mutilated Hand, is the only textbook in the field to focus solely on post-traumatic reconstruction of devastating hand injuries. His book, The Wrist, is the definitive textbook on the comprehensive management of wrist disorders.
Dr. Weinzweig has trained at multiple Ivy League institutions and the top schools in the world. He received his undergraduate training from Columbia University, his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and his residency training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery from the University of Chicago and Brown University, respectively. He is also double fellowship trained with training in craniofacial surgery, from the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and hand & wrist surgery, from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Weinzweig is board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery from the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr Weinzweig is an excellent surgeon with skills that are only exceeded by his compassion for his patients and their families. He was highly recommended by a Respiratory Therapist who had the pleasure to work with him for many years at a hospital in our area. And that Therapist was my spouse. My wife and I would not hesitate for a moment to fly anywhere in the country to see Dr Weinzweig because he would be our only physician of choice both for his expertise and compassion.
Dr. Jeff, thank you so much for helping my little sister!
The first time we met, Dr. Weinzweig's waiting room was chock full, but he took his time and talked to me on a person-to-person level. I could have found a specialist in Boston, but after that meeting, my mind was totally made up. Most surgeons will walk in and say, 'Here's what we're doing. See you at the surgery.' And that would be it. Dr. Weinzweig told me, 'If you have any questions - no matter how small - call me.' I've never seen that in a surgeon.