The hands are our tactile connection to the world around us. Medical conditions, overuse and trauma affect how well we can use our hands. Pain, numbness, tingling, stiffness, broken bones, growths and many other symptoms in the hands require the attention of a Hand Specialist. Harvard Trained hand specialist, Dr. Jacob Bloom will evaluate and determine the treatment that is right for you. If you are suffering a hand related condition Dr. Bloom can help guide you through both surgical and non-surgical options. Do your hands fall asleep while you are reading a book, talking on the phone or combing your hair? When driving do you have to switch hands on the wheel because of numbness or pain? Do you wake up frequently throughout the night with a “pins and needles” sensation that you have to shake out to alleviate? You may be suffering from Carpal Tunnel or Cubital Tunnel syndrome which are two nerve compression syndromes that can be easily diagnosed and treated. Other common ailments are such as mucous cysts, dupuytren’s contracture and trigger fingers can typically be diagnosed with an office visit. In addition, Dr Bloom offers reconstruction of soft tissue trauma such as nerve and tendon lacerations, as well as defects caused by the removal of skin cancer. Dr. Bloom brings extensive experience in diagnosing and treating all conditions in the hand and wrist allowing him to treat the full spectrum of ailments including vascular and nerve related conditions.
How do I prepare for a hand surgery?
Non-operative management may include referral to a hand therapist or steroid injections to alleviate inflammation. Most operative hand conditions can be managed in the office under local anesthesia or with a regional anesthetic block. For more complex procedures requiring anesthesia, outpatient surgery can safely be performed at one of Dr. Blooms Joint Commission (JCAHO) Certified surgery centers.
Depending on the condition treated, most operative hand procedures require a surgical dressing that must be maintained clean and dry for a time after surgery. Sutures are left in place for 10-14 days in most cases to ensure full healing. Depending on the conditions treated you may require hand therapy to help expedite the healing process.
Why Choose Dr. Bloom?
Why select Chicago-native Dr. Jacob Bloom as your cosmetic surgeon? Because you shouldn’t trust something as important as your appearance to just anyone! When you choose Dr. Bloom, you are choosing a warm and caring surgeon whom you can trust to make your health, your comfort, and your beauty his number one priority!
Lead plastic surgeon at Bloom Plastic Surgery in Chicago, IL, Dr. Jacob Bloom is Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. His extensive knowledge of today’s advanced surgical techniques, coupled with his years of medical training in New York and Harvard University, allow him to create customized treatment plans that can match the unique goals of each and every patient, while delivering long-lasting results that will subtly—yet still dramatically—enhance your natural beauty.
If you are interested in learning more about hand surgery with Dr. Bloom, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule your consultation today. We look forward to hearing from you!