Dr. Vanessa Gabrovsky Cuéllar is a highly qualified and experienced Beverly Hills CA hand doctor. She is an orthopedic hand and wrist surgeon with specialized training in microsurgery and peripheral nerve surgery. She is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate orthopedic care to her patients of all ages. In addition, as an integral component to her orthopedic care, Dr. Cuéllar offers integrative holistic medical approaches to promote whole body health and well-being. At our office, your comfort, health, and personal path to wellness are our number one priorities. Essential to these priorities is our mission to educate our patients as to their diagnosis and treatment options. We spend as much time as you need to discuss our recommendations and your treatment goals, allowing you to make the most educated decisions. Experience has proven that the more you know and proactive you are, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. Our patients expect and receive the finest personalized care each and every time they see us.
Two of the most prevalent types of arthritis and joint pain are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The common arthritis symptoms of pain and stiffness are usually caused by degenerative joint arthritis (osteoarthritis) while rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive disease with symptoms of tender, stiff, and swollen joints. RA often starts in smaller joints, like fingers, and gradually progresses to larger joint structures. Patients suffering from arthritis can benefit from many aspects of physical therapy. At Clinton arthritis therapy, our expert physical therapists will assist you with improved joint function, increased muscle strength, and improved fitness level. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic condition of the joints, affecting approximately 27 million Americans. It is a condition the Beverly Hills CA hand doctor has vast experience treating. OA can affect any joint, but it occurs most often in knees, hips, lower back and neck, small joints of the fingers and the bases of the thumb and big toe. In healthy joints, a firm, rubbery material called cartilage covers the end of each bone. This cartilage allows the joint to smoothly glide during movement and acts as a cushion between the bones. In OA, the cartilage breaks down, causing pain, swelling and problems moving the joint. As OA worsens over time, bones may break down and develop growths called bone spurs.
Dr. Cuellar has a unique background that forms her philosophy about medicine and healing. As a musician and surgeon, art historian and scientist, the seemingly contradictory facets of her training have greatly influenced this Beverly Hills CA hand doctor interest in both traditional Western medicine and integrative holistic medicine. Her background in the humanities informs her interaction with patients and has allowed her to understand that some apparent contradictions can coexist without being mutually exclusive, like the role of the surgeon and holistic healer. She has trained over the years through her research exploring both of these roles as a physician-scientist, which continues to inform how she approaches whole body health and well-being.