Dr. Vanessa Gabrovsky Cuéllar is a highly qualified and experienced hand doctor in Beverly Hills. 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.
We offer a full range of services for our patients including anti-inflammatory injections, orthopedic hand and wrist surgery, whole body health and well-being, peripheral nerve specialist, and pediatric hand and wrist care. The hand doctor in Beverly Hills uses state of the art technology during surgery. Arthroscopy allows her to diagnose and/or treat many joint problems utilizing a minimally invasive surgical method. In this procedure a tiny camera, called an arthroscope, is introduced into the joint through a small incision. The video captured by the arthroscope is projected onto a viewing screen enabling the surgeon to see all of the structures in the joint in great detail. At the same time miniaturized surgical instruments to perform tasks associated with the diagnosis and repair of the joint are inserted through other incisions. When indicated, an arthroscopic procedure has many advantages over an open surgery. Because smaller incisions are required and there is less disruption to surrounding structures, post-operative pain and recovery time is generally reduced.
The wrist is a complex joint with eight small bones (carpals) and a network of many connecting ligaments. After the knee and shoulder, the wrist is the third most common joint to undergo arthroscopic procedures. The hand doctor in Beverly Hills performs wrist arthroscopy as an outpatient procedure. It is often used to locate and identify sources of wrist pain and when necessary used to repair or remove damaged wrist tissue. Wrist arthroscopy may be performed following an injury or cases of persistent acute or chronic wrist pain, as well as other symptoms associated with an internal problem in the wrist. It can be a useful diagnostic and treatment tool in cases where wrist pain has not resolved despite a course of non-surgical treatment. An arthroscopic wrist procedure may also be recommended for ganglionic cyst removal, repairing ligament tears, carpal tunnel release, and the treatment of wrist fractures. We have an extensive post-operative rehabilitation protocol to ensure complete healing. If you are in need of hand or wrist surgery and want the best of care, give us a call today.