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Center for Hand Surgery

The Center for Hand Surgery at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst is the premier provider of outstanding comprehensive care in Queens for treatment of the full spectrum of injuries and ailments affecting the hand, wrist, and elbow.

We offer centralized, comprehensive care by specialists in the treatment of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow, including carpal tunnel syndrome trigger finger and nerve disorders. We also specialize in treating congenital deformities of the hand, arthritis, tendonitis and specific conditions affecting the elbow and thumb.

Some highlights of our services include:

  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release- earlier return to work, less pain and scarring
  • Percutaneous trigger release- done same day as an office procedure, no sedation or financial clearance needed
  • Ganglion excision through arthroscope with minimal poke holes
  • Denervation surgery for thumb arthritis- pain relief with less recovery time versus traditional surgery, no therapy/immobilization needed

Hand disorders affect about 15 percent of the U.S. adult population and are expected to increase as the population ages. If you or a loved one is experiencing problems with your hands and arms, call 718-334-2663 for information about how we can help.


Elmhurst Center for Hand Surgery Team

Eitan Melamed MD
Chief of Hand Surgery
Specialties: Hand upper extremity, microsurgery and peripheral nerve surgery.

Steven Green MD
Associate clinical professor, Mount Sinai
Specialties: Orthopedic surgery, hand and wrist surgery

Ernest Kirchman MD
Assistant clinical professor, Mount Sinai
Specialties: Plastic surgery, hand surgery

Jerry Weisman MD
Associate professor, Mount Sinai