ABOUT HAND SURGERY
From the moment we wake until the moment we return to sleep, nearly every action of our day includes the use of our hands. When an injury and condition affects the function of our hands, our entire lives may be affected. Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Derek C. Lou of Lou Plastic Surgery is highly skilled in the treatment of a multitude of common and complex conditions that affect the fingers and hands. Beginning with a consultation at our Houston, TX facility, we can determine a course of action for the treatment of your injured hand to help return function as quickly as possible. If you are experiencing a complication with your hand(s), contact Lou Plastic Surgery today to schedule your visit.
YOUR HAND SURGERY OPTIONS
Dr. Lou performs a wide array of surgeries for various injuries of the hand, including:
- Fractures of the hand and fingers
- Tendon, nerve, and skin lacerations
- Basic management of joints
- Nail/nail bed/fingertip injuries
- Crush injuries
- Management of ganglion cysts and growths
- Nerve compression (eg. carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Trigger fingers
- Dupuytren’s and de Quervain’s disease
- Cancer of the hand and arm
HAND SURGERY IDEAL CANDIDATES
An ideal candidate for the treatment of a hand condition is any woman or man with pain in their hands or fingers that affects their functionality and daily activities. After determining the cause and condition of your injury, our team will work to create a customized treatment plan that is tailored to address your specific needs.
HAND SURGERY TREATMENT TECHNIQUES
The treatment or surgical technique that will be used to treat your condition depends on the type of injury you are experiencing. Should your treatment include surgery, rest assured that Dr. Lou is a highly trained, board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing surgical procedures on the hands of his patients. Depending on the type of procedure that will be performed, you may be treated with local anesthesia or under a heavier form of sedation. Before your procedure is initiated, Dr. Lou or a member of the Lou Plastic Surgery team will ensure you understand what to expect during and after your treatment.
HAND SURGERY WHAT TO EXPECT
Before your procedure and again afterward, Dr. Lou or a member of the team will make sure you understand how to care for your hand during your recovery. Your post-treatment instructions will be tailored and detailed according to your specific condition and the type of procedure performed to address it. Patients should carefully follow any and all post-treatment instructions to expedite their recovery and ensure the proper healing of their hand.
"Dr. Lou was great! He completely put me at ease. I had something done that I thought would be more complicated. He explained the procedure and said it could be done in his office in a 30 minute time span. So easy! Now I regret waiting so long."- A. / Healthgrades / Jan 10, 2019
"Dr. Lou is A Diamond In The Rough - Doctor Lou has become my favorite as well as my Go-To Cosmetic & Plastic specialist. He's not only compassionate but he's kind and patient. He listens to what you have to say and won't make you feel rushed. He takes his time to understand exactly what you're wanting to achieve and will surely reach your expectations. He's very friendly and not only him but also his staff will make you feel welcomed and right at home. All my visits have been more than pleasant, and I will happily continue to recommend and refer everyone I know to him. I can honestly say that I trust Doctor Lou and his practice. With his integrity that shines bright, he clearly shows that he has his patients's best interest at heart.Thank you Dr. Lou, his assistant Erica, & everyone that helps make every visit so enjoyable."- A.J. / RealSelf / May 28, 2020
"Very professional staff! Erica is the most helpful office manager ever. Dr. Lou will literally sit there for as long as he is needed and answer any questions you have. I could not imagine someone else doing this procedure for me than the friendly staff at Lou Plastic Surgery!!"- T.M. / Google / Mar 19, 2020
"Dr. Lou is Awwesome. He listens very well to what you want and make it happen."- K.R. / Google / Jan 10, 2020
"Dr. Lou and his staff are very nice and listen to you."- J.S. / Google / Dec 02, 2019
HAND SURGERY FAQ'S
Will my hand surgery be covered by insurance?
Hand surgery could be paid in part by your medical insurance, depending on your condition and coverage. Lou Plastic Surgery can help verify your insurance benefits by contacting your provider and assessing your coverage.
How long should I plan to be off from work?
The amount of time that you will need to recovery depends solely on your condition and the procedure utilized to address it. During your pre-procedure appointments, Dr. Lou will help give you an idea of your recovery so you can plan accordingly.
IMPROVE YOUR HAND FUNCTION
If you are experiencing a hand-related condition or pain that makes it difficult to carry out your standard day-to-day activities, allow board-certified surgeon Dr. Derek Lou to help. Pain and discomfort do not have to be a way of life for you. At Lou Plastic Surgery, we strive to help you live a high-quality, pain-free life. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.