The Hand Surgery Center, under the guidance of Dr. Charles P. Melone, is one of the largest and most well-known hand surgery practices in the country. Having been recognized as New York's Best Doctors, the physicians at the Hand Surgery Center treat approximately 10,000 patients on an outpatient basis each year, and perform over 1,800 operations annually. Dr. Charles P. Melone, Dr. Steven Beldner and Dr. Daniel B. Polatsch are internationally recognized for excellence in the comprehensive management of complex hand, wrist, and elbow disorders, especially distal radius fractures and arthritis, including osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and the highly complex problems of scleroderma. The Hand Surgery Center is also renowned for their expertise in the treatment of sports injuries, having provided care for all New York metropolitan professional teams as well as numerous other professional, college, and amateur organizations locally and nationally.
The Hand Surgery Center is one of the few hand centers in the United States with an administrative and operating room staff (including top anesthesiologists, nurses, and surgeons) dedicated solely to treat their unique patients and therefore facilitate optimal surgical outcome. In addition, through the esteemed Albert Einstein Hand Surgery Fellowship Training Program, the surgeons continue to teach and motivate young doctors to become future experts in the field of hand surgery.
The physicians lecture nationally as well as internationally and have published over 75 articles and more than a dozen book chapters. The Hand Surgery Center is able to provide the full spectrum of state-of-the-art care for all conditions of the elbow, wrist, and hand. The physicians at the Hand Surgery Center are leaders in the field of hand and upper-extremity surgery and are known for treating a wide variety of disorders such as: carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve compressions and injuries, wrist fractures, ligament injuries, emergent and highly complex perilunate injuries, microsurgery, tumors, arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, scleroderma), dupuytren's contracture, trigger fingers, arthroscopy, minimally invasive surgery, ganglions, golf injuries, TFCC injuries, tennis elbow, non-surgical treatment of Dupuytren's Contracture (XIAFLEX Injections).