Dr. Abhishek Julka, MD

Dr. Abhishek Julka, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 37
Dr. Abhishek Julka, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Columbus, OH and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from Oh State Univ Coll Of Med and Pub Hlth in 2008 and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.Read his story

915 Olentangy River Rd

Columbus, OH 43212

Contact Information

(614) 366-4263

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 97% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 96% of peers
Broken Arm
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Julka's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Julka "I grew up in a military family traveling to a new city every couple years till I was 10 years old. Once my father retired from the Army we settled in Cleveland, Ohio where I completed the rest of my pre-college education. I continued on to a complete my undergraduate studies in Medical microbiology and immunology at the University of Wisconsin graduating with a bachelor of science. In my senior year I was fortunate enough to be accepted into The Ohio State University College of Medicine from which I graduated with Magna Cum Laude Honors (Top 10%). I was also very fortunate to be accepted to a prestigious Orthopedic Surgery training program at The University of Michigan Hospital. After 5 intense years of Orthopedic surgery training I chose to further my education by completing the Cleveland Clinic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship. This provided me vast experience in treating problems of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder which is the sole focus of my practice today. More recently I have been an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals. While at the University of Wisconsin I took care of numerous complex hand, elbow and shoulder problems in a very high volume academic practice. During my time at the University of Wisconsin I was honored two years in a row with the Ozagaki Teaching Award. I was one of the youngest faculty to receive this award and one of the only to receive it two years in a row. Despite my wonderful experience, after several years, I chose to move closer to our family in Columbus, Ohio and was appointed Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Ohio State University Hospital. In my academic practice at Ohio State University Hand Center I take care of all disorders of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. I also see patients at Fairfield Medical Center where I have been given privileges. While at Fairfield Medical Center I provide comprehensive care for patients with hand, wrist, and elbow problems. In addition I also provide specialized care for patients needing standard total shoulder replacements as well as reverse shoulder replacements."
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4  Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

36  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Forearm Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Scaphoidectomy - Four Corner Fusion
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Thumb
  • Wrist Fracture
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29  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Wrist Fracture
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Wisconsin / Madison
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Oh State Univ Coll Of Med and Pub Hlth
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • University of Michigan Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University of Michigan Hospitals
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Cleveland Combined Hand Fell
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Julka has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Julka's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Julka to family and friends
54 total reviews (18 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (54)

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Dr. Julka's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (18)

Absolutely the best doctor I have ever had.
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Dr. Julka did a great job with my carpal tunnel release surgery. He was very knowledgeable and caring. He took time to answer all my questions. I have not had any carpal tunnel pain since having the surgery.
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I had suffered with trigger finger for quite some time trying many treatments including steroid injections,exercise, occupational therapy, heat, oral medication & topical NSAID's with minimal relief. My right middle finger got so bad that I needed help to unlock it which was quite painful. Several...more
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Very pleased with the over all service and surgery procedure. Everything was explained to our level of understanding. I would def recommend him and his staff. Thank you Dr. Julka for everything!
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I am very happy with Dr. Julka. He’s the most caring respectful doctor I know.I’m thankful for all he has done for me. I highly recommend Dr. Julka and his fantastic staff. Pamela Godfrey
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