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Dr. Adam Rives, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery ·  Male · Age 40

Dr. Rives

Associated Hand Surgeons

2323 De La Vina St Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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(805) 682-2267


Dr. Adam Rives, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Santa Barbara, CA. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine, New Orleans, La and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.


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Dr. Rives' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Trigger Finger Release
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rives performs Trigger Finger Release more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Rives performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rives treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Rives treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rives treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Rives treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Rives' conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Breast Diseases
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Grafts
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Dr. Rives' Reviews

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3.9

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I came into, Mr. Adam Rives office because i had what is known as " trigger finger " . First of all, he was late for my appointment while i was on time . Being late for his appointment means he is over booking himself with patients / appointments but he thinks he is privileged and his time is more important then mine or anyone else's . Then after his assistants got everything ready including syringes & whatever else was needed for the injection he entered my room for a few brief seconds . Then all of a sudden and without any explanation he jumps out of the room without saying one word to me leaving me hanging there not knowing why i was left indefinately in a room smaller then a jail cell . So once again I'm waiting for him to come back into the small room for the steroid injection . Prior to the injection he used nothing to numb up my hand or joints so while he was doing the injection i was left in severe pain . The next day I called in to the office manager to speak with “
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Excellent all around. After 1st meeting I was very confident he knew what to do for me and explained fully. Never tired of my questions. Had long time severe arthritis problems in left thumb, fingers and wrist. After surgery and physical therapy I have much more use of my left hand. Thanks again Dr Rives. So glad to have found you!!
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Due to medical complications I needed to have a specialized hand surgery and it was unknown if I could find a Physician in KC North who could perform it. When I contacted Dr. Rives, immediately the Nurse reassured me that he performed the surgery. Dr. Rives explained the surgery, and my anxiety went away. From the time I made my appointment to after surgery, I received the best care possible and could not thank Dr. Rives and his Nurse enough. I highly recommend Dr. Rives to anyone and everyone.
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I have had 2 carpal tunnel surgeries performed by Dr. Rives; one on the left and one on the right. Both outcomes were excellent. Dr. Rives has impeccable education, training and experience in this field. He customarily uses an endoscopic procedure as opposed to an open one that leaves no external scarring and allows him to minimize nerve involvement because he can visualize the anatomy inside the hand and wrist.He has a very pleasant manner, cares about his patients and comes right to the point.
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About Me

Biography

Adam W. Rives, M.D. is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a Member of the American Society for Surger...

Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery, University Of California, San Francisco, Ca
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Ks
Residency Hospital
Tulane University School Of Medicine, New Orleans, La
Medical School

Awards

Locations

Associated Hand Surgeons

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  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Associated Hand Surgeons

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  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Associated Hand Surgeons

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  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Wed: closed
    • Thu: 8:00am - 12:00pm
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

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87% Patient experience rating, 18% higher than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)

97% Patient experience rating, 28% higher than the national average