Dr. Adam Rives, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity SurgeryMaleAge 43

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Dr. Adam Rives, MD is a Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Specialist in Santa Barbara, CA. Dr. Rives has extensive experience in Hand & Wrist Surgery. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Adam Rives, MD

Associated Hand Surgeons

2323 De La Vina St Ste 201 Santa Barbara, CA 93105 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(805) 682-2267

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Rives is affiliated with Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Santa Barbara, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Rives

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Rives treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Rives treats other conditions, please contact the office at (805) 682-2267.

Hand & Wrist Surgery

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand & Wrist Surgery specialists.

Dr. Rives is experienced in the area of Hand & Wrist Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Rives
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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
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Dr. Rives' conditions and procedures:

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck 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 Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

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Dr. Rives' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rives

3.5

Based on 11 ratings

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Poor practice, lots of HIDDEN fees! Look around for a better place, more affordable with professional customer service and compassionate doctors! I came to have a hand surgery done. My consultation with him was 2 minutes without explanation what needs to be done and why. He saw me between surgeries-Quantity over Quality. Very unprofessional approach. I expected to see my X-Rays, get questions answered. None of these! I went into surgery blind! The place is EXPENSIVE, I worried about my payment- asked for a quote. I was told I have a great insurance, the quote was 3 TIMES less than I ended up paying. I am still getting bills from them bi-weekly and I am totally lost now WHY! If they told me the total price I would leave to go to much affordable clinics as Sansum etc. Very unhappy the way I was treated, the quality of surgery was average! Still paying over-priced bills with negative feelings. NEVER GO BACK THERE, DO NOT RECOMMEND IT ANYONE. STAY AWAY!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Gala – Mar 23, 2020
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He is wonderful. very attentive. listens to all of your questions and answers all of them. I HOPE SOMEDAY HE COMES BACK TO LIBERTY, MO. Joanne C. near Liberty, Mo.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 02, 2019
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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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May 15, 2019
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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!!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Carol Kruel in Independence, Amo – Aug 10, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Tami in Kansas City, MO – May 27, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Duke Ponick in Kansas City, MO – Mar 17, 2016
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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...Read more

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

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Adam Rives, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Adam Rives, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Adam Rives, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rives frequently treats Hand & Wrist Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Rives specializes.

Where is Dr. Adam Rives, MD's office located?

Dr. Rives' office is located at 2323 De La Vina St Ste 201, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Associated Hand Surgeons

Associated Hand Surgeons2323 De La Vina St Ste 201 Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Practice

2001 Solar Dr Ste 220 Oxnard, CA 93036
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rives is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara, CA

90% Patients that would definitely recommend, 20% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Santa Barbara, CA

87% Patients that would definitely recommend, 17% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital

Solvang, CA

99% Patients that would definitely recommend, 29% higher than the national average