Dr. Basil R. Besh, MD

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Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery | Male

(510) 857-1000

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Dr. Basil Besh believes that patient education is one of the most important steps in your appointment. Dr. Besh takes the time to make sure that each and every patient who walks into his office understands their condition so that they can make an informed decision on how to move forward with their treatment options.Read more

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Basil R. Besh, M.D. is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in hand, wrist & elbow conditions. Dr. Besh...Read more

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based on 18 total surveys (2 with reviews)
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Besh's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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in Castro Valley , CA |
I had the best patient experience ever from the reception to the physical therapist to the doctor himself.
in Fremont, Ca |
I have been seeing Dr Besh for about a year now, and he has done 4 surgeries on me, with one more to go. Dr Besh is the most wonderful Doctor that I have ever been treated by, and Ive had some good ones! He is very professional, straight to the point and does a great job explaining everything. His staff is just as good, and they all seem to have great respect for him and love their jobs. I can't say enough about Dr Besh, but he has made a very hard time in my life very easy to get through! Thank
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Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Besh's Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

Dr. Besh says..

Dr. Besh is one of the few hand surgeons in the San Francisco Bay Area that has the Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand. The examination for the Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand is developed and administered by the Joint Committee on Surgery of the Hand of the American Boards of Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Surgery.

The Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand is for those board certified orthopaedic surgeons who have demonstrated qualifications in hand surgery beyond those expected of other orthopaedic surgeons as exhibited by additional training, contributions to the field and a practice focused on hand, wrist and elbow surgery.

This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture

Procedures Performed

Dr. Besh says..

Basil R. Besh, M.D., is a Board Certified Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist & elbow conditions including carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, arthritis and tendonitis.

This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Total Wrist Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Ny University Bellevue Hosp Ctr

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    Nyu Hospitals Center

    Completed in 2001

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Emmanuel Kaplan Fellowship In Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

    Completed in 2003

  • Undergraduate School
    Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons

    Graduated in 1992

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Patients Choice Award Vitals.com, 2010
    • Patients Choice Award Vitals.com, 2008
    • Compassionate Doctor Award Vitals.com, 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    The California Orthopaedic Association is the largest statewide association representing orthopaedic surgeons in California. Orthopaedic surgeons evaluate and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This includes surgical and non-surgical treatment of the spine, hip, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow and hand. The Association assists our members by providing continuing medical education and other resources that enhance their ability to provide high value quality health care.

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Besh's Office & Staff

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How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Besh says...

Basil R. Besh, M.D. is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in hand, wrist & elbow conditions. 

Dr. Besh is passionate about healthy hands. Hundreds of patients from all walks of life travel to be treated by him because he recognized as a top hand surgeon in the Bay Area. Dr. Besh takes the time to understand each patient's unique circumstances in order to recommend the best treatment option for the specific injury.

Treatment options include many non surgical options such as exercises, oral anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy.

Regardless of how complicated the problem or complex the injury, Dr. Besh is committed to finding a solution for each patient.

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Dr. Besh's Care Philosophy

Dr. Basil Besh believes that patient education is one of the most important steps in your appointment. Dr. Besh takes the time to make sure that each and every patient who walks into his office understands their condition so that they can make an informed decision on how to move forward with their treatment options.

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Dr. Besh says...

Dr. Besh is one of the few hand surgeons in the San Francisco Bay Area that has the Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand. The examination for the Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand is developed and administered by the Joint Committee on Surgery of the Hand of the American Boards of Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Surgery.

The Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand is for those board certified orthopaedic surgeons who have demonstrated qualifications in hand surgery beyond those expected of other orthopaedic surgeons as exhibited by additional training, contributions to the field and a practice focused on hand, wrist and elbow surgery.

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Dr. Besh says...

Basil R. Besh, M.D., is a Board Certified Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist & elbow conditions including carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, arthritis and tendonitis.