Dr. Bruce Wintman, MD

Dr. Bruce Wintman, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  ·  
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Age 53
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Dr. Bruce Wintman, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Springfield, MA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1991 and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.Read his story

3550 Main St

Springfield, MA 01107

Contact Information

(413) 733-2204

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Wintman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wintman "Dr. Wintman attended Wesleyan University graduating with high honors in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. He completed his medical education at Harvard Medical School in 1991. He interned in general surgery at the Brigham and Women's Hospital followed by a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Harvard Combined Program working at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Children's Hospital in Boston. Following this training he was an Orthopaedic Trauma attending and Chief Resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital. In 1997, Dr. Wintman went on to complete a Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is currently licensed in Massachusetts and Connecticut. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Wintman is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and a Clinical Instructor of Orthopedics at Tufts University School of Medicine. He has also been a visiting lecturer at Westfield State University presenting on sports related hand injuries. He is currently on the full time staff at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Wintman has taken hand and upper extremity emergency call for over 10 years, giving him extensive experience with trauma, acute care and late reconstruction of hand and upper extremity injuries. At Shriner's Hospital in Springfield he is on the surgical staff, participating in hand clinic as well as lecturing and instructing on Congenital and Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Problems. Dr. Wintman also has privileges at Mary Lane Hospital in Ware, Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, and Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dr. Wintman performs much of his outpatient surgery at The Pioneer Valley Surgicenter. Dr. Wintman is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Hampden District Medical Society, the Massachusetts Orthopedic Association, and the New England Hand Society. Dr. Wintman's professional interests cover all topics related to the hand and upper extremity, including carpal tunnel syndrome, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, workers compensation injuries, arthritis, tendon problems, needle aponeurotomy for Dupuytren's Disease, distal biceps tendon repair, shoulder arthroscopy, congenital hand abnormalities, reconstruction, and hand/wrist trauma. Dr. Wintman recently began a series of Hand Surgery Podcasts to help explain the role of surgery to his patients. His most popular podcast deals with Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery and the treatment of Dupuytren's Disease with Needle Aponeurotomy and Xiaflex injection. These Hand Surgery Podcasts are also available in ITunes for the benefit of his patients. Dr. Wintman has done significant research in the field of hand surgery and has written numerous articles on hand surgery in peer reviewed journals including such topics as carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist instability, hand trauma and Kienböck's disease. He has also presented on hand surgery topics at national meetings. Dr. Wintman has been featured on WGBY's Doctors on Call program discussing hand and upper extremity problems. He has appeared on local news shows promoting hand safety in Western Massachusetts. Dr. Wintman has also appeared on Comcast SportsNet to discuss sports related hand injuries. Dr. Wintman was recently named one of the Top Doctors in the country by US News & World Report. He is dedicated to care of the hand and upper extremity and is proud to serve the communities of Western Massachusetts and Connecticut."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wintman "Dr. Wintman has been in practice since 1998 as a hand and upper extremity surgeon.  He has been in practice at The Hand Center of Western Massachusetts since 2000 when he began taking call for the Baystate Medical Hand service.  He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand.  He continues to treat the entire spectrum of hand and upper extremity problems providing both surgical and nonoperative treatments as necessary.  He is dedicated to care of the hand and upper extremity and is proud to serve the communities of Western Massachusetts and Connecticut."

3  Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

115  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amputated Finger
  • Anterior Interosseous Nerve Compression
  • Arthritic Metacarpophalangeal (MCP) Joints
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bowler's Finger Syndrome
  • Brachydactyly - Absence of Distal Phalanges
  • Brachydactyly - Elbow, Wrist Dysplasia
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Congenital Deformity
  • Congenital Hand Anomaly
  • Crystal Arthropathy
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Finger Disorders
  • Finger Injuries
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hand Pain
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteoarticular Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Polydactyly
  • Polydactyly Syndrome Middle Ray Duplication
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spasticity
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Syndactyly
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Thumb Absence - Hypoplastic Halluces
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Transient Arthropathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Tumor
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
  • Ulnar Nerve Injuries
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Upper Extremity Disorders
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Upper Extremity Pain
  • Upper Extremity Trauma
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
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72  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Casting
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Finger Joint Fusion
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fusion
  • Hand and Wrist Osteoarthrotomy
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hardware Removal
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Joint X-Ray
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
  • Ligament Repair
  • Needle Aponeurotomy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Wrist Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Repair
  • Phalanges Surgery
  • Reconstructive Hand Surgery for Quadriplegic Persons
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tenoplasty of Digital Tendon
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Reconstruction
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery
  • X-Ray
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Wesleyan University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Harvard Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Allegheny Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wintman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wintman's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wintman to family and friends
112 total reviews (65 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (112)

  • 5
    (110)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
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Dr. Wintman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (65)

Thought my shoulder was messed up it turned out to be carpal tunnel. So awesome to be feeling all my fingers again and the shoulder pain disappeared with the surgery too.
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My trigger finger was recently repaired by Dr. Wintman. The treatment had involved shots which worked for a while but surgery was finally needed. The ease of scheduling, office staff excellence, Dr. Wintman's knowledge, thoroughness and skill has left me so thankful that I made the trip to...more
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Dr. Wintman just unlocked with surgery my 4th trigger finger, all of which were very successful. He was very professional & explained everything as he had in the past. His staff were very efficient. I would recommend Dr. Wintman to anyone needing any kind of hand surgery or procedure. He made...more
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Dr. Wintman initially removed a tumor from my wife's finger. Shortly thereafter, he treated me for Dupuytren's disease with Xiaflex injections, and the treatment was very successful. He fully explained the treatment options, including benefits and risks. Dr. Wintman is very personable, as is his...more
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Dr. Wintman recently performed a biopsy/excision surgery on a large, delicate nodule on my finger on my dominant hand. The mass was attached to skin, tendons and nerves. I was told by others that it may not be operable at all - and Dr. Wintman removed the entire mass. It required many stitches and...more
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