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Dr. Charles Goldfarb, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 49

Dr. Goldfarb

Washington Univ Orthopaedics

14532 S Outer 40 Rd Chesterfield, MO 63017

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Dr. Charles Goldfarb, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Chesterfield, MO and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, pediatric hand surgery, and more.


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Dr. Goldfarb accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Goldfarb's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Goldfarb treats Elbow Injuries more than 95% of his peers

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

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Goldfarb treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Goldfarb treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Goldfarb treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Goldfarb treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Goldfarb's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Ectrodactyly - Polydactyly
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • 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
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Malunion of Fracture
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polydactyly
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radial Ray Agenesis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Simple Fractures
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Syndactyly
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe in patient- directed care.  For me, this means care decided after a discussion between the patient, family, and myself.  My job is to help educate the patient on the condition and the treatment options.  I use the medical literature to guide my thoughts and  to guide these discussions.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2002
Mary Stern
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Washington U/B Jh/Slch Conc
Residency Hospital
1996
University Of Alabama At Birmingham
Medical School
Williams
Undergraduate School
2002
2001
1996

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Dr. Goldfarb's Reviews

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4.2

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If I could give 0 stars for this unethical doctor, I would. Stay far away from him before it’s too late! He is being investigated by the state medical board for unethical behavior.
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Excellent surgeon. Thoughtful of the patient's needs for the best treatment plan and outcome for the future. Highly recommend.
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Dr. Goldfarb and his team were outstanding! My son injured his hand while cutting Strawberries in the late evening. We washed out his injury at home that evening. I knew it was pretty bad so I kept him NPO after midnight. I called Dr. Goldfarb's office first thing when the office opened. We were seen at 10 am, and his injury did need surgery. Dr. Goldfarb, his team and the Children's Specialty Care Center team were able to fit my son in same day for an urgent same day surgery. It was AMAZING!
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Dr. Goldfarb performed a trapeziectomy of the thumb with an internal brace. I'm so happy with my results!
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I love Dr. Goldfarb. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He did carpal tunnel release surgery for me on both hands and they are working perfectly and I have noticeable scars. He is currently working with me for trigger thumbs. He explained my options very clearly and administered my first cortisone shots today. I'm a hairstylist by trade, so my hands are very important for me to earn a living. I wouldn't trust them with anyone else!
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Terrible experience. I cannot recommend. I would leave 0 stars if I could.
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Extremely rude
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Terrible experience. He said I couldn’t have the pain in my hand that I described. He didn’t order any other evaluation and told me there was nothing to do. The next day, I stretched my thumb backward as hard as possible. Something popped and pain resolved. My visit was a complete waste of time, and I ended up feeling like he thought I was malingering
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Dr. Goldfarb is a wonderful doctor, and a very personable person. I have used him for about five years. Robert Prywitch
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Dr. Goldfarb has operated on my oldest daughter, age 6, three times for polydactyly. He will also be operating on my infant soon for the same thing. He has amazing bedside manner and truly cares about each of his patients. He did a great job making my daughters hands and feet fully functional and normal looking. He is truly talented and trusted in my eyes. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Charles Goldfarb performed carpal tunnel releases on both of my wrists as well as performed surgery on both of my elbows for pinched ulnar nerves. He recommended doing the wrist and elbow on the same arm first, then the second arm three weeks later. Everything went very smoothly and the surgeries were complete successes with negligible pain and discomfort. After seven weeks the scars are very light and should nearly disappear in the future. Dr. Goldfarb was always very polite and caring.
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I would have to say that Dr.Goldfarb Is by far the best hand surgeon out there. He built a robotic arm for a kid at Shriners. And he did all of Yadir Molina hand surgeries . I wonder why Yadi picked Dr. Goldfarb when the Cardinals just signed their orthopedic contract with Mercy. I guess it's because they want the best for our star pitcher. The best is Dr. Goldfarb. Doctors get busy and seem like they don't care but they do. I don't need friend just as long as he is the best at what he does!
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I saw Dr Goldfarb three times in the past 2 plus years,,in office needle procedures ,,,Dupuytrons contracture ,and he seemed cordial , however not very interested in exploring further treatment that might help my condition. Two weeks ago saw Goldfarb once more for second opinion re; very serious MRSA infection of right index finger treated by Dr Moore of Barnes hand resconstruction team. Goldfarb a cold fish almost hostile , he barely gave me the time of day and ushered me out .
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anxiously looking forward to this appointment to Dr G was over an hour delayed (no apology). He shook hands and his hands were very wet (no apology). needed to discuss neurological & physical problematic left wrist/hand that compromises everyday life. Dr. G asked 2 questions neither about his occupation or compromising issues. Abruptly announced surgery re. plate/screws w/ no details. He ended visit in 6 min. Had to be persuaded to stay to ask our pertinent questions. Horrible experience
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