Dr. Desmond Stutzman, DO
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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

OrthoNeuro 70 S Cleveland Ave Westerville OH 43081 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

"My career goal is simply providing the best orthopedic care from fingertip to elbow for all my patients, and give each patient the time that is required to accomplish this goal."

Biography

Dr. Stutzman is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hand and elbow surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand and Elbow Surgery.  He has expertise in fractures, peripheral neuropathy (carpal tunnel syndrome), wrist and elbow reconstruction, as well as arthritis, tendon and ligament injuries from fingertip to elbow.  Dr. Stutzman received his Bachelor's Degree from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He then attended The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio and was a member of the Sigma Sigma Phi Medical Student Honor Society, where he received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree. He completed both his Internship and Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Doctor's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Stutzman then completed a Fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in Louisville, Kentucky where he was a member of the team that performed the second-hand transplant in the United States.

Dr. Stutzman is involved in medical education and research has given numerous presentations on Orthopedic topics and published a number of articles in The American Journal of Orthopedics.  He has served on advisory panels for new implants about the wrist and elbow and continues to be involved in the development of new techniques in regards to hand and elbow surgery.  He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Ohio University.

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based on 47 total surveys (10 with reviews)
Dr. Stutzman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (10)
in Columbus, Ohio |
I had carpel tunnel surgery on both hands along with trigger finger on right thumb and removal of large internal cyst left ring finger. Excellent outcome, excellent surgeon and staff. Highly recommend.
I only had positive experiences with Dr. Stutzman and the staff (my first and only visit, so far). Everyone was friendly and professional. They all took time to explain what was causing my symptoms and what treatment options I had. I never felt rushed by any of the professionals I dealt with. The doctor was not quick to suggest surgery as the first option. I felt confident that I had been given excellent treatment and options.
in Columbus, Ohio |
Dr. Sutzman has done surgery on both of my hands and both times it was quite successful. I am about to undergo one more on my right hand and wouldn't even consider anyone else to handle the surgery. He is very caring and knowledgeable and takes great care of his patient's always takes the time you need to answer all your questions. He also took care of my aunt when others would not just because of her age. He improved her quality of life by fixing her wrist after she broke it.
in Albany, Oh |
very helpful and pleasant experience position even stayed open later for us and did a fantastic job !
in Columbus Ohio |
Dr Stutzman is one of the most caring surgeons I've ever met. He cares that his patients understands all the risk and benefits. He takes his time with his patients to be sure all questions and concerns are addressed and answered.
in Naples, FL |
Dr Stutzman does perfect surgery but also combines his surgical skills with fantastic personality - he's the best hand surgeon hands down! He has great office staff and team members as well
in St Clairsville, OH |
Dr. Stutzman is phenomenal!! He does not rush your time with him and listens to everything you have to say!! He's very honest and makes sure you know all the pros and cons to your decisions. There are not enough great things to say about him!! His caring compassion didn't go unnoticed!! Highly recommend him!!!!
in Pataskala, OH |
I just got off the phone with Serena who answered the phone. Before I got an opportunity to explain my symptoms she asked about my insurance information - I went on to give it to her United Healthcare Choice. She said my employer wasn't on the list. I would have to call the insurance company to see if they covered me. I also told her I had new insurance from my husband which is Aetna - both of these insurances are on their website list menu. Apparently they are too busy to take new patients
in Columbus, OH |
Best of the best! Kind, compassionate & truly listens to the patients needs!
in Newark, OH |
DR S Professional caring man. Excellent at teaching and spending time with patients. Staff very pleasant.Nurse practioner very good at teaching.
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Dr. Stutzman is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hand and elbow surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand and Elbow Surgery.  He has expertise in fractures, peripheral neuropathy (carpal tunnel syndrome), wrist and elbow reconstruction, as well as arthritis, tendon and ligament injuries from fingertip to elbow.  Dr. Stutzman received his Bachelor's Degree from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He then attended The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio and was a member of the Sigma Sigma Phi Medical Student Honor Society, where he received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree. He completed both his Internship and Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Doctor's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Stutzman then completed a Fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in Louisville, Kentucky where he was a member of the team that performed the second-hand transplant in the United States.

Dr. Stutzman is involved in medical education and research has given numerous presentations on Orthopedic topics and published a number of articles in The American Journal of Orthopedics.  He has served on advisory panels for new implants about the wrist and elbow and continues to be involved in the development of new techniques in regards to hand and elbow surgery.  He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Ohio University.

Dr. Stutzman's Care Philosophy

"My career goal is simply providing the best orthopedic care from fingertip to elbow for all my patients, and give each patient the time that is required to accomplish this goal."

Dr. Stutzman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Boutonniere Deformity
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Internship Hospital
    Doctor's Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
    Doctor's Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Christine M. Kleinert Institute Hand and Micro Surgery
  • Undergraduate School
    Bowling Green State University

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Tendon Repair
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery