Dr. Hesham Abdelfattah, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon with additional fellowship training and expertise in hand and upper extremity surgery. He was born and raised in Texas, where he completed his undergraduate studies and medical school. After graduating medical school, Dr. Abdelfattah completed an internship in General Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. He then went on to successfully complete his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at West Virginia University, where he trained in all aspects of musculoskeletal surgery. Upon being selected for fellowship at the nationally renowned Philadelphia Hand Center at Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Abdelfattah moved to Philadelphia to receive additional expert training in hand, upper extremity, and microvascular surgery. He was part of an intensive, combined full upper extremity surgery training program, where he then also received fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Abdelfattah specializes in disorders of the hand, wrist, elbow, arm, and shoulder including trauma and reconstruction. He performs a wide variety of surgeries including arthroscopy, fracture treatment, ligament repair and reconstruction, joint replacement, tendon reconstruction and tendon transfer, peripheral nerve surgery, and microvascular surgery. In addition to being a practicing surgeon in the United States, Dr. Abdelfattah has also collaborated with other physicians and traveled abroad to provide care to patients in multiple countries including Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and Uganda.
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Dr. Abdelfattah takes pride in his philosophy of "treating the whole person, and not just the disease or the affected limb". He prioritizes spending time with patients to understand how their ailments are impacting their lives, and uses a physician-patient team approach to providing the best care possible (both surgical and non-surgical).
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