Dr. Hesham Abdelfattah, MD

Dr. Hesham Abdelfattah, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Dr. Hesham Abdelfattah, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from TX TECH UNIV HLTH SCI CTR SCH OF MED and specializes in orthopedic surgery, microsurgery, and more.Read his story

3401 N Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19140

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
more than 6% of peers

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Dr. Abdelfattah's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Abdelfattah "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Abdelfattah "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)."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Microsurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Abdelfattah does not have any board certifications listed.

38  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Finger Injuries
  • Forearm Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture


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36  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Finger Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • 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 or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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.


    Medical School | Graduated
  • Emory University School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • West Virginia University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Abdelfattah has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Abdelfattah has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Abdelfattah's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abdelfattah to family and friends
7 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Abdelfattah's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

I had surgery done on my hand on Friday, March 9 due to trigger finger on my right hand. I was sent home with Percocet and told to expect pain or discomfort. Ever since the surgery, I have had no pain no discomfort at any time. I bought myself a hand exercise ball. I started exercising my hand...more
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Dr. Abdelfattah's manner of speaking to patients should be adopted by more surgeons, as the doctor is soft-spoken and his kindness and patience come across when speaking with him at an appointment. Millie's excellence in supporting me as a patient is also noteworthy, as she always responded...more
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Dr.Abdelfattah is a true professional combined with a calm and empathic demeanor.
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Dr. Abdelfattah was straightforward, professional, and kind in the advice and care.he provided. I liked him very much and feel I received the best of care from him. I’m really glad I was referred to him by Chestnut Hill Hospital.
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This was my first injury requiring surgery. Finding Dr. Abdelfattah was tremendous good fortune. He was caring, responsive, attentive, extremely competent, an excellent communicator and made me feel at ease. I never felt rushed, disrespected or like just "another bothersome patient that never seems...more
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