Dr. James Higgins, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Baltimore, MD and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery.


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MedStar Union Memorial Hospital - Johnston Professional Building

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(202) 350-9735

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MedStar Health Lutherville Surgical Center

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(202) 350-9735

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Dr. Higgins accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Higgins' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hands
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Higgins treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Higgins treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Higgins' conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Surgery
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • 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
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Steroid Injection
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. James Higgins is Chief of The Curtis National Hand Center at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. Higgins specializes in complex reconstruction after trauma, microsurgery, congenital hand surgery as well as fractures and disorders of the arm and ...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Education

Union Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Strong Mem Hsp University Rochester
Residency Hospital
Union Mem Hospital
Residency Hospital
1996
University Of Rochester School Of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical School
1996

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Higgins' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Higgins

4.6

Based on 14 reviews

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Extremely knowledgeable, personable, compassionate doctor who expertise is delicate, complicated surgery of the hand. I regained full function of my right hand after a trama thanks to Dr. Higgins.
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Very kind and capable physician. did a great job withmy daughters surgery!! highly recommend.
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dr james p higgins did a great job on both of my hands was in lot of pain feel alot better would recommend him highly
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Dr Higgins has done two surgeries on my hand. Most recent was December 8, 2015. He is a great doctor. He is gentle, willing to listen, explains things, is usually on time for appointments and extremely caring of your feelings. I would highly recommend Dr Higgins to anyone. I trust him very much.
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73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018)