Dr. Jeffrey Marchessault, MD
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Dr. Jeffrey Marchessault, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

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The hand has once been quoted as, "the creator of human civilization". It is an amazing part of our body I have passionately studied and learned to treat. I want future patients to know I will take time to get to know their problem, listen to their expectations and work toward a plan to reach those expectations.


Dr. Jeffrey Marchessault, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Kingsport, TN. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Marchessault is affiliated with Holston Valley Medical Center and Indian Path Medical Center.

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Patient Reviews (16)
in Kingsport, TN |
Dr Marchessault did Carpel Tunnel surgery on my right hand. He did such a great job with only a half inch cut (approximately) in the lower palm of my hand. I was so well treated and it was very successful.
Greeneville, TN |
You can tell this man is very smart; however, he is the rudest physician I have ever met--absolutely no bedside manner or empathy at all. He blamed my mother for dislocating her hip while she was simply laying in bed after this was the 4th dislocation due to the error of a partner in his practice.
in Jonesville Va |
Very kind and considerate doctor.I had thumb surgery on both thumbs,Dr. Marchessault did an excellent job on both. Recommended him to my brother and he did surgery on his right thumb and going to have his left one done. We are both completely satisfied with Dr Marchessault. Best hand surgeon around. Would recommend him to anyone.
in Kingsport, TN |
Dr. Marchessault performed a Left Thumb Trapeziectomy with Flexor Tendon Transfer for me. During our pre-op evaluation he described the procedure in detail in layman's terms. Both pros and cons were discussed as well as what I could expect as a final result and how long the recovery would take. I'm on the recovery road, exactly where he said I should be without the pain I had before the procedure. There's a small scar, but you have to know where to look to find it. Thanks, Dr. Marchessault!
in Johnson City, TN |
Dr. Marchessault has performed 6 operations on both of my hands. Carpal tunnel both hands CMC on left thumb Trigger fingers on both hands with tremendous success. His surgeries have relieved me of all pain and I now can work using both hands. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Marchessault to anyone no matter how difficult your Orthopaedic need is. My recoveries have been swift practically no pain. DAN T. DYER
in Kingsport, TN |
I loved Dr. Marchessault from the moment I met him. He is such a kind, compassionate, caring,person. He always had time to listen to my concerns and explain everything in detail to me. He always took as much time as needed to spend with me. I never felt rushed or like he was in a hurry. I have had 2 hand surgeries in the last 3 years and he has done a wonderful job in fixing them. I have referred several people to him. He rates 100% in my book. Thank you for taking such good care of me.
in Kingsport, TN |
I ran from this butcher! Came in with a torn TFCC and Dr. M wanted told me these words: "I have had patients wake up surprised." He then told me that if I had any damage to the RT or LT he would do an Ulnar Shorting; as he felt doing a minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery would be a waste of time and just to prepare for some life changing activities. He couldnt have been more wrong. Yes I had all 3 ligs torn and thanks to Wake Forest's technology I was 100% in a month! AVOID THIS FOOL!
Foremost, I am glad you were able to have your wrist pain taken care of in the manner you were seeking. Your comment tells me I failed to make the complex anatomy of the wrist ligaments and the various options of care in treating wrist injuries with and without arthroscopy, an easy decision for you. I will continue to strive to meet each person's expectations with open discussion on the risks and benefits of surgery. Thank you for your candor.
in kingsport, tn |
Lois Young Dobyns, September 6,2016 I think the practice of "good Medicine" incorporates art as well as science. The art of medicine is genuine respect, compassion and concern for the patient. As the science of medicine has advanced, the art has lessened greatly. Dr. Marchessault balances the practice of the art and science in his care. His technical expertise allows me to retain full use of a badly damaged hand and wrist while his caring approach has been a blessing. He is outstanding.
in Johnson City, TN |
I came to see Dr. Marchessault with a very deformed finger that had slowly bent over my pinkie. At first evaluation, it appeared that there was little that could be done. When I returned for a follow up, he had discussed this situation with other doctors and said he would attempt to fix the finger. After an X-ray revealed the current implant was broken, he scheduled surgery. I am eight weeks out from the surgery and have a STRAIGHT finger, no pain, THANK YOU DR. M!
in Kingsport, TN |
I liked the care he gave and I believe he is an excellent doctor.
Rogersville, TN 37857 |
Surgery was very successful. I would go back to him or recommend him to anyone.
in Kingsport, TN |
Dr. Marchessault is a very nice doctor and has helped and give my husband hope of getting rid of the pain in his hands from artithris. We highly recommend Dr. Marchessault and his staff.
in Kingsport, TN |
Dr Marchessault met with me and explained my options for my Dupuytren's Contracture. He was patient, through and provided me a written list of his points. We made a decision as a team about which procedure made the most sense for my situation. He was patient, through and I didn't feel rushed. I have great respect for him after our meetings and procedure.
in Kingsport ,TN |
Dr. Marchessault is very caring and answered all my questions and concerns. He spent a lot of time explaining my options and was patient and made me feel that I was his only patient. My procedure was a success and I'm so happy he was recommended to me. I would go back and will recommend him to family and friends. Hands down, he is the best!
in Church Hill, TN |
I felt very fortunate to have met Dr. Marchessault after I broke my wrist last summer. He went to great lengths to explain my treatment options, the outcomes I should expect from surgery, and what the recovery process would look like. He took the time to listen to my concerns, and I never felt like my appointments were cut short or rushed. I appreciated his genuine level of concern for my well-being, and I always left his office with a positive outlook on my progress.
in Johnson City, TN |
Dr. Marchessault was the most professional, caring person I have dealt with in an extended period of time. The reason for the visit was for my 2 year old granddaughter. After reading Dr. Marchessaults' credentials, military background, you would have a hard time convincing me is not a pediatric specialist. He exemplifies compassion, understanding, expertise and above all true care for his patient. It will be with pride I recommend him as a #1 Professional Orthopedic Doctor.
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Dr. Marchessault's Care Philosophy

The hand has once been quoted as, "the creator of human civilization". It is an amazing part of our body I have passionately studied and learned to treat. I want future patients to know I will take time to get to know their problem, listen to their expectations and work toward a plan to reach those expectations.

Dr. Marchessault says...

     Thumb arthritis, particularly the basal joint (carpometacarpal or CMC joint), is an area of personal interest. I learned proven techniques in hand fellowship that allow me to provide patients with consistent results.  The procedure reliably relieves pain and improves function of the thumb and hand.  I perform these surgeries as an outpatient, same day surgery.  

      The unique character of the thumb's anatomy and 4 consecutive joints are vital to full hand function.  The challenge of thumb arthritis is to ensure the cause of pain is identified and that the effects of the adjacent joints are addressed. Pain in the hand and wrist sometimes attributed to carpal tunnel syndrome can in fact be CMC joint pain. For these reasons, I am involved in research with residents at Holston Valley Hospital to validate special X-ray views of the arthritic thumb and a novel surgical approach to arthritis involving the metacarpophalangeal joint of the fingers to improve our understanding of these common maladies.

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

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Amputated Finger
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Boutonniere Deformity
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Finger
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colles' Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Finger Disorders
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hyperthrophic Scar
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries


  • Medical School
    Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    Malcolm Grow-Usaf Med Ctr

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Allegheny General Hosp

    Completed in 2009

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Massachusetts / Amherst

    Graduated in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • 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)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Fusion
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
  • Nerve Release
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery