Dr. John Mahon, MD

Dr. John Mahon, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
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Age 59
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Dr. John Mahon, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in South Bend, IN and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, pediatric hand surgery, and more.Read his story

6301 University Commons

South Bend, IN 46635

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  • CHAMPVA
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Mahon performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 96% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 95% of peers
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Mahon's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Mahon "Dr. Mahon began his hand surgery practice in South Bend in 1990 and continued there through 2007. During that time, he developed the hand surgery program at the South Bend Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Clinic and served as the hand surgery consultant to the varsity athletics program at the University of Notre Dame. He was an instructor at the Indiana University Medical School upper extremity anatomy course and with the South Bend Family Practice residency programs. He has also served as an instructor and lecturer at national courses and is published in orthopaedic peer-reviewed literature. His time in Indiana was interrupted by service in the United States Navy during Operation Desert Storm when he was assigned to the San Diego Naval Hospital, and a more recent three-year relocation to Colorado where he established the Northern Colorado Hand & Wrist Center. He is happy to be back in Indiana and looks forward to many years back home. An avid athlete, Dr. Mahon regularly completes the Sunburst Full Marathon and has completed the Brooklyn Bridge Swim as well as two Ironman Triathlons and the Beach to Battleship Triathlon. He has earned the coveted "buckle" for finishing the Leadville 100 mountain bike race in under 12 hours, participated in the 18 Hours of Fruita mountain bike race and Ride Across Indiana. He is also a nationally ranked Scrabble player who, along with his wife, has five children living across the United States."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Mahon "Dr. Mahon provides operative and non-operative treatment for all conditions affecting the hand, wrist and elbow. Conservative in his approach to treatment, Dr. Mahon recognizes that many conditions respond well to non-operative measures and require only time, monitoring, or a supervised course of therapy. He is committed to delivering the highest quality medical care from evaluation and diagnosis through treatment and return to maximum function."

5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

73  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • Congenital Deformity
  • Cyst
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Malunion of Fracture
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Nerve Injuries
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
  • Writers' Cramp
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48  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Debridement
  • 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 Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • 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
  • Hardware Removal
  • Joint Drainage
  • Laceration Repair
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • North Shore University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Ny and Presby Hp Columbia Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Mahon's Reviews

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mahon to family and friends
45 total reviews (18 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (45)

  • 5
    (41)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Mahon's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (18)

I am a professional Hammond B3 and piano musician. When I shattered my wrist, I thought of ALL the people that I knew that had that experience that never fully recovered from it. I had to have a titanium plate put in with ten screws. In an unexpectedly short time, I had NO pain, FULL range of...more
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Dr. Mahon took wonderful care of my daughters broken arm. Office staff is very professional and compassionate. Wonderful experience and would highly recommend his practice for anyone in need of this type of services. Definitely go above and beyond to take outstanding care of their patients!!
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I had a lipoma on my right wrist and saw Dr. Mahon who suggested I might want to have it removed. Dr. Mahon was so nice to me and explained everything thoroughly. Surgery went well and I would definitely see him again and recommend him to anyone with any problems with their hands or wrists. His...more
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I highly recommend Dr. John Mahon for any issues regarding the hand or wrist. As a senior with aging issues, I found Dr. Mahon to be very helpful in my diagnosis and thorough in explaining the surgery that was needed. I experienced outstanding service from the entire staff at Northern Indiana...more
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I was very happy with my overall experince with Dr Mahon and his staff. Plays great music in the operating room!
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