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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.

Biography

Dr. Vella is an expert in all aspects of hand, wrist and elbow conditions and has distinguished himself in the areas of carpal tunnel syndrome, treatment of tendonitis, fracture care, traumatic reconstruction, arthritis and tendon transfers. He has served as consultant for professional athletes including NFL, WPGA, Phoenix Roadrunners and collegiate athletes of all types. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Vella completed his fellowship in hand surgery at the renowned Indiana Hand Center and brings the newest innovations in hand surgery to the Phoenix area. Dr. Vella has presented topics at national hand society meetings and has published articles in the leading hand journal. He has participated in clinical research topics including carpal tunnel, ganglion cysts and wrist fractures. He served as a clinical investigator for national research regarding Xiaflex (collagenase) treatment of Dupuytren's contracture. He annually attends national conferences to incorporate the latest innovations into his practice. Dr. Vella's patients comment on his unique ability to convey knowledge to them about the anatomy, pathology and rationale behind treatment plans tailored to fit their needs. RECOVERY. RESULTS. RELIEF.

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    Dr. Vella's Reviews

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    4.5
    based on 123 total surveys (7 with reviews)
    Dr. Vella's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Reviews (7)
    Phoenix, AZ |
    Hand doctors are tough to find, however I'd go elsewhere. The doctor seems to have a better attitude in the mornings than evenings but he does want to really hear what the problem is. His PA Tanya is unprofessional, rude, and bad attitude. She doesn't take care of things she should. Overall, just go elsewhere, nothing but a nightmare.
    Phoenix, AZ |
    Always on time, very professional. Always explains options thoroughly.
    in Phoenix, AZ |
    He is a very good doctor as well and personality
    Phoenix, AZ |
    He is amazing
    Phoenix, AZ |
    Very rude and inconsiderate. Didn't take the time to explain injury or treatment moreless asked me what I wanted him to do. He explained that the pain is in my head and I'm making it worse and exaggerating it.
    in Mesa, AZ |
    Friendly staff, on time, had both wrists done the same day and found instant relief. No complications, was fine the next day and was back to normal within a week with no more pain.
    in Scottsdale, AZ |
    Severely dislocated and broken left small finger due to sports injury, repaired by Dr Vella. The surgery center and staff were very friendly and professional. Hard to believe, but five days after surgery, I've not taken a single pain pill. Just kept the hand elevated for most of the first few days.
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    Dr. Vella says...

    Dr. Vella is an expert in all aspects of hand, wrist and elbow conditions and has distinguished himself in the areas of carpal tunnel syndrome, treatment of tendonitis, fracture care, traumatic reconstruction, arthritis and tendon transfers.  He has served as consultant for professional athletes including NFL, WPGA, Phoenix Roadrunners and collegiate athletes of all types.  He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

    Dr. Vella completed his fellowship in hand surgery at the renowned Indiana Hand Center and brings the newest innovations in hand surgery to the Phoenix area. Dr. Vella has presented topics at national hand society meetings and has published articles in the leading hand journal. He has participated in clinical research topics including carpal tunnel, ganglion cysts and wrist fractures.  He served as a clinical investigator for national research regarding Xiaflex (collagenase) treatment of Dupuytren's contracture.  He annually attends national conferences to incorporate the latest innovations into his practice.

    Dr. Vella's patients comment on his unique ability to convey knowledge to them about the anatomy, pathology and rationale behind treatment plans tailored to fit their needs.

    RECOVERY. RESULTS. RELIEF.

    Dr. Vella's Care Philosophy

    To help people achieve health for life.

    Dr. Vella says...

    Surgery of the Hand, Wrist & Upper Extremity

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

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    •  Board certified in Hand Surgery
    •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Hand Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Arthritis
    • Bicep Injuries
    • Bicep Muscle Strain
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Fracture
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Pain
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hand Ligament Rupture
    • Hand Muscle Strain
    • Hand Pain
    • Joint Pain
    • Nerve Diseases
    • Nerve Injury
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteopenia
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Tendon Disorders
    • Tendon Injuries
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Disorders
    • Wrist Fracture
    • Wrist Injuries
    • Wrist Pain
    • Wrist Sprain

    Education

    • Medical School
      George Washington University School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 2009

    • Residency Hospital
      Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

      Completed in 2014

    • Fellowship Hospital
      San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Clinic

      Completed in 2015

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    • Sports Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • Arm Surgery
    • 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, Open
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
    • Joint Drainage
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Replacement