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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Orthopedic Associates of Michigan 1111 Leffingwell Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 Get Directions
(616) 459-7101

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Dr. Kuz specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery and practices in Grand Rapids, MI. He practices at 1 location.

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4.8
based on 23 total surveys (12 with reviews)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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in Thompsonville, MI |
My experience with Dr. Kuz was great. Him and all of his staff are extremely polite, understanding and explanatory.
in Grandville Mich. |
I have Dupuyten Contracture of the left hand. After two surgeries over the past 5 years, Dr. Kuz, Has straightened my hand and my ring finger. Unbelievable how this can be done. Dr. Kuz did a fantastic job . I would highly recommend him to anyone, experiencing this condition of you hand.
in Grand Rapids, MI |
Over the last three years Dr Kuz performed carpal tunnel surgery on both wrists, released the ulnar nerve on my left elbow and in May 2016 repaired a torn distal tendon on my left bicep. Recovery on the prior surgeries was very good and progressing very well with the most recent surgery.
in Grand Rapids, MI |
Dr. Kuz has a warm and caring demeanor. He speaks clearly and explains himself well. I was comfortable with his overview of the procedure and the actuality of my surgery was exactly what he told me it would be.
in Grand Rapids, MI |
Dr. Kuz performed my tendon transfer surgery under a local. I did not want anesthesia. I also requested to watch, which he did show me how he was proceeding about 3-4 times. I really appreciated that. This also allowed him to tell me to move my thumb and finger when he had the transfer completed, which gave him a more accurate feel for my most motion when healed. No pain. He did an excellent job! Very patient, explained well. Beautiful stitch work--barely noticeable. Michel, OT, very good too.
in Muskegon, MI |
I have had two occasions to Dr. Kuz over the last 10 years to fix a trigger finger condition on both my right and left hands. Both experiences were GREAT and I would use him again if needed.
in Remus, MI |
Very professional and considerate in his work.
in Grand Rapids, MI |
Dr. Kuz fixed my broken scaphoid and gave me the best chance at a full recovery (which I am fully recovered now!).
in Traverse city |
The best all around service I've ever had - carimg, compassionate, efficient, happy , smiling, gentle, empathetic, knowledgeable but down to earth! This goes for Dr Kuz and , literally every single person I talked with in the office and the surgery center. Dr kuz was recommended to me and I would certainly recommend him to others. I drove 3 hours to see this Doctor- worth it! My wrist is almost 100% 2 months post surgery. I totally trust this doctor(and I have never said that before)
in grand Rapids, Michigan |
Doctor kuz takes the time to listen to you and your needs and really cares about you. He is one of the greatest doctors I have ever had and is very concerned about your needs
in White Cloud, MI |
Had to have repair of tendon on my left thumb. He did an awesome job.
in Muskegon, MI |
I came to Dr. Kuz with an extreme case of Dupuytren's. My right hand was so severely affected and unusable. The good Dr. told my wife and I that it was one of the worse cases he had ever seen. Now, because of this man's EXCELLENT work, I am able to OPEN MY HAND and am using it, following his directions of course, for ALL the things I was unable to do in the past. My left hand is also affected, Dr. will fix it too very soon! A HUGE thank you to Dr. Kuz and staff at Ortho. Assoc. of Michigan!
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University of Minnesota Medical School

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    Grand Rapids Orth Surgery Res Program

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    Blodgett Memorial Med Center

    Completed in 1996

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Minnesota School Of Med

    Completed in 1997

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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