Your arrival in our practice puts you into the skilled care of a Board Certified fellowship trained upper extremity physician as well as experienced medical assistants, x-ray technologists and hand therapists. Your health and quality of orthopedic care is our top priority. We look forward to serving your needs in an efficient but compassionate manner.
Dr. Garrod is a Board certified Orthopedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon involved in cutting edge treatment of all upper extremity disorders. He has been in private practice in Boca Raton, Florida since 1984. He is one of the first fellowship trained hand and upper extremity surgeons to practice in South Florida bringing state-of-the-art expertise to the area.
Dr. Garrod graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He was a General Surgery resident at the same institution and went on to complete his Orthopedic Surgery training there. He completed his formal training at Tufts University Medical School in Boston, Mass with a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery under the direction of Drs. Edward Nalebuff and Leonard Ruby .He is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery , Hand Surgery and is a certified Registrant in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.
Dr. Garrod is currently an Assistant Voluntary Professor of Surgery at the FAU Charles E Schmidt College of Medicine. He is involved in undergraduate medical studies and mentors undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in medicine.
Dr. Garrod specializes in minimally invasive surgery of the upper extremity. He was one of the first physicians in the country to perform endoscopic carpal tunnel release and has performed over 12,000 such procedures. He has been involved in teaching other practicing orthopedic surgeons the technique conducting clinical workshops and traveling to other academic institutions teaching the technique. Other areas of expertise include endoscopic cubital tunnel decompression, wrist arthroscopy, minimally invasive wrist fracture treatment, tennis elbow, treatment of Dupuytren's disease with needle aponuerotomy and collagenase injections and joint replacement for the arthritic hand. He has specialized experience with complicated surgical reconstructions for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Dr. Garrod receives accolades from his colleagues and is routinely named to the Castle-Connolly Guide to Top Doctors as well as the prestigious Guide to Top Doctors published by the Center for the Study of Services in Washington, D.C. He has received the coveted Patients Choice Award rated and awarded by patients.
Dr. Garrod's focus is on restoring function and eliminating pain with the newest, least invasive, most up-to-date methods available. He continues to pursue such methods through his membership in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand for which he has been an active member since 1988. Other professional organization memberships include fellowship in the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.