Dr. Kenneth Garrod, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

South Florida Hand 1905 Clint Moore Rd Ste 105 Boca Raton, FL 33496 Get Directions
Dr. Kenneth Garrod, MD
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.

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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.

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South Florida Hand1905 Clint Moore Rd Ste 105
Boca Raton, FL 33496
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4.3
based on 53 total reviews (20 with comments)
Dr. Garrod's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (20)
in Boca Raton, FL |
Dr. Garrod did my right hand surgery for De Quervain's tenosynovitis. I was really scared to have the surgery, but he and his staff put me at ease. The surgery went perfectly, and I have never had an issue since. Highly recommend.
Lake Worth, FL |
From a medical perspective, Dr. Garrod is at the top of my list. His explanation of the problem and what would be necessary to make the repair was complete and in terms, a laymen could understand. The PT staff is well versed in handling hand surgery recovery and do a great job. All staff members are adept at handling patients and making them feel at home. My experience was very positive and I would certainly reccommond Dr. Garrod to friends and family.
Ft Lauderdale, FL |
Had hand surgery with Dr. Garrod in January 2017. He together with his staff were personable, knowledgeable, concerned and overall a place to go with hand issues. I would definitely recommend his practice highly.
Delray Beach, FL |
My visit to Dr Garrod was pointless. I'm not sure that he spent more than 60 seconds with me. No greeting. No eye contact. No concern. I have one finger that can hardly bend . He shrugged his shoulders. Told me he didn't know what was wrong and suggested no procedure or test to aid diagnosis. Regarding a growth another problem, he handed me a sheet of paper explaining the problem. Really? I wonder how much he is charging my insurance carrier. I will now go to a more competent and caring doctor
Delray Beach, FL |
fabulous surgeon and caring and helpful doctor
in Delray Beach, FL |
I have had two injuries treated by Dr Garrod. A few years ago, he treated a tendon problem in my left hand. Recently , He operated on my fractured elbow. Both experiences were very positive and resulted in excellent outcomes. Dr Garrod is an excellent surgeon and I would never hesitate to recommend him. In fact, I have done so with friends and they were appreciative. His staff reflects his high standards.
in Boca Raton, FL |
I visited Dr. Garrod after suffering with a painful locking thumb for over a year. He performed a 5-minute procedure for me under local anesthesia after which I felt immediate relief. He told me this was the most gratifying procedure he performs as he can see the immediate results of his work. I cannot say enough good things about him and his thoughtful, caring staff.
in Boca Raton, FL |
I have very painful injuries to both hands. Dr. Garrod operated on the first with great success and the second is being treated with cortisone. I plan to have him do surgery on the second hand. He is an excellent doctor and just a good guy.
in Pompano Beach, FL |
Dr. Garrod is a very highly skilled surgeon. He removed a tumor from my wrist with no pain and thoughtful precision. My hand is fine and it is as though the tumor was never there. I have extreme confidence in him and would highly recommend him to anyone who has a need for hand surgery. His office staff are friendly, professional, kind, and are readily available when you call to answer questions or attend to needs.
in Toronto Canada |
I am so thankful so have found such a kind caring Surgeon ! I put a knife through my left palm in July 2016 and severed two tendons in my left hand (long finger) From the first phone to Dr. Garrod's office they were able to accommodate and find a potential time for surgery. After the surgery Dr. Garrod called to see how I was doing..what a gent.
in Boca Raton, FL |
DO NOT GO TO THIS DOCTOR! Misdiagnosed followed by incorrect surgerIES (yes more than one) leading to 2 years of 24 hour pain (because no other hand surgeons wanted to touch his mistake) until I finally found a doctor of a friend to do the correct surgery. He was even arrogant when confronted. Looked him up after the fact and he has past lawsuits!
This is an untrue, unfounded review. Quite frankly I do not believe such a patient exists and this libelous review was more likely posted by a unhappy patient or a competitor.
in Boca Raton, FL |
I recently had a tendon released in my right wrist by Dr. Garrod and was not only completely satisfied with his professionalism and caring way, but his office staff and staff at the surgical facility was kind, caring and professional. I would and have recommended Dr. Garrod to many friends.
in Boca Raton, FL |
excellent surgeon. fully explains procedures and answers all questions. OT on site and highly experienced.
in Boca Raton, FL |
Knowledge and expertise is excellent.
in Boynton Beach, FL |
he was wonderful and a delight to work with. My fingers are perfect!!!
in Boynton Beach, FL |
The Dr. is informative, personable. He has great patience and explains the treatment needed. His staff is polite and helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Garrod to my friends or family.
in Boynton Beach, FL |
I have known Dr.Garrod for many years.He is an excellent Orthopedic Hand Surgery physician and a fine human being.He is always concerned with his patients feelings.On a scale of 1 to 10 I have no problem in giving him an 11.Both of my hand surgeries with Dr.Garrod turned out with excellent results.
in Delray Beach, FL |
Dr. Garrod Performed a DRF surgery with insertion of a volar plate. For two months and continuing today I suffer from serious nerve and hand functioning issues, including serious atrophy.These are excruciating and debilitating in nature. He summarily dismissed me as his patient because I sought a second opinion. This arrogant dismissive attitude, while i suffered serious complications after the surgery, that he did not expect, was a mystery to me. I hope the damage is not irreparable.
in Coral Springs, FL |
caring..experienced.... diagnostician. excellent people person....staff and office..make you feel comfortable.....would recomend 100%..... have complete faith in him......I had a fairly simple procedere.....and it was a piece of cake...... the feel of a real old time family DR.......rare these days......
in Boca Raton, FL |
From my arrival to my departure the experience was excellent. I was admitted to the examination room five minuted before the time of my appointment after having completed appropriate questions. Dr. Garrod listened to the description of my symptoms; had X-Rays performed without need to repeat any of these. He returned to the examining room and confirmed the diagnosis; treated me and prescribed a splint which was fabricated on site. Post treatment directions were given and back to golf I go.
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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.

Dr. Garrod's Care Philosophy

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'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 and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Castle Connolly Top Docs, 0
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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Umdnj-Affiliated Hospitals General Surgery

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Umdnj-Affiliated Hospitals-Orthopaedic Surgery

    Completed in 1983

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Tufts University School Of Medicine-Hand Surgery

    Completed in 1984

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Wisconsin / Madison

    Graduated in 1973

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fusion
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Needle Aponeurotomy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement