Dr. Kraig Burgess, DO

Dr. Kraig Burgess, DO

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Kraig Burgess, DO is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Glendale, AZ and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1999 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and hand and upper extremity surgery.Read his story

6320 W Union Hills Dr Ste B1800

Glendale, AZ 85308

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Burgess' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Burgess "TOCA would like to introduce you to Dr. Kraig M. Burgess. Dr. Burgess has distinguished himself as an expert in the field of Orthopedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. Dr. Burgess received his Bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University. His medical school training was completed at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. Upon completion of his Internship and Residency in General Orthopedics, Dr. Burgess performed an additional year of Fellowship Training. This fellowship specific training in hand and upper extremity surgery included an enormous variety of reconstructive procedures and extensive trauma training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. U.S. News and World Report consistently rank The Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation's best overall hospitals and the Orthopedic Surgery Department is among the top 5 year after year. Dr. Burgess has also successfully completed a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery. Dr. Burgess has been involved in both clinical and bio-mechanical research. He has been published in The Journal of Hand Surgery, the professions most prestigious journal. He has also presented nationally and lectured on topics ranging from joint replacement and tendon injuries to carpal tunnel syndrome and the treatment of improperly healed wrist fractures, just to name a few. Since practicing in the Phoenix area he has continued to lecture and has been featured in local newspaper write-ups and radio "Ask the Doctor" programs. Dr. Burgess' area of interest includes the treatment of traumatic, acquired and reconstructive conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow. His philosophy focuses on patient education and decision making. His goal is to educate the patient and allow them to make informed educated decisions regarding both their surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. Dr. Burgess remains at the forefront of his profession, serving as a research investigator with TOCA for Xiaflex Collagenase, which is a minimally invasive and cutting edge treatment for Dupuytren's joint contractures of the hand. He has also been asked to consult for major orthopedic device companies regarding product development, design and implementation. He also founded a monthly academic meeting of hand surgeons from around the valley where current concepts in hand surgery are discussed and challenging case presentations are shared as a means of improving patient care. He is also adjunct faculty at the A.T. Still University of Osteopathic Medicine in Mesa, Arizona While his patient mix mostly includes infants to grandparents and housewives to the injured worker, he also provides care to high demand professional athletes from football players, golfers, and gymnasts to professional supercross and BMX riders to fellow physicians around the valley. Dr. Burgess is also a firm believer in giving back. Dr. Burgess volunteers for an organization called LIGA International "Flying Doctors of Mercy." Dr. Burgess will travel with his PA, Lisa and volunteer pilots via single engine aircraft to remote parts of Mexico providing much needed medical and surgical care to some of this country's most needy children and adults. To learn more visit TOCA on facebook or on our homepage. Dr. Burgess wants your practice experience to be positive in every way possible. At TOCA, we offer the latest in technology, digital imaging, onsite therapy and orthotists, specialized splint fabrication and fitting, waterproof casting, in-office Dupuytren's management, and ultrasound guided sameday injections. Dr. Burgess has complemented his practice with the help of Lisa Babel, PA-C. Lisa has been with Dr. Burgess for over 6 years. The experience and expertise she has gained by workingside by side both in the office clinic and assisting in surgery with Dr. Burgess for so many years has helped facilitate flow during office appointments and reducing wait times not only on the day of your visit but also in scheduling appointments without a lengthy wait. This has allowed Dr. Burgess to meet the needs of you and your family when urgent matters arise. Whether you are seeing Dr. Burgess or Lisa, you can be assured all plan of care decisions are made personally by Dr. Burgess. Dr. Burgess has a treatment philosophy based on patient education. As a patient, you can expect to be educated about your condition allowing you to make an educated decision about your healthcare. You will often times receive educational material to take home with you or even be directed to reputable websites for further information. The decision to move forward with an operation is never taken lightly and not without exhausting conservative efforts first. Dr. Burgess feels the best complement he can receive is a referral to friends and family from a happy satisfied patient. Feel free to explore prior patient comments on the web before making a decision to seek out an individual provider. Dr. Burgess and his wife, Jamie stay busy raising their son and daughter. They are members of Christ Church of the Valley. Dr. Burgess spends his free time competing in Triathlons of all distances, including the 140.6 mile Ironman New Zealand"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Burgess "RECOVERY. RESULTS. RELIEF. "

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

35  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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16  Procedures

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • South Pointe Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Burgess' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Burgess to family and friends
132 total reviews (28 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (132)

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Dr. Burgess' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (28)

Dr Burgess and his PA Lisa Babel are thorough, caring and professional. I would highly recommend. My grandson had two sports related injury surgeries. My husband and I are being treated for hand and wrist problems. I will be having surgery within the next month on my left hand. I expect that...more
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The appointment-scheduling process is painful (automated phone system/hold times of 7-8 minutes+). Awful. Once you get to the office for the appointment, wait time can range from 20-40 minutes past your appointed time. Quality of medical care, once seen, is great. Doc is thorough, answers...more
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Dr.Burgess was reffered to me by my family doctor . I have been very impressed with the level of professionalism of Dr. Burgess and his team. I needed surgery on my elbow useing the Tenex procedure. This was done yesterday at the Gateway surgical center . When I arrived I had a bad headache and...more
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Dr. Burgess and his PA are great. I talked they listened. Everything was explained to me and I was treated like an adult. I was given options not just surgery. The staff at all the locations except the Mesa location are the friendliest I’ve ever met. I went to the Mesa location to pick up a...more
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Dr. Burgess was very professional, although spoke to me in a manner as if I were a doctor and not a patient. It was a little difficult to ask questions due to how quickly he spoke to me. Only reason I came to Dr. Burgess was the amazing job he did (surgically) to a friend's hand. I like to see...more
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