Dr. Kraig Burgess, DO

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Dr. Kraig Burgess, DO


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

The Orthopedic Clinic Association 6320 W Union Hills Dr Ste B1800, Glendale, AZ 85308 Get Directions
(602) 277-6211

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TOCA would like to introduce you to Dr. Kraig M. Burgess. Dr. Burgess has distinguished himself as an expert in...Read more

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Patient Reviews (5)
Mesa, AZ |
I made an appointment to see Dr. Burgess and when I got into the room, his PA Lisa came in to talk to me about my hands. She took it upon herself to explain my arthritis and that cortisone shots are normally done. I kept wondering why I could not talk to the doctor! The appointment was made to see him, not some assistant trying to play doctor! I was very disappointed and will not return.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Burgess was awesome Toca was awesome Gateway was awesome the therapy at 63avd and U/H was terrible my girl was so bad mad me cry like after 3 days of surgery she so needs alot more training this is my 4th surgery for same thing been their done that and they need to turn off tv all the men were like watching ftball like really wronggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg felt like a MAN CAVE train your hand therapist more before putting them on floor she was horrible even the stint was bad
Scottsdale, AZ |
Excellent! He did a thorough hands on exam; listened carefully; answered all of my questions and was caring and compassionate! Great Dr.
Peoria, AZ |
Knowledgeable, caring, humble and kind.
Phoenix, AZ |
He is great
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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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Surgery of the Hand, Wrist & Upper Extermity

Dr. Burgess' 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
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    South Pointe Hospital

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Completed in 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Procedures Performed

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