Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice, MD
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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Fitzmaurice Hand Institute 19820 N 7th St Ste 115 Phoenix, AZ 85024 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

Specialize in minimally invasive hand and wrist surgery. Particular focus on arthritis and nerve compression such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Biography

Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Fitzmaurice is affiliated with Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center, HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center and HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center.

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Dr. Fitzmaurice's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
in PX. AZ |
I had my carpol tunnel sugery last Mon. 18th. So far I am experiencing more trouble than before i had the sugery. You would think after a week I would have some relief. I'm all bruised on my arm and stomach from part of this. Sure hope I will get the results I deserve.
Huntington Park, CA |
Overall I would say, The staff/doctor do not care for patient needs.. I was diagnosed with bilateral carpal tunnel and scheduled for surgery. The surgery wait is ridiculous, for me was about 3 moths. Symptoms continued to increase, was not allowed to get any leave from work, had to wait until surgery. I had to pull teeth to get the fmla paperwork filled out correctly for the surgery. Staff constantly questioned my pain level which I think it's very childish, we are all adults here.
Phoenix, AZ |
3 cancellation of surgery since September. He only does surgery 1x a month for Medicare. if you'd like to take 8 months to get your knuckles and a pinky done come see him! The ring figure I won't count since it had to be corrected... Look elsewhere and avoid the stress! The update.. after this review corrective surgery on the ring finger happened a few days later the 18th. Last week Thursday was told to come in a few days later to remove the stitches. Verified next scheduled surgery for the 24th
Mesa, AZ |
I have had 2 surgeries on each hand to fix pain in thumb joints. That is a total of 4 surgeries and they have all failed. Dr. Fitz suggested each hand needed an additional surgery....I declined and went to another doctor.
Valley Village, CA |
Excellent initial experience. Everyone e is knowledgeable, friendly, helpful. Doctor is most likeable, knowledgeable, and very down to earth. My hand procedure is scheduled for Friday.
I had surgery for Dequervains . It had been two months since the surgery and my pain relief is great! Thanks :-)
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Dr. Fitzmaurice's Care Philosophy

Specialize in minimally invasive hand and wrist surgery. Particular focus on arthritis and nerve compression such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Dr. Fitzmaurice'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 General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  Sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors

    Dr. Fitzmaurice has no awards or honors listed.

  • Media & Publications
    • Fitzmaurice MJ, Lefaivre J-F, Friedman HI, Chest Wall Reconstruction. Current Surgery. 62(2): 168-174; 2005.
    • Fitzmaurice MJ. A novel approach for the application of the vacuum assisted closure device to the difficult anatomy. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. 59(11): 1249-50; 2006.
    • Friedman HI, Bender JW, Giurgiutiu V, Watson C, Fitzmaurice MJ, Yost ML. The Use of biomedical Sensors to Monitor Capsule Formation around Soft Tissue Implants. Annals of Plastic Surgery 56(1): 72-77; 2006.
    • Andrew K Lee, M.D.; Mark Khorsandi, D.O.; Nurulhussein Nurbhai, D.O.; Joseph Dang, M.D.; Michael Fitzmaurice, M.D.; Kyle A Herron, M.D: Pronator syndrome; endoscopic decompression; technique; outcome. Accepted for publication
    • Friedman HI, Fitzmaurice MJ, Lefaivre J-F. An evidence based appraisal of the use of hyperbaric oxygen on flaps and grafts. Plast Reconstr Surg 117 (Suppl.): 175S; 2006.

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    • Failure to disclose required information (8/16/2016)
    • Action Taken: Reprimand
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    • State: Florida
    • Substandard Care (8/22/2014)
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    • State: Colorado
    • Professional Misconduct (4/21/2014)
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    • State: Arizona
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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    St. George's University

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    Palmetto Health Richland

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of South Carolina-General Surgery

    Completed in 2006

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Louisville-Kleinert Institute

    Completed in 2007

  • Undergraduate School
    Northern Illinois University

    Graduated in 1994

  • Other Education
    Barry University / School Of Graduate Medical Science

    Completed in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Replacement, Small-Bone
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement