Dr. Michael G. McNamara, MD

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Dr. Michael G. McNamara, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Alaska Hand-Elbow-Shoulder Surgical Specialists 4015 Lake Otis Pkwy Ste 201, Anchorage, AK 99508 Get Directions
(907) 771-3500

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Dr. Michael McNamara specializes in the surgical care of problems and injuries of the upper extremity. This includes the hand,...   Read More

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      3.9 based on 34 responses
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
      • Bone & Joint Orthopedics
      • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
      • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
      • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
      • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
      • Orthopedic Fracture Care
      • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
      • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
      • Orthopedics
      • Pediatric Hand Surgery

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      • Hand Surgery
      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Arthritis
      • Arthritis of the Finger
      • Arthritis of the Hand
      • Arthritis of the Shoulder
      • Arthritis of the Wrist
      • Avulsion Fracture
      • Brachial Plexus Palsy
      • Broken Arm
      • Broken Shoulder Blade
      • Bursitis
      • Carpal Fractures
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Complex Fractures
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • Compound Fracture
      • Congenital Hand Anomaly
      • Contracture
      • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
      • De Quervain's Disease
      • Distal Radius Fracture
      • Elbow Bursitis
      • Elbow Disorders
      • Elbow Fracture
      • Elbow Sprain
      • Extra-Articular Fracture
      • Fracture
      • Ganglion Cyst
      • Glenoid Labrum Tear
      • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Contracture
      • Hand Fracture
      • Hand Ligament Rupture
      • Hand Pain
      • Hernia
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Intra-Articular Fracture
      • Joint Fracture
      • Joint Pain
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Ligament Sprain
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Pediatric Fractures
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
      • Rotator Cuff Injuries
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Scaphoid Fractures
      • Shoulder Diseases
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Injuries
      • Shoulder Instability
      • Shoulder Muscle Strain
      • Shoulder Pain
      • Shoulder Sprain
      • Shoulder Tendinitis
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Tendonitis
      • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
      • Trigger Finger
      • Upper Extremity Fracture
      • Wrist Disorders
      • Wrist Fracture
      • Wrist Pain

      Procedures Performed

      • Adult Joint Reconstruction
      • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
      • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
      • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
      • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Bicep Repairs
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
      • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
      • Congenital Hand Surgery
      • De Quervain's Release
      • Elbow Arthroscopy
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
      • Elbow Reconstruction
      • Elbow Replacement
      • Elbow Surgery
      • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
      • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
      • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
      • Glenoid Labrum Repair
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
      • Hand Reconstruction
      • Hand Surgery
      • Hand Tendon Repair
      • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
      • Joint Replacement Surgery
      • Ligament Reconstruction
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
      • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Reconstruction
      • Shoulder Replacement
      • Shoulder Resurfacing
      • Shoulder Stabilizations
      • Shoulder Surgery
      • Steroid Injection
      • Tendon Surgery
      • Trigger Finger Release
      • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
      • Wrist Fusion
      • Wrist Replacement

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of Washington School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1987

      • Internship Hospital
        Tacoma General Allenmore Hospital

        Completed in 1988

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of Texas Health Science Ctr

        Completed in 1993

      • Fellowship Hospital
        The Hand Center Of San Antonio

        Completed in 1994

      • Undergraduate School
        Pacific Lutheran University

        Graduated in 1983

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
        • CORE Physician of the Year Award, 1998
        • Meritorious Service Award, 1999
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. McNamara'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 Surgery
      • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in Alaska not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. McNamara's Care Philosophy

      Dr. Michael McNamara specializes in the surgical care of problems and injuries of the upper extremity. This includes the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Dr. McNamara holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in the Hand, making him one of Alaska's premier surgeons for conditions of the hand. He focuses on a comprehensive approach that that utilizes orthopedic evaluation and treatment as well as specialized therapeutic management of your condition to achieve the best results long-term.