Dr. Nicholas Vedder, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

University WA Bone/Jnt Sgy Ctr 4245 Roosevelt Way NE Fl 2 Seattle, WA 98105 Get Directions
Dr. Nicholas Vedder, MD
Dr. Nicholas Vedder, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Seattle, WA. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Vedder is affiliated with University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.

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Patient Comments (3)
in Spokane Washington |
My 10yo sons arm was saved by Dr. Vedder and his team. He was airlifted to HMC after being told in Spokane that the damage was so severe the arm needed to be amputated. Dr Vedder talked to us before starting surgery about the probable amputation but that he would do everything he could through Gods guidance to save the arm. After the initial 9hr procedure and several reconstructive surgeries over the next 8 years my son has 95% use and went on to ROW for MSU Crew team. Dr. Vedder is the best!
in Seattle, WA |
I was told about Dr. Vedder by a RN that worked at Harbor View. She said he was the best. The soonest appointment with Dr. Vedder at the Hand Clinic at Harbor View was over a year out. I was told that I could see him at his clinic at the UW. I had pain, swelling, burning, numbness and severe weakness in my wrists and hands. He helped me so much. I've seen him once since then and I have another appointment this Wednesday. It's comforting to know that I do have the BEST.
Coos Bay, OR |
He is the kindest and most gracious individual who cares more about others than himself. I think those who reviewed low did not listen to him during the expectations portion; yes if you do everything as stated your results will be better but there is no assurance on final outcomes. I found him to be fantastic and although I could not remain on the medication that had nothing to do with him. But, he never abandoned hope or me.
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Dr. Vedder's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery, Hand Surgery and Plastic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
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  • General Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hidradenitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Cancer
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    University Wash Hosps

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Completed in 1990

    University Wash Hosps

    Completed in 1986

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Washington

    Completed in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery of the Hand

Procedures Performed

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Skin Grafts
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement