Dr. Paul Guidera, MD
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Dr. Paul Guidera, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Advanced Hand & Wrist Specialists 690 N Cofco Center Ct Ste 190 Phoenix, AZ 85008 Get Directions

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Our focus is you and you alone and we are accountable to you.

We don't answer to CEOs, CFOs, insurance company medical directors or biased "peer-review" doctors. We are an independent practice and don't hide behind the barriers typical of large doctor groups or hospital-employed doctors.

We practice in an accountable and transparent manner. 


Dr. Paul Guidera, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Phoenix, AZ. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Guidera is affiliated with Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center and Oasis Hospital.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (7)
in Scottsdale, AZ |
Physician and staff are very helpful with everything. I would recomend him to anyone.
Glendale az |
I had a horrible experience at Core institute with my wrist. My office manager told me about Dr Guidera who she said was the best wrist specialist in Arizona. I made an appointment with his PA because I wanted in right away. But while I was seeing the PA, Dr Guidera came in the room and in just a few minutes had the problem figured out...something the Core doctors hadn't been able to do in 2 months of visits and expensive tests. Dr G was patient, interested and very caring FIVE STARS!!
in Las Vegas, NV |
John the PA cared for me from my first appointment all the way thru Post Surgery for my Carpal Tunnel. He truly was genuinely caring and extremely knowledgeable in all areas concerning my wrist and ongoing pain. The front office girls were diligent and always friendly, especially Sophia who always made sure to follow up with me if I ever left a message. Overall experience Superb!! Thanks again John for your utmost and ongoing care, truly appreciated!! Nikki Tucker
in Phoenix, AZ |
Fabulous results from my surgery! Full rotation in just 60 days!
in Gilbert, AZ |
I saw Dr G for a second opinion about my wrist because of the recommendation of a close friend. The first doctor I saw wanted to do surgery right away! I was really impressed that Dr G took so much time with me even though the waiting room was packed. His staff was very friendly and professional. We agreed that a surgery wasn't necessary and he personally called a hand therapist while I was there to discuss a treatment plan. My wrist was better in 4 weeks. Forget the rest: see the best!
in Phoenix, AZ |
Solid caring doc, great office staff especially his PA
Horrible. Staff is rude and incompetent to say the least, their procedure scheduler is the worst I'v encountered in years. Nothing about this office is professional. Would not recommend
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Dr. Guidera's Care Philosophy

Our focus is you and you alone and we are accountable to you.

We don't answer to CEOs, CFOs, insurance company medical directors or biased "peer-review" doctors. We are an independent practice and don't hide behind the barriers typical of large doctor groups or hospital-employed doctors.

We practice in an accountable and transparent manner. 

Dr. Guidera says...

Evaluation and treatment of work related upper extremity injuries and conditions.

Secondary reconstruction of complex upper extremity injuries.

Adult hand, wrist & upper extremity surgery

Forensic consultation

Second opinion evaluations

Dr. Guidera says...

Secondary reconstruction of complex hand, wrist & upper extremity injuries and conditions.

Minimally invasive hand & wrist surgery.

Forensic donsultation

Dr. Guidera'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 Hand Surgery and Plastic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    University Of Maryland School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Washington Hospital Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Union Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 1992

    University Rochester

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Connecticut Combined Hand Svcs-University Connecticut

    Completed in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    Loyola University
    University of Massachusetts

    Graduated in 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Microsurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • 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
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement