Dr. Paul Guidera, MD

Dr. Paul Guidera, MD

Plastic Surgery of the Hand  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Paul Guidera, MD is a hand plastic surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in plastic surgery of the hand and microsurgery.

690 N Cofco Center Ct Ste 290

Phoenix, AZ 85008

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of Arizona, Inc.
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
more than 79% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
more than 79% of peers
Hand Conditions
more than 53% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Guidera "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. "

2  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery of the Hand
  • Microsurgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

16  Conditions Treated

13  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Loyola University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Massachusetts
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Union Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Connecticut Combined Hand Svcs-University Connecticut
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Guidera has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Guidera's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Guidera to family and friends
42 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (42)

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Dr. Guidera's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

Thank you for helping me! I cannot say enough good things on how grateful I am for your attentiveness and finding the issue to get me on the road to recovery.
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I went to Dr Guidera for a torn tendon in my elbow. After a year and a half of physical therapy with no relief, he told me that I should “use your other arm and get over it” I couldn’t believe it!!! He was completely uncaring and unwilling to help me. I went to another doctor who corrected the...more
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Dr. Guidera saw me, and I could tell from my description of my problem with my index finger that he had a good idea of the issue. After an in office x-ray, he returned and asked to see my thumb as well, and I assured him that it was an old cycling injury but was glad he was so thorough. The office...more
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Physician and staff are very helpful with everything. I would recomend him to anyone.
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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...more
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