Dr. Paul Sauer, MD

Dr. Paul Sauer, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(25)
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Dr. Paul Sauer, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Birmingham, AL. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Read his story

2660 10th Ave S Ste 707

Birmingham, AL 35205

Contact Information

(205) 930-4700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • 3 More

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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more than 94% of peers
Gynecomastia
very high
more than 91% of peers
Trigger Finger
high
more than 84% of peers

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Dr. Sauer's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sauer "Dr. Sauer is a trained and experienced Hand and Plastic Surgeon with over 20 years of conscientious, compassionate care for thousands of patients. He has completed multiple certifications and re-certifications in General, Plastic, and Hand Surgery. Emergent and elective Hand Surgery has become a central focus of his practice although Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the body is still an integral part. Dr. Sauer is the only Board Certified Hand Surgeon with an office on the St. Vincent's BIRMINGHAM Campus. As a patient, you will appreciate the honest, forthright explanation of your condition and the personalized care that only a solo practice can deliver. When you come to see Dr. Sauer, you will always be seen and treated by him and not just an assistant. If you are looking for a surgeon who considers your care the central focus of his practice, you should call Dr. Sauer."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • 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
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Skin Grafts
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • Emory University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Tufts New England Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Tufts New England Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Ala Hosps
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Physicians Recognition Award, 2010-2014
Media & Publications

Dr. Sauer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sauer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sauer to family and friends
4.3
based on 25 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Sauer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Dothan |
Dr. Sauer and his staff are great. He operated upon my hand and I am very pleased with the treatment and results. Will recommend him for any hand problems.
Gadsden, AL |
Based on a friend's experience, I believe Dr. Sauer is a skilled surgeon. Based on my experience, he is not good at listening to the patient and considering a diagnosis outside of his specialty. Dr. Sauer authoritatively misdiagnosed my problem twice in the same visit. Thankfully, I sought out another physician who listened to my actual symptoms instead of trying to make them fit his preconceived diagnosis.
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I highly recommend Dr Sauer. He operated on my hand twice when I had a severe infection. I feel he saved it from being amputated. He is one of the nicest and best doctors I have ever used.
in Warrior, AL |
Excellent hand surgeon. Very pleased with my treatment. Staff is wonderful and caring.
Pelham, AL |
Not very friendly. Ive had 2 surgeries done by him. But i wont have another. With the first surgery my hand was infected. He said it was from the suitors. He had tocut it open 3 diffrent times because i developed a staph infection. I didnt blame him. Things happen. I had to have surgery again on my other hand so i went back to him. What do you know.. staph again. I would not recommend him to my worst enemy
in Indian Springs, AL |
Proficient surgeon and staff. All were extremely nice, helpful, efficient, and patient oriented. This is the kind of service patients should receive by all medical providers.
Terrific Doctor and person. He saved my finger in 2015 when I had a micro bacterial infection caused from being stuck by a Red Snapper. I am back seeing him again in 2016 for repair of a cut thumb that severed my nerve. One of the best!!
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Dr. Sauer accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • National Elevator

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St. Vincent's Birmingham
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Birmingham, AL 35205
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