Dr. Paul Sauer, MD

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Dr. Paul Sauer, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

BIRMINGHAM HAND & PLASTIC SURGERY 2660 10th Ave S Ste 707, Birmingham, AL 35205 Get Directions
(205) 930-4700

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Dr. Sauer is a trained and experienced Hand and Plastic Surgeon with over 20 years of conscientious, compassionate care for...Read more

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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
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 says...

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.

Dr. Sauer says...

Dr. Sauer is pleased to offer a new procedure. There is a minimally invasive procedure which can repair and refurbish the cartilage worn out at the base of the thumb due to osteoarthritis. After removing the diseased face of the trapezium (bone at the base of the thumb), the joint is resurfaced with autologous (your own) ear cartilage. The surgery can return normal, painfree motion at the base of the thumb in 3 to 4 months. 

Dr. Sauer'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 General Surgery, Hand Surgery and Plastic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Physicians Recognition Award, 2010-2014
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Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hand Conditions
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Trigger Finger


  • Medical School
    Tufts University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    Tufts New England Medical Center

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Tufts New England Med Center

    Completed in 1985

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Ala Hosps

    Completed in 1988

  • Undergraduate School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 1976

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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 Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • 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
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Skin Grafts
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair