Dr. Paul Sauer, MD

Dr. Paul Sauer, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
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Age 65
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Dr. Paul Sauer, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

2660 10th Ave S Ste 707

Birmingham, AL 35205

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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
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Dr. Sauer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sauer treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Sauer treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Gynecomastia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sauer treats Gynecomastia more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Sauer treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Burn Injuries
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sauer treats Burn Injuries more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Sauer treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chemical Burn
  • Chemical Burn - Airways
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Chemical Burn - Ingestion
  • Chemical Burn - Inhalation
  • Chemical Burn - Skin
  • Electrical Burn
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Third-Degree Burns

Dr. Sauer's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • 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
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Low Back Pain
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Third-Degree Burns
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

"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. ...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Education

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

Awards

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

Dr. Sauer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sauer

4.4

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
13.793103448275861%
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Dr. Sauer and his staff are a excellent group of caring professionals that did a excellent job. Would highly recommend this group to anyone.
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Dr. Sauer did 2 carpel tunnel releases on me... my LH on Dec 17, 2018 and my RH on Dec 26, 2018. He has excellent bedside manners, is very knowledgeable, & did an excellent job on both hands. I could not be happier! His staff is also great! I would not hesitate to have him operate on me again! He takes the time to listen to you, too, at every appointment! My recovery has gone very, very well! Two days downtime on each hand b4 returning to my admin job! Great surgeon!
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Just an excellent experience as Dr. Sauer and staff guided me through a dangerous medical event with professionalism and compassion. The operation was not taken lightly and I was treated with respect through the whole process.
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Dr. Sauer is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He is a rare find. He's a doctor that I felt truly cared about me a a patient. He did an excellent job and his staff is phenomenal! I would recommend him to anyone needing a hand surgeon. He's the best!!
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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.
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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.
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Excellent hand surgeon. Very pleased with my treatment. Staff is wonderful and caring.
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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
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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.
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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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