Dr. Robert Howell, MD

Dr. Robert Howell, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
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Dr. Robert Howell, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Atlanta, GA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Emory University in 1984 and specializes in plastic surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

2061 Peachtree Rd NE Ste 500

Atlanta, GA 30309

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Howell performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Hand Conditions
high
more than 83% of peers
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
high
more than 81% of peers
Hand Fracture
high
more than 81% of peers

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Dr. Howell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Howell "Robert L. Howell, MD, with Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow in Atlanta and Marietta, Georgia, adds a vital dimension to the team with his expertise in plastic surgery, general surgery, and surgery of the hand, with a specialty in microvascular surgery of the upper extremity. He's proud to be a fifth generation healthcare provider with a natural desire to diagnose and resolve problems while relieving pain for his patients. Dr. Howell's certifications include: Board Certified in Plastic Surgery Board Certified in General Surgery Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand As a native of Atlanta, Dr. Howell received his undergraduate degree from Emory University. He also began his medical training in Atlanta: Medical degree: Emory University General surgery residency: University of Tennessee Plastic surgery residency: University of Tennessee Fellowship training in hand surgery: The Barnes Hospital and the Washington University School of Medicine Dr. Howell's service and honors include: Medical Advisory Committee for the State Board of Workers' Compensation, past Chairman and American Society for Surgery of the Hand, member Dr. Howell continues to stay active at his alma mater of Emory University as a Clinical Assistant Profession of Plastic Surgery"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Howell "Georgia Hand, Shoulder & Elbow offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for upper extremity disorders. Using a center of excellence concept, our skilled physicians provide outpatient assessment, office based treatments, ambulatory surgical services and occupational therapy at a single site. Our comprehensive treatment team, unique in this region, allows us to closely coordinate patient care and optimize outcomes."

2  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

45  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Skin Cancer
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Sprain
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30  Procedures

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Skin Grafts
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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 1980
  • Emory University
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Emory University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Emory University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Tenn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Tenn
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Washington University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Howell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Howell's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Howell to family and friends
22 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Howell'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 (2)

Dr. Howell and his staff are the best.
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Dr. Howell operated on my wrist due to a workers compensation injury sustained while preforming my job as a nurse. I had terrible pain post op that he wouldn't address. End result, Dr Howell left 2 clips on my nerve. This was diagnosed and removed by a different physician and now I feel great. ...more
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