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Dr. Robert Kaufmann, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 49

Dr. Kaufmann
3471 5th Ave Ste 1010 Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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Dr. Robert Kaufmann, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Temple University School Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.


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3.5

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Would NEVER recommend! Gave improper treatment plan for a broken finger which delayed and harmed me, did not listen, runs out of room and gives you very little time, cocky, unprofessional, and I was physically hurt for no reason by him! I was then told by a professional who works with him that he does not care and inflicts pain on others unnecessarily! On top of it all, I waited 1 full hour at my appointment and the front desk staff were incredibly rude! Horrible office! Worst DR experience.
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I have had two surgeries for unrelated issues performed by Dr. Kaufmann in the last three months. The first was a ruptured distal biceps tendon in April. I initially backed out of the surgery, but Dr. Kaufmann called me to make sure I knew what I was doing. I'm so happy he did, as my arm is a good as new. I then had a lipoma removed from the other arm. I was concerned the wound was infected and emailed a photo on July 4. He got back to me that day to reassure me that it was fine. Great doctor!
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Not very empathic, gave me the impression that I was wating him time. Decided it was necessary to give me a speech about going to school to get a better job instead of focusing on my pain. Even went as far to say that he was expecting me to prove that I was applying to schools at my next followup. Never gave me a nerve test, and gave me no advice to improve my pain or mobility. He made me extremely uncomfortable and I will not be returning to him.
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Dr. Kaufmann operated on my right hand on March 17, 2017. I had two trigger fingers and he said I had carpal tunnel syndrome, although he never did a nerve conduction study. When I woke up after the surgery, I saw that he had done the index finger and not the ring finger. He essentially blamed me. Later that day he did the correct finger with local anesthesia. It was brutal. Never go to him. He is uncaring and not up-to-date with modern procedures.
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The worst person I ever met. Total time spent on first visit was less then two minutes. He came in said hi looked at my right hand and said I could give the shot. I replied that is what I just had done on my hand 6 months ago. Then he said I will be scheduled for surgery and immediately left. His intern return and did paperwork and ask if I wanted to have the surgery on Monday or Wednesday. Being this was April 20 the already my surgery was scheduled for 4/26. Not enough stitches was used.
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I have referred two people already. Dr. Kaufmann has a good bedside manor. He explained every detail to what was going on with my hand. When I had the hand surgery he made me feel very comfortable when I was very scared. Dr. Kaufmann made sure he answered all my questions and that I understood what was going to happen.
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Dr. Kaufmann provided clear information on my issue and what to expect the following days after the injection.
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Dr Kaufmann was kind and understanding. I expressed my anxiety and he explained everything well and tried his best to keep me preoccupied during my injection. Would recommend him to anyone!
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Waited forever, did not answer any of my questions. Kept passing me off to different staff members. Will not ever go back.
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Very disappointed. I had carpal tunnel surgery/trigger finger surgery. I developed an infection post-op and he would not listen to me. I had to come back a second time when pus came out of incision of carpal tunnel incision. When I called the office number to be seen a second day in a row I was told he was unavailable and the doctors did not cover for each other. After pushing my point they set me up for a 9:15 appointment with the PA who had no trouble seeing that it was infected.
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Biography

Dr. Robert Kaufmann, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Temple University School Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1997
Temple University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1997

Awards

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(412) 687-3900

Dr. Kaufmann accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Kaufmann's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaufmann treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kaufmann treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Carpal Tunnel Release
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaufmann performs Carpal Tunnel Release more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kaufmann performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kaufmann treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Kaufmann treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Kaufmann's conditions and procedures:

  • Arm Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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UPMC Presbyterian

Pittsburgh, PA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average