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Dr. Sam Fuller, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery ·  Male · Age 36

Dr. Fuller

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53880 Carmichael Dr South Bend, IN 46635

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Dr. Sam Fuller, MD is a cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in South Bend, IN and has been practicing for 3 years. He graduated from U Of Chgo Div Of Bio Sci Pritzker Sch Of Med in 2009 and specializes in cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery.


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Dr. Fuller's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Skin Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fuller treats Skin Cancer more than 68% of his peers

Dr. Fuller treats this condition more than 68% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fuller treats Cancer more than 68% of his peers

Dr. Fuller treats this condition more than 68% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adolescent Cancer
  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Astrocytoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (Includes: Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Ear Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gall Bladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Genital System Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gland Cancer
  • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • Heart Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hip Cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Joint Cancer
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Carcinoma
  • Limb Cancer
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Male Genitourinary Cancer
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Metastatic Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Metastatic Blood Cancer
  • Metastatic Bone Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer
  • Metastatic Lymph Cancer
  • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Metastatic Skin Cancer
  • Metastatic Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Nose Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer, Adult
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Palate Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
  • Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parotid Gland Cancer
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pelvic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Primary Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 10
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 11
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 14
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 3
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 4
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 5
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 6
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 7
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 8
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 9
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -12
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -13
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -15
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
  • Renal Cell Cancer
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Retinal Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer, Familial
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Urachal Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vulvar Cancer
Wound Repair
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fuller performs Wound Repair more than 57% of his peers

Dr. Fuller performs this procedure more than 57% of his peers

Dr. Fuller's conditions and procedures:

  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Release Surgery
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Finger Disorders
  • Forearm Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
  • Mohs Defect Reconstruction Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nerve Decompression and Repair
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction

About Me

I am a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, with fellowship training in Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Surgery, who specializes in hand, wrist, and forearm surgery. My diverse training allows me to bring a very unique "hybrid" approach to the upper extre...

Specialties

  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2016
Curtis Natl Hand Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
2015
University Of Chicago Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2011
University Of Chicago Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2009
U Of Chgo Div Of Bio Sci Pritzker Sch Of Med
Medical School
2005
Notre Dame
Undergraduate School
2016
2015
2011
2009
2005

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Fuller's Reviews

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4.7

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Dr. Fuller discussed all the different options regarding the reattaching of my tendons and the realistic expectations of the surgery. Dr. Fuller also was very helpful in switching to a Therapy center closer to home. He made sure to discuss expections with the therapist which was a great help in the rehabilitation of my hand. I am greatful for his "hybrid" approach to fixing my hand and being honest and direct about everything.
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By far the best hand surgery experience I've had. Dr. Fuller has a great personality and great bedside manner.
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I took my son to see Dr. Fuller when he had his hand crushed in a sliding gate and broke two fingers. He helped fix that then noticed my son's other hand that was affected when he had a stroke 7 yrs ago. My son wasn't able to do much with that hand and it just hung there all the time. Dr. Fuller performed surgery on it and the tendons, even relocating a tendon. The surgery went great he is now in therapy twice a week and has gotten a large amount of movement back in that hand and wrist.
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A Dr. that puts your concerns and peace of mind first. Treats you with respect, listens carefully, and gives explanations in terms easy to understand . Wonderful caregiver. A great contributor to healthcare. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Fuller.
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Dr. Fuller was very personable! He explained things throughly, and took the time to answer all my questions! I would recommend him to anyone!
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Dr. Fuller is kind and compassionate. He takes the time to explain things and never seems rushed to get on to the next patient. He is very knowledgeable and I was completely at ease with him. I type for a living so having surgery was a bit scary, but Dr. Fuller's calm demeanor made me feel very at east and I did not have any reservations about having him preform the emergency surgery, as well as an elective surgery later. If I could rate him above 5 stars I would.
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Dr. Fuller was very thorough with the explanation of my problem. He gave me different options for treatment. He was compassionate, kind, and very professional. I would highly recommend him.
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I found Dr. Fuller to be competent and professional in all respect when he performed delicate surgery on my right hand. It is no surprise that the surgical nurses were very complimentary of him. His meticulous work resulted in relatively little pain, quick healing, and no scarring. I very highly recommend him as someone who will competently handle you r surgery in a friendly and caring manner..
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I am a 32-year-old male. My mallet finger injury (torn extensor tendon) to left little finger was treated with graduated splinting - no surgery recommended. I reached full use with very minor soreness after just under 7 months of care - no splinting or pain meds, anymore. I am back to participating in activities with 100% confidence in my left little finger!
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Had carpal tunnel surgery done on both hands by Dr. Fuller. Wonderful doctor. He listened, on time for his appointments. Follow up was great.
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I had surgery on my wrist. Doctor Fuller thoroughly explained everything before and after surgery. He takes time in the office visits to go over things and for me to ask questions. He is also very concerned for the well-being of his patients. My recovery was fantastic, which I attribute to his good work. He is also considerate of patient wait-time and keeps it to a minimum. I highly recommend him.
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I am 100% satisfied with the carpel tunnel surgery Dr. Fuller performed. From the first office visit to see Dr. Fuller to the last follow up visit after the surgery he was professional and listened and answered my questions to my satisfaction. After my surgery Dr. Fuller explained everything to my wife about how the surgery went and answered all of her questions. I highly recommend Dr. Fuller for his surgical skills, his professionalism and his all-around patient care!!!
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Excellent surgeon !!!Meticulous in his work and dress ! I had a very bad break and am very pleased with my results .
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Dr. Fuller is one of the most compassionate, caring, trusting doctors I have ever been to. He listens to everything you say and makes sure you are comfortable with what is going on and being said. He leaves no stone unturned. I would highly recommend seeing Dr. Fuller for any hand issue you may have. Also, I would like to add his assistant Christina is also caring and compassionate. They are a wonderful team and compliment each other well. They are awesome.
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