Dr. Scott D. Burgess, MD

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Dr. Scott D. Burgess, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Orthopedic Associates of Michigan 1111 Leffingwell Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 Get Directions
(616) 459-7101

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Dr. Burgess specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery and practices in Grand Rapids, MI. He practices at 2 locations.

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excellent doctor! He repaired a previously incorrectly repaired finger making it as normal as possible & ending many yrs of pain & difficulty in using it -phenominal workmanship He has an excellent rapport w/patients making you feel totally at ease & that youre in the most competent hands & that youre his most important patient I totally & completely trust him to perform any surgery on myself or any family member
Totally missed correct diagnosis. Wanted to do joint replacement on fingers but did not see that the swelling was psoriatic arthritis. When I saw a rheumatologist on my own, the diagnosis was made correctly!
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Finger Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Infections
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Wayne State University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    University of North Carolina Hospitals

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    University of North Carolina Hospitals

    Completed in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mary S. Stern Hand and Microsurgical Fellowship

    Completed in 2006

  • Undergraduate School
    Hope College

    Graduated in 1995

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients