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Dr. Sean Ghidella, MD

Dr. Sean Ghidella, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 56

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(253) 343-5557

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Dr. Sean Ghidella, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Gig Harbor, WA and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

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Dr. Ghidella's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ghidella treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Ghidella treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ghidella treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 67% of his peers

Dr. Ghidella treats this condition more than 67% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Hand Conditions

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ghidella treats Hand Conditions more than 64% of his peers

Dr. Ghidella treats this condition more than 64% of his peers

Dr. Ghidella's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • 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
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me


Once management short of surgery has failed, Dr. Ghidella tries to speed recovery and improve function surgically with a combination of traditional techniques that have proven reliable and the latest techniques that depend on current technology. His ...


  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery


Walter Reed Am Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
University of Rochester
Residency Hospital
University of Rochester
Internship Hospital
Madigan Army Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
Georgetown University
Medical School
Vanderbilt University
Undergraduate School


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What People Say About Dr. Sean Ghidella, MD
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I literally have no idea what was wrong with this Dr. he had a chip on his shoulder towards me as if I purposely hurt myself and that I made up the diagnosis. I was sent to him on the basis of a referral for a second opinion from another Dr! If I wasn’t there because of L&I I would have walked out of his office. I left the office in tears, & it wasn’t because I was in pain from my treatment! Really rude and as a new patient I definitely didn’t deserve it!
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My second visit to Dr. Ghidella left a lot to be desired. It took all of 6 minutes. I had expected more of an evaluation including a MRI of my finger which he had mentioned in my first visit. He offered only one solution - surgery fuse my knuckle. Not sure he had sufficient time to really make a diagnosis.
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Dr Ghidella is a gift from our higher power, I was injured at work, and placed in the Doctors hands to surgically repair my shoulder. My age is 58. The care I received is incredible. Dr Ghidella listened to me and we started our journey foreword. The care and compassion from all that are involved gave me the mental fortitude to do my best in my rehab. I am blessed to have the best physician, therefore, its my turn to give my best efforts in my recovery and I am working our plan every day.
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