Dr. Thomas Kiefhaber, MD

Dr. Thomas Kiefhaber, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery •  Male • Age 66

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Kiefhaber, MD is a Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in West Chester, OH. Dr. Kiefhaber has more experience with Hand/Wrist than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Atrium Medical Center and Bethesda North Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kiefhaber to book an appointment.


Locations

TriHealth Hand Surgery Specialists, Inc

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(513) 318-7057
TriHealth Hand Surgery Specialists, Inc7798 Discovery Dr Ste A West Chester, OH 45069
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Montgomery10700 Montgomery Rd Ste 150 Montgomery, OH 45242
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TriHealth Hand Surgery Specialists, Inc538 Oak St Ste 200 Cincinnati, OH 45219
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Dr. Kiefhaber's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kiefhaber

4.9

Based on 79 ratings

5 Stars
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions (78)
  • Explained conditions well (77)
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Dr. Kiefhaber and his staff are not only skilled clinicians, they are also truly delightful. It's rare to say I had fun at a doctor's appointment but that true here. They make all the pain go away with their joyous attitudes. Thank you so very much.
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Susan – Oct 22, 2019
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Dr. Kiefhaber is an excellent doctor and surgeon. I wouldn’t want to go to any other hand surgeon.
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Aug 17, 2019
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He’s a wonderful Dr. and I would recommend him to anyone. So considerate and caring.
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Mar 14, 2019
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DOCTOR... I have been with Dr. Thomas Kiefhaber for many hand, wrist and most recently an Ulnar Nerve surgery at my Elbow... over the last 10+ years. I can't imagine a better surgeon for these types of procedures. And know what else he and his staff have the audacity to do... they listen to what the patient has to say and I truly feel they care about me as an individual person!!! Even my son and daughter complement Dr. K on his interaction with them when he talks with them after my surgery.
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Demmis R in Cincy, OH – Nov 02, 2016
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I have had many years of care with a variety of hand problems and surgeries. The Doc has fixed them and I was able to keep working. He was honest with his words and the results of surgery expectations. I have recommended him to many people over the years. A talented and good man with an efficient and caring staff. I appreciate the fact he listened to my concerns, As a hairdresser my hands are my career of 47 years and are still working!
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Terry Sheaff in Liberty, IN – Aug 31, 2016
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experienced surgeon, very pleasant, great staff.
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Kiefhaber, M.D. in Cincinnati, OH – Aug 31, 2016
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Very caring and compassionate, I would highly recommend him.
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Susan Breigenzer in Middletown, OH – Aug 31, 2016
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Excellent care, explained causes, treatment and expectations thouroughly. Very satisfied with the care received.
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Cincinnati, OH – Jul 25, 2016
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Dr. Kiefhaber came highly recommended. i found him to be professional and personable, He also showed interest in me as a person. He was cautious about surgery and explained the upside and potential downside to surgery. As an engineer, I like to understand the details of how things work and what exactly was done during surgery. When i asked questions during post op appointment, he didn't offer much detail. On my way out, I asked for the surgical report and did my own research online.
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Jul 11, 2016
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Dr. Kiefhaber was kind, down to earth and took his time to explain all options and details. He makes you feel very comfortable and having had 3 surgeries with him now, I highly respect his expertise.
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Vicki Hill in Cincinnati, OH – Jul 04, 2016
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I would have liked a little more explanation of what to expect and what would be good preventive actions to take to ensure no further damage. No questions were asked about the type of activities I do so I not sure if this can reaccure.
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Dianne Napier in Fairfield – Jun 30, 2016
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Had a very good experience. No problems.
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Maureen Lechleiter in Cincinnati, OH – Jun 18, 2016
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I have recommended Dr. Kiefhaber to three friends and a family member. All were extremely satisfied.
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Geneva M. Bates in Cincinnati, OH – Jun 13, 2016
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Dr. Kiefhaber is an excellent surgeon. My outcome from bilateral carpel tunnel release could not be better. Twelve weeks post-surgery and I am doing everything I want or need to do. I am sleeping through the night which I haven't been able to do for years. My incisions are barely visible. I could not have imagined an outcome this positive. I highly recommend Dr. Kiefhaber.
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YB Hoel in Hamilton, OH – May 21, 2016
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Dr. Kiefhaber is very personable. He answered all of my questions. After my last surgery I was going on vacation so he used dissolving stitches so I wasn't bothered with them. He also took into consideration I would be gone so I was allowed to do my follow-up a few days later than he recommended. I know several people that have had carpal tunnel surgery and their hands look like they were chewed up, but you can't even see my scars. I would highly recommend Dr. Kiefhaber to any one.
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Lebanon, OH – May 21, 2016
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He is a caring Dr.
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Fatma I. Salama in West Chester, OH – May 18, 2016
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He is very compassionate and instills confidence. His work is excellent.
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Marcia Schmidt in Cincinnati, OH – May 12, 2016
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Dr. Kiefhaber is very personable, thorough in his explanations, and made the process as pleasant & comfortable as can be expected.
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Susan in Cincinnati, OH – May 10, 2016
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It was a very good experience, the outcome was great - no more pain.
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Carol Rizzo in Cincinnati, OH – May 05, 2016
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I've had two hand surgeries and all options each time were clearly explained. Dr Kiefhaber always took time to answer questions and explained in detail what options I had. The office and surgical staff were always kind and attentive to my needs.
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Dr. Kiefhaber accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Anthem Essential-KY
Balanced Blue Access-KY PPO
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Balanced Pathway-KY PPO
Baptist HCA-KY
Blue Access - UL1 Tiered Network-KY PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-KY
Blue Access-KY PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Connection-OH HMO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-KY
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-KY
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-KY PPO
Bronze Blue Access-KY PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-KY PPO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Kentucky Employees Health Plan (KEHP)
KentuckyOne-KY
Lumenos Plans-KY
Lumenos Plans-OH
Methodist Hospital-KY
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Norton Healthcare Blue Access Tiered-KY PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Platinum Blue Access-KY PPO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-KY PPO
Silver Blue Access-KY PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
St. Joseph's-KY
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-KY
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
UK RHP-Regional Health Plan-KY
UK-Indemnity-KY
UK-KY EPO
UK-KY PPO
UK-Medicare Carve-Out-KY
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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CareSource
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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GENERAL
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Health Span HMO
Health Span POS
Health Span PPO
HealthFirst
Neighborhood Health Providers
Humana
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Humana EPO
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Humana PPO
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Practice Areas

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Typically treats 82% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Trigger Finger
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kiefhaber treats Trigger Finger more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kiefhaber treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kiefhaber treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kiefhaber treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Carpal Tunnel Release
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kiefhaber performs Carpal Tunnel Release more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kiefhaber performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kiefhaber treats Elbow Injuries more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Kiefhaber treats this condition more than 77% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kiefhaber treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 41% of their peers

Dr. Kiefhaber treats this condition more than 41% of their peers

Elbow Tenotomy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kiefhaber performs Elbow Tenotomy more than 34% of their peers

Dr. Kiefhaber performs this procedure more than 34% of their peers

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Dr. Kiefhaber's conditions and procedures:

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • 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
  • Herniated Disc
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

About Me

Biography

The son of an Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Kiefhaber knew from an early age that this was the career path he wished to follow. He shows the same respect and compassion for patients that he observed in his father.

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1986
Indiana Hand Center
Fellowship Hospital
1985
University of Cincinnati / Main Campus
Residency Hospital
1981
U Cincinnati
Internship Hospital
1976
Duke University
Undergraduate School

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Atrium Medical Center

Middletown, OH

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

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Bethesda North Hospital

Cincinnati, OH

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Good Samaritan Hospital

Cincinnati, OH

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average