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Dr. Thomas Trumble, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Trumble

Bellevue Hand Surgery

1200 112th Ave NE Ste C210 Bellevue, WA 98004

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Dr. Thomas Trumble, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Bellevue, WA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1979 and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.


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I went into a diabetic coma for over a week four years ago and the good will and diligence they literally raised me from the dead at Saint Peters my health is better now and my respect goes to the Catholics and my friend and neighbors prayers especially Vera. Yours truly Eugene Holmes. Ps you can trust the Catholic ministry
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negative, find a doctor that will spend the time with you. No help for difficult problems and he will not take the time to help you. His office staff is not as helpful as they used to be, they tend not to return phone calls and good luck if you need urgent help as appointments are booked way out and they often cancel them for surgeries or when they think they don't need to see you.
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Busy Office, Won't Take the Time to Call you Back, Won't put in proper details for a referral to be accepted by another office. Get maybe a minute with the doctor and spend the rest with the ma and pa-c. Good luck. At one time they squeezed in 20-30 patients per hour or more! Proliance lets you see the doctor for much longer. Plus care can be substandard.
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I had arthritis so bad in both of my wrists, that simple daily things such as turning a door knob, opening a jar, or using most hand tools was extremely painful and I was in pain 24-7. Dr. Trumble performed surgery on my left wrist in 01-16 and my right wrist in 06-16. It involved removing bones and titanium screws and also taking care of the carpal tunnel as well. Just as Dr Trumble literally "wrote the book"on hand & wrist surgery, I could write a book praising him and his staff!!!!!
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Dr. Trumble spent little time with me. He was more concerned with teaching other doctors than me. When looking at my x-ray when stumped for words put a text book in front of my face an proceeded to flip through photos of hand surgery for 5 minutes. Then pointed to pictures of replacement and fusion, but again focused on teaching, not ME. I now came back April 4th gave my insurance info. On April 25th day before appt. they call and say they don't take my insurance. THE WORST RUN OFFICE POSSIBLE!
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This is my 2nd hand surgery with Dr. Trumble and I would only go to him. He and his staff are fantastic!
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Dr. Trumble performed sugery on my daughter's wrists and elbows to fix nerve impingements. The 2nd surgery has made things much worse and she is unable to perform simple tasks without a lot of pain. He has not taken responsibilty for that and only seems fixated on her weight and told her to just accept it and move on. I would think he should show some integrity and repair the damage he caused free of charge before he accepts new patients!! Would never recommend him now.
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When I came to dr Trumble I wasn’t able to bend my finger after my 1st visit I gained 90% of movement, after my surgery I can now can bend fully and have most of the feeling back, I appreciate dr trumble for his work and his staff are the best I ever seen, they treat you like they know you already and your comfortable, I would highly recommend Dr Trumble
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As I age and am slowly crumbling, sure glad I've got him on my side. Middle knuckle replacement, while terrifying, is now 95% 6 months out....which is real good IMHO. In addition to knowing his stuff he's got great chairside talent and really cares about this patient.
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The absolute best! I have had several surgeries by Dr. Trumble. He is truly is the best and literally wrote the book on hand surgery. Dr. Trumble performed a very rare and complex surgery on my son. He achieved great results after a pervious surgery with another doctor failed. Dr. Trumble is also just a very nice man who truly cares about his patients. He has a great staff of PAs and MAs and PTs that are involved in treating his patients. I highly recommend Dr. Trumble and trust him.
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I have worked, as a Medical Interpreter for 20 years, with the best surgeons in the NW, and Dr. Thomas Trumble is the very Best in my opinion. The nicest, most experienced and with the highest success rate/outcome in his surgeries. I admire him deeply and highly recommend him for any surgeries that he is specialized for.
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Dr Trumble and Clyde and their team of professionals were all amazing! I had a terrible fracture and dislocation of my index finger on my dominant hand. My first surgery on my hand was done in Canada (where I am from) and was doing incorrectly the surgeon did not put two pins at the joint and the joint collapsed 1 week after surgery. Then my finger would not bend at the PIP joint knuckle on your finger not the knuckle on your hand for about 9 months. I call Dr TRumble and Clyde the "dream team".
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Dr. Trumble has worked on my hand twice, both surgeries are successful and I have no hesitations recommending him to anyone. He listens to you and keeps you informed of your progress making recommendations as needed. You are like a partner with him in obtaining a successful recovery.
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he is very understanding and gives you options. Had surgery and have to tell you how good I felt after him doing my hand - I had him fix the Dupuytren I had in my left hand.
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In July 1999 I had both wrists crushed. The damage to each was extensive, requiring multiple bone grafts among other things. Dr Trumble was the surgeon who first worked on my wrists at Harborview Hospital and over the course of two years performed several surgeries that kept my wrists mobile. I am a machinist and need both hands and wrists to work as well as possible. I am positive that the excellent work performed is the reason that today my wrists still work.
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I honestly don't know where to begin I have dealt with so many lame doctors/hand specialist/surgeons and they wouldn't give me a MRI just merely look at my hand take a X-ray and offer cortisone shot after 5 shots 3 doctors 3xrays and 1 false surgery on a area of my hand I didn't have pain in?! I met Dr.Trumble!! Needless to say in the 1st visit he had done more than any other specialist/dr. I felt like he looked at my hand like a puzzle he had done before it was awesome from beginning to end!
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After already having previous elbow surgeries was I referred to Dr. Trumble who took on the challenge of helping me drastically improve my range of elbow motion in both arms. A rare arthritic condition developing in my teens which became worse over my adult years limiting my quality of life for my recreation to daily lifestyle routines. I'm extremely grateful to Dr. Trouble and staff for their commitment to my treatment as well as follow through of care. Wish I would had met Trumble Years ago.
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Dr. Trumble repaired a 9 year old distal tendon repair of my left bicep with excellent results in 2012, following several consultations with other surgeons who said repair would be of no benefit or impossible. I now have approximately 85% power in the left bicep following repair and an aggressive PT program. He will perform ECRB repair on my right elbow in December. Compassionate, professional and thorough. Highly recommend to anyone seeking the best care in this specialty. Thank you Dr. T!
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Dr. Trumble did LCL surgery on elbow Feb. 2016, excellent outcome, practically invisible scar and I now enjoy stability of my elbow. I will be having a shoulder/brachial plexus nerve surgery here soon by Dr. Trumble. His staff is excellent and most importantly Dr. Trumble has wonderful patient concern and likes to listen to his patients besides his precision surgical skill. I feel other doctors need to learn from him in how to do their diagnostic workups. I travel 7 hrs one way to see him.
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I love Dr. Trumble. He takes each patient seriously. He clearly explains your condition, what the options are and then makes a plan. Several times I had a 15 minute appointment but required more treatment and he stayed very late to take care of me. He makes everyone feel special and really cares about his patients. He fixed a complicated break in my elementary age son's arm and did a great job on my hand surgery.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

By listening to patients and placing yourself in their position, you can best plan treatments that relieve pain and improve function so that patients can return to the activities that they enjoy.

Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1993
American, British and Canadian Traveling Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Hand Fellowship, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Microsurgical Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Yale New Haven Hospital
Residency Hospital
1980
Yale New Haven Hospital
Internship Hospital
1979
Yale University
Medical School
1975
California State University , Sacramento, CA
Undergraduate School
1972
National Student Science Fellowship , Corvallis, Oregon
Fellowship Hospital
1993
1985
1984
1984
1980
1979
1975
1972

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(425) 999-3580

Dr. Trumble accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Health Net
Health Net PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
ODS Health Plan
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Plus
Providence Health Plans
Personal Option EPO
Regence Blue Shield of Washington
Preferred Provider Network
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Trumble's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Trumble treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Trumble treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Trumble treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Trumble treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Ganglion Cyst
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Trumble treats Ganglion Cyst more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Trumble treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Trumble's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • 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 Surgery
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Locations

Bellevue Hand Surgery

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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