Dr. Walter Short, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
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Dr. Walter Short, MD
Dr. Walter Short, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Syracuse, NY. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 42 years. Dr. Short is affiliated with Upstate University Hospital and Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center.

5719 Widewaters Pkwy Ste 3

Syracuse, NY 13214

Contact Information

(315) 251-3162

Dr. Walter Short, MD

Dr. Walter Short, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • CorVel
  • Elderplan
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthNow New York, Inc.
  • 30 More

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Care Philosophy

Hand and wrist health is important! Almost everything we do relies on our ability to use our hands, wrists, and arms. We understand how important they are, and how difficult and frustrating life can be when you re injured. That s why we take hand, wrist, and arm health so seriously. You deserve the very best treatment if you re injured. Understanding the comprehensive approach required to take care of wrists, hands, and arms, we work tirelessly to offer the most advanced, state-of-the-art, and complete care possible. In addition, we understand the somewhat hopeless feeling you can get when you re waiting for the doctor to tell you what s going to happen. Understanding your concerns, we're committed to letting patients know exactly what we're thinking, what we're going to do, when we're going to do it, what you can expect at the time of surgery, and what s going to happen afterwards. That s why the SOS Hand + Wrist Center at Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists, P.C., is the premier provider of specialty hand and wrist care in the U.S. In addition, we're dedicated to providing you with Complete Care. Complete Care is the idea that everything you need is provided in-house, whether it's a scan, a test, or a service. No more running around to different doctors. Nobody likes doing that. Lead by four of the most skilled physicians in the field, our 6,000 square foot facility is equipped with state-of-the-art imaging, EMG testing/nerve conduction studies, on-site casting, digital X-ray, electronic medical health records, on-site state-of-the-art MRI imaging as well as customized hand splints, pain management and hand therapy services.
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Dr. Short's Experience

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Dr. Short's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • 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
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
2

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Rib Fracture
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • University Hospital SUNY Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Nc Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Upstate Medical University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patients' Choice Award 2008, 2008
  • Patients' Choice Award 2009, 2009
Media & Publications

Dr. Short has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Short's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Short to family and friends
3.3
based on 13 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Short's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Camillus, NY |
My experience was excellent! Dr. Short, Lindsay, and the staff were all incredibly helpful and supportive throughout my recovery process. I undoubtedly received the best possible service.
in Syracuse, NY |
Excellent
in Syracuse, NY |
I had ulnar nerve decompression surgery just over a year ago. My condition has not improved at all. I'm a musician and my hands are very important to me. This was a total waste of time and money.
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Dr. Short accepts 44 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
    Medicare
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • CorVel
    CorVel PPO
  • Elderplan
  • EmblemHealth
    GHI
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Fidelis Care
  • Health Net
    HealthNet
    Medicaid
    Tricare
  • HealthNow New York, Inc.
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • MagnaCare
    MagnaCare PPO
  • Martin's Point
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    Integrated Health Plan (IHP)
  • MVP Health Care
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • PHCS
  • POMCO Group
  • Pyramid Life
    Today's Options
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Today's Options
  • Total Health Care, USA
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Univera Healthcare
  • Universal Health Network
    Univera Healthcare
  • WellCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Short has admitting privileges

Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center
301 Prospect Ave
Syracuse, NY 13203
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Upstate University Hospital
750 E Adams St
Syracuse, NY 13210
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