Dr. Mark E. Pruzansky
Dr. Jason S. Pruzansky
975 Park Avenue New York, NY 10028

Carpal Tunnel Surgeons

When you’re choosing a carpal tunnel surgeon you want a surgeon who has performed thousands of surgeries.

Getting treated for carpal tunnel syndrome is best treated by experts in hand and wrist surgery such as Dr. Mark E. Pruzansky and Dr. Jason S. Pruzansky who both have a strong history of performing microsurgery and minimally invasive techniques.

Extensive experience in Minimally Invasive Surgery is beneficial for patients because it generally provides you with a quicker and less painful recuperation than with conventional surgeries. This is where HandSport Surgery Institute is a leader, as Dr. Mark E. Pruzansky is a pioneer in the field.

The best carpal tunnel surgeons have a well-rounded treatment history including wrist fractures and ligament injuries, disorders and arthritis of the hand, wrist and thumb, tennis elbow, and nerve injuries of the hand and upper extremity, including the brachial plexus.

Experience with complex reconstructions is highly recommended for extreme cases.

Sometimes patients experience symptoms that mimic carpal tunnel syndrome so it’s important that their surgeon has experience with all hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow conditions to either rule out carpal tunnel or make a proper diagnosis.

The surgeon you choose should be able to provide you with innovative diagnostic and surgical techniques, as well as respect and compassion. To learn more about why you should choose HandSport Surgery Institute, learn more about Dr. Mark E. Pruzansky and Dr. Jason S. Pruzansky.

Endoscopic Surgery and Open Release Surgery

Additionally, you can expect a skilled carpal tunnel surgeon to be able to perform these two main procedures:

  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery:  This procedure uses a camera and makes one or two ¼-½” incisions in the wrist and the palm to cut the carpal ligament and enlarge the carpal tunnel. 
  • Open Release Surgery:  The traditional type of surgery that enlarges the carpal tunnel by cutting the carpal ligament after incising the palmar skin 1 ½ to 2 inches.

Every case is different but, patients who are choosing a carpal tunnel surgeon may prefer a surgeon skilled at the endoscopic surgery option.

Endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery is a more advanced procedure that is generally less painful while minimizing scarring and recovery time.

Endoscopic surgery is performed under regional anesthesia and uses a pencil-thin arthroscope, cannula and tiny knives.

An experienced hand surgeon is able to cut the ligament from the inside of the carpal tunnel, which allows the carpal tunnel to expand and increase in volume. With a larger carpal tunnel painful pressure on the median nerve is alleviated, giving the nerve the opportunity to heal.

Carpal Tunnel Surgeon Articles

Learn more about carpal tunnel surgeons with these educational articles from New York City hand and wrist surgeons Dr. Mark E. Pruzansky and Dr. Jason S. Pruzansky:

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HandSport Surgery Institute is experienced in successfully diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome.

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