The staff at Dr. Merrick's office are tremendous! They know me by name and always take the time to make me feel welcomed and safe. The time sitting in the waiting room is not long and the staff make sure to make me feel comfortable.
I sought out Dr. Merrick to fix the numbing in my hands. Within weeks of my first appointment, I was scheduled for surgery and the numbness is completely gone! Dr. Merrick truly listens when you explain where it hurts and has the drive to make it better.
Dr. Merrick has a truly gifted bedside manner. He listened when I tried to explain the source of my elbow pain – which had been hurting for years even after a previous surgery and physical therapy. He did not dismiss my pain, but, rather, offered ideas of where the pain may be and then proceeded to fix my elbow.
Carolina J. (hand surgery, elbow surgery)
Dr. Merrick provides services to patients related to hand surgery or reconstructive surgery of the hand. Dr. Merrick has completed a one-year hand surgery fellowship training program. He can help if you have:
A condition caused by pressure to the median nerve within the wrist or carpal tunnel causing pain, tingling and numbness.
Refers to any physical deformity that is present at birth.
A condition in the elbow caused by scar tissue over the ulnar nerve. This is typically caused by repeated elbow injuries and causes elbow pain, numbness and tingling down into the fingers along with loss of strength in the fingers.
A procedure that is often performed during breast reconstruction or following surgery to remove head or neck cancer. During the procedure, muscle, skin, or bone is transferred along with the original blood supply from one area of the body (donor site) to the surgical site in order to reconstruct the area.
A tumor or swelling on top of a joint or tendon. This type of cyst is not harmful and accounts for about half of all soft tissue tumors in the hand.
An abnormal condition in which flexion or extension of a finger may be momentarily obstructed by spasm followed by a snapping into place.
- Functional muscle transfer
- Microvascular reconstruction
- Nerve repair/reconstruction
- Replants: fingers/extremities
A surgical procedure that transfers a healthy/working tendon to another, damaged part of the body to regain mobility.