Hand Surgery - Congenital & Pediatric: Referral Directory

Physician Contacts:

Key Contacts:

  • Savannah Brown, PA
  • Kaylee Williams, PA
  • Kris Sanders, MBA
  • Debbie Robertson, R.N.
  • Annie Bengio, OT
  • Ann Garvin, OTR
  • Veronica Maldonado, MA
  • Angie Pedroza, OT

Description of services:

Provides diagnosis and treatment for infants and children with acute hand injuries and post traumatic injuries to the hand as well as non-traumatic conditions such as cysts, masses, nerve conditions and congenital deformities. In-house occupational therapy also is provided by a registered occupational therapist.

Hand Surgery: What We Treat

Procedures performed or problems diagnosed and treated:

  • Congenital hand problems (polydactyly, syndactyly, radial club hand, thumb absence)
  • Microsurgery
  • Nerve palsy, stroke-related palsy, brachial plexus injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Hand, wrist and finger fractures
  • Distal radius fractures
  • Tendon and nerve lacerations
  • Hand lacerations
  • Amputation
  • Near amputation
  • Reimplantation
  • Splinting, casting, dressing changes and suture removal
  • Nail-bed injury
  • Burn, wound and scar management
  • Secondary hand reconstruction
  • Hand/wrist tumors

Information for referral sources:

  • Pre-authorization is required by some insurance plans.
  • To avoid unnecessary testing, have the family bring relevant medical records, test results and X-rays to the appointment.
  • Diagnosis, evaluation and recommended treatment information is provided promptly to the referring physician.

Please provide the following when calling to schedule a patient for a diagnostic examination:

  • Patient name and date of birth
  • Probable diagnosis
  • Insurance/referral information
  • Physician clinical findings or symptoms which caused the patient to visit physician
  • Results from other completed examinations

Why Children's Medical Center?

  • The Hand Surgery clinic at Children's is staffed by board-certified plastic surgeons employed by UT Southwestern and on the medical staff at Children's.
  • Occupational therapists are on staff to provide a continuum of care.
  • The staff provides expertise in the evaluation of children with congenital hand anomalies, acute traumatic and post-traumatic injuries to the hand.
  • Medical staff members are fellowship trained in hand surgery.

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