Hand Surgery: Brachial plexus & facial reanimation

Brachial plexus team

  • Jonathan J. Cheng, MD
  • Didem Inanoglu, MD
  • Alan Farrow-Gillespie, MD
  • Ann Garvin, MA, OTR, CHT
  • William Zinser, MD

The Brachial Plexus Team provides comprehensive multidisciplinary diagnosis and treatment of birth-related and traumatic brachial plexus injuries.  We are committed to a team approach, with fellowship-trained physicians who are experts in:  Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Pediatric Neurology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Pain Management.  Our team includes a dedicated Certified Hand Therapist with expertise in pediatric conditions.

Clinical interests

  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery – major reconstruction utilizing nerve transfers and nerve grafts, surgical treatment of nerve entrapment
  • Brachial Plexus Reconstruction – birth-related and traumatic palsy, thoracic outlet decompression
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery – relevant to wrist and shoulder stabilization, and late restoration of hand function by tendon transfers
  • Reconstructive Microsurgery – microsurgical functional muscle transfer