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Elbow surgery is performed by Dignity Health's Bay Area orthopedic surgeons and some hand surgeons. Common procedures include tendon repair, elbow resurfacing, elbow replacement, and elbow arthroscopy.
The orthopedic experts at Dignity Health's four Bay Area hospitals understand the effect pain can have on your quality of life. Our goal is to get you back to your healthy life as soon as possible. Our orthopedic and sports medicine specialists have served the needs of active and young adults, nonprofessional and professional athletes, and performers for more than 35 years.
If you need elbow surgery in the Bay Area, call 888.653.1839 or Find a Doctor online with the experience you trust.
Elbow surgery is used to treat elbow pain, stiffness, or swelling caused by:
Elbow surgery takes place in one of Dignity Health's Bay Area hospitals. For some people, a minimally invasive procedure may be an option. In general, minimally invasive surgeries involve less pain, a faster recovery, a lower risk of complications, and smaller incisions than open surgery.
Possible complications of elbow surgery include:
Any surgery includes the risk of reactions to anesthesia, blood clots, infections, and bleeding.
Depending on your specific type of surgery and overall health, you may need to spend some time recovering in a Dignity Health hospital in the Bay Area before you can go home. However, if you have an outpatient procedure, you will go home the same day. Full recovery can take several weeks to months, depending on why you had surgery. Your doctor may recommend limitations on future activities. Physical therapy may help speed your recovery.
In most cases, elbow surgery reduces symptoms and improves joint function. Talk with your doctor about your goals for surgery and what you should expect during recovery.
Dignity Health surgeons perform traditional and minimally invasive elbow surgery in the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Redwood City.