Hand Surgery

UF Health plastic surgeons offer full range of surgical hand care.

Hand surgery is the treatment of acquired and congenital diseases of the hand. Commonly treated conditions include:

  • Syndactyly (webbed digits)
  • Fractures
  • Nerve compressions (carpal tunnel)
    • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • Ganglions
  • Skin cancers
  • Arthritis
  • Tumors in the upper and lower extremity
  • Wrist surgery
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Management of peripheral nerve injuries

In addition, we offer a unique procedure known as a toe-to-thumb transfer for patients who are missing a thumb. The surgery entails moving tissue from a person’s toe to serve as a functioning thumb.

Hear from two of Dr. Harvey Chim’s patients


Dr. Loretta Coady-Fariborzian and Dr. Harvey Chim are board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the UF division of plastic and reconstructive surgery, who are also fellowship-trained in surgery of the hand. Certified hand therapists in the occupational therapy department work with the hand surgeons to achieve optimal outcomes.

Call 352.265.8402 or contact us today to schedule a consultation.