Dr. Todd Guyette

Hand Surgery
Kirkland, WA
male

Locations

Office

Kirkland, WA

Address

12911 120th Ave NE, Suite H-10, Kirkland, WA
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

Labor & Industries

Premera Blue Cross

Regence

No Value

Office

Bellevue, WA

Office

Issaquah, WA

About

Bio

With a clinical practice that spans the range of upper extremity pathology, I have advanced training and interest in the newest techniques for hand and wrist trauma, arthritis of the upper extremity, nerve compression syndromes including carpal tunnel, tumors around the hand and arm, and repetitive stress injuries. The trend is towards less invasive procedures to allow more rapid return to work, sports, and daily activities. Surgery is just one option; many of these diagnoses can be successfully managed without surgery with a coordinated approach including therapy, medications, and patient education. Even though my focus is on the upper extremity pathology, it is important to recognize that these problems commonly affect the whole patient – their work, recreational activities, and even simple daily tasks – and their treatment must be undertaken in that context.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Hand Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified

Surgery - hand Surgery, Board Certified

Doctor Q&A

124 Answers
11 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Todd Guyette
Specializes in Hand Surgery
Yes: Cystic changes in the lunate can have many etiologies, most of which are subacute to chronic in nature. These include ulnar abutment where the ulna ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Guyette
Specializes in Hand Surgery
Tendon swelling: Trigger finger or thumb occurs when the digital flexor tendon begins to swell, from either trauma or overuse. As it swells it becomes stuck at the en ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Todd Guyette
Specializes in Hand Surgery
No: Dupuytrens is a hereditary disease where the palmar fascia develops benign scarring. Sometimes this scarring simply creates nontender bumps in the ... Read More
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Testimonials
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7
Recommendations
115
Thank you notes
Feb 28, 2013
Dr. Guyette is a skilled and excellent hand surgeon and has my highest recommendations. I routinely refer patient's to him.
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Dec 16, 2012
Another local hand surgeon didn't even listen to me and after spouting off the articles he wrote and surgeries he has done, he looked me in the eye and said I needed surgery! And I don't think he eve...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
I was a patient in 2004 for a trigger finger release and I thought that Dr.Guyette did an excellent job restoring the mobility and alleviating the pain in my finger. I had a ski accident that broke m...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard Medical School
MD

Residency

Hospital For Special Surgery

Awards

Lewis Wagner Award for Excellence In Orthopaedic Research, Hospital for Special Surgery
Carl Walter Fellowship for Research, Harvard Medical School

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Washington State Medical Association
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
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