Not every visit to a hand surgeon results in hand surgery. Hand surgeons often recommend non-surgical treatment options to assist you. You may be referred to a hand therapist for collaborative treatment. FORM Hand Therapy is conveniently located within the facility. FORM Hand Therapy provides specialized physical therapy and rehabilitation for hand, wrist, and elbow conditions. They offer highly trained and experienced Registered, Licensed Occupational Therapists (OTR/L) and Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) to provide quality care through individualized therapeutic techniques and modalities to assist you in regaining range of motion, protection of healing structures, and restoring function. Hand therapists employ a variety of methods to accomplish your therapy goals including therapeutic exercises and activities, hands-on manual therapy, physical agent modalities, and custom fabricated splints. If you have been referred to Hand Therapy, please call (510) 857-1000 to schedule your therapy appointment.
Outpatient Surgery Center
If your condition requires you to have surgery, Dr. Besh can perform most procedures in our advanced, onsite outpatient surgery center. Precision SurgiCenter is a state-of-the-art surgery center with friendly and professional staff to efficiently guide you through your surgery experience, and make sure you have the best surgical experience possible. The SurgiCenter offers patients the opportunity to have selected surgical and procedural services performed safely outside of the hospital setting, with the convenience of recovering in your home, which generally makes recovery time easier than an in-hospital stay.
Xray and MRI
An evaluation of your condition may include a physical exam and diagnostic testing such as an Xray or MRI. These services are conveniently located within the facility. Advantages of digital Xray includes less radiation than the traditional Xray, and allows for films to be viewed and stored on a computer for immediate availability. An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of structures inside the body and is often requested when different information is needed that cannot be seen with an Xray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) scan. Open MRI machines have top and bottom magnetic areas and do not enclose a patient. The space between the two sides often alleviates any claustrophobia that a patient may experience during a traditional closed MRI.