HomeHand Surgery in Sugar Land, TX

Hand Surgery in Sugar Land, TX

Dr. David Stapenhorst of Signature Plastic Surgery offers Hand Surgery to the residents of Sugar Land, Texas, and Houston, Texas. Dr. Stapenhorst recommends Hand Surgery to his patients who suffer from debilitating medical conditions that affect the hands and wrists. Common medical conditions that require Hand Surgery include joint damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Reconstructive Hand Surgery is performed by Dr. Stapenhorst when the hand has been damaged by injury or to repair birth defects. Hand Surgery is also used to replace hands that have been amputated or lost due to trauma.

What happens during the Hand Surgery procedure by Dr. David Stapenhorst? 

The procedure for Hand Surgery depends largely on the goal of the treatment plan. Three of the most common goals of Hand Surgery are relieving pressure due to carpal tunnel syndrome, repairing trauma injuries and correcting birth deformities.

For carpal tunnel syndrome, Dr. Stapenhorst administers a general anesthesia. A one inch incision is made at the base of the palm extending just onto the wrist. Endoscopic procedures allow Dr. Stapenhorst to use smaller incisions. The goal of Carpal Tunnel Hand Surgery is to locate the point where pressure is being placed on the internal tissues, and alleviate the pressure.

When the hand is injured through trauma, the tendons may become severed. Dr. Stapenhorst locates the severed tendons in the hand and reconnects them. In some trauma cases, incisions are not required as the skin may already be open.

Hand-related birth deformities include a condition where two of the patient’s fingers are fused together. During the Hand Surgery, Dr. Stapenhorst works to divide the tissues, creating two individual fingers. This type of Hand Surgery may require tissue grafts and microsurgery.

When can normal activities resume after the Hand Surgery procedure?

Hand Surgery addresses a variety of conditions, and recovery depends largely on the individual case. Dr. Stapenhorst discusses limitations on post-operative activities during the consultation appointment.

Is there any pain associated with the Hand Surgery procedure?

Patients typically experience pain, swelling and bruising after Hand Surgery. Dr. Stapenhorst discusses other post-operative symptoms with the patient during the consultation appointment.

How much does Hand Surgery cost in Houston?

Signature Plastic Surgery works with CareCredit® to provide financing options for patients. Within a few hours, you can be pre-approved for your cosmetic procedure.

Dr. Stapenhorst specializes in plastic surgery; visit our other plastic surgery pages including microsurgery, port-wine stain removal and scar revision.


Dear Patients,

I am announcing the closure of my practice, Signature Plastic Surgery. Effective December 31, 2022, I
will be moving on to a new practice opportunity. I have enjoyed serving the people of Sugar Land since
2008. This has been a difficult decision for me to make, but I am looking forward to the new
opportunity, and I know that I will look back fondly on the past 14 years.
If you are a current patient, your medical records are confidential, and a copy can be transferred to
another physician of your choice, or released to you only with your permission. You may send an e-mail
to dr.david@drdavidstapenhorst.com to obtain a record release form.

David P. Stapenhorst, MD, FACS