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Hand and Upper Extremity Center


216-778-HAND (4263)

Hand and Upper Extremity Center


216-778-HAND (4263)

Hand and Upper Extremity Center


To schedule an appointment by phone, please call 216-778-HAND (4263). You can also request an appointment online.

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Same-day appointments are available at select locations.

About Us

The MetroHealth Hand and Upper Extremity Center provides expert care and diagnosis for complex hand, wrist, shoulder, elbow and nerve problems in adults and children.

Our providers are experienced orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, physical and occupational therapists, and nurses. They comprise a comprehensive group that manages and coordinates care before, during and after an injury.

Hand and upper extremity injuries can complicate daily life and negatively impact work, hobbies, or even simple tasks. Our fingers, hands, arms and shoulders are used for almost everything we do, and are constantly in motion — until pain, numbness or disability brings them to a halt.

Conditions Treated

Our hand and upper extremity specialists offer treatments for a number of hand, shoulder, and wrist conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Trigger finger
  • Fractures
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Hand and tendon lacerations
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Hand, shoulder, and elbow rehabilitation

Specialty Services

Broken Arm
Adult and Pediatric Surgery Options

Learn about options for surgery in the MetroHealth Hand and Upper Extremity Center.

Hand Surgery Guide
Hand and Upper Extremity Center News

Cooking Class Helps Patients Move Forward After Loss of Limbs

MetroHealth, in collaboration with Hanger Clinic, a national prosthetics company, hosted a cooking class at Sur La Table in Woodmere, the first in a series of activities planned to help patients with upper limb loss learn how to manage everyday tasks like tying shoes, brushing teeth and preparing meals.

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Billy Parker at Amputee Cooking Class

Our Doctors/Medical Providers

Blaine T. Bafus, MD

Blaine T. Bafus, MD


218 ratings / 31 reviews
Kyle J. Chepla, MD

Kyle J. Chepla, MD

Plastic Surgery

138 ratings / 24 reviews
Andrea E. Gallup, APRN-CNP

Andrea E. Gallup, APRN-CNP

Plastic Surgery

124 ratings / 18 reviews
Harry A. Hoyen, MD

Harry A. Hoyen, MD


388 ratings / 77 reviews



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