What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a nerve compression of the wrist. See Dr. Dustin Christiansen explain what Carpal Tunnel is and patients feel the numbness, pain, or swelling of the hand.
Dr. Peter Tsai specializes in nerve entrapment syndromes such as cubital and carpal tunnel syndromes. Board-certified, this hand surgeon is also an expert in “trigger fingers,” elbow and shoulder pain, fractures, and hand/upper extremity pain and injuries.
“I like to help people,” Dr. Tsai says. A magna cum laude graduate of Brown University, Dr. Tsai completed his medical school training at New York University followed by a residency at the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases—one of the leading orthopedic hospitals in the nation. Dr. Tsai continued his passion for orthopedics with a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Tsai believes that patients should be an active partner in their care and treatment. Patients suffering from hand/arm pain often worry about surgery. Dr. Tsai knows that whenever possible, these issues should be addressed without surgery. However, when surgery is necessary, his expansive training, experience, and commitment to the patient yield the best results.
“I was referred to Dr. Tsai for carpal tunnel in both hands and a nerve problem in my elbow. Dr. Tsai scheduled me for surgery on the elbow first. I had almost automatic relief from pain in the elbow. Then 6 months later I went for the carpal tunnel in one hand. And just recently surgery on my other hand and trigger thumb. My experience was positive and I would recommend Dr. Tsai for those with these issues. After 3 years of pain in these areas, it is so wonderful to not have to deal with it anymore.”
C. Lane – Actual Dr. Tsai Patient