as Washington Hand Surgery - Our Doctors
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12911 120th Ave. NE | Suite H-10 | Kirkland, WA 98034
P: (425) 823-4224 | F: (425) 820-8975

1810 116th Ave. NE | D-4 | Bellevue, WA 98004
P: (425) 283-5230 | F: (425) 283-5236

751 NE Blakely Dr. | 3rd Floor-Swedish Medical Center | Issaquah , WA 98029
P: (425) 283-5230 | F: (425) 283-5236

18100 NE Union Hill Rd. | Floor 2 | Redmond, WA 98052
P: (425) 823-4224 | F:(425) 820-8975

1909 214th Street SE #110 | Bothell, WA 98021
P: (425) 823-4224 | F:(425) 820-8975

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Premiere Physicians. First-Class Care.

With a shared dedication to hand surgery, our group of five board certified orthopedic surgeons specialize in problems involving the hand, wrist and forearm. Hand surgeons are specially trained to diagnose your hand condition and to recommend appropriate treatment options - often with no surgery required. Our physicians are also on the staff and provide coverage for both Evergreen and Overlake Hospital, and work closely with hand therapists in the rehabilitation of injuries.

Edward R. North, M.D.

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Dr. North received both his undergraduate and medical degree from the University of Kansas. He performed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock before serving two years in the United States Army as an orthopedic surgeon. He completed his hand surgery fellowship at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City then accepted a full-time teaching position in hand surgery, initially at the University of Arkansas and then at Stanford University before moving to the Pacific Northwest. Dr. North is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has received a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery. As the founding partner of Washington Hand Surgery in 1983, Dr. North is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Medical Association, the Washington State Medical Society, and the King County Medical Society. He is also on the staff at Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, and Swedish Medical Center.

Clinical Focus: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dupuytren’s Contracture, Wrist and Hand Arthritis, Skin and Soft Tissue Problems, Complex Reconstructive Surgery.

Steven D. Sun, M.D.

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A native of the Chicago area, Dr. Sun did his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University, where he also graduated with honors with a Masters degree in Neurobiology and Physiology. He attended Rush Medical College in Chicago and completed his orthopedic surgery training at Jackson Memorial Hospital / University of Miami in Florida. From there, he continued his sub-specialization training with a hand and upper extremity fellowship at the University of Washington. Dr. Sun is an affiliated physician with Evergreen Hospital Medical Center and Overlake Hospital Medical Center.

Clinical Focus: Hand and Wrist Surgery, Trauma and Problem Fractures, Workers Compensation

Todd M. Guyette, M.D.

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Dr. Guyette's years in practice has solidified his patient philosophy, that the localized problems of the upper extremity affect the whole patient - their work, recreational activities, and even simple daily tasks - and their treatment must be undertaken in that context.

Dr. Guyette graduated Salutorian from the University of Southern California. After earning his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City; the oldest orthopedic surgery hospital in the United States consistently ranked #1 in Orthopedics. His advanced training in Hand and Microsurgery was undertaken at the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore, MD, the largest hand surgery center in the world. From this strong academic background Dr. Guyette has published numerous articles and book chapters, and continues to teach in the academic community as a lecturer at the University of Washington, local hospitals and private symposiums.

Dr. Guyette is board-certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has a Certification of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery. With a clinical practice that spans the range of upper extremity pathology, Dr. Guyette is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the American Society of Surgery of the Hand. He is also an active physician with Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, and Swedish Medical Center.

With a clinical practice that spans the range of upper extremity pathology, Dr. Guyette has advanced training and interest in the newest techniques for hand and upper extremity pathology. Yet surgery remains only one pillar of treatment, many of these diagnoses can be successfully managed without surgery with a coordinated approach including therapy, medications, and patient education.

Dr. Guyette was recognized as the top hand surgeon from both Seattle Magazine and Seattle Met Magazine for 2014/2015, the only Eastside hand surgeon with that honor.

Clinical Focus: Surgical and nonsurgical treatment of complex hand and wrist trauma, nerve compression syndromes of the upper extremity with minimally invasive endoscopic techniques, wrist and digit arthroscopy, arthritis of the hand and wrist, Dupuytren's contracture, skin and soft tissue problems.

Dr. Guyette's curriculum vitae can be accessed here.

Allison MacLennan, M.D.

Allison MacLennan, M.D.

Dr. MacLennan graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed her orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Washington. She also completed her hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship training at the C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. As part of her hand surgery fellowship, she trained at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston as well as Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. Dr. MacLennan is board-certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. She is on staff at Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, and Swedish Medical Center.

Clinical Focus: Surgical and nonsurgical treatment of hand and wrist trauma, carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve compressions of the upper extremity, Dupuytren's contracture, skin and soft tissue problems, tendinitis, arthritis.

John Beck, M.D.

John Beck, M.D.

Dr. Beck's philosophy of patient care is one that was cultivated during his residency and fellowship training. He believes in a shared effort with patients, families and other health care providers to create the best treatment course and maximize results for each patient.

Dr. Beck received his undergraduate education from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree from University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Geisinger Medical Center, a level one trauma center serving Central Pennsylvania. Dr. Beck received further subspecialty training in a Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at University of California Irvine, which included a focus in microsurgery, complex elbow surgery and shoulder arthroplasty. He is an active contributor to the orthopaedic field, publishing many research articles, authoring orthopaedic text book chapters and presenting research at both national and international meetings. Dr. Beck is board eligible for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Surgery for the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is an affiliate physician with Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center. In addition to the surgeries of the hand, Dr. Beck focuses his practice on complex elbow surgery.

Clinical Focus: Surgical and non-surgical treatment of the hand, wrist, and elbow. Complex hand, wrist and elbow trauma. Arthritis of the hand, wrist, and elbow. Nerve compression of the upper extremity. Wrist and elbow arthroscopy. Endoscopic carpal tunnel and endoscopic cubital tunnel release. Contractures of the hand, wrist and elbow.

Dr. Beck's curriculum vitae can be accessed here.