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Hand Counseling Center

Pre-Surgical Counseling in New Orleans

One of the most unsettling aspects of surgery is the unknown. When you do not fully understand the procedure you’re about to face and all the details involved, you’re bound to feel worried or apprehensive. At Hand Center of Louisiana, we want our patients to have a different kind of experience — one that is as stress-free and transparent as possible.

If your physician feels that surgery is the best option to treat your hand or upper extremity condition, the Hand Counseling Center is your next stop. Surgery is a very involved process, and preparation is key to your peace of mind and successful recovery.


What Is the Hand Counseling Center?

The Hand Counseling Center is where patients at Hand Center of Louisiana go to learn the ins and outs of their surgical procedure.

When preparing for hand, shoulder or wrist surgery, you are bound to have lots of questions. Once your physician recommends surgery, you will be redirected to the Hand Counseling Center, often during the same visit as your evaluation. While there, you will have the opportunity to speak with an experienced Surgical Registered Nurse Counselor who can educate you about your surgery.

Our highly trained counselors can answer all of your questions about your surgery plus offer guidance about your pre- and post-operative care. Our Hand Counseling Center is just one part of our patient concierge services, providing you with benefits such as:

  • Gives you as much time as you need to understand the surgical process.
  • Fully informs you about what you can expect.
  • Presents you with all the information you need regarding pre- and post-operative instructions.
  • The Nurse Counselor team works directly with your physician.
  • Provides the best possible outcomes and a full continuum of care.
  • Ensures your experience is as stress-free as possible.

As your session with the nurse comes to a close, they will schedule the date of your surgery as well as all of your post-operative appointments. Your care may also involve physical therapy, which is conducted onsite at our Hand Therapy Center.

Our specialized team at the Hand Counseling Center is available to you for any questions or concerns that come up — before, during or after your procedure.

  • 5 star review  Was able to get appointment quickly, front desk and check in for new patient was very easy. Wait time was minimal. Everything was explained by doctor.

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    5 star review  Dr George is incredible! He helped us back in 2010 My son plays the piano and can use his hand and arm wonderfully. Thank you Dr George!

    thumb David Treadway

    5 star review  Great!

    thumb J.Louis Bush
  • 5 star review  They are all excellent professionals. I had a broken wrist and with their hard work they gave me a new hand. Thanks for your great work.✋

    thumb angelita allen

    5 star review  He is the best doctor

    thumb Tiffany Miller

    5 star review  I broke my wrist which later required surgery. From the first visit with Dr. George I was extremely impressed with him and the rest of the staff. Everyone was so friendly and helped me through the entire process from surgery to therapy. I can't thank them enough for helping me recover and be so patient and kind. THANK YOU!

    thumb Abigail Heart
  • 5 star review  Great job

    thumb William Seagrave

    5 star review  My 1st visit today very nice staff

    thumb Danielle Davis

    5 star review  Dr. George and his staff were amazing. So grateful for the care they provided. Couldn’t recommend them enough.

    thumb Joshua Valdivia
  • 5 star review  I've had to come to Hand Center of Louisiana several times. Each time the staff got me in as quick as possible to see the doctor and they were extremely polite. Everything about this office is efficient and professional.

    thumb Jessica Lablaire

    5 star review  Great Place, Dr. George is awesome and his staff. Bruce Messick

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    5 star review  Very good! Thanks

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  • 5 star review  Dr. George is worth waiting for. He is very easy to talk to and he explains issues well.

    thumb Cheryl Temes Junge

    5 star review  The Doctor and staff at Hand Center of Louisiana are amazing at what they do. I am so glad I chose them to repair my hand after my accident. They helped me tremendously with my hand repair, and I could not be more grateful. Thank you again and again!

    thumb Lisa Dixon

    5 star review  The doctors and staff at the Hand Center of Louisiana provided with exemplary treatment and care during each of my visits. During each visit they take their time and make sure your questions and concerns are tall taken care of.

    thumb Todd Morgan
  • 5 star review  I have been seeing Dr. Clasen for about 6 weeks now and had surgery. Not only is Dr. Clasen a wonderful doctor but he honestly cares about his patients. And he is very well respected at EJGH. His medical assistant is also fantastic as is the entire staff. I would highly recommend. Dr. Clasen and the hand center.

    thumb Julie Carver

    5 star review  I have seen Dr. George for several years for my arthritic hands. He is a brilliant surgeon who discussed all available treatment options with me. Dr. George is also the nicest doctor you may ever meet. The office offers a relaxing ambience and staff addresses all care needs. I had surgery 2 months ago and the team at the therapy center got me back to full range of motion and strength. Happy me!

    thumb Donna Doolen

    5 star review  Dr. George is worth waiting for. He is very easy to talk to and he explains issues well.

    thumb Cheryl Temes Ledbetter
  • 5 star review  Wonderfully experience! Very friendly staff throughout the offices. Thank you Dr. Meyer!

    thumb Kimberly Duhe

    5 star review  Dr George is AMAZING!!!! He has been treating my husband for years, and is the most caring, empathetic physician I have ever met, and I am a nurse and have met and worked with 100's of doctors!! The staff are also very attentive and caring!!! If you need a hand specialist... Look NO further!! This group is top notch, especially DR. GEORGE!!!! LOVE HIM!!!

    thumb Tobie Ledet

    5 star review  By far the most professional and amazing staff I have ever met. Dr. Lyons is an excellent Doctor and worth the drive.

    thumb Kenneth Amos II
  • 5 star review  Dr. George is the best physician I have ever been to, He is the best in the south. He saved my hand when other doctors wanted to cut it off. The office people are very courteous; keep up the good work!

    thumb Lou Anne Corke

Patient Concierge Services at Hand Center of Louisiana

As patient care providers, Hand Center of Louisiana aims to give patients the best medical care and service possible. The Hand Counseling Center is just one example of how we offer a fully integrated experience. From your initial evaluation onwards, our patient concierge services are designed to optimize your comfort, provide unparalleled convenience and support you with compassionate care every step of the way.

We offer a variety of services and amenities for each patient who requires treatment for hand or upper extremity conditions:

  • A highly trained physician team that communicates well and provides the best care.
  • A welcoming, newly renovated facility.
  • Thorough and efficient medical evaluations.
  • Advanced in-house diagnostic technology.
  • A comfortable lobby instead of waiting rooms. You will receive a buzzer to notify you when your care team is ready to see you.

Learn How Hand Center of Louisiana Takes Patient Care to New Heights

If you struggle with pain in your hand or upper extremities, we want to change the way you receive medical care. Learn how by scheduling your appointment with one of our highly skilled physicians today.