Hand Surgical Associates

The Hand Surgical Associates comprises the highly trained physicians and providers who practice at the Hand Center of Louisiana hand clinic. Specializing in all conditions of the hand and upper extremity, our experienced orthopaedic specialists combine the upmost knowledge and skill to diagnose and repair injuries, disorders, and diseases related to the hand, wrist, forearm, and shoulder.


Hand Surgeons in New Orleans

At the Hand Center of Louisiana, our physicians continue a four-decade legacy of delivering exceptional care to patients across the Gulf South. These orthopaedic specialists remain committed to helping patients explore all avenues of treatment, help relieve pain, and restore comfort and health as soon as possible. The physicians of Hand Surgical Associates include:

  • Eric R. George, M.D.
  • Thomas R. Lyons, M.D.

Our Orthopaedic Physicians

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Our Hand and Upper Extremity Surgical Practitioner and Clinic Administrator


Available Services From Our Hand Surgery Associates

At the Hand Center of Louisiana, we are a go-to for patients needing everything from medical evaluations to surgeries. We specialize in serving patients through the entire care continuum, providing them with innovative solutions and therapy services that help restore their quality of life.

At our practice, we specialize in the upper extremities:

  • Forearm
  • Wrist
  • Hand
  • Elbow
  • Shoulder

We offer a range of services, including:

  • Diagnostic testing like X-ray, CT scan, MRI scan, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, bone mineral density (BMD) scans, and nerve conduction studies (NCS).
  • Non-invasive, office-based surgical interventions like incision and drainage, also known as aspiration.
  • Surgical.
  • Medication therapies.
  • Injections such as cortisone.
  • Custom splinting.
  • Kinesio taping.
  • Functional capacity evaluation (FCE).
  • Work conditioning therapy and modalities.

Once you schedule an appointment, here’s what you can expect from our process:

  • Physician consultation: You’ll first meet with one of our physicians, who will provide an initial medical evaluation of your hand or upper extremity.
  • Diagnostic test on siteIf necessary, your physician will order diagnostic tests like X-rays to diagnose your condition accurately. Your diagnosis will determine what the best treatment options are going to be.
  • Pre-surgery counseling: A trained counselor will then walk you through the surgery process and give you a chance to ask any questions you may have.
  • Surgery: If your condition requires surgery, it will be scheduled at one of three nearby surgical hospitals at a later date.
  • Therapy on siteFollowing your medical evaluation, you may need to begin therapy to support the healing and recovery process. We integrate between our physicians and therapists, making the process quick and seamless.

Our Physician Memberships and Hospital Affiliations

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Our local hand surgeons are affiliated with three leading surgical facilities in the greater New Orleans area, where they complete all major hand and upper extremity procedures.

These hospitals, all located within a few miles of Hand Center of Louisiana, include:

For ambulatory procedures requiring local anesthetic, all procedures are performed at the Hand Center of Louisiana in its surgical suites.

Why Choose Us As Your Hand Specialist?

  • 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  Very good! Thanks

    thumb michael guiza

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

    thumb Bruce Messick
  • 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

    5 star review  He is the best doctor

    thumb Tiffany Miller

    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  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  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  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  Wonderfully experience! Very friendly staff throughout the offices. Thank you Dr. Meyer!

    thumb Kimberly Duhe

    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  Great!

    thumb J.Louis Bush
  • 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  My 1st visit today very nice staff

    thumb Danielle Davis

    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  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.

    thumb SPC

    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  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  Great job

    thumb William Seagrave

As a fully integrated, freestanding healthcare facility, the Hand Center of Louisiana provides comprehensive treatment of all hand and upper extremity conditions. Our treatment plans include timely medical evaluation, supported by the expertise of our highly trained physicians and state-of-the-art diagnostic technology; surgical and non-surgical treatment options; and comprehensive therapeutics including physical therapy.

At The Hand Center of Louisiana, we believe visiting the doctor should not add to the burden of dealing with a health condition. That’s why we remain committed to providing the kind of friendly, courteous service that makes every appointment a reassuring experience. We strive to balance quality surgical care with personal attention, treating each returning or new patient with dignity and respect.

The Hand Center of Louisiana Offers:

For over 40 years, your local hand doctors and surgeons at the Hand Center of Louisiana have gained experience treating patients from all across the Gulf South. With all hand and upper extremity conditions, we strive to deliver patient-focused, state-of-the-art care. We prioritize the patient experience in everything we do.

With our fully integrated care for non-surgical and surgical treatment of hand and upper extremity conditions, we’ve gained recognition as leaders in the field for the treatment and surgery of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, and shoulder. We have a dedicated team made up of more than 50 health care professionals who work together to effectively treat your condition.

When you trust the Hand Center of Louisiana for your needs, you can always expect a patient concierge experience that values your time, comfort, and overall well-being.

Other benefits include:

  • Care that is convenient and affordable.
  • Acceptance of all major and minor health insurance plans as well as Worker’s Comp and Self-Insured companies.
  • Cutting-edge Rheumatology services with multiple treatment modalities.
  • Neurological Test services.
  • Extensive experience handling workers’ compensation and legal cases, including offering independent medical evaluations; second medical opinions; timely evaluation, treatment, and work status reports; depositions; and court appearances (when necessary).

Request an Appointment

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced hand specialists near you, who can evaluate and determine the best course of treatment for your hand or upper extremity issue. Call (504) 454-2191, email info@handsurgical.com, or use the form below to connect with our friendly staff, who can help book your initial consultation.