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My main goal is always to put my patients first & individualize their care.

Hand and upper extremity injuries and conditions can be bothersome and debilitating. Sometimes they happen quickly, and sometimes they creep up slowly. Many conditions are related to nerves and tendons, and others involve joints and bones. The demands and needs for each patient are unique. Treatment for a child can very different than treatment for an elderly patient. Read More

Amar A Patel, MD

Dr. PatelOrange County’s Premier Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Specialist

  • Extensive surgical and clinical experience with the foremost experts in the field
  • Double- board certified in Orthopedics and Hand Surgery
  • Fellowship- trained at the world-renowned Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center
  • Orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Miami Hospital/Jackson Memorial Hospital, one of the most coveted training programs in the country
  • Graduated from medical school in the top quartile with AOA honors
  • Graduated in the top 1% from Troy High School
What OurPatients Are Saying
  • Dr. Patel is a high quality, caring, and down to earth hand surgeon! He provided me with honest guidance during our consultation and did a fantastic job with my procedure.
  • Anytime a surgeon suggests other options to try first, before surgery, he’s a good surgeon in my book (I’ve had 12 surgeries in my life at age 57). I went in to meet with Dr. Patel expecting to schedule surgery as quick as possible and he gave me other non-surgical options, which are helping 10...
  • Dr. Amar Patel is a great doctor. He is very attentive and caring. He is a clear communicator and made the process comfortable and easy during my grandma’s surgery. Dr. Patel and staff are quick at responding with any concerns or questions. His office staff is also very kind and organized. I woul...
  • Dr Patel is great. He is very kind and caring and gave me his cell number so I could ask questions etc.. great experience!!
  • Doctor Patel is an amazing surgeon .I hardly had any pain. he was very straightforward and direct with his description of my procedure
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Areas ofExpertise
In-Office Hand Surgery
In- Office Hand Surgery

Dr. Patel offers in-office wide-awake hand surgery which is performed without any sedation or general anesthesia. Using this technique, hand and wrist procedures may be performed with the patient fully conscious and able to return home and experience faster recovery.

Upper Extremity Fractures
Upper Extremity Fractures

Trauma may involve fractures of the upper extremity bones including the humerus (upper arm), radius and ulna (forearm), wrist and hand. The goal of fracture care is to maintain correct alignment of the bone fragments, prevent infection, encourage healing, and restore stability and function.

Nerve & Tendon Conditions
Nerve & Tendon Conditions

Overuse injuries or trauma can cause damage or compression of the peripheral nerves in the hand and upper extremity resulting in pain and loss of function. Flexor and extensor tendon injuries are also common. We offer specialized nerve and tendon repair procedures using minimally invasive techniques.

Upper Extremity Arthritis
Upper Extremity Arthritis

Arthritis is an inflammatory condition of the joints. There are several types of arthritis and the most common type is osteoarthritis or wear-and-tear arthritis. Arthritis affects various joints in the body including the small joints in the hands and wrist as well as the elbow causing stiffness, pain and deformity.

Minimally Invasive Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Wrist arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed to view, diagnose and treat problems of your wrist joint. The procedure is performed through tiny portals placed in specific locations on the wrist using a narrow viewing tube with a tiny camera called an arthroscope and special surgical instruments.

Qualified Medical Evaluator
Qualified Medical Evaluator

Dr. Patel is one of the few orthopedic surgeons in Orange County specializing as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME). He has been certified by the California Division of Worker’s Compensation to perform these evaluations.


We adopt a multidisciplinary approach to hand care and rehabilitation offering personalized care with a combination of advanced minimally invasive in-office procedures and effective nonsurgical regimens to optimize outcomes.

Recent News
  • Dr. Amar Patel was recently the guest speaker for the Indian Medical Association of Southern California (IMASC)

    Dr. Amar Patel was recently the guest speaker for the Indian Medical Association of Southern California (IMASC) at their monthly meeting. He gave a talk on "Wide Awake Hand Surgery for Common Hand Problems” to an audience of over 100 people in Orange County.

  • We had a SPOOK-tacular Halloween at SCOS!

    We had a SPOOK-tacular Halloween at SCOS! The staff really dressed to impress with their fantastic costumes to celebrate, and the holiday potluck was a real treat!

  • From spiders to skulls and everything in between, SCOS is ready for this Halloween!

    Halloween decorations coming in early, and a special shoutout to our medical assistant Armando Del Moral for the creativity!

  • SCOS hosted a weekend staff training on Saturday 8/26

    This was an awesome opportunity to get the staff together with the common goal of learning how to provide a positive experience for our patients!

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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society