DFW Hand Surgeon
Dr. Van Wyk

The bones, nerves, joints, and muscles of the hands, wrist, forearm and elbow are critical to nearly every activity of daily living. When injury or disease threatens their viability, overall quality of life is at risk as well. Dr. William Van Wyk specializes in treating children and adults suffering from bone and soft-tissue conditions of the hand and upper extremity.

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Procedures

Dr. Van Wyk will explain your condition and treatment options, and then work with you to determine a personalized recovery plan. Click on each of these tabs below to know more about various services offered by The Office of Dr. William Van Wyk.

Hand & Finger Conditions

Wrist & Forearm Injuries & Conditions

Elbow Injuries & Conditions

Hand & Upper Extremity Therapy

Our Treatments

We also offer treatments that improve the appearance of your smile – giving you the confidence boost you deserve.

  • Basal Thumb Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

  • Metacarpophalangeal Joint Arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis of the Hand

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand

  • Elbow

  • Elbow Fracture

  • Wrist Sprains
  • Wrist Fractures

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Wrist & Forearm

  • Vascular Disorders

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

Our treatments

The best upper extremity orthodepic doctor in the DFW area! I highly recommend Dr Van Wyke. He and his office staff are very friendly and are very concerned about their patients! If you want a doctor that has a great bedside manner, who is concerned about their patients, a doctor that always sees you at your appointment and not just their assistant, then go see Dr Van Wyke!

Teresa Hicks
Patient

Health Notes from
Dr. Van Wyk

As a breast cancer survivor, are you living with hand or upper extremity impairments due to outdated medical assumptions?

After axillary lymph node dissection for the treatment of malignancies, patients have been cautioned to avoid procedures on the ipsilateral upper extremity to avoid risks of infections, wound healing complications, and lymphedema.

Despite changes in breast cancer treatment, recommendations and precautions regarding lymphedema and procedures in the ipsilateral arm have been ingrained in patients as well as physicians. Patients might chose to live with a painful but treatable condition, or physicians themselves might discourage patients from having an elective surgery, even in the absence of lymphedema. Thus patients often forego surgeries for hand and upper extremity conditions, though there is little data in the literature and no consensus in the recommendations for these patients. Learn more about twenty years of research that can put your mind at ease, and lead you to the relief you seek.

FAQs

No. Although Dr. Van Wyk is trained as an orthopedic hand and arm surgeon, many of the conditions he treats do not require surgery. Once you have been diagnosed both you and Dr. Van Wyk will determine the appropriate treatment plan.

We accept most major insurance plans, including Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, United Health Care, and Medicare. These are subject to change, so please call our office at 817-877-3113 to confirm if we are on your insurance plan. We do not accept Obama Care or Medicaid.

You (or your responsible party) should bring a photo identification and insurance cards to every appointment. Also, it is helpful to bring any previous medical records, include items such as actual x-rays or other imaging studies to help us understand your situation, move your appointment along, and avoid unncessary duplication of medical testing. We also recommend that you have a current list of your medications. For your convenience the registration information can be filled out before your visit. We tell you the ways to do that on this web site.

Dr. Van Wyk operates at the Fort Worth Surgery Center at 2001 Rosedale near I 30 and Forest Park 817-877-4777 for outpatient surgery. He operates at Baylor Surgical Hospital at 750 12th Avenue 817-334-5050 for outpatient and inpatient surgeries. Dr. Van Wyk owns a portion of both of these hospitals and has helped develop and manage them over the years.

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