VA doctor perform revolutionary “awake” hand surgeries

carpal tunnel

VA surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Baker performed the first ever ‘awake’ carpal tunnel surgery at the Charlotte VA Health Care Center, a 10-15 minute procedure that can help a lot of Veterans.

Baker, who will operate out of Charlotte one day per month, performed five cases on his opening day in Charlotte and anticipates doing ten each morning going forward. With more than a third of surgical referrals coming from the Charlotte area, demand for these procedures should remain consistent.

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