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Dr. Abhijeet L. Wahegaonkar

Dr. Abhijeet L. Wahegaonkar

Dr. Abhijeet L. Wahegaonkar

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M.Ch - Orthopaedics, DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, MBBS

Orthopedist

18 Years Experience Overall  (18 years as specialist)

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Dr. Abhijeet L. Wahegaonkar is a Orthopedist in Shivajinagar, Pune and has an experience of 18 years in this field. Dr. Abhijeet L. Wahegaonkar practices at Sancheti Hospital in Shivajinagar, Pune. He completed M.Ch - Orthopaedics from American College of Surgeons in 2013,F.A.C.S from American College of Surgeons in 2013 and Diploma In Hand Surgery from American College of Surgeons in 2013. He is a member of Maharastra Medical Council. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Wrist problems,microvascular surgery,Rheumatoid hand surgery,Hand tumor surgery and Hand Pain Treatment etc.

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Shivajinagar, Pune

Sancheti Hospital

4.5

16, Narveer Tanaji Wadi, Landmark: Near Bank of Maharashtra, Pune

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Mon, Wed, Fri

11:30 - 12:30

750

Common questions & answers

Q: Who is an Orthopaedist?

A: An orthopaedist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the skeletal system. An orthopaedic doctor attends to any disorder or condition or injury pertaining to the bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments associated with the skeletal system. These medical professionals treat conditions like arthritis, back pain, sports injuries, and leg and foot pain

Q: What is the difference between an Orthopaedist and an Orthopaedic surgeon?

A: Orthopaedists are sometimes mistakenly referred to as orthopaedic surgeons. An orthopaedist deals with conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. He provides pre-surgical consultation and post-surgical follow up. An orthopaedic surgeon provides same care as orthopaedist, but performs surgery as well. He performs surgery to cure back pain, ruptured discs, bone tumours, carpal tunnel, arthritis and other injuries.

Q: Does an Orthopaedist treat foot and ankle related problems?

A: Yes, an orthopaedist deals with musculoskeletal problems within the body. Problems related to foot and ankle fall under this category. Common foot problems like bunions, ankle sprains, arthritis, and sports injury are treated by an orthopaedist. Diagnosis of foot and ankle related problems are done through imaging tests. The mode of treatment depends on the severity of the problem.

Q: Does one need a doctor referral to see an Orthopaedist?

A: One can consult an orthopaedist by booking an appointment. Consultation with the orthopaedist is conducted in his/her clinic or at a healthcare centre. In some cases, patients go to a general physician for any condition or disorder related to the musculoskeletal system. Once preliminary investigation is done, the general physician may refer the patient to an orthopaedist for further examination.

Q: Does an Orthopaedist treat sport injuries?

A: Sport injuries are mostly related to the musculoskeletal system. Injuries like ligament tear, sprains, fractures, muscle pull, or bruises are commonly encountered in sports. An orthopaedist is the right medical doctor to consult for sport injuries. After physical examination, the orthopaedist may ask for imaging tests for confirming the extent of damage and then treat accordingly.

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microvascular surgery
Rheumatoid hand surgery
Hand tumor surgery
peripheral nerve surgery
Elbow
Cysts and ganglion excision
Wrist arthroscopy
Erb's Palsy
tennis elbow physiotherapy
pediatric hand surgery

Specializations

Awards and Recognitions

Gold Medalist in the Post Graduate Examination in Orthopedics - 1999

Education

M.Ch - Orthopaedics - American College of Surgeons, 2013
DNB - Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery - American College of Surgeons, 1996
MBBS - BHARATI VIDYAPEETH MEDICAL COLLEGE PUNE, 1995

Memberships

Maharastra Medical Council

Experience

2008 - 2017 Consultant and Head, Department of Upper Limb, Hand & Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery at Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
2009 - 2017 Consultant and Head, Adjunct Professor of Hand Surgery at Jehangir Hospital

Registrations

80620 Maharashtra Medical Council, 1996

Trainings and Certifications

F.A.C.S - American College of Surgeons, 2013
Diploma In Hand Surgery - American College of Surgeons, 2013
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