Dr. Wayne Weil, MD

Wayne Weil, MD

Wayne Weil, MD

Dr. Wayne Weil is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who is well known in the community for his expertise in hand surgery. He sees patients with a wide variety of hand ailments, including carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, dupuytren’s syndrome, thumb arthritis, wrist fractures, and more.

Dr. Weil is the only physician in the Swedish Hospital system who performs endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome. Endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery, like the traditional approach to carpal tunnel surgery, boasts excellent outcomes. The advantage is that it is minimally invasive, and patients generally regain function sooner.

Likewise, Dr. Weil is one of the only physicians in Seattle who performs the endoscopic cubital tunnel release surgery for cubital tunnel syndrome (or, “cell phone elbow”).

After graduating with a medical degree from New York University’s School of Medicine, Dr. Weil went on to complete a residency at NYU’s Hospital for Joint Diseases. He also completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the University of Washington. Dr. Weil has published several scientific papers and presented his research in the field of upper extremity trauma at national meetings.

In his free time, Dr. Weil enjoys spending time with his wife and five young children. Skiing, high altitude trekking, and biking are also among his favorite activities.

Curriculum Vitae

Healthgrades
Seattle Met Award
Seattle Met 2017 Top Doctor

Philosophy of Care

I believe in meeting patients’ individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. Many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated by non-surgical techniques–surgery is just one treatment option. I combine leading edge techniques with proven traditional methods to provide patients with the best orthopaedic care possible.

I work to develop a partnership with my patients. On my part, this begins with listening. And one of the most important things I need to know is how the physical problem affects this patient’s life. We develop a dialogue, through which my patients understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process. Patients help to guide and direct the diagnostic and treatment activities.

I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment. That’s why I explain every step of the diagnostic process. Next, I want my patients to understand their condition: How it developed and how various treatment approaches can improve or repair the problem. When we consider treatment alternatives, I present a realistic outlook on the results we can achieve. I’ll also be frank about any risks that might be involved. If a non-surgical option is available, I’ll explain that avenue in depth.

My purpose is to handle each and every patient visit with care and proficiency. It is also highly important to me that our Doctor/Patient relationship is open and honest. It is my responsibility to make sure patients are well informed about their conditions and the multiple choices of treatment. My professional staff and I will also provide you with patient education materials, (e.g., web sites, pamphlets, and video tapes) that give you added appreciation of your condition and treatment options.

Services

Patients seek treatment from hand surgeons for a variety of reasons –- nerve compression syndromes such as carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes, tendonopathies such as trigger finger and Dequervain’s tendonitis, fractures, arthritis, and Dupuytren’s disease. Dr. Weil has expertise in many different areas of orthopedic medicine including but not limited to:

  • Endoscopic Carpal TunImagenel Release
  • Endoscopic Cubital Tunnel Release
  • Wrist Fractures
  • Thumb Arthritis
  • Dupuytren’s Disease Treatment- Needle Aponeurotomy, Xiaflex® Injections, Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Wrist Surgery
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Broken Fingers
  • Trigger Finger
  • Hand Arthritis
  • Thumb Arthritis
  • Tendonitis

Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle has easy access to consultation appointments; frequently patients see a physician within 1-2 days. We also offer same-day, urgent, orthopedic care provided by our specially trained orthopedic physician assistants.