Dr. Wayne Weil, MD

Wayne Weil, MD

Wayne Weil, MD

Dr. Wayne Weil is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty training in hand and elbow surgery. Dr. Weil is well known in the community for his expertise in treating complex conditions of the upper extremity. He sees patients with a wide variety of hand ailments, including carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, sports injuries, Dupuytren’s disease, 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 median nerve compression at the carpal tunnel and endoscopic cubital tunnel release for treatment of ulnar nerve compression at the cubital tunnel. Endoscopic carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel release surgery, like the traditional approaches to carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel surgery, boasts excellent outcomes. The advantages are that the endoscopic approach is minimally invasive, less painful, and allows for a quicker recovery and return to work and sports.

Dr. Weil completed his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania. He then worked at the world renowned National Institutes of Health performing research at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He then completed his medical education and received a Doctorate of Medicine from New York University’s School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City, New York. While in residency, Dr. Weil completed specialized training in orthopaedic trauma surgery at R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, one of the busiest and most respected trauma centers in the country. He also participated in the orthopedic care of the New York Mets, New York Rangers, New York City Ballet, and Alvin Alley Dance Company.

After residency, Dr. Weil went on to complete a Hand and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of Washington/Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Weil has published several scientific papers and presented his research in the field of upper extremity trauma at national meetings.

During his fellowship Dr. Weil and his family fell in love with the Pacific Northwest lifestyle and settled in Seattle after joining Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle. On weekends in the winter, you can find Dr. Weil, his wife, and five kids racing down Crystal Mountain. Dr. Weil enjoys alpine and backcountry skiing, hiking in the mountains, tennis and cycling. He has completed multiple marathons and triathlons including Ironman Canada in Whistler, BC. He has also spent time trekking in the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal, Torres del Paine in Chile, and the Inca Trail in Machu Pichu, Peru.

Curriculum Vitae

Seattle Met 2018 Top Doctor
Seattle Met Top Doctor 2019 Badge
Seattle Met Top Doctor 2020 Badge
Seattle Met 2021 Top Doctor Badge

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:

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.