About Our Practice
Effective October 1, 2011 Dr. Barmakian has merged The Orthopaedic Hand & Upper Extremity Center into the Summit Medical Group.
Powerful, supple and versatile, the human hand is a wonder of natural
engineering. But the hand cannot function without its vital linkage to the
elbow and shoulder. It is therefore important to treat the entire upper
extremity, from the shoulder to the fingertips, as a functional unit.
The specialty of hand surgery had its origins during World War II.
Dramatically improved results were obtained when severe hand and upper
extremity injuries were treated by a select group of physicians specially
trained in hand surgery. The specialties of orthopaedic surgery, plastic
surgery, general surgery, vascular surgery and neurosurgery all contributed
to the base of knowledge and experience necessary to effectively treat the
injured hand. After the war, “fellowships” in hand surgery were organized to
impart this new expertise to young surgeons. In today’s fellowship programs,
hand surgeons receive this same comprehensive, multi-specialty training and
are able to successfully treat a wide range of injuries and disorders. Hand
surgeons are thus uniquely qualified to treat this intricate and
indispensable part of the body.
Dr. Barmakian offers treatment to patients of all ages, from infants
with congenital hand disorders to senior citizens with arthritis. While many
conditions can be effectively treated non-operatively, conventional surgery,
microsurgery and arthroscopy are used to treat a wide variety of upper
extremity injuries and disorders. Fractures, tendon and nerve injuries,
sports injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, tumors, rotator cuff injuries, dislocations and tendonitis
are some of the conditions treated. If needed, X-ray
facilities are available on-site.
At the first visit, each patient first receives a thorough examination. Dr.
Barmakian then provides a complete explanation of the diagnosis and a review
of the various treatment options, with time for the patient’s questions to
be fully answered. Finally, a recommendation is given for the treatment option
that best fits the patient’s particular functional needs; a musician, for
example, has different needs than a construction worker. It is through this
time-tested system of examination, explanation and individualized
recommendation that the best results for each patient are obtained.
Offices and hours
202 Elmer Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
Dr. Barmakian no longer sees patients at the METUCHEN OFFICE
Information about your problem
The links listed below will provide you with information about a variety
of hand and orthopaedic problems.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:
Arm & Elbow,
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Hospital affiliations -
Dr. Barmakian has privileges at Overlook Hospital in
Summit, NJ 908-522-2000
Outpatient surgery center affiliations -
Dr. Barmakian has privileges at the Center for Ambulatory Surgery,
a state-of-the-art outpatient ambulatory surgery center located at 1450
Route 22 West, Mountainside, NJ 908-233-2020.
Frequently asked questions -