At Regional Hand Center of Central California, we provide the highest standard of care to our patients. Our fellowship trained and Board Certified hand surgeons specialize in hand, wrist, and forearm disorders and are equipped with the state of the art ambulatory surgery center. Our surgery center, on-site radiology services and certified medical staff meet and exceed the highest standards of efficiency, cleanliness and individualized care.
Whether you are planning a procedure or you are interested in options for treatment, the professional and caring Regional Hand Center team makes it easy to find the answers you need.
For an appointment or answers to your questions, call (559) 322-HAND.
Our fellowship trained and Board Certified hand surgeons specialize in hand, wrist, and forearm disorders and are equipped with the state of the art ambulatory surgery center. Rest assured that our surgery center, on-site radiology services and certified medical staff meet and exceed the highest standards of efficiency, cleanliness and individualized care.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is essentially a pinched nerve in the wrist. There is a space in the wrist called the carpal tunnel where the median nerve and nine tendons pass from the forearm into the hand.Read More
A wrist fracture is a medical term for a broken wrist. The wrist is made up of eight small bones which connect with the two long forearm bones called the radius and ulna. Although a broken wrist…Read More
Fingertip injuries are one of the more common injuries in the hand. The fingertips are exposed in many of our activities. Fingertip injuries can be caused by many things. They can be crushed…Read More
Stenosing tenosynovitis is a condition commonly known as “trigger finger.” It is sometimes also called “trigger thumb.” The tendons that bend the fingers glide easily with the help of pulleys.Read More
The bones of the hand serve as a framework. This framework supports the muscles that make the wrist and fingers move. When one of these hand bones is broken (fractured), it can prevent you from…Read More
Patients with de Quervain syndrome have painful tendons on the thumb side of the wrist. Tendons are the ropes that the muscle uses to pull the bone. You can see them on the back of your hand.Read More
Ganglion cysts are very common lumps within the hand and wrist that occur adjacent to joints or tendons. The most common locations are the top of the wrist (see Figure 1), the palm side of the wrist.Read More
With lateral epicondylitis, there is degeneration of the tendon’s attachment, weakening the anchor site and placing greater stress on the area. This can then lead to pain associated with activities.Read More
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that involves pressure or stretching of the ulnar nerve (also known as the “funny bone” nerve), which can cause numbness or tingling in the ring and small.Read More
Recognized for their unique expertise and advanced techniques, these surgeons lead the Regional Hand Center team to provide individualized attention, focused on the best possible outcome so that you can return quickly to your active life.
Dr. Randi Galli is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. A member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society that comprises the top ten percent of medical students…Read More
Dr. Ricardo Avena is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Born and raised in Mexico City, Dr. Avena attended medical school at the National…Read More
Dr. Anisa Yalom joined the team at Regional Hand Center of Central California in 2015 after she completed the prestigious Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship at University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Yalom grew up in San Diego and attended medical…Read More
Dr. Ryan Stehr is the latest physician to join the team at the Regional Hand Center of Central California. He attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School before completing a plastic surgery residency at Froedtert and…Read More
Ileana Cervantes obtained her Masters degree as a physician assistant through Western University of Health Sciences and is a certified physician assistant through the National Commission on…Read More
Eric Wagoner obtained his Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies through Loma Linda University. He is a certified physician assistant through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and has also obtained certification…Read More
From my initial contact through and including my release from care, Dr. Yalom and her staff treated me professionally, kindly and with full understanding of the issues surrounding my pain and limitations. I am pleased – – but not at all surprised — to say that my surgical outcome was superb and my followup wholly uneventful. I would not hesitate to refer anyone in need of hand surgery to a most competent, friendly and professional surgeon – – Anisa M. Yalom, M.D. – – who I will always admire and respect.
“Your staff are pure professionals as well as comforting and caring towards the patients. I feel much more comfortable having my surgery at Regional Hand Center than in a hospital setting. You could teach many establishments a lot about how to run the business and provide superior care.”
I am late in writing this review. I assisted my 93 year old mother-in-law with getting an appointment here a few months back. The office was very welcoming, and gave her an appointment very quickly.
She was seen by Dr. Yalom, who was on time for the appointment and had a delightful bedside manner! The doctor and staff were all very patient and caring, as well as educational.
They went above and beyond with their continued follow up. Now my mom is pain free, and able to resume her normal activities. We couldn’t be happier!
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Galli. His care for his patients is obvious, his team is amazing, and his work is superb.
I love Regional hand center I have been going there for 3 years and had 3 surgeries they are the best!!
I have been a patient for about 5 years. I have had three minor surgeries and a pain management treatment. Dr. Avena is wonderful, kind, competent and easy to talk to. Anyone with an injury or other problem with their hands should see any of the professionals here.
The care that I received at this facility was amazing!! Can’t say enough about the amazing staff!! Thank you!!
I think this is a wonderful group. The staff is very helpful and extremely professional. I would recommend them to anyone. Dr. Yalom is very thorough with an excellent bedside manner. I’m so happy she is treating me.