With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Douglas Chin & Dr. Glen Lau are premier hand surgeons in the San Francisco Bay Area.
East Bay Hand and Upper Extremity is a multidisciplinary practice devoted to the functional and aesthetic reconstruction of the hands and upper extremities, with a special interest in injuries and diseases involving the bones, joints, nerves, tendons, and “soft tissues”.
Consultant surgeon to members of the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, Golden State Warriors, and Oakland Police & Fire Department.
Dr. Douglas Chin is one of the few Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeons in the country devoted to the reconstruction of the hands. Dr. Chin’s knowledge and experience are shared in over 50 scientific and medical publications and lectures. He is known throughout the community for his sensitivity to the needs of each and every patient, his individualized care, and his dedication to providing the highest quality of medical and aesthetic care. Licensed by the State of California as a Qualified Medical Evaluator and Certified by the American College of Disability Evaluating Physicians, Dr. Chin is a recognized authority on workers’ compensation issues, industrial injuries, and upper extremity disabilities.
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I have had several laser treatments at Dr. Chin's office. My concerns were brown spots on my cheeks and the laxity of my lower face and neck wrinkles. I was started on a laser combination treatment of micro-needling and LaseMD. I am so happy with the results my skin looks great. It is a series of three sessions but worth it.
This is a note to say thanks to Dr. Chin, who I saw in February 2013 for a second opinion. I subsequently had hand surgery in April (in Copenhagen, in a procedure reminiscent of the dark ages). This surgery opened my joint capsule. I did NOT pursue finding or pinning the bone back to the joint. Following physiotherapy, I have near-normal mobility, though the finger is, of course, not straight. Just a note to say thanks for your care and advice!
I was referred to Dr. Douglas Chin by my primary-care physician over five years ago, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. Dr. Chin is compassionate and professional. His staff is polite, respectful, patient and very organized. I have undergone several surgeries for my wrist and both ulnar nerves. Dr. Chin thoroughly explained each step ofthe procedure(s) to me, took care to ensure I was comfortable during surgery, as well as providing outstanding post-operative care. Definitely one of the better experiences I’ve had with any doctor. He is an exceptional hand surgeon, as well as a great cosmetic surgeon. I never hesitate in recommending him to family and friends! (My husband is also a -patient!).