Why Choose Dr. Handal?
Dr. Handal possesses 22 years of experience in Orthopaedic Surgery.
He is the only Board Certified Fellowship Trained Joint Replacement Surgeon in Palm Beach County Performing the Direct Anterior Hip Replacement (the only truly minimally invasive THR).
He has years of experience in complex reconstructive hip and
He is one of only a small and elite group of master surgeons qualified to perform
The Exeter Hip Revision Technique of miraculously resculpting and restoring a patient's hip socket and thigh bone back to its premorbid state utilizing cadaveric bone graft and metallic mesh.
Dr. Handal developed The Gilbert Procedure for failed TKA as a result of extensor mechanism rupture or insufficiency, which offers great hope to patients suffering from this catastrophic problem.
He stays up-to-date with innovative surgery technology and techniques, and is expanding to new cutting edge therapies- Hip Arthroscopy, PRP
Dr. Handal is regarded as the surgeon of choice by other orthopedic surgeons regionally for:
- Handling complex primary (first time) total joint replacements
- Handling complex failed joint replacement requiring reconstruction
- Handling reconstruction in the same or staged operations.
He comes from a long bloodline of surgeons in his family. (Arthur G. Handal, Richard G. Handal, D G. Handal)
International patients benefit from this prestigious practice as FIJI has drawn patients from countries such as
Germany, Austria, Canada, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico City , Cancun, Italy, Haiti, Honduras, the Bahamas, Chile, Ecuador and Peru to name a few! We enjoy meeting and treating such a diverse population of patients that are unified by FIJI with expert and successful care of their orthopaedic problems. We truly feel privileged that so many international patients have chosen FIJI for their orthopaedic care.
Nationally, Dr. Handal has attended to the orthopaedic needs of patients from
almost every state in the USA.
Expansion into our second location in Boca Raton in the coming year will see the dream of the Handal brothers come to fruition.
Life, Mobility, and Beauty (trademarked by the three brothers) signifies Obstetrics and GYN (Richard G. Handal - LIFE), Orthopedic Surgery (Edgar G. Handal - MOBILITY), and Plastic Surgery (Arthur G. Handal - BEAUTY).
Dr. Handal exhausts all conservative methods of treatment before resorting to major surgery. (Other doctors may not put in that effort, as there is more money to be made in major surgery.)
Surgery is performed by a team of two, not five, thereby decreasing the chance of infection.
Surgery is performed expeditiously but not rushed to insure quality performance of the surgery. All surgery is performed by Dr. Handal to ensure MD quality performance.
Virtually Zero percent infection rate in 15 years of joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery as well as any other cases (trauma) he has performed.
Virtually Zero percent dislocation rate in 15 years in total hip replacement without the use of overly constrained devices that may decrease the longevity of the implant.
All in-patients are seen by Dr. Handal in the post-operative period. If necessary, a post-operative patient who is transferred to a rehab facility will be attended to not only by the nursing and physical therapy staff, but also an internist and rehabilitation doctor as part of the team.
Dr. Handal is compassionate and informative to patients.
He offers a comprehensive one-on-one recovery plan utilizing a pool of the best physical therapists chosen on a case by case basis to meet the needs of each unique patient.
His practice is not a mill, and individualized treatment is the mission statement.
As a solo practitioner, Dr. Handal is able to offer
VIP service to virtually all of his patients. (He left a big group because large medical groups are simply unable to give VIP service.)
The office staff deals with all the patients of one doctor so that
all patients are recognized.
No voice mail dumping or number menus that frustrate even Dr. Handal.
Dr. Handal is fluent in Spanish and is a resource for the local and international Spanish speaking population seeking orthopedic care.