Dr. Lindsey Starr Urband, MD, Orthopedist
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Dr. Lindsey Starr Urband, MD

Orthopedist | Hand Surgery

3/5(4)
8008 Frost St Suite 403 San Diego CA, 92123
Rating

3/5

About

Dr. Lindsey Urband is a hand surgeon practicing in San Diego, CA. Dr. Urband specializes in caring for hand, wrist and forearm problems without the option of surgery unless necessary. Many hand surgeons are also experts in diagnosing and caring for shoulder and elbow problems and tend to suggest non-surgical treatments such as hand therapy or physical therapy.

Education and Training

University of Minnesota Medical School 2008

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Provider Details

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Dr. Lindsey Starr Urband, MD
Dr. Lindsey Starr Urband, MD's Expert Contributions

Treatments

  • Trigger Finger
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ganglion Cyst

Dr. Lindsey Starr Urband, MD's Practice location

Practice At 8008 Frost St Suite 403

8008 Frost St Suite 403 -
San Diego, CA 92123
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New patients: 858-715-9200
Fax: 858-715-9202

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Patient Experience with Dr. Urband


3.0

Based on 4 reviews

Dr. Lindsey Starr Urband, MD has a rating of 3 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 4 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Orthopedist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Lindsey Starr Urband, who serves patients in San Diego, California. 

Dr. Urband is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon. She firmly believes in patient/physician communication and providing patients with insight and education to make informed decisions regarding their care. Additionally, she treats complicated fractures and trauma of the upper extremity nerve problems, including carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome and nerve lacerations, tendonitis, Dupuytren’s contractures, trigger fingers as well as arthritis of the hand and upper extremity.

She is an owner of San Diego Hand Specialists (SDHS) in San Diego, California. SDHS is a team of five leading surgeons dedicated to the treatment of patients with hand and upper extremity problems. The physicians of SDHS represent over 100 years of medical education, practice, and dedication to excellence.

In 2008, Dr. Urband earned her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She then went on to complete her internship in the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota, followed by her residency in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Buffalo. Thereafter, she completed her fellowship in hand, upper extremity, and microsurgery at the Hand Center of San Antonio. 

To stay up to date in her field, she is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). The ABOS is an organization with the goal of establishing educational and professional standards for orthopaedic residents and surgeons, as well as evaluating the qualifications and competence of orthopaedic surgeons. 

Additionally, she is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Society of Surgery for the Hand, the California Orthopaedic Association, the San Diego Orthopaedic Society, and the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Urband is an Orthopaedic Surgeon liaison with the California Radiologic Technician Certification Committee and is on the board of the Residents and Fellows Education Committee for the California Orthopaedic Association.

Orthopaedic surgery or orthopaedics is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders. 

As a practicing orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Urband is involved with mission trips to Nicaragua and Ecuador through the Esparança humanitarian organization. She has also participated in three surgical missions to Guatemala, serving as a medical interpreter and assistant surgeon while in medical school and pre-medical training.

On a more personal note, she enjoys running and has completed 18 half marathons and two marathons, cycling, hiking, paddleboarding, and downhill skiing. As a former national-level speedskater, she understands athletic injuries and appreciates the need to safely and effectively return an athlete to competition.

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