Less invasive procedures for wrist, hand and elbow - South Florida Hand and Orthopaedic Center

About Kenneth Garrod, M.D., FACS

Dr. Kenneth Garrod

Kenneth Garrod, M.D., FACS

Dr. Garrod is a Board Certified Orthopedic Hand and Upper Extremity surgeon involved in cutting edge treatment of all upper extremity disorders. He has been in practice in Boca Raton, Florida since 1984. He was one of the first fellowship trained hand and upper extremity surgeons to practice in South Florida bringing state-of-the-art expertise to the area.

Dr. Garrod graduated from the University of Wisconsin and completed medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He was a General Surgery resident at the same institution and went on to complete his Orthopedic Surgery training there. In order to obtain expertise in treating disorders of the upper extremity he completed a fellowship at Tufts University Medical School in Boston, Mass. under the direction of Drs. Edward Nalebuff and Leonard Ruby. He is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery. He maintains both certifications and recertifies with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery every 10 years.

Dr. Garrod is currently a Voluntary Affiliate Assistant Professor at the FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. He is involved in undergraduate medical studies and mentors undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in medicine.

Dr. Garrod specializes in minimally invasive surgery of the upper extremity . He was one of the first physicians in the country to perform endoscopic carpal tunnel release and has performed over 10,000 such procedures. He has been involved in teaching other practicing orthopedic surgeons the technique conducting clinical workshops and traveling to other academic institutions teaching the technique. Other areas of expertise include endoscopic cubital tunnel decompression, wrist arthroscopy, minimally invasive wrist fracture treatment, tennis elbow, treatment of Dupuytren’s disease with needle aponuerotomy and collagenase injections and joint replacement for the arthritic hand. He has specialized experience with complicated surgical reconstructions for patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Dr. Garrod receives accolades from his colleagues and is routinely named to  the Castle-Connolly Guide to Top Doctors as well as the prestigious Guide to Top Doctors published by the Center for the Study of Services in Washington, D.C. He has received the coveted Patients Choice Award rated and awarded by patients.

Dr. Garrod’s focus is on restoring function and eliminating pain with the newest, least invasive, most up-to-date methods available. He continues to pursue such methods through his membership in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand for which he has been an active member since 1988. Other professional organization memberships include fellowship in the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

About Dr. Ehsan Esmaeili

Dr. Ehsan Esmaeili

Dr. Ehsan Esmaeili

Dr. Ehsan Esmaeili is a Board Certified Orthopedic Hand and Upper Extremity surgeon who has recently joined Dr. Garrod and his team. Raised in Wellington, FL, Dr. Esmaeili returns to South Florida committed to offering the highest quality of care in all age groups.

Dr. Esmaeili completed his undergraduate education with honors, at the University of Florida in 2003. From there he graduated summa cum laude from the American University of Antigua College of Medicine in 2007. Dr. Esmaeili then completed his residency in General Surgery at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in South Carolina where he served as chief resident in 2012.

Following residency, Dr. Esmaeili completed a prestigious Hand and Microvascular Surgery fellowship at the University of Connecticut in 2013. There he was mentored by renowned hand and wrist surgeon Dr. H. Kirk Watson, gaining vast experience in the care of the upper extremity. To further expand his surgical education, Dr. Esmaeili also gained certification in microsurgery from Columbia University in New York. During his career, Dr. Esmaeili has published and presented his research at local and national meetings, including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the New England Hand Society. He is currently a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS), and a member of the Florida Medical Association.

Dr. Esmaeili is currently affiliated with Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Boca Raton Outpatient Surgery and Laser Center, and Bethesda Outpatient Surgery Center. His goal is to provide the best and most comprehensive medical care in his field.