The Face of Hand Surgery - Dr. Robert Unsell - 405 Magazine

The Face of Hand Surgery – Dr. Robert Unsell

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Dr. Robert Unsell specializes in orthopedic surgery of the hand and wrist, including the surgical repair of traumatic and degenerative injuries. A native of southern California, Dr. Unsell joined OSSO in 1997 and currently serves as the medical director for the Community Hospital Hand Therapy Center. 

After graduating from Loma Linda School of Medicine, Unsell spent more than a decade serving at Loma Linda in several positions, including the Assistant Professor of Orthopedics as well as the Assistant Director of the Hand Fellowship Program. He has been involved with the training of 35 hand fellows, 15 of whom now hold academic teaching positions. Unsell was also the Director of Replant Services while at Loma Linda University and has replanted everything from the thumb of an 18-month-old to the complete arm of a 70-year-old.

Unsell said he feels blessed to be in Oklahoma and in a position to minister to the health and wellbeing of others. Loma Linda Universities’ motto is “to make man whole.” This principle has guided Unsell in his many years of practice. As a surgeon, he feels his job is not merely treating symptoms but treating the whole person. Patients’ personal goals; vocational, recreational and others play an important role in his decision-making, helping guide what will be best for each and every patient.