Dr. Guyette’s years in practice has solidified his patient philosophy, that the localized problems of the upper extremity affect the whole patient – their work, recreational activities, and even simple daily tasks – and their treatment must be undertaken in that context.
Dr. Guyette graduated Salutorian from the University of Southern California. After earning his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City; the oldest orthopedic surgery hospital in the United States consistently ranked #1 in Orthopedics. His advanced training in Hand and Microsurgery was undertaken at the Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore, MD, the largest hand surgery center in the world. From this strong academic background Dr. Guyette has published numerous articles and book chapters, and continues to teach in the academic community as a lecturer at the University of Washington, local hospitals and private symposiums.
Dr. Guyette is board-certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has a Certification of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery. With a clinical practice that spans the range of upper extremity pathology, Dr. Guyette is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the American Society of Surgery of the Hand. He is also an active physician with Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, and Swedish Medical Center.
With a clinical practice that spans the range of upper extremity pathology, Dr. Guyette has advanced training and interest in the newest techniques for hand and upper extremity pathology. Yet surgery remains only one pillar of treatment, many of these diagnoses can be successfully managed without surgery with a coordinated approach including therapy, medications, and patient education.
Dr. Guyette was recognized as the top hand surgeon from both Seattle Magazine and Seattle Met Magazine for 2014/2015, the only Eastside hand surgeon with that honor.
Clinical Focus: Surgical and nonsurgical treatment of complex hand and wrist trauma, nerve compression syndromes of the upper extremity with minimally invasive endoscopic techniques, wrist and digit arthroscopy, arthritis of the hand and wrist, Dupuytren’s contracture, skin and soft tissue problems.
Dr. Guyette’s curriculum vitae can be accessed here » Dr. Guyette-CV