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Thank you for choosing The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia for your care. We take pride in helping our patients overcome injuries, relieve pain, and return to active, healthy lifestyles.

In this section, you can read stories from patients we’ve treated about their experiences and recoveries under our care.

Read what our patients are saying about The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia.

You can also read what our patients are saying about The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia by visiting our doctor profiles.

Average Patient Rating

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Average Rating: 5 (1,013 reviews)

Patient Reviews

“Very professional. The Doctor gets to the situation asap. Very pleased.”
– George K.
Treating Doctor: Gary M. Lourie, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5
“When I got in to see him it was worth it.”
– Vivian B.
Patient Rating:
5
“My experience at The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia was the most pleasant and professional I have ever been through at a medical facility. All of the staff, and Dr. Templeton charming, compassionate, and helpful. I feel very much at ease with my recovery thanks to The Hand & Upper Extremity Center of Georgia.”
– Aaron W.
Treating Doctor: Erika L. Templeton, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5
“Dr. Ratner is a great Doctor. He will always do what is best for his patients. He did a tendon transfer on my son and explained every step of the way. His nurse is amazing as well. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a caring Doctor.”
– Starla C.
Treating Doctor: Joshua A. Ratner, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5
“Love this office!! Dr. Rather, Dr Costas and Debra the Office Manager are all AMAZING!! Very nice group and did well with my son. So knowledgeable and caring!”
– Amy H.
Treating Doctor: Joshua A. Ratner, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5
“Although it sounds cliche, I literally am only able to type this survey because of Dr. Costas. If it was not for him, his surgical skills, and his openness to working with me and my goals, I would never have the return of two functioning hands. After a horrible work-related accident and initial poor medical care, it was The Hand & Upper Extremity Center that provided me the hope that I would be a functioning person again. Dr. Costas and his staff made each one of my 9 surgeries feel as easy, stress-free, and positive as possible despite the fact that some were knowingly going to be long recovers and painful. From the pre-op to the post-op, I always knew I would be in good care with Dr. Costas and his team. Best part, for most of my procedures, I was able to stay awake with a neuro-block so that I could learn more about my future limitations as well as improved functionality. So many thank you to you guys and to Dr. Costas. You allowed me to be me!”
– Meaghan M.
Treating Doctor: Bronier L. Costas, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5
“When I fell on a Saturday night and broke my right (dominant) wrist, the ER dr. tried to reduce it, but told me to call an orthopedic surgeon on Mondaymorning, as I probably would need surgery. I had never had a broken bone, so didn’t know any orthopedic doctors, but through a friend, I was blessed to be given Dr. Lourie’s name. When I first called the office, Brittany was sympathetic to my situation and asked me to come in within 2 hours of my call to have x-rays and see how to proceed. Though Dr. Lourie was in surgery, they emailed him my x-rays, and he took time to look at them, and I received a call asking me to come in and meet with him Tuesday morning. From that first meeting, Dr. Lourie and his staff have shown me such kindness and compassion, encouraged me, and assured me that they would take good care of me and get me well. Dr. Lourie tried to avoid surgery, but it turned out to be necessary, and he and his staff took time to answer my questions and explain things to me regarding the surgery and everything else they have had to do, giving me confidence in their medical skills and personal concern for me. Four months, 2 surgeries, and 7 casts later, I am now in a splint and having therapy with their equally wonderful therapy group, with Dr. Lourie continuing to provide follow-up care. Though my injury wasn’t life-threatening, even up to the present, it has certainly been life-changing. But without the quality of medical care I received from Dr. Lourie and his staff, it could have been permanently life-altering. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Lourie and his staff for all they have done for me and have no hesitation about recommending them to anyone in need of their particular skills and care.”
– B
Treating Doctor: Gary M. Lourie, M.D.
“Dr. Lorie took time to explain everything and in a way that I could understand. Despite my being a first time patient he made me feel as though I’d been there many times. Very easy to talk to, very personable yet professional. A great experience. I would highly recommend him. His assistant was awesome too.”
– Claudia S.
Treating Doctor: Gary M. Lourie, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5
“There are really no words to describe how great I think Dr. Klugman is. That goes for the whole staff especially Isaac and Michael. Everybody is great but I don't know their names. I always leave feeling happier than when I got there! I've broken both of my wrists and sailed through recovery in both instances. When I fell walking into the building in December I broke a rib. The nice people who helped were patients of your practice. One of them went up and told somebody and a member of your staff came down with a wheel chair. I appreciated the help I got as I was in a lot of pain. The entire staff is so pleasant and compassionate that breaking a bone is almost fun :) Thanks to all of your staff.”
– Reba N.
Treating Doctor: Jeffrey A. Klugman, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5
“Dr. Gillespie has been great in the 4 years we have been working with him!”
– Richard M.
Treating Doctor: Bryce T. Gillespie, M.D.
Patient Rating:
5

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