Santa Rosa Orthopaedic’s was recently recognized under the category of Hand Surgery by Sonoma Magazine’s Top Doctors survey highlighting Dr. Mazur and Dr. Mintalucci for their expertise. Today we would like to expound on the work these fine physicians do at the SRO Hand Center.

About the Top Doctor Nomination

Sonoma Magazine’s Top Doctor survey is distributed annually to local doctors who are asked which medical specialist they would most often recommend to someone they care about. More than 300 professionals emerged as top docs in 50 specialties of medicine.  Survey results revealed that SRO’s orthopaedic surgeons Kai-Uwe Mazur and Dominic J. Mintalucci are viewed as exemplary in the field of Hand Surgery.

The Hand Center 

SRO’s Hand Center is the only hand center in California north of San Francisco that consists of board certified orthopaedic surgeons who have earned the Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery (CAQ), thanks to doctors Mazur and Mintalucci. This additional training at the fellowship level assures patients that their surgeons provide the most up-to-date, medically appropriate treatment.

SRO’s Hand Center’s surgeons and certified hand therapists work closely together on cases to assure quality of care and consistently deliver successful results for patients. This personalized, collaborative approach incorporates on-site diagnostic x-ray, MRI services as well as SRO’s fully automated and HIPAA-compliant electronic records system that work to achieve the highest level of patient recovery.

The Hand Center affords each patient state-of-the-art medical care in a friendly and compassionate environment. The SRO team treatment model focuses on diagnostics and meticulous surgical details, in addition to carefully monitored post-surgical rehabilitation and recovery. Both Dr. Mazur and Mintalucci specialize in diagnosing and treating patients with a wide variety of conditions that affect the fingers, hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder including:

  • Trauma care
  • Work-related injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Nerve and tendon conditions
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Wound care
  • Congenital defects
  • Amputations

Dr. Mazur and Dr. Mintalucci both provide PRP injections to promote quicker healing and less pain as a compliment to the many other advanced surgeries and treatment options available to patients through the Hand Center. PRP treatments are also available through the Centers of Excellence from other SRO surgeons.


About Dr. Mintalucci

Dominic J. Mintalucci, M.D. is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon with additional subspecialty training in Microsurgical, Hand and Upper Extremity surgery. He has also been trained in the most advanced surgeries including Tenex plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon, patellar tendon and elbow surgeries and he now offers patients Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections for quicker healing and pain relief.

About Dr. Mazur

Dr. Kai-Uwe Mazur is board certified and fellowship trained in hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgery. He specializes in the latest techniques in hand and upper-extremity joint arthroplasty and replacement, advanced arthroscopic reconstruction, ligament reconstruction of the upper extremity, tendon repair, vascularized bone grafting, peripheral nerve surgery and microsurgery.

Dr. Mazur also provides leading-edge treatment for cumulative trauma disorders and performs minimally invasive surgeries for carpal tunnel syndrome and other overuse disorders. He is also now offering Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections to promote quicker healing and less pain.

For more information, visit the SRO website or call 707-546-1922