Daniel Torres, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Hand Surgery

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Specialties
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Conditions treated
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Area of focus ?
Upper Extremity
LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute
Languages spoken
English, Spanish

Dr. Torres's Locations

Conditions Dr. Torres Treats

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Services Dr. Torres Offers

  • Amputation
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis (Joint Aspiration)
  • Biopsy
  • Bursa Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Casting/Splinting
  • Closed Reduction of Fractures/Dislocations
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Cubital Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dislocation
  • Distal Biceps Repair
  • Distal Triceps Repair
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Contracture Release
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of the Hook of Hamate
  • Extensor Tendon Repair
  • Fingertip Amputations & Finger Flaps
  • Flexor Pulley Reconstruction
  • Flexor Tendon Repair
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand, Wrist and Elbow Care
  • Injection of Tendon
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About Dr. Torres

Philosophy of care

Every patient comes in with their own unique story and background. I try to incorporate this into their treatment plan and decision-making. Individualized, personal and tailored encounters are what I strive to achieve every day. My goal is to make you feel comfortable and help you understand your disease process. I also strive to minimize risks and provide conservative treatments when appropriate.

Why I entered medicine

My love for medicine started at a very early age. I found stories my mother read me about medical missionaries reaching out to patients in remote areas of the world enthralling and fascinating, and my career path was set. During medical school I participated in a medical mission trip in Papua New Guinea, where we dealt with many machete injuries to the hand. It was very satisfying to see a patient’s function and livelihood restored when these injuries were repaired. That’s when I knew I would become a hand surgeon.

Community involvement

I’m very fond of community service and charitable organizations. I advocate for Pennsylvania legislation to improve patient access and quality of care and have been involved in everything from fundraising for animal shelters and human rights to volunteering at community sports fairs, vaccine drive-thrus and international mission trips.

Personal interests

I’m an avid sports fanatic. The Houston Astros is my current favorite professional team. I also enjoy musical theater shows, cooking, traveling, classical music (piano and choral pieces) and spending time with friends and family.

Education

Undergraduate
Southwestern Adventist University, BS - Biology, 2005

Medical Training
Loma Linda University School of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2009

Training

Internship 2010
University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals, Galveston, TX

Residency 2011
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals, Galveston, TX

Residency 2012
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals, Galveston, TX

Residency 2013
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals, Galveston, TX

Residency 2014
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals, Galveston, TX

Fellowship 2015
Hand Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand Surgery

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