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J. Martin Favetto, M.D.
Hand and Upper Extremity

Dr. Favetto is a hand surgeon and partner at Bluegrass Orthopaedics. He received his medical degree from the University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine in Argentina. He is board certified in orthopaedics and traumatology by the Ministry of Health and Social Action in Argentina. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Eva Peron Hospital in San Martin, Argentina. After relocating to Kentucky, Dr. Favetto completed a fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Micro Surgery in Kentucky. He continued at the Kleinert Institute as Senior Fellow and ultimately as Hand Scholar. Dr. Favetto is a teacher and lecturer in upper-extremity hand injuries and trauma with an emphasis on wrist and elbow arthroscopy.

Dr. Favetto was one of the chief surgeons on the transplant team that performed the first two of three human hand transplants in the United States.


Specialties

  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Upper Extremity

Residency

  • Eva Peron Hospital - San Martin Argentina

Fellowship

  • Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Micro Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Joseph East
  • Bluegrass Specialty Surgery Center

Location
Details

3480 Yorkshire Medical Park
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 263-5140
  • Office
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    *Office may close 4:30PM on Friday
  • Physical Therapy
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY
    7:00am - 6:00pm

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When To Come In

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Treatment of Hand Injuries

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I had a wonderful experience, the staff was very friendly and helpful, dr favetto was very sincere and precise making me feel comfortable

Anonymous

I would recommend Dr. Favetto to anyone. He makes sure that you are taking care of yourself and has your best interest in mind. Very sincere, kind and takes the time to describe every issue. The office staff is kind , they work as a... I would recommend Dr. Favetto to anyone. He makes sure that you are taking care of yourself and has your best interest in mind. Very sincere, kind and takes the time to describe every issue. The office staff is kind , they work as a team. I feel lucky we chose his office.

Anonymous

Concise and convenient Quick appointment, good office interaction. Concise diagnosis & treatment options.

Anonymous

I had a severely swollen and painful hand and after my family doctor called he got me in immediately and then also scheduled a followup a few days later. All while booked up and I didn't have more than 15 minutes wait. Excellent service... I had a severely swollen and painful hand and after my family doctor called he got me in immediately and then also scheduled a followup a few days later. All while booked up and I didn't have more than 15 minutes wait. Excellent service from all.

Randall Brashear

Best hand doctor Dr. Favetto is prepared to handle the most complex of hand procedures and pays attention to the smallest details. He is well respected by his medical peers who unanimously recommend him. He explains all procedures... Best hand doctor Dr. Favetto is prepared to handle the most complex of hand procedures and pays attention to the smallest details. He is well respected by his medical peers who unanimously recommend him. He explains all procedures completely and leaves the decisions up to you. Sometimes you have to wait for your appointment because an emergency has arisen, but one must remember one's own emergency that brought one to his office in the first place, and it is well worth the wait.

Anonymous

Dr. Favetto is simply the best. I have seen him off and on for at least 15 yrs. I first saw him after a complicated hand fracture when he was with Kleinert and Kutz. I later followed him to Bluegrass Ortho. Now he is treating my trigger... Dr. Favetto is simply the best. I have seen him off and on for at least 15 yrs. I first saw him after a complicated hand fracture when he was with Kleinert and Kutz. I later followed him to Bluegrass Ortho. Now he is treating my trigger fingers. He also operated on my son's left hand about 5 years ago (who is a violinist in the Cleveland Orchestra). My family loves Dr Favetto and won't stop anywhere until we get to him for any hand problems that come up. I also refer any patient of mine who has a complicated hand or arm problem to him.

Anonymous

I had my second hand surgery under Dr Favetto. He is kind, caring and explains your issues well. This surgery was at BGO Surgery Center. I was cared for very well before and after my procedure. I would highly recommend Dr Favetto and... I had my second hand surgery under Dr Favetto. He is kind, caring and explains your issues well. This surgery was at BGO Surgery Center. I was cared for very well before and after my procedure. I would highly recommend Dr Favetto and his entire medical staff, both in his office and the surgery center. A very helpful and professional group of care givers!!

Sharon Rainwater

Dr Favetto has done excellent work on my Husbands crushed Elbow. He is very professional, informative,& attentive. And he has excellent bedside manner. He has been a blessing to us. We are very thankful for him .

Harold Lockard( Marsha)

Dr. Favetto is very professional, yet very down to earth. He was very thorough in explaining everything about my hand problems. Surgery went very smoothly. One of the best doctors I have ever been to

Anonymous

Great Doctor Great doctor, great staff. Highly recommended.

Anonymous

Dr Favetto, Evaluated my thumb pain and confirmed the diagnosis that I had received from two other Drs. He was compassionate and informative. Gave me the options and did not push surgery. I highly recommend Dr Favetto!

Billy Hayes

He operated on my husbands hand and was so great about communicating and making sure we felt comfortable. We really enjoyed working with him and would recommend him.

Anonymous

Dr. Favetto is very thorough and very compassionate and up-front about all the details of my shoulder replacement surgeries. I have had two and I couldn't have had an easier recovery. He has helped to improve my quality of life 500%. I... Dr. Favetto is very thorough and very compassionate and up-front about all the details of my shoulder replacement surgeries. I have had two and I couldn't have had an easier recovery. He has helped to improve my quality of life 500%. I would and have highly recommended him to anyone needing better health with their shoulders. God bless him in his very caring manner with his patients! Sister Angie Keil

Anonymous

I recently took my daughter there to see Dr. Favetto, needless to say, his staff-all the way from registration, to nurses/assistants and the doctor himself, were very kind and respectful.

Christina A Brown

Dr Favetto examined my swollen hand and treated it immediately providing me with pain relief and increased function.

Bonnie Gaunce