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William L. O'Neill, M.D.
Hand Surgery

Hand surgeon Dr. O'Neill is a partner at Bluegrass Orthpaedics & Hand Care. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency at the University of South Florida, a plastic surgery residency and a microsurgery fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) and a hand surgery fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. He served as Chief of Hand Surgery at the VA Hospital until 1997. He then moved to Lexington, KY to establish a dedicated office to serve Central and Eastern Kentucky.

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

Publication By Dr. O'Neill - Dupuytren's Disease


Specialties

  • Peripheral Nerve Damage
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • CHI - St Joseph East
  • Bluegrass Specialty Surgery Center

Residencies

  • University of South Florida - General Surgery
  • Baylor College of Medicine - Plastic Surgery & Microsurgery

Medical Degree

  • St. Louis University of Medicine

Fellowships

  • Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery

Treatment for the Following Injuries

  • Hand Injuries & Fractures
  • Sports Injuries (Knee, Shoulder, Ankle, etc.)
  • Work Injuries
  • Repetitive Injuries
  • Foot & Ankle Injuries & Disorders
  • Joint Replacement
  • Spinal Injury & Disease•Shoulder, Hand and Wrist Disorders
  • Arthritis and Other Degenerative Diseases

We Can Help
With What You Need

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
Outstanding surgeon!!! I have been a patient of and worked with Dr. O'Neill's patients as a therapist in an independent practice for over 15 years and can tell you that he is one of the very best. I have also referred many patients,... Outstanding surgeon!!! I have been a patient of and worked with Dr. O'Neill's patients as a therapist in an independent practice for over 15 years and can tell you that he is one of the very best. I have also referred many patients, friends and family members to him, including my own spouse and children. I can assure you that you will receive the highest quality of care.

J.A.

Had s shot on my right thumb. Will eventually have to have surgery. I have been going to Dr O’Neil for many years

Anonymous

Ii have had dr.oneil do teo surgerys about to have another i would not go anywhere else he is great

Kenneth riffe

Dr. O'Neil is an exceptional doctor who has a focus on successful treatments and outcomes for patients. Highly skilled and experienced he meets top standards of medical care and patient relationships. He is down to earth and very... Dr. O'Neil is an exceptional doctor who has a focus on successful treatments and outcomes for patients. Highly skilled and experienced he meets top standards of medical care and patient relationships. He is down to earth and very caring. I could not find a better doctor. Not a typical surgeon.

Anonymous

Dr. O’Neil addressed the issues with my wrist in a prompt manner. I was very satisfied with my visit.

Anonymous

I had a question about my tendons in my left hand, middle finger regarding tendon stretching. Dr. O'Neill and a therapist gave me the information I needed to make a decision. Same compassionate care I always receive from Dr. O. Now I... I had a question about my tendons in my left hand, middle finger regarding tendon stretching. Dr. O'Neill and a therapist gave me the information I needed to make a decision. Same compassionate care I always receive from Dr. O. Now I just have to make one.

Anonymous

He's a great dr. Short sweet and to the point. He's honest and truly cares about his patients.

Anonymous

Great dr He's short sweet and to the point. He's truly concerned about his patients wellbeing. Had CTRS 3 yrs ago now on left hand and I'm returning for surgery on the right. I wouldn't trust my hands to anyone else.

Anonymous

I love Dr.O’Neill.I would recommend him to anyone.I can only praise his work and will continue to go to him as needed.

Wanda Collinsworth

I just love Dr. Oneil. I had surgery for carpal tunnel on both of my hands and I am now able to work every day painless and without visibility of my scars. This Dr. is the best. He has a heart of gold and the bed side manor it takes to... I just love Dr. Oneil. I had surgery for carpal tunnel on both of my hands and I am now able to work every day painless and without visibility of my scars. This Dr. is the best. He has a heart of gold and the bed side manor it takes to capture your trust. I would recommend him to everybody I know and dont know. He is the BEST!!!!

Donna R.

He has done surgery on both of my hands for different problems. I have never had any problems related to the surgery. He is a great surgeon, and I trust him and his decision. I highly recommend him.

Sandra D.

Dr. O'Neill did surgery on my finger. He did a wonderful job and all of his office staff and surgery center staff are awesome.

Anonymous

The quality of care and level of skill that I received from Dr. O'Neill for repair of a trigger finger was outstanding. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing orthopedic hand services. HIs staff was professional and... The quality of care and level of skill that I received from Dr. O'Neill for repair of a trigger finger was outstanding. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing orthopedic hand services. HIs staff was professional and responsive to any needs/questions I had. My care could not have been any better than what I received from Dr. O'Neill and his staff.

Teresa A.

Dr O'Neill has performed hand surgery on me. I am so pleased with the results. All my questions were answered, alternatives discussed. I have recommended friends and family to him, and they recommend him to their friends and family. One... Dr O'Neill has performed hand surgery on me. I am so pleased with the results. All my questions were answered, alternatives discussed. I have recommended friends and family to him, and they recommend him to their friends and family. One of the true treasures of the Lexington medical community!

Anonymous

I would have to rate Dr. O'Neill as excellent. Not only is he competent, but very knowledgable. He did carpel tunnel surgery on my right hand in 2009 and I have had NO residual numbness. I started having pain in my thumb joints in... I would have to rate Dr. O'Neill as excellent. Not only is he competent, but very knowledgable. He did carpel tunnel surgery on my right hand in 2009 and I have had NO residual numbness. I started having pain in my thumb joints in November, 2015 and the pain remained constant. I saw Dr. O'Neill in May, 2016. He recommended injections and advised they may be painful. I had them in both thumbs and by the next day, I have no pain in my thumbs joints! I am extremely satisfied!

Jean Amburgey