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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
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

So glad I went to Dr O'Neill for my hand surgery. I could not be more pleased. No one wants to have surgery, but when you have to, it's so great to have all your questions answered and have great results!

Anonymous

Explains everything well. Compassionate and understanding. Seems concerned for his patients' welfare.

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

Excellent!

Tim Conlin

What a terrific doctor and human being! Thanks for caring about my friends arm and scheduling for next-day surgery.

Toni

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.

Great bedside manner, professional, efficient and explained procedures where I could understand everything!

Timothy Conlin

I am from Bowling Green, Ky. I have seen Dr. O'Neill for a broken wrist and a joint replacement on the right long finger. I am very please with Dr. O'Neill work. My husband has also had a finger work on after a table saw accident. We... I am from Bowling Green, Ky. I have seen Dr. O'Neill for a broken wrist and a joint replacement on the right long finger. I am very please with Dr. O'Neill work. My husband has also had a finger work on after a table saw accident. We are very happy to have someone like Dr. O'Neill to help in case we need him. If anyone needs any kind of surgery you want go wrong if you check with his office. His staff is very nice also. The Davis' from Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Larry and Linda Davis

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'Neill performed a miracle surgery on my 2 crushed fingers. He and his staff are still working to get them more mobile. I am so grateful to him for his skill and caring attitude.

Lona West

Dr O'Neill treated me for a dog bite. He was very kind & explained everything thoroughly. He answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Top notch care!

Anonymous

Caring, interested, quick and to the point

Anonymous

Procedure was done expertly with no complications. Healing time was excellent. Dr. O'Neill was very thorough in explaining the procedure and necessary follow up instructions.

Peggy Crawford

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.

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