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Meet Viralkumar Patel, M.D.

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Dr. Viralkumar Patel is a board certified General Surgeon with certification in the sub-specialty of Surgery of the Hand practicing in Atlanta. Dr. Patel previously served as the Chief of Surgery at Emory Adventist Hospital. Dr. Patel has dedicated his practice to the diagnosis and treatment of hand and upper extremity conditions in all age groups.

Dr. Patel completed his undergraduate education with honors, at the University of Florida. Dr. Patel earned his medical degree at Meharry Medical College, where he graduated with high honors and was inaugurated as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society for his superior scholastic achievements. Dr. Patel completed his residency in General Surgery at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. Dr. Patel was selected from among his colleagues as Resident of the Year, for his remarkable care and compassion toward patients.

Following residency training, Dr. Patel pursued a Hand Surgery fellowship at the University of Connecticut. There, under the direction of Dr. Kirk Watson, founder and former president of the New England Hand Society, Dr. Patel gained immense experience in hand and microsurgery. During his fellowship, Dr. Patel presented his research at several local and national meetings, including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the New England Hand Society. Furthermore, Dr. Patel has been acknowledged in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and he has committed himself to many professional organizations.

Dr. Patel spends time educating his patients about their medical condition. In Dr. Patel’s own words, “Listening to each patient’s concerns and helping them return faster to a pain free and normal, productive lifestyle is what I strive to achieve everyday.”

In his spare time, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with his family. His current hobbies include playing basketball and racquetball, cooking, and traveling.


Dr. Patel’s Patient Reviews


My office visit was great at Dr. Patel’s office! It started off with a very friendly Tracy at the front desk. I didn’t have to wait long at all before she took me back for x-rays, then Dr. Patel came to talk to me and assess my condition. He was attentive and seemed to really care about solving the problems with my hands. He didn’t rush me out of the room.

– Verified Patient, Reviewer from ZocDoc

Great Doc! He explained everything. This will be my second procedure he has performed. I highly recommend him.

– Patrick, Reviewer from ZocDoc

Dr. Patel was very patient and informative. It made the process easy and the hand pain has gone away.

– Verified Patient, Reviewer from ZocDoc


Professional, methodical. My impression is very favorable. Strikes me as a no nonsense pro.

-Robert, Reviewer from ZocDoc

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If you have shooting pain in your hand or wrist, you may have a wrist or hand fracture. Fracturing, or breaking, the bones in the wrist or hand is extremely easy because of their size and structure. Read on to learn how wrist and hand fractures are treated by Dr. Patel and the Atlanta Hand Specialists.

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