Woodlands Center for Special Surgery

Expert Hand Surgeon Dr. Mark Ciaglia Shares His Personal Approach to Treatment and Patient Care

Known for his upbeat personality, surgical precision, and personalized care, patients praise Dr. Ciaglia’s knowledge, skill, and bedside manner, as well as their outcomes. We recently sat down with this sought after, fellowship-trained hand surgeon to discuss what makes his practice special.

Why did you choose to focus on hand surgery?

I decided to be a master of one thing and to be truly great at it. Hand surgery is an ideal fit because it requires absolute perfection and precision. The hand is extraordinarily complex, with an intricate arrangement of bones, ligaments, nerves, and muscles. There’s no room for error.

What makes you and your practice stand out?

By focusing solely on the hand, I’ve concentrated my knowledge and experience. I stay up-to-date on the latest, most advanced surgical techniques and treatments, and participate in cutting-edge research. The advanced stem cell therapy research study I’m currently working with is fascinating. My patient results have been spectacular!

Additionally, I carefully track patient outcomes and participate in national meetings with experts and colleagues. I hear about what they are doing and share what I’ve discovered. All this helps me be a better hand surgeon.

How do you approach patient care?

I spend time with my patients to understand their symptoms and concerns, then pinpoint the source and extent of their problem. We discuss the best way to resolve it and review options, which often include conservative, non-surgical treatment. When surgery is required, we review what to expect post-op and during recovery, and what the expected outcome should be. This way, patients are informed and can make the best decision for themselves.

Is there anything else you’d like to say to our readers?

My mother suffered a hand injury when I was a boy. I realized early on how important our hands are, even when performing the simplest tasks. I treat every patient like I would treat my own family and strive to fully restore function and relieve pain.

  • Specializes in minimally invasive procedures
  • Treats patients of all ages
  • Works with team coaches to return athletes safely to the playing field
  • Comprehensive fracture care
  • Covers many local ERs for hand injuries
  • On-site hand therapy and digital X-rays
  • Same-day appointments usually available
  • Most major medical insurance plans accepted

Dr. Ciaglia is accepting new patients. Schedule an appointment today.

Woodlands Center for Special Surgery
Dr. Mark A. Ciaglia
17450 St. Lukes Way, Suite 390
The Woodlands, Texas 77384
(936) 242-1437


By Annette Brooks