Dr. Lauder Testimonials
Dr. Lauder is the best! I had both wrists done and would recommend him to anyone.
– Jeannie Kretlow
I highly recommend Dr. Lauder
He is a kind, caring, and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend him if you need surgery for a hand or wrist.
– Brenda Noble
Dr. Lauder, LOA Receive Praise from Darlene Masters
Darlene Masters lives on a farm, so having pain-free use of her hands is very important. She recently had carpal tunnel surgery on her left wrist. The procedure was performed at Pacific Surgical Center by Dr. A.J. Lauder of Longview Orthopedic Associates. Masters is very happy with results.
She’d been suffering significant pain in both hands and had undergone a similar procedure on her right hand at a different medical facility. It didn’t go well.
"I ended up having complex regional pain syndrome after that surgery and had to go to physical therapy for weeks just to get mobility back in my fingers and hand," she said.
Masters decided to opt for surgery on her left hand, this time with Dr. Lauder as her physician. "My experience at Pacific Surgical was totally different from having it done at the other facility," she said.
She had high praise for Lauder and the staffs at Longview Orthopedic Associates and Pacific Surgical Center.
"Everyone at Longview Orthopedics was friendly and professional," she said."Dr. Lauder took the time to listen to and answer all of my questions. He was very personable, easy to talk to, and seemed to truly care."
When she arrived at Pacific Surgical Center for her procedure, she was nervous. "But the surgical staff was caring and compassionate and let me know that they were there for me all the way."
Masters has enjoyed a full recovery and is grateful for the care she received.
"I can’t say enough great things about Dr. Lauder and Pacific Surgical. If I ever need a surgery and it can be done there, that’s definitely where I’ll go."
For information about Longview Orthopedic Associates or for appointment scheduling, call 360.501.3400.
Dr. Lauder Makes Thumb Pain Disappear for Kalama Resident
Arthritis in the basal joint of Shannon Imboden’s right thumb had become debilitating.
"It had reached a point where the pain was unbearable," she said. "I could no longer use my thumb."
She considers herself fortunate that Anthony J. Lauder, MD, of Longview Orthopedic Associates was available to provide a solution.
In cases such as Shannon’s, the surgeon typically inserts anchors in the lower part of the thumb and index finger and then uses a tendon from the thumb to create a "tightrope" between the anchors. Unfortunately, Shannon had ruptured the tendon that was to be used, so Dr. Lauder began searching for an alternate approach.
"He was aware of several new techniques," Imboden said. "He did quite a bit of research and contacted other experts."
Dr. Lauder utilized a suture in place of the tendon to serve as the tightrope between the thumb and index finger. The surgery removed the pain the arthritis had been causing.
"I appreciated that Dr. Lauder was aware of how much pain I was in and that I needed relief," Imboden said. "He checked into the new technique, but he also wouldn’t proceed with the surgery until he was confident it would work."
Shannon was impressed with her entire experience at Pacific Surgical Institute. "I loved it," she said. "Everything I needed to have done – including the MRI (Pacific Imaging Center), the diagnosis (Longview Orthopedic Associates), and the surgery (Pacific Surgical Center) – was done there, and every person I came in contact with was friendly and good at their job."
Dr. Lauder has co-authored nearly a dozen books dealing with the hand and wrist. He routinely performs wrist arthroscopy and endoscopic carpal and cubital tunnel releases, as well as reconstruction of the hand, wrist, and elbow.