Dr. Peter A. Sarkos, DO, FAOAO, is a board certified, fellowship trained Orthopaedic Hand & Micro-Vascular Surgeon at Premier Orthopaedic Associates.
Dr. Sarkos specializes in hand and wrist surgery, including carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, scaphoid fractures of the wrist, distal radial fractures and common finger fractures.
Dr. Sarkos graduated from The LaSalle University and went on to attain his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then went on to The University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey for his Internship and Residency training. Dr. Sarkos then completed his fellowship training at the Training University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
Peter A. Sarkos, DO, FAOAO, is an attending faculty member at Rowan University Medical School and an integral part of the Orthopaedic Residency Program training new physicians at Inspira Health Network. His lineage of training from skilled hand surgeon, Kirk Watson, MD, provides Dr. Sarkos with the necessary skills to help patients with serious hand & wrist pain.
Dr. Sarkos was inspired to pursue the field of Orthopaedic Hand Surgery because of his family. Both of Dr. Sarkos’ grandfathers lost fingers in construction accidents and he has always wanted to help others with similar injuries. He says “Watching them both live and work around such a significant lifestyle change inspired me and made me want to help others in similar situations.” He helps patients with painful hand and wrist conditions overcome similar disabilities every day.
Dr. Sarkos credits joint replacement of the fingers as the greatest recent advancement in hand and wrist surgery. “Joint replacements in the fingers interests me because patients can sometimes regain full function and motion with limited impairment and no pain.” The advancements of joint replacements in the fingers allows patients to go back to sports, work, or hobbies quickly after surgery. Dr. Sarkos is known for his comforting, patient and helpful bedside manner.