Maharsh K. Patel, MD

Fellowship Trained Hand and Upper Extremity Specialist

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Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon in Central Georgia

Dr. Patel is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic hand surgeon. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology along with a minor in Religious Studies from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, graduating summa cum laude. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, graduating summa cum laude. He completed his five-year orthopaedic surgery residency training at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL followed by a fellowship in Hand & Upper Extremity at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center under the tutelage of Drs. Mark E. Baratz and Joseph E. Imbriglia. OrthoGeorgia is proud to be the only facility in Central GA to offer the care of Fellowship Trained hand specialists, including Dr. Patel. 

Dr. Patel is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He has authored multiple scientific articles and book chapters ranging from disorders of the shoulder, elbow, and hand and has presented these on both regional and national levels. He has a particular interest in peripheral nerve surgery including endoscopic carpal tunnel release, Dupuytren’s disease, treatment of shoulder, elbow, and hand arthritis including joint replacements. 

Dr. Patel’s interests also include treating sports injuries including rotator cuff tears/tendonitis, elbow and thumb ligament reconstruction, tendon transfers, arthroscopic surgery of the upper extremity, and fractures of the upper extremity in all ages.

Dr. Patel is originally from Macon, GA and is excited about returning to his hometown. He enjoys exercising, traveling, cooking, reading, spending time with his beautiful family, and watching Georgia football games.



Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Hand & Upper Extremity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA


University of Florida Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Gainesville, FL

Medical Degree

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA


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Dr. Patel’s Orthopaedic Specialties

Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery and Care in Central Georgia

  • Surgical and non-surgical fracture care from the shoulder to the fingers in children and adults
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Treatment of thumb basal joint, wrist, elbow, and shoulder arthritis
  • Treatment of Dupuytren’s with needle aponeurotomy, Xiaflex, or open surgery
  • Microsurgery including nerve repair
  • Arthroscopic surgery of the upper extremity
  • Elbow and thumb ligament reconstruction
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Tendonitis

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Awards and Affiliations

Viewers Choice 2020
The Telegraph Best of 2021
Greater Macon Business of Year
Go Beyond Proffit Member
Top 100
AAAHC Accreditation
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Greater Macon Business of Year