Rod Hentz

Hand and upper extremity surgeon, Plastic and reconstructive surgeon

Professor of Surgery, Emeritus
4.9 out of 5
103 Patient Ratings
4 Patient Comments

Hand and Upper Limb Center

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-5256
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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic

  • 1000 Welch Road
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-7001
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Professional Education

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1974) CA

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1973) CA

Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1969) CA

Board Certification: Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery (1977)

Fellowship: Roosevelt Hospital (1975) NY

Medical Education: University of Florida (1968) FL

Patient Ratings and Comments

4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Recommended to others

4.9

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.7

Wait times

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Hentz is the best physician he really care about his patients and it show in how takes care of you.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

High level of confidence in Dr. Hentz.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Hentz is great I been seen him since 1978 and would not have any one else.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Very knowledgeable about my condition and treatment.

The Treatment of Dupuytren Disease
Desai, S. S., & Hentz, V. R. (2011). The Treatment of Dupuytren Disease. JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 36A(5), 936-942.

Biceps-to-triceps transfer technique.
Endress, R. D., & Hentz, V. R. (2011). Biceps-to-triceps transfer technique. journal of hand surgery, 36(4), 716-721.

Collagenase clostridium histolyticum for Dupuytren's contracture
Desai, S. S., & Hentz, V. R. (2010). Collagenase clostridium histolyticum for Dupuytren's contracture. EXPERT OPINION ON BIOLOGICAL THERAPY, 10(9), 1395-1404.

Collagenase injection as nonsurgical treatment of Dupuytren's disease: 8-year follow-up.
Watt, A. J., Curtin, C. M., & Hentz, V. R. (2010). Collagenase injection as nonsurgical treatment of Dupuytren's disease: 8-year follow-up. journal of hand surgery, 35(4), 534-?.

The management of the upper limb in incomplete lesions of the cervical spinal cord
Hentz, V. R., & Leclercq, C. (2008). The management of the upper limb in incomplete lesions of the cervical spinal cord. HAND CLINICS, 24(2), 175-?.

MOC-PS(SM) CME article: self-assessment and performance in practice: the carpal tunnel.
Hentz, V. R., & Lalonde, D. H. (2008). MOC-PS(SM) CME article: self-assessment and performance in practice: the carpal tunnel. Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 121(4), 1-10.

Dupuytren's Disease: History, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Shaw, R. B., Chong, A. Ks., Zhang, A., Hentz, V. R., & Chang, J. (2007). Dupuytren's Disease: History, Diagnosis, and Treatment. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 120(3), 44E-54E.

Tumours of the hand
Hsu, C. S., Hentz, V. R., & Yao, J. (2007). Tumours of the hand. LANCET ONCOLOGY, 8(2), 157-166.

Is microsurgical treatment of brachial plexus palsy better than conventional treatment?
Hentz, V. R. (2007). Is microsurgical treatment of brachial plexus palsy better than conventional treatment?. HAND CLINICS, 23(1), 83-?.

Variability in surgical technique for brachioradialis tendon transfer. Evidence and implications.
Murray, W. M., Hentz, V. R., Fridén, J., & Lieber, R. L. (2006). Variability in surgical technique for brachioradialis tendon transfer. Evidence and implications. journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 88(9), 2009-2016.

Activation of brachioradialis muscles transferred to restore lateral pinch in tetraplegia
Johanson, A. E., Hentz, V. R., Smaby, N., & Murray, W. A. (2006). Activation of brachioradialis muscles transferred to restore lateral pinch in tetraplegia. JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 31A(5), 747-753.

Congenital brachial plexus exploration.
Hentz, V. R. (2004). Congenital brachial plexus exploration. Techniques in hand & upper extremity surgery, 8(2), 58-69.

Identification of key pinch forces required to complete functional tasks
Smaby, N., Johanson, M. E., Baker, B., Kenney, D. E., Murray, W. M., & Hentz, V. R. (2004). Identification of key pinch forces required to complete functional tasks. JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, 41(2), 215-223.

Biomechanics of the Steindler flexorplasty surgery: a computer simulation study.
Saul, K. R., Murray, W. M., Hentz, V. R., & Delp, S. L. (2003). Biomechanics of the Steindler flexorplasty surgery: a computer simulation study. journal of hand surgery, 28(6), 979-986.

Three-dimensional hyaluronic acid grafts promote healing and reduce scar formation in skin incision wounds.
Hu, M., Sabelman, E. E., Cao, Y., Chang, J., & Hentz, V. R. (2003). Three-dimensional hyaluronic acid grafts promote healing and reduce scar formation in skin incision wounds. Journal of biomedical materials research. Part B, Applied biomaterials, 67(1), 586-592.

Injury to the dorsal sensory branch of the ulnar nerve in the Arthroscopic repair of ulnar-sided triangular fibrocartilage tears using an inside-out technique: A cadaver study
McAdams, T. R., & Hentz, V. R. (2002). Injury to the dorsal sensory branch of the ulnar nerve in the Arthroscopic repair of ulnar-sided triangular fibrocartilage tears using an inside-out technique: A cadaver study. JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 27A(5), 840-844.

Surgical strategy: matching the patient with the procedure
Hentz, N. R. (2002). Surgical strategy: matching the patient with the procedure. HAND CLINICS, 18(3), 503-?.

Reconstruction of the hand in Apert syndrome: A simplified approach
Chang, J., Danton, T. K., Ladd, A. L., & Hentz, V. R. (2002). Reconstruction of the hand in Apert syndrome: A simplified approach. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 109(2), 465-470.

Gene expression of transforming growth factor beta isoforms in interposition nerve grafting
Karanas, Y. L., Bogdan, M. A., Lineaweaver, W. C., Hentz, V. R., Longaker, M. T., & Chang, J. (2001). Gene expression of transforming growth factor beta isoforms in interposition nerve grafting. JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 26A(6), 1082-1087.

Surgeon-patient barrier efficiency monitored with an electronic device in three surgical settings
Hentz, V. R., Stephanides, M., Boraldi, A., Tessari, R., Isani, R., & Traina, G. (2001). Surgeon-patient barrier efficiency monitored with an electronic device in three surgical settings. WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 25(9), 1101-1108.

Improvement of schwann cell attachment and proliferation on modified hyaluronic acid strands by polylysine
Hu, M., Sabelman, E. E., Tsai, C., Tan, J., & Hentz, V. R. (2000). Improvement of schwann cell attachment and proliferation on modified hyaluronic acid strands by polylysine. TISSUE ENGINEERING, 6(6), 585-593.

Hand and wrist injuries in young athletes
Le, T. B., & Hentz, V. R. (2000). Hand and wrist injuries in young athletes. HAND CLINICS, 16(4), 597-?.

Plastic surgeons in American hand surgery: The past, present, and future
Chang, J., Hentz, V. R., & Chase, R. A. (2000). Plastic surgeons in American hand surgery: The past, present, and future. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 106(2), 406-412.

Presidential address: How shall we teach? How shall we learn? Educating hand surgeons in the new millennium.
Hentz, V. R. (2000). Presidential address: How shall we teach? How shall we learn? Educating hand surgeons in the new millennium. journal of hand surgery, 25(4), 608-615.

Polypeptide resurfacing method improves fibroblast's adhesion to hyaluronan strands
Hu, M., Sabelman, E. E., Lai, S., Timek, E. K., Zhang, F., & Lineaweaver, W. C. (1999). Polypeptide resurfacing method improves fibroblast's adhesion to hyaluronan strands. JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS RESEARCH, 47(1), 79-84.

Enhancement of axon growth by detergent-extracted nerve grafts
Dumont, C. E., & Hentz, V. R. (1997). Enhancement of axon growth by detergent-extracted nerve grafts. TRANSPLANTATION, 63(9), 1210-1215.

A composite nerve graft system: Extracted rat peripheral nerve injected with cultured Schwann cells
Dumont, C. E., Bolin, L. M., & Hentz, V. R. (1996). A composite nerve graft system: Extracted rat peripheral nerve injected with cultured Schwann cells. MUSCLE & NERVE, 19(1), 97-99.

Surgical reconstruction in tetraplegia. Procedure and Hand Surgery.
Vincent R. Hentz, & Amy Ladd. (1996). Surgical reconstruction in tetraplegia. Procedure and Hand Surgery. -.

The role of microsurgical flap procedure in a medical center. Advances in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2
Lineaweaver WC, Hui K, Ramos D, Hentz VR, Norris M, & Steinberg G. (1995). The role of microsurgical flap procedure in a medical center. Advances in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2. -.

Thumb reconstruction and pollicization by conventional techniques. Mastery of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Vincent R. Hentz. (1994). Thumb reconstruction and pollicization by conventional techniques. Mastery of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. -.

EXTENSOR DIGITI-MINIMI TENDON TRANSFER TO PREVENT RECURRENT ULNAR DRIFT
Pearl, R. M., & Hentz, V. R. (1993). EXTENSOR DIGITI-MINIMI TENDON TRANSFER TO PREVENT RECURRENT ULNAR DRIFT. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 92(3), 507-510.

The nerve gap dilemma: a comparison of nerves repaired end to end under tension with nerve grafts in a primate model.
Hentz, V. R., Rosen, J. M., Xiao, S. J., McGill, K. C., & Abraham, G. (1993). The nerve gap dilemma: a comparison of nerves repaired end to end under tension with nerve grafts in a primate model. journal of hand surgery, 18(3), 417-425.

Reconstruction of brachial plexus injuries. Operative Hand Surgery.
Vincent R. Hentz. (1993). Reconstruction of brachial plexus injuries. Operative Hand Surgery. -.

Rehabilitation and surgical reconstruction of the upper limb in tetraplegia: an update.
Hentz, V. R., House, J., McDowell, C., & Moberg, E. (1992). Rehabilitation and surgical reconstruction of the upper limb in tetraplegia: an update. journal of hand surgery, 17(5), 964-967.

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL LEECH TRANSPORTATION
Stephanides, M., Rosen, J. M., Hentz, V. R., & SAMUELS, S. I. (1992). A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL LEECH TRANSPORTATION. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 29(3), 282-283.

BRACHIAL-PLEXUS MICROSURGERY IN CHILDREN
Hentz, V. R., & Meyer, R. D. (1991). BRACHIAL-PLEXUS MICROSURGERY IN CHILDREN. MICROSURGERY, 12(3), 175-185.

Cloward technique for obtaining iliac crest bone graft in hand surgery.
BRODY, G. A., & Hentz, V. R. (1990). Cloward technique for obtaining iliac crest bone graft in hand surgery. journal of hand surgery, 15(1), 181-183.

DIGIT REPLANTATION APPLYING THE LEECH HIRUDO-MEDICINALIS
BRODY, G. A., Maloney, W. J., & Hentz, V. R. (1989). DIGIT REPLANTATION APPLYING THE LEECH HIRUDO-MEDICINALIS. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, (245), 133-137.

FASCICULAR TUBULIZATION - A COMPARISON OF EXPERIMENTAL NERVE REPAIR TECHNIQUES IN THE CAT
Rosen, J. M., Pham, H. N., & Hentz, V. R. (1989). FASCICULAR TUBULIZATION - A COMPARISON OF EXPERIMENTAL NERVE REPAIR TECHNIQUES IN THE CAT. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 22(6), 467-478.

EFFECT OF LOW-FREQUENCY LOW-ENERGY PULSING ELECTROMAGNETIC-FIELD (PEMF) ON X-RAY-IRRADIATED MICE
Cadossi, R., Hentz, V. R., Kipp, J., EIVERSON, R., Ceccherelli, G., & Cossarizza, A. (1989). EFFECT OF LOW-FREQUENCY LOW-ENERGY PULSING ELECTROMAGNETIC-FIELD (PEMF) ON X-RAY-IRRADIATED MICE. EXPERIMENTAL HEMATOLOGY, 17(2), 88-95.

AN APPROACH TO MANDIBULAR RECONSTRUCTION
Pearl, R. M., Lepore, V., Hentz, V. R., & SARIG, A. (1988). AN APPROACH TO MANDIBULAR RECONSTRUCTION. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 21(5), 401-417.

SURGICAL RECONSTRUCTION IN TETRAPLEGIA
Hentz, V. R., Hamlin, C., & KEOSHIAN, L. A. (1988). SURGICAL RECONSTRUCTION IN TETRAPLEGIA. HAND CLINICS, 4(4), 601-607.

THE RESULTS OF MICRONEUROSURGICAL RECONSTRUCTION IN COMPLETE BRACHIAL-PLEXUS PALSY - ASSESSING OUTCOME AND PREDICTING RESULTS
Hentz, V. R., & NARAKAS, A. (1988). THE RESULTS OF MICRONEUROSURGICAL RECONSTRUCTION IN COMPLETE BRACHIAL-PLEXUS PALSY - ASSESSING OUTCOME AND PREDICTING RESULTS. ORTHOPEDIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 19(1), 107-114.

REPETITIVE TRAUMA AND NERVE COMPRESSION
Carragee, E. J., & Hentz, V. R. (1988). REPETITIVE TRAUMA AND NERVE COMPRESSION. ORTHOPEDIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 19(1), 157-164.

THE RADIAL FOREARM FLAP - A VERSATILE SOURCE OF COMPOSITE TISSUE
Hentz, V. R., Pearl, R. M., Grossman, J. Ai., Wood, M. B., & Cooney, W. P. (1987). THE RADIAL FOREARM FLAP - A VERSATILE SOURCE OF COMPOSITE TISSUE. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 19(6), 485-498.

Application of free tissue transfers to the foot.
Hentz, V. R., & Pearl, R. M. (1987). Application of free tissue transfers to the foot. Journal of reconstructive microsurgery, 3(4), 309-320.

IMAGING STUDIES OF THE CADAVER HAND USING TRANSMISSION ULTRASOUND
Hentz, V. R., Green, P. S., & Arditi, M. (1987). IMAGING STUDIES OF THE CADAVER HAND USING TRANSMISSION ULTRASOUND. SKELETAL RADIOLOGY, 16(6), 474-480.

4.9 out of 5
103 Patient Ratings
4 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Hentz is the best physician he really care about his patients and it show in how takes care of you.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

High level of confidence in Dr. Hentz.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Hentz is great I been seen him since 1978 and would not have any one else.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Very knowledgeable about my condition and treatment.