Sam M. Fuller, M.D.

Dr. Fuller Practices at:

South Bend Office: 53880 Carmichael Drive
Mishawaka Office: 60160 Bodnar Boulevard (Off Elm Road)

Participating Hospitals and Surgery Centers

Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center – Mishawaka Campus
Allied Physicians Surgery Center, South Bend

Undergraduate

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

Medical School

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Residency

University of Chicago, Department of Surgery, Chicago, IL

Fellowship

 

4.8 Star Rating: Recommended

4.7 out of 5
54 Patient Ratings

35 Patient Comments
Updated 6/17

 

Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery
The Curtis National Hand Center, Baltimore, MD

Medical Society Memberships

American Association of Hand Surgery, Candidate Member (AAHS)
American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Candidate Member (ASSH)
ASSH Young Members Steering Committee Member
ASSH International Relations Committee Member
Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society

Consulting Physician

University of Notre Dame

Languages

English
Spanish (proficient)

I am a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, with fellowship training in Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Surgery, who specializes in hand, wrist, and forearm surgery. My diverse training allows me to bring a very unique “hybrid” approach to the upper extremity. I am able to combine my plastic surgery knowledge of microvascular and soft tissue reconstruction with my Orthopaedic training to properly diagnose and treat bony and ligamentous injuries.

This is particularly significant in the hand and wrist, which requires anatomic expertise to address skin, tendon, nerve, vascular, and bony problems as a functioning unit. I enjoy meeting my patients and establishing goals together in order to reach a satisfying and successful outcome through non-operative and operative treatment options. This may include injections, therapy, surgery, and the latest advancements in the field, such as Wide Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet (WALANT), endoscopy, arthroscopy, collagenase injections, and microsurgery.

I chose to practice at South Bend Orthopaedics because of its excellent national reputation as well as the skill and passion of its physicians. As a native of Chicago, I am particularly excited to return to the Michiana area where I attended college at Notre Dame. My wife and I are looking forward to cheering for our Notre Dame and Chicago sports teams, cooking, traveling, and enjoying Midwest life with family and friends.

 

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

 

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Satisfaction Survey. Patients are not identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

 

SBO Patient 6/17

Dr. Fuller was just the best ever!

 

SBO Patient 6/17

The staff that was in the room seemed to have teamwork down pat.

 

SBO Patient 5/17

Very well treated by everyone, seen a few minutes early, all were gentle, and caring. Really good experience.

 

SBO Patient 5/17

I have never had a bad experience at either of your facilities.  All the staff had been pleasant and courteous.

 

SBO Patient 5/17

Dr Fuller was gentle with my wounds, thorough, and honest, very good visit.

 

SBO Patient 5/17

Dr. Fuller is wonderful!

 

SBO Patient 5/17

Very good.

 

SBO Patient 5/17

I arrived early, was taken to an exam room early and waited very little time before Dr. Fuller came in. I've never had to wait on a delay.

 

SBO Patient 5/17

No delays--everything went very smooth and easy.

 

SBO Patient 4/17

Very nice experience.

 

SBO Patient 4/17

It was very fast. That was awesome.

 

SBO Patient 4/17

Perfect.

 

SBO Patient 4/17

Our nurse was friendly, calming and especially sweet to my son.

 

SBO Patient 4/17

PERFECT ~ Dr. was Amazing.

 

SBO Patient 3/17

Everyone is friendly and helpful. Would recommend others here.

 

SBO Patient 2/17

I love everyone at SBO.

 

SBO Patient 2/17

Personal are very friendly.

 

SBO Patient 2/17

In & out and to the point with all my concerns met.

 

SBO Patient 2/17

Everyone was very pleasant and efficient.

 

SBO Patient 2/17

SBO = superior care.

 

SBO Patient 2/17

Dr. Fuller's nurse is the VERY BEST.  She is always thoughtful and really seems to care.

 

SBO Patient 2/17

Lots of smiles and good feelings from staff.

 

SBO Patient 2/17

Friendly staff, made comfortable and at ease.

 

SBO Patient 2/17

The experience was very good.

 

SBO Patient 2/17

I would refer anybody that needed hand surgery to Dr. Fuller.  He is the nicest doctor and very caring.

 

SBO Patient 2/17

Dr. was very pleasant and showed genuine care and concern … Great guy !

 

SBO Patient 2/17

My experience was met with precise accuracy, leaving no doubt what was needed for my care.

 

SBO Patient 2/17

I like Dr. Fuller and had a good appointment.

 

SBO Patient 2/17

I would highly recommend Dr Fuller's services to anyone with a hand injury!

 

SBO Patient 2/17

Dr. Fuller was very good in explaining everything about my problem. I really would recommend him to all my friends that needed hand care.

 

SBO Patient 2/17

Everything went well.

 

SBO Patient 2/17

Wonderful experience being attended to there.  Really appreciated the high level of care and thoughtfulness of all those I encountered !  THANKS !

 

SBO Patient 2/17

Very good experience.

 

SBO Patient 2/17

very easy and faster than I have ever moved through a visit ......NICE :-)

 

SBO Patient 2/17

Everyone was very pleasant and efficient.