Benjamin Jacobs

M.D.

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Dr. Jacobs is an orthopedic surgeon who sub-specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery. He treats disorders involving bones, tendons, nerves, and blood vessels of the entire upper extremity in addition to general orthopedics. He is trained in fracture management, reconstruction, microvascular, and nerve surgery of the hand, arm, elbow, and shoulder. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and aย member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). Dr. Jacobs feels that the best approach to orthopedic care involves excellent communication with his patients and a multi-disciplinary approach. His goal is to offer the most effective and up-to-date approach to each patient’s unique case.

Dr. Jacobs enjoys time with his family, cooking, photography, and fitness.

Portland Monthly Top Docs 2014

Professional Profile

University: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Internship: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Residency: Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Memberships: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Board Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Awards: Portland Monthly Top Doctors: 2014, 2016

Patient Education

What’s a Hand Surgeon: Introduction to Hand Surgery
Xiaflex Injections

 

TESTIMONIALS

Dr. Southerland and Dr. Jacobs made a world of difference

Thanks to Dr. Southerland I have a great new knee and it has made a world of difference.
Thanks to Dr. Jacobs for repairing my rotator cuff from a fall. They have made a world of difference in my life.

Pati Pate

Benjamin Jacobs, M.D.
5.0
2015-07-13T09:34:52+00:00

Pati Pate

Thanks to Dr. Southerland I have a great new knee and it has made a world of difference. Thanks to Dr. Jacobs for repairing my rotator cuff from a fall. They have made a world of difference in my life.

These Doctors of Rebound literally gave me my life back

On 10/10/2014 I awoke with bad left arm pain, it continued to get worse over the next week. I started visiting my GP and each time came away with a different or no diagnosis. I was issued weak pain killers each time. It got to the point where I felt the doctors thought I was just seeking drugs for recreation and making up the pain which made it even more depressing. My director at work, seeing the state I was in, told me her husband had great success at Rebound and I should just walk in and ask to be treated which I did. My very first Doctor was Dr. Jacobs, who was wonderful. He had a good idea what I had but didn't have the imaging yet, he administered a cortisol shot deep into the arm and for the first time in weeks I finally had some relief. My next appointment was Dr. Gambee who diagnosed me initially from just seeing my arm on top of my head! This evidently is a strong indication of a herniated disk pressing on the arm nerve leaving the neck, which was later confirmed by MRI. Then I was handed off to Dr. Le for surgery, he as the preceding two was excellent. He described the two methods he can do to fix it listing the pros and cons of each. I picked one and had the surgery about a week later. From the moment I awoke I knew it was fixed I had zero pain in my arm FINALLY after two months! These Doctors of Rebound literally gave me my life back, thank you so much god bless. Every single staff member was professional and courteous from the front desk to the Xray technician ALL of them were exceedingly polite and kind, I would not hesitate to recommend or use them again myself.

John G.

Benjamin Jacobs, M.D.
5.0
2015-07-13T09:55:11+00:00

John G.

On 10/10/2014 I awoke with bad left arm pain, it continued to get worse over the next week. I started visiting my GP and each time came away with a different or no diagnosis. I was issued weak pain killers each time. It got to the point where I felt the doctors thought I was just seeking drugs for recreation and making up the pain which made it even more depressing. My director at work, seeing the state I was in, told me her husband had great success at Rebound and I should just walk in and ask to be treated which I did. My very first Doctor was Dr. Jacobs, who was wonderful. He had a good idea what I had but didn't have the imaging yet, he administered a cortisol shot deep into the arm and for the first time in weeks I finally had some relief. My next appointment was Dr. Gambee who diagnosed me initially from just seeing my arm on top of my head! This evidently is a strong indication of a herniated disk pressing on the arm nerve leaving the neck, which was later confirmed by MRI. Then I was handed off to Dr. Le for surgery, he as the preceding two was excellent. He described the two methods he can do to fix it listing the pros and cons of each. I picked one and had the surgery about a week later. From the moment I awoke I knew it was fixed I had zero pain in my arm FINALLY after two months! These Doctors of Rebound literally gave me my life back, thank you so much god bless. Every single staff member was professional and courteous from the front desk to the Xray technician ALL of them were exceedingly polite and kind,...

Thank you, Dr. Jacobs

On Christmas Day 2013, I was doing dishes. Put the LAST dish away and it shattered in my hand! Long story short, I cut my thumb deeply. Ended up severing the nerve! We don't realize who much we USE that thumb until we CAN'T! Pressure, feeling...gone.

Thanks to Dr. Jacobs and his fine skills, sewed my nerves back together! (didn't know you could do that!?) It took several months for growth and feeling to begin coming back, but I now have feeling back in my thumb, I have pressure sensitivity and the most important...I can FUNCTION! It's not perfect, but at least I can button my pants, pick up a cup, tell if it is being burned by something HOT, etc. Not to mention, I'm a pianist, biker, teacher, dirt bike rider...all of which are pretty tough to do without the use of a thumb. (dumb) ๐Ÿ™‚ I think over time it will still continue to improve.

I'm so grateful to have the use of all FIVE of my digits back! ๐Ÿ™‚ THANKS!

Alisa W.

Benjamin Jacobs, M.D.
5.0
2015-07-13T10:10:47+00:00

Alisa W.

On Christmas Day 2013, I was doing dishes. Put the LAST dish away and it shattered in my hand! Long story short, I cut my thumb deeply. Ended up severing the nerve! We don't realize who much we USE that thumb until we CAN'T! Pressure, feeling...gone. Thanks to Dr. Jacobs and his fine skills, sewed my nerves back together! (didn't know you could do that!?) It took several months for growth and feeling to begin coming back, but I now have feeling back in my thumb, I have pressure sensitivity and the most important...I can FUNCTION! It's not perfect, but at least I can button my pants, pick up a cup, tell if it is being burned by something HOT, etc. Not to mention, I'm a pianist, biker, teacher, dirt bike rider...all of which are pretty tough to do without the use of a thumb. (dumb) ๐Ÿ™‚ I think over time it will still continue to improve. I'm so grateful to have the use of all FIVE of my digits back! ๐Ÿ™‚ THANKS!

Dr. Jacobs is Outstanding & Genuinely Cares

Dr. Jacobs went above and beyond the hand surgery he performed in December to remove a ganglion cyst. During my pre-op appointment when I arrived on a knee scooter post foot surgery (awesome treatment by Dr. Crary, P.A. Mary Cicconi & M.A. Paige), he took the time to review my chart & recent shoulder images knowing I was under the care of a second Neurosurgeon desperately trying to resolve the ongoing nerve pain I have experienced for over 19 months due to Osteoarthritis making 2015 an extremely difficult painful year. Most importantly, he LISTENED to me & made some recommendations rather than making me feel I had been blown off wits no plan to find relief. Dr. Jacobs is an outstanding physician & genuinely cares about his patients overall health. My hand surgery was a breeze & the after care was also great. THANK YOU, DR. JACOBS!!

Cherie J.

Benjamin Jacobs, M.D.
5.0
2016-05-10T10:01:32+00:00

Cherie J.

Dr. Jacobs went above and beyond the hand surgery he performed in December to remove a ganglion cyst. During my pre-op appointment when I arrived on a knee scooter post foot surgery (awesome treatment by Dr. Crary, P.A. Mary Cicconi & M.A. Paige), he took the time to review my chart & recent shoulder images knowing I was under the care of a second Neurosurgeon desperately trying to resolve the ongoing nerve pain I have experienced for over 19 months due to Osteoarthritis making 2015 an extremely difficult painful year. Most importantly, he LISTENED to me & made some recommendations rather than making me feel I had been blown off wits no plan to find relief. Dr. Jacobs is an outstanding physician & genuinely cares about his patients overall health. My hand surgery was a breeze & the after care was also great. THANK YOU, DR. JACOBS!!

Thank You, Dr. Jacobs

My right hand was deformed due to an on the job injury and the subsequent surgeries. Dr. Jacobs did what no one else seemed to be able to do: he dramatically reduced the deformity and enabled me to have more use of my hand. I am right handed so any increased use was beneficial.

Anne H.

Benjamin Jacobs, M.D.
5.0
2016-01-16T10:12:11+00:00

Anne H.

My right hand was deformed due to an on the job injury and the subsequent surgeries. Dr. Jacobs did what no one else seemed to be able to do: he dramatically reduced the deformity and enabled me to have more use of my hand. I am right handed so any increased use was beneficial.
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