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Dr. R. Robert Ippolito, M.D.

Robert Ippolito, M.D.
Board Certified in Hand and Plastic Surgery

A veteran plastic surgeon, fellowship trained in hand and microvascular surgery, Dr. Ippolito enjoys the challenge of two different, but in many ways, related surgical disciplines: reconstructive plastic surgery and surgery of the hand. The successful reconstruction of complex upper extremity deficits requires thorough knowledge of extremity anatomy and function as well as proficiency with a wide array of surgical techniques. Functional and esthetic concerns must be addressed to optimize the outcome since the hand and upper extremity are highly visible during social interactions.

The reconstructive methods available today are extensive and allow the use of different options such as skin grafts, flaps, allografts and cell growth factors. After completing his residency in general surgery and plastic surgery at SUNY in Buffalo, New York and a fellowship in surgery of the hand and microvascular surgery at Wayne State University in Detroit, Dr. Ippolito contributed a number of years to the establishment of hand and microvascular surgery unit at the S.C. Hospital in Rome, Italy. During that period he volunteered with Doctors Without Borders to provide care to children with facial defects from the Mediterranean area. Returning to the U.S., Dr. Ippolito chose Dallas where he and his family have resided for the past 20 years.


Hand and Fingers:

  • Arthritis - Infections, inflammation
  • Burns - Lacerations and animal bites
  • Conditions resulting from stroke and cerebral palsy - Nerve injuries
  • Connective tissue disorders - Nailbed injuries
  • Crush injuries - Paralytic deformities
  • Cysts, ganglions, Tumors - Tendon injuries
  • Duputren's contractures - Tenosynovitis
  • Fractures - Trigger finger


  • Arthritis - Fractures (Colles, Scaphoid)
  • Arthroscopic surgery - Ligament injuries
  • Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome - Dislocations
  • Overuse Syndrome - Tendonitis
    Conditions resulting from stroke and cerebral palsy


  • Arthritis - Golfer's Elbow
  • Tennis Elbow - Contracture
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome - Ligament injuries
  • Instabilities - Dislocations
  • Fractures - Overuse Syndrome

Listing Details

9 Medical Parkway, Plaza IV, Suite 101, Dallas, TX, USA, 75234

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Posture and Neck Pain

Chronic neck pain is a miserable experience. Although some cases of neck pain are caused by an injury, many are simply due to poor posture. Poor posture stresses the muscles of the neck and can cause muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. Over time, the stresses of poor posture on the neck can cause degenerative diseases to develop in the discs and bones of the neck. Forward head A very commonly seen posture that puts a lot of strain on the neck is the forward head. The individual habitually thrusts the head forward, carrying it out in front of the shoulders. In this position, the weight of the head is constantly pulling on the spine and the shoulders. Sitting for hours hunched over a desk or a computer is a common cause of forward head. Many people with this habitual forward head carriage suffer from sore shoulders as well as a sore neck. Over time, the vertebrae at the base of the neck (C5 and C6) can develop painful degenerative conditions due to the constant weight of the head pulling on them in the forward head posture. Correct posture A correct posture is one that keeps the spine in alignment. Some people call it a neutral or balanced posture. One exercise to encourage a neutral posture is to focus on opening the chest wide as you try to squeeze your shoulder blades together. Once your chest is open, bring your head into alignment. Think of a string pulling up the top of your head and lengthening the neck. When you do this, your chin will tuck in and your head will naturally shift into proper alignment with your spine. Do the open chest/ string exercise multiple times a day. Other exercises to build better posture are head nods and chin tucks. To do a head nod, slowly nod your head slightly up and down without moving your neck. To do chin tucks, tip your nose down toward the ground and move the top of your head backwards. Repeat head nods and chin tucks several times a day. These exercises strengthen the muscles on the front of the neck. Individuals with habitual forward head posture usually have very weak muscles in the front of the neck. If you've worked hard at correcting your posture and you are still suffering from neck pain, why not give us a call?

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