Sean D. Ghidella, MD

Sean D Ghidella, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Medical School

  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC


  • Orthopedic Surgery - University of Rochester, New York, NY


  • Hand Surgery - Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Union Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC


  • Board Certification - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Pierce County Medical Society

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

  • Allenmore Hospital
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Sean D Ghidella, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Specializing In

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Practice Focus

Top Procedures

  • Sports and Work-related Injuries

  • Arthritic Conditions

  • Traumatic Injuries and Ailments

  • Elbow Trauma and Conditions

  • Wrist Endoscopy Including Carpal Tunnel Releases

  • Shoulder Arthroscopy

  • Trigger Finger Release

  • Elbow Procedures

“Once management short of surgery has failed, I try to speed recovery and improve function surgically with a combination of traditional techniques that have proven reliable and the latest techniques that depend on current technology. My goal is to restore function to my patients and get them back to their daily activities as quickly as possible by solving their orthopaedic problem, big or small.” – Dr. Ghidella

Sean Ghidella, a partner at Puget Sound Orthopaedics, is fellowship-trained in surgery of the hand and has received a CAQ Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has a wealth of experience managing severe injuries and conditions resulting from combat as well as birth defects in children.

Dr. Ghidella is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and has served in the military as an orthopaedic hand surgeon. During the last eight years of his career, he has held positions of Chief of Hand Surgery and Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center. He retired from the Army as a Colonel and combat veteran after twenty-one years of service in 2010 to pursue civilian practice.

Dr. Ghidella hails from New England, but considers the South Sound home. He is an avid skier and enjoys water sports. His passion is assistant coaching for Gig Harbor High School Tides Varsity Football.

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