Sean D. Ghidella, MD

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Specializing In:

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
"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." -
Sean D. Ghidella, MD

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.


  • Lakewood Surgery Center
  • MultiCare Allenmore Hospital

Dr. Ghidella's Specialties

  • Elbow - Orthopedic Specialty
  • Hand
  • Shoulder
  • Wrist

Dr. Ghidella's Locations