C. Tate Hepper, M.D.

Specialties

OrthoVirginia Offices

Dr. Tate Hepper specializes in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery, often using minimally invasive techniques. He also enjoys doing research and has published numerous journal articles and a book chapter. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family, golf, jogging, and following UNC athletics.

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Bio

Dr. Hepper is an orthopedic surgeon with specialty training in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery and additional training in minimally invasive techniques and microsurgery. His practice focuses on all aspects of hand, wrist, and elbow problems. Commonly treated disorders include fractures of all types; elbow and wrist arthritis and instability; and common hand problems including carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s disease, and thumb arthritis.

Minimally invasive techniques such as elbow and wrist arthroscopy and endoscopic carpal tunnel are often employed. Dr. Hepper also offers nonsurgical options for Duputyren’s disease including needle aponeurotomy.

Dr. Hepper is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Hepper was born and raised outside Nashville, TN. He and his wife, a dermatologist, have three children. He enjoys golf, spending time with family, hiking, and following UNC athletics.

Education & Training

  • Curtis National Hand Center/Union Memorial Hospital, Fellowship
  • Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Residency
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Medical Degree
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor’s Degree

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certificate in Hand Surgery

ABOS board certified in orthopedic surgery

Hospital & Team Affiliations

  • Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Boulders Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Henrico Doctors’ Hospital
  • OrthoVirginia Operatory

Organizations & Awards

  • Voted Top Doctor by Richmond Magazine, Hand Surgery, 2019
  • OurHealth Magazine’s Best Bedside Manner Award for Orthopedics, 2018
  • Eldon Stevenson Scholar
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • AOA Resident Leadership Forum
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Virginia Orthopedic Society

Treatments

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Closed reduction (finger)
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Fasciotomy
  • Ganglion cyst surgery
  • Hand and wrist joint reconstruction surgery
  • Hand fracture surgery
  • Hand, wrist and elbow arthritis surgery
  • Hand, wrist and elbow joint replacement
  • Hand, wrist and elbow trauma
  • Minimally invasive hand, wrist and elbow surgery
  • Minimally invasive technique – Dupuytrens disease
  • Nerve decompression
  • Non-operative cubital tunnel syndrome treatment
  • Non-operative finger fracture treatment
  • Non-operative finger sprain treatments
  • Non-operative ganglion cyst treatment
  • Non-operative hand and wrist arthritis treatments
  • Non-operative hand fracture treatment
  • Non-operative mallet finger treatment
  • Non-operative trigger finger
  • Non-operative wrist fracture treatment
  • Non-operative wrist tendonitis treatment
  • Orthopedic trauma surgery
  • Osteoporosis care
  • R.I.C.E. – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
  • Tendon joint injections
  • Thumb CMC replacement
  • Trigger finger surgery
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Wrist fracture surgery
  • Wrist tendonitis surgery

Dr. Hepper is an orthopedic surgeon with specialty training in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery and additional training in minimally invasive techniques and microsurgery. His practice focuses on all aspects of hand, wrist, and elbow problems. Commonly treated disorders include fractures of all types; elbow and wrist arthritis and instability; and common hand problems including carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s disease, and thumb arthritis.

Minimally invasive techniques such as elbow and wrist arthroscopy and endoscopic carpal tunnel are often employed. Dr. Hepper also offers nonsurgical options for Duputyren’s disease including needle aponeurotomy.

Dr. Hepper is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Hepper was born and raised outside Nashville, TN. He and his wife, a dermatologist, have three children. He enjoys golf, spending time with family, hiking, and following UNC athletics.

  • Curtis National Hand Center/Union Memorial Hospital, Fellowship
  • Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Residency
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Medical Degree
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bachelor’s Degree

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certificate in Hand Surgery

ABOS board certified in orthopedic surgery

  • Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Boulders Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Henrico Doctors’ Hospital
  • OrthoVirginia Operatory

  • Voted Top Doctor by Richmond Magazine, Hand Surgery, 2019
  • OurHealth Magazine’s Best Bedside Manner Award for Orthopedics, 2018
  • Eldon Stevenson Scholar
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • AOA Resident Leadership Forum
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Virginia Orthopedic Society

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Closed reduction (finger)
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Fasciotomy
  • Ganglion cyst surgery
  • Hand and wrist joint reconstruction surgery
  • Hand fracture surgery
  • Hand, wrist and elbow arthritis surgery
  • Hand, wrist and elbow joint replacement
  • Hand, wrist and elbow trauma
  • Minimally invasive hand, wrist and elbow surgery
  • Minimally invasive technique – Dupuytrens disease
  • Nerve decompression
  • Non-operative cubital tunnel syndrome treatment
  • Non-operative finger fracture treatment
  • Non-operative finger sprain treatments
  • Non-operative ganglion cyst treatment
  • Non-operative hand and wrist arthritis treatments
  • Non-operative hand fracture treatment
  • Non-operative mallet finger treatment
  • Non-operative trigger finger
  • Non-operative wrist fracture treatment
  • Non-operative wrist tendonitis treatment
  • Orthopedic trauma surgery
  • Osteoporosis care
  • R.I.C.E. – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
  • Tendon joint injections
  • Thumb CMC replacement
  • Trigger finger surgery
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Wrist fracture surgery
  • Wrist tendonitis surgery
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