Fellowship-trained Hand Surgeon
Orthopedic Hand Surgeon
Professor of Orthopaedics
Patient Appointments, Surgical Scheduling & Administration
Dr. Weiss is an internationally recognized hand surgeon. He specializes in hand and wrist reconstruction with a special interest in finger and wrist joint replacement surgery. He is the current Editor of the ASSH Textbook of Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, formerly Editor of the Journal of Hand Surgery, Dean of Admissions at Brown Medical School and the holder of 14 U.S. patents for widely-used medical devices. Dr. Weiss has been honored with the America's Top Doctors, Best Doctors in America, America's Top Surgeons award and top doctor in rhode island monthly magazine. He has been named a "world expert" on Upper Extremity, Hand, Hand Joints, Wrist and Thumb problems by Expertscape.
1 Kettle Point Ave.
East Providence, RI
Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University
Orthopaedic surgery residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Hand surgery fellowship at the Indiana Hand Center
Dr. Weiss has published over 190 articles in medical journals, is Editor of the two major textbooks, and has given well over 360 lectures throughout the world on hand and wrist disorders.
|Dr. Arnold Weiss Comments||Would Recommend|
|I had a very good experience||100%|
|I was pleasantly surprised how efficient the entire office was run. From check in, seeing an attending doctor as well as seeing Dr. Weiss and checking out all in about 30 minutes. The staff were all top notch and Dr. Weiss was excellent!! Thank you all for a quick and pleasant experience.||100%|
|Dr.Weiss is one of the nicest doctors I has seen in my 77 years. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a doctor of his specialty||100%|
|Take care of yourself dr Weiss u looking good for your age||100%|
|Dr Weiss is always helpful||100%|
|He is an excellent caring doctor. I am waiting for my surgery date||100%|
|I had a very swollen index finger on my left hand as a result of holding my dog's leash back to prevent him/me from being hit by a care while crossing a busy street near my loft. I'm left handed and I was very nervous that I might need surgery.....Arriving at the University's fabulous new building at Kettle Point Avenue, I was immediately relieved....firstly, it has a very relaxed atmosphere and the staff is amazing! Dr. Weiss's nurse did a prep meeting with me before Dr Weiss came and gave me a rundown on my condition and gave me instructions on what I should do to make my finger get better.....All in all I can't say enough about how pleased I was.||100%|
|The office staff was also respectful professional and personable. I would highly recommend this office.||100%|
This was my first visit to Dr Weis so far he has been excellent. Judging from other doctors at UO that I've seen I expect Dr Weis will be highly qualified as other doctors are at UO.
|Dr Weiss has performed 6 surgical procedures on my hands. There may be more to come with the type of arthritis I have. I've been a patient of his for many, many years. He is the only person I trust to touch my hands, no exageration. He has also taken care of my husband when he was in need of a hand surgeon. With great success.||100%|
|Fantastic very knowledgeable||100%|
He was helpful in being direct and honest with me. I wish I could have been given other options. Considering the severity of my condition, I guess this was not possible.
|Excellent Doctor! Explains everything in a pleasant,reassuring and professional way.||100%|
|Had a wonderful ability to make me feel at ease. Very professional.||100%|
|I'm so very fortunate and grateful to have a physician with the skills and knowkedge and caring personality that he possesses. He's amazing. Unfortunately there's too many doctors that do not reflect the genuine concern so many patients would appreciate experiencing. I have already recommended Dr. Weiss to many of my peers in the field of court reporting.||100%|
|I was very happy that Dr. Weiss was the Dr I saw. I would absolutely recommend Dr Weiss to everyone.||100%|
|Dr. Weiss was very helpful.||100%|
|I’m very confident in Dr. Weiss.||100%|
|been seeing peter for years, highly recommend to everyone||100%|
|Got all the information I needed||100%|
|great doctor, enjoying seeing him.||100%|
|The whole experience from check in to check out was far above any office I’ve been to in a long time! Very pleased!||100%|
Interactions w/other personnel (checkin, medical history & the physician’s assistant (?) who did a preliminary review/examination of my hand problem prior to Dr Weiss) all were professional and yet warm.
|He is an outstanding, compassionate doctor.||100%|
|Great experience in a well run practice||100%|
|Care was very concise and professional. Very pleased. Only issue was having to wait 30 minutes in waiting room||90%|
|Excellent doctor ||100%|
|me and my family love dr weiss||100%|
|Great doctor excellent follow up staff is excellent and office visits always on time||100%|
|Dr Weiss was recommended by my cousin. Excellent choice.||100%|
As a long time patient of dr Weiss, I’ve always had complete confidence in his abilities, especially as a surgeon. He’s a brilliant doctor who
|Could have warned me about the side effects of the injection: bruising||100%|
|Fact: I can have everything done in one place, same Doctor to take care of everything and also Physical Therapy at the same facility,||100%|
|Excellent, I am so pleased with the same doctor taking care of everything.||100%|
|Excellent pre carpal tunnel explanation ... very kind and attentive to my questions . Informative as well .||100%|
|Dr Weiss is an excellent MD.||100%|
|Overall a lot of wasted time I was there for an hour and 15 minutes and saw the doctor for 5. Therapist for 10 minutes.||100%|
|This was my first appointment with Dr. Weiss and I was extremely satisfied.||100%|
|Excellent in all areas. Glad someone recommended him to me.||100%|
|He's awesome bottom line! First time meeting him and I was very happy with the care I received!||100%|
|I heard good things about Dr. Arnold Peter Weiss MD. That’s why I choose Dr. Weiss. I know he will do a good job in my hand!||100%|
|Beautiful facility, EASY PARKING, attentive and professional staff.||100%|
|Great experience. The staff that I met were very friendly, caring, and efficient!||100%|
|Very fine surgeon.||100%|
|All staff members were friendly & professional||100%|
|Already referred him to friends.||100%|
|It was all good||100%|
|I find Dr. Weiss personable, social and humorous. He’s actually refreshing because he has both a sense of humor which is rather rare in his industry. Plus he has a great personality! He’s very affable and knowledgeable and adept at describing all aspects of one’s l condition, surgery and follow up.||100%|
|Best Orthopedic doctornim RI!||100%|
|Excellent Dr., very satisfied with is care!||100%|
|Excellent care and direction for my injury. Very grateful for his care.||100%|
|Dr. Weiss is an excellent doctor. From his bedside manner to knowledge. I have rare and complicated health conditions that are widely misunderstood amongst physicians. This makes me wary of many doctors. There are very very few doctors that I would completely trust their proffessional opinion. Dr. Weiss is one of them.||100%|
|He is the best||100%|
|Dr Weiss was exceptionally efficient in providing me w prompt follow up to my request for a second opinion on xrays of my wrist that were taken at the ER the day prior. The ER said my wrist wasn’t broken. And Dr Weiss’s assistant Ann had him call me at the end of his work day following the ER visit and he read the X‐ray over the phone w me and said I had a buckle fracture and to come in to be casted. Within 30 minutes I was with him in his office and within 10 minutes of that I was being casted. I appreciate very much that dr Weiss stayed late to meet with me and treated me with the care I needed for the fracture. This is just one of the many reasons dr Weiss is the best in his field. I will continue to ask for him to treat me and my entire family.||100%|
|Dr Arnold Peter Weiss is head and shoulders above his peers. Dr Weiss us a rock star. Bobby Brown||100%|
|SUPER, SUPER DOCTOR‐ WILL RECOMMEND TO EVERYONE||100%|
|Loved the facility!||100%|
|very easy to talk to...||100%|
I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Weiss and your practice to anyone. The Dr. and Staff were extremely helpful. Thank you to Ann for your help with my excessive paperwork!
|Great Dr. Very Pleased & Highly recommend able!||100%|
|Dr. Weiss is probably the finest doctor I have ever worked with. I trust him completely and have no problems placing whatever problem I am experiencing in his hands. He is an extraordinary doctor. I could do no less than respect him for the magnitude of his knowledge and talent. He is one of a kind.||100%|
|Due to circumstances, including traffic, I was 30 minutes late. I did call from the road and was told to come in and they would see what they could do. I arrived anticipating a long wait, due to my own tardiness. However, I was called in a short time. I have waited much longer for providers when I've been on time. I was very appreciative of Dr. Wiess and staff being able to accommodate me. As always he zeroed in on my issue, treated it.||100%|
|Wasnt sure what one of my problems was and just kind of brushed it off. Not thorough enough||80%|
|Good hand doctor.||100%|
|Dr. Weiss is an extremely confident, aware, concerned, well educated, attentive, considerate and is an excellent physician in his field...i have had two carpel tunnel operations ﴾one left hand, one right hand﴿...within the last couple of years...he is efficient, knowledgable, and i would absolutely recommend his services, as well as his staff..||100%|
|Over the years he has performed carpal tunnel surgery on my hand, and have been to him several times for a Cortizone shot in my index fingercommon , And he has recommended doing surgery on my index finger as a joint replacement, which I am currently considering. Give Dr. Weiss high marks||100%|
|My visit was very welcoming ‐ signing was a breeze and hassel free and came with a authentic smiles , informative and provider a sence of knowning whats going on peace of mind. This place appear to a winner!||100%|
|We both decided it was best to wait a little longer before proceeding with the surgery!||100%|
|Dr. Weiss provided excellent care and expert diagnosis, with a warm and caring manner. Dr. Weiss resolved the problem by prescribing a lightweight hand splint, for which I was fitted within the next hour, bringing almost miraculous relief from pain while resetting and restoring use of my right thumb. I have utmost confidence knowing that Dr. Weiss will be my surgeon in the future when it becomes necessary.||100%|
|I liked him||100%|
|Seems very down to earth . Was very pleased with my appointment||100%|
|Was very satisfied with Dr.Arnold Weiss, he answered all the concerns I have in detail..taking time not rushing!||100%|
|He’s the best||100%|
|Wonderful experience with the entire staff.||100%|
|The medical assistant was annoyed because a secretary did not give me a medical history form to fill out so she had to spend extra time in the room. Dr Weiss was really nice. But I did not get the brace prescribed because I was not informed of my cost prior. I would have to pay out of pocket due to my insurance not covering the brace. I am ordering one on amazon that is similar and more affordable. I am. aware how expensive those braces are and if my insurance doesn’t cover it. I can not afford it. I would make a follow up visit with DrWeiss in the future. FYI these surveys are annoying||80%|
|This was my second IME appointment with Dr. Weiss, overall it went great! He is very smart and helpful. I am currently in between doctors for my arm ﴾because of workers comp insurance issues﴿ but he fully explained each step I need to do now and gave me opinions for doctors including himself.||90%|
|Was going to tap 10 on the first rating of Dr Weiss, but the screen moved and I hit 9. Dr Weiss is a 10 all around!||100%|
|Having pain in wrist and fingers. No x Ray's were taken or wrist not even touched. Felt very much like no one cared or took me seriously.||40%|
|Great dr. Office beautiful location||100%|
I felt Dr. Weiss was very knowledgeable, understanding and Comfortable when speaking with him.
Great personality, vey comfortable to be around
Clear consise conversation regarding the issue and future considerations for my hand issues
Peter ﴾and the practice﴿ is fantastic. He is quick, efficient, extremely capable.
Please be sure that the insurance company for this visit it Liberty Mutual. Dr Weiss mentioned Beacon, but that company was
I had an excellent visit. He answered all of questions and explained options if the injection didn't work.
Great doctor, professional, patient friendly and empathetic.
|Very straightforward and I feel very confident in his care.||100%|
|Very pleased with Dr. Weiss' care. Great location and facility. I received an injection and found I have significant relief only one day later.Very happy overall with this doctor and all the staff who helped me from appointment setting to greeting in the lobby by security, checkin, the MA and the PA. Keep up the good work!||100%|
|I have never felt more comfortable with a doctor than I did with Dr Weiss and his staff||100%|
|Delay in being seen was caused by unforeseen traffic issues which cause me and many other patients to be late to our appointments.||100%|
|Glad to have a doctor of that caliber to help me out. Very pleased with care I've been given by him and his staff and all of universitity
ortho. Thank you.
|Very attentive and explained in detail||100%|
|I am confident I am in good hands with Dr. Weiss for my surgery!||100%|
|Very satisfied with visit, as well as check‐in/out||100%|
|His surgery was successful. He tells things like it is. Very professional.||100%|
|Dr Weiss is one of the best physicians that I have ever dealt with in my life. He has a great reputation and I can see that it is well deserved.||100%|
|Professional and easy to talk to!||90%|
|finest doctor I have ever worked with||100%|
|I’m extremely happy with Dr. Weiss. He has taken excellent care of me in the past and presently too. He has also taken great care of one of my sons. We love him!||100%|
|Great experience with Dr Weiss.||100%|
|All staff and MD were very friendly, helpful and easy to talk to.||100%|
Dr Weiss knew right away what was wrong with my left hand. ﴾CMC﴿ I would have gone to Dr Weiss last spring but my doctor
|Very knowledgeable,fantastic doctors touch every experience went well.||100%|
|This appointment was exactly what I wanted, both Dr. Weiss and his entire team were attentive, informative, and nice. Everything I asked was fully explained, I could have been a better patient as I have some follow up questions ﴾that I did not ask in the appointment﴿ but I know I can get these answered at my next appointment and I feel confident one of the team would return a call if I left questions. Overall I was completely satisfied and feel a real sense of relief being able to actually interact with the physician ﴾this in combination with continued pain was looking for a second opinion﴿.||90%|
|Dr Weiss was very friendly, informative with a very comforting demeanor and approachOffice staff very friendly and helpful||100%|
|He's the best!||100%|
|I felt Dr. Weiss was very professional, friendly, informative and concerned. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family if
|Awesome down to earth doctor!||100%|
PA was not my favorite. Bedside manner was not the greatest. Made me feel like the issue I was having was made up in my head just because it might not be a common issue he's used to seeing.
|Dr. Weiss is always courteous and very professional.||100%|
|Good communicator, very positive.||100%|
|Did not feel as though he rushed through my appointment, explained upcoming procedure well.||100%|
Dr. Weiss is ALWAYS professional and kind. And very accommodating. He offered to do surgery the next day after my visit. But due to my job, he agreed to postpone until december when my work load will be lighter. I always come back to him.
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — A new implant is getting the thumbs up from patients.
"The thumb is the third most common joint in the body to get arthritis," said Dr. A. Peter Weiss, a hand surgeon at University Orthopedics. "You don't think about it, but if you don't have it, it's really hard to do anything."
His patient, Joanne Borden, of North Smithfield, gets it. Her left thumb was horribly arthritic.
"It was just painful to even open a water bottle, pick up a pan. I like to cook," said Borden. "Even if something would hit my thumb, it was very painful."
The problem was a bone at the base of her thumb.
"It's kind of like the atlas for the thumb. The thumb's sitting on it," explained Weiss.
The way to fix it is to remove the bone. Weiss said standard surgery utilizes a patient's own tendons to replace that bone, and while it is great at eliminating the pain, he said the thumb isn't always stable.
So, this hand surgeon came up with something new.
"It's like a fire hose rolled up," said Weiss. "It's a thin piece of collagen. [A] long strip and we roll it up like a fire hose and it's this hard-little implant. The body loves this. This is the scaffolding of what every tissue in your body is made out of -- collagen."
"The beauty of this is it's hard in the beginning so people can. They have good power pinch," said Weiss.
So far, Weiss has used the implant in about 15 patients, he says, with great success.
Weiss said other hand surgeons are getting on board.
"It speeds up the entire recovery process. My guess is it's about 50 percent faster, the recovery in patients with this implant than without it," said Weiss.
All Borden knows is the pain is gone and she has now got a grip.
"Now I can hit it. I can grip my steering wheel. I can do all the things that I want to do without thinking about," said Borden. "I'm back to normal doing all the things that I can do."
This is the 18th type of implant Weiss has designed over the years.
Others have included knuckle replacements for folks with rheumatoid arthritis.
This latest one was in conjunction with Massachusetts-based Arthrosurface.
Dr. Weiss has published over 205 articles in medical journals, is Editor of the four major textbooks, and has given well over 380 lectures throughout the world on hand and wrist disorders.