Dr. Fernando A. Herrera Jr. grew up in the Midwest where he obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas. He then moved east to attended medical school at Boston University in Massachusetts. After completing his medical school education in 2003 he then moved west to California where he completed general surgery residency at the University of California, San Diego. He then remained in California completing his orthopedic hand surgery fellowship as well as completing a residency in plastic & reconstructive surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine. After completing his training in 2012 he returned to the East Coast accepting a position at Medical University of South Carolina as assistant professor in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Herrera currently practices cosmetic, general plastic and reconstructive surgery, hand, and upper extremity surgery. He treats all conditions of the hand and wrist including arthritis, fractures, amputations, lacerations, vascular disorders, tendon, nerve injuries, and congenital conditions. He utilizes the latest techniques in the treatment of Dupuytren’s disease and thus optimizing outcomes by performing noninvasive as well as invasive procedures (fasciectomy, needle aponeurotomy, xiaflex) to treat this crippling hand disease. He also treats carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, tennis elbow, and sports related injuries of the hand. He also performs breast surgery and all cosmetic procedures from face lift to liposuction as well as injectables of the face (Botox and fillers). Dr. Herrera has authored several book chapters and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on his special interests of hand surgery, particularly Dupuytren's disease. He has presented at numerous local, national, as well as international meetings for plastic and hand surgery. He also serves on several volunteer committees of the American Society of Surgery for the Hand and is a reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery.