Dilhan Abeyewardene, MD
Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon located in Palm Beach, FL
Dr. Abeyewardene is one of the orthopaedic surgeons at Orthopaedic Care Specialists in North Palm Beach. He is committed to providing exceptional care for people living in Jupiter, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Juno Beach, West Palm Beach, and Boyton Beach, Florida.
He specializes in both non-surgical and surgical treatment of conditions affecting the hand, wrist, and elbow. His particular areas of interest are arthritis, fractures, and tendon and nerve surgery of the hand and elbow. Dr. Abeyewardene also excels in treating athletes of all ages and abilities, treating sports injuries from fingertip to shoulder.
Dr. Abeyewardene completed his Bachelor of Science in zoology-biomedicine at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. He then received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine in Oklahoma City. Dr. Abeyewardene undertook an orthopedic surgery residency at Spectrum Health/Michigan State University in Grand Rapids, MI where he was trained in all aspects of orthopedic surgery, including arthroscopic surgery, fracture management, and joint replacement. He then completed advanced fellowship training in hand to shoulder surgery at the University of Florida in Gainesville. At his fellowship, he trained under Dr. Paul Dell, one of the preeminent minds in hand surgery for the last 35 years. After fellowship, he was recruited to join the prestigious Orthopaedic Care Specialists, starting in 2019.
Dr. Abeyewardene is a skilled surgeon who performs both inpatient and outpatient procedures. Most of his elective procedures are performed on an outpatient basis at a surgery center, where patients can go home the same day. Among other advanced treatments, he offers endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, arthroscopic wrist procedures, and ultrasound-guided injections. He is committed to a patient-centric care model to create personalized treatment plans based on the patient’s unique needs. He also understands that health care can be stressful and expensive, and never orders tests or recommends surgery unless absolutely necessary so that health care costs can be kept to a minimum.
Dr. Abeyewardene is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their daughter and is an avid United States soccer and Arsenal F.C. supporter.