Dr. John Jiuliano believes in the patient-physician relationship. He takes the time to evaluate, individualize, and personally discuss treatment options with each patient. He and his staff strive to provide the best care for each non-surgical and surgical patient. Dr. Jiuliano is double board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Hand Surgery. He received his medical degree at Georgetown University, completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training at Tripler Army Medical Center, and completed the Harvard Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
His practice encompasses General Orthopaedic Surgery, with sub-specialty training in the upper extremity from the shoulder to the fingers. Dr. Jiuliano cares for patients of all ages, specializing in treating acute injuries such as fractures, tendon lacerations, ligament ruptures, and nerve and microvascular vessel injuries. He also performs complex reconstructive procedures for nerve injuries, deformities from fractures and soft tissue injuries, joint replacement surgery for arthritis and arthroscopic procedures. Unique to his practice is his ability to perform outpatient procedures with the patient wide awake successfully.
Patients appreciate “wide-awake hand surgery,” a surgical approach utilizing local anesthetic without a tourniquet. Patients are not required to fast the night before surgery or change their medication schedules; they do not generally experience nausea, vomiting, or other unwanted side effects associated with general anesthesia, and they spend less time at the surgery center because the post-operative recovery time is shorter. Dr. Jiuliano is a former Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at UH-JABSOM and enjoyed teaching Orthopaedic Residents, especially during complex surgical cases. He is an active member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is a former member of the Philippine Medical Association of Hawaii and the Hawaii Orthopaedic Association, where he served as the recent past president.