Hand and Plastic Surgery

Our hands serve many purposes. Hands help us eat, dress, write, earn a living, create art and do many other activities. To accomplish these tasks and activities, our hands require sensation and movement, such as joint motion, tendon gliding and muscle contraction. When a problem takes place in the hand, care must be given to all the different types of tissues that make function of the hand possible. If you have pain in your fingers, hand, wrist or arm, or have other upper-extremity related concerns, you may want to consult a hand surgeon. Because many hand surgeons devote most of their time to examining, treating and studying the hand, they are specialists in hand care.

The purpose of hand surgery is the treatment of a broad range of problems that affect the hand, whether they result from cuts, burns, crushing injuries to the hand, or disease processes. Hand surgery includes procedures that treat traumatic injuries of the hands, including closed-fist injuries; congenital deformities; repetitive stress injuries; deformities caused by arthritis and similar disorders affecting the joints; nail problems; and tendon repair.

Three Rivers Health is proud to be able to bring Raghu G. Elluru, MD, FACS – a board certified hand surgeon to our communities. Dr. Elluru graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 1988. He has offices in Portage and Battle Creek, and now Three Rivers. He specializes in Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery. Dr. Elluru is affiliated with Borgess Medical Center, Bronson Battle Creek Hospital and Bronson Methodist & Childrens Hospital and most recently, Three Rivers Health. His Professional Memberships include American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Medical Society, American College of Surgeons, Michigan State Medical Society and Kalamazoo Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Raghu Elluru, MD  sees patients at

1021 Hill St.
Three Rivers, MI 


7971 Moorsbridge Rd.
Portage, MI

Please call 269-858-3024 to schedule an appointment.