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Steven J. Vander Naalt, MD

Elbow Hand & Wrist
Great Plains Orthopaedics


Certification & Education

Steven J. Vander Naalt, MD enjoys anatomy and applying it to a patients’ problem. Hand surgery allows you to take the anatomy and skills from several different surgical disciplines – orthopaedics, plastic, vascular, general surgery – to help a wide range of patients.

Dr. Vander Naalt enjoys helping any patient that is having daily pain or numbness and hearing how a surgery has helped them return to normal daily activities. He has had several patients express how happy they are that their symptoms they have had for years are now completely gone.

He prefers to spend spare time with his wife and two children, working outside, and swimming.

Medicine allows Dr. Vander Naalt to have a job where he can constantly stay engaged and interested in what he is doing.  Hand surgery allows Dr. Vander Naalt to help people with daily problems or an injury they were not prepared for.  I feel privileged to be able to help others and treat all patients like they are family.


What Patients Are Saying

Most on time appointment and doctor visit I’ve ever had.

Very great doctor. This doctor found my problem when other offices were telling me nothing was wrong.

Really appreciated Doctor’s straightforward approach it was very forthright in his assessment, and the expectations of the care, and the result afterward certainly appreciate that approach very much.

He was very attentive to my needs and explained the procedure well.

This was the first time that I’ve worked with this physician, and he was excellent and educated me, and was positive and pleasant and offered for me to come back and see him in six months to see how I was doing.


Board Certification:

  • American Board of Surgery


Fellowship 2015-2016

  • University of Connecticut

Residency 2010-2015

  • Chief Surgical Resident 2014-15
  • University of Illinois at Peoria (Peoria, IL)

Medical School 2006-2010

  • Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
    • Doctor of Medicine

Undergraduate 2002-2006

  • Lawrence University (Appleton, WI)

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