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Rocio C. Fuentes Barrow, MD

Orthopedics and Hand Surgery

"Hand surgeries are beautiful cases, all the detail, all the mechanisms and motion—hands are beautiful tools that God gives us. Helping alleviate someone’s pain, even if it’s a simple injection, gives me a sense of joy."

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About Me

If you’re struggling with hand or wrist pain, come see Rocio Fuentes Barrow, MD, who specializes in orthopedic hand surgery at Avera Orthopedics in Sioux Falls, SD. Dr. Fuentes Barrow focuses on minimally invasive surgeries for hand and wrist injuries or disorders in adults and children.

Orthopedic Surgery Expertise

Her fellowship-trained background includes less invasive orthopedic surgery solutions, and she is experienced with both soft tissue injury and bone trauma repair. After being exposed to hand surgery cases in residency, Dr. Fuentes Barrow fell in love with focusing on delicate, precise hand repair and treatments.

Hand-in-Hand Support for You

Dr. Fuentes Barrow strives to improve your or your loved one’s hand functionality and lessen pain. Her goal is to ask directly about what is causing pain and addressing the source of the problem—with a caring and listening ear. Her goal is to help you live a more fulfilling, enriching life.

Her advice to patients is to work together as a team with your health care physicians, surgeons, nurses and physical therapists. In addition to surgery, Dr. Fuentes Barrow has been involved in surgical research and is an active medical mission trip volunteer.

Active Lifestyle

When not in the operating room, Dr. Fuentes Barrow loves to be in the kitchen baking up her mom’s professional chef recipes. She also enjoys being outdoors doing activities such as hiking, canoeing and having picnics. She is originally from El Salvador and speaks Spanish.



Universidad Dr. Jose Matias Delgado La Libertad, El Salvador, Medical School


St. Vincent Medical Education Program, Indianapolis, IN, General Surgery


University of Louisville/Kleinert-Kutz, Louisville, KY, Hand and Microsurgery


Eligible - American Board of Surgery

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