Daniel R. Lygrisse, DO

Daniel R. Lygrisse, DO

Daniel R. Lygrisse, DO

Hand Surgeon


  • Medical School
    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Residency
    Michigan State University
  • Fellowship – Hand Surgery
    University of Ohio


  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand: Candidate Member
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons: Member
  • American Osteopathic Association: Member


  • Complex elbow, wrist and hand fractures
  • Wrist and hand arthritis
  • Small joint reconstruction
  • Tendon repair
  • Peripheral nerve surgery

I was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, the son of a local family practice physician.  I completed my pre-medical undergraduate biology degree at the University of Kansas.  I then attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences for both a master’s degree in Bioethics as well as doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine. I then matched to a residency program at Michigan State University followed by a Hand Surgery Fellowship in Dayton Ohio through the University of Ohio.

My wife, Nada, and I have two children, Cecilia and Samuel, who joined us while we were both in residency.  Having my wife’s family in Decatur, it was an easy decision to move here and start my practice in Decatur.  Family is very important to us and we couldn’t be happier to be here, putting down roots in a great place like this.

From very early in my training, I knew I wanted to be a hand surgeon. I fell in love with its precision, attention to symmetry as well as structure and function.  My focus includes complex elbow, wrist and hand fractures, wrist and hand arthritis, small joint reconstruction, tendon repair and peripheral nerve surgery.

I look forward to the opportunity to help the people of our community and surrounding areas with the latest non-surgical and surgical treatments of the hand, wrist, and elbow.


  • Decatur Memorial Hospital
  • HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital (Decatur)
  • Kirby Medical Center (Monticello)
  • Pana Community Hospital