Dr. Edward Szalapski, MD

Dr. Edward Szalapski, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Edward Szalapski, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Edina, MN and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University of Minnesota Medical School in 1984 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

4010 W 65th St

Edina, MN 55435

Contact Information

(952) 456-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthPartners
  • Medica
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 97% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Szalapski's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Szalapski "Edward W. Szalapski, MD, is a general orthopedist who specializes in replacement of the hip, knee and shoulder, fracture care, knee arthroscopy and arthroscopic and open shoulder procedures."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

63  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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39  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment


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Background Check

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  • University of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Fairview University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mass Gen Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Mn Affil Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Szalapski has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Szalapski's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Szalapski to family and friends
13 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Szalapski's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Dr. Szalapski recently performed a total knee replacement of my right knee. The surgery was extremely successful. Six weeks after completing the Physical Therapy program, I am walking unassisted and my pain level is between 1 and 2. I have given Dr. Szalapski my trust and have not been...more
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My knees were basically shot, bone on bone, and I lived with pain every day. Dr. Szalapski changed my life with two new knees. He made my decision to do the knee replacements simple and easy and answered every question I had. I now have two new knees and no longer have the pain and swelling I...more
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Bedside manner may not be Dr Welby.. he's a surgeon. I was cutting grass ( not on a rider) 5 weeks after a total hip! To me, that's what really counts. 3 months out and I rarely think about the whole deal. Not too shabby.
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Dr Szalapski stepmother in November 2016 for a fractured right hip. He performed a partial hip replacement. despite the advanced years and compromised health of the patient, she made a full recovery and is functioning well with her new hip. Dr Szalapski was attentive and supportive,...more
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Dr Szalapski, is a terrible communicator. In fact, when he delivered the news to me that I would need a hip replacement he said that "we have learned that it is best to do both at once." I was in shock. I thought he meant both hips! (he meant hip and ball of femur) He is brash, uninterested in you...more
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Dear Healthgrades Guest, We sincerely apologize for the experience you had with Dr. Szalapski. Your feedback is an opportunity for improvement on our part and we would love the chance to discuss this matter further with you. If interested, please contact us directly at 952 847-4035. Sincerely, Twin Cities Orthopedics

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