Dr. Jay Talsania, MD

Dr. Jay Talsania, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
53 y/o

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Dr. Jay Talsania, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Allentown, PA. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

OAA Orthopaedic Specialists

250 Cetronia Rd Fl 2

Allentown, PA 18104
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Medicaid
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 99% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Talsania "Even though I am a surgeon, the majority of my patients are treated without surgery. Most conditions that I see in the office can be treated in a conservative manner with education and observation, medications, custom splinting and hand therapy or injections. Surgery is reserved for those patients who fail conservative treatment and feel that they can't live with the current level of symptoms. Acute hand trauma is often the exception. Occasionally, a hand condition is severe enough to warrant surgical intervention. I feel it is important to educate the patient about the expected outcome, risks and benefits to make that decision a team decision. My goal is to improve a patient's quality of life by decreasing pain and improving function. My philosophy combines conservative medical care, patient education and state-of-the-art surgical procedures. I really enjoy sitting down and talking with my patients and trying to solve the problems that interfere with their function. I have a diverse practice from young children to the elderly. Although I see a lot of common problems, the patients are what make the thought process infinitely variable and stimulating. I have a hard time accepting electronic medical records and computers in the exam rooms, as they take away from actual dialogue."


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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amputated Finger
  • Amputated Thumb
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Finger
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Compound Fracture
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Finger Injuries
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Forearm Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Clicking
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Laceration
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Conduction Disorders
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Tumors
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Numbness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radial Nerve Entrapment
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stiffness
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Traumatic Amputation
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
  • Ulnar Nerve Injuries
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Volar Radial Wrist Ganglion
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fusion
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Neuroplasty
  • Radial Styloidectomy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Bucknell University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Temple University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Temple University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Shriners Hosp Crpled Chldn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • St Christopher's Hosp-Temple U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Temple Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Philadelphia Hand Ctr-Thomas Jefferson U
    Other Education | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor, 1990
  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor, 1991
  • John W. Lachman Prize in Orthopaedics, 1991
  • Sir John Charnley Award For Excellence in the Field of Orthopaedics, 2008
  • Lehigh Valley Business Journal Physician of the Year, 2017
Media & Publications

Dr. Talsania has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha 1990, Member
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member
  • American Association of Hand Surgery, Member
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Member
  • Department of Surgery University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Assistant Professor
  • Jefferson Hand Club, Member
  • Lehigh County Medical Society, Member
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society, Member
  • Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Member

Dr. Talsania's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Talsania to family and friends
based on 74 total reviews (20 with comments)
Dr. Talsania'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 (20)
in Allentown, PA |
Dr. Jay is friendly, cheerful, knowledgeable, professional, and trustworthy. He explains procedures thoroughly and at my level of understanding. I recommend him highly.
PA |
Great Doctor. Short and to the point and handled my situation very professionally. I would recommend him to anyone needing assistance with hand problems.
Dr. Talsania is a wonderful doctor. He not only has excellent skills, but he has a very friendly and cheerful personality which helps tremendously when I am in pain. No wonder he is very busy!.
in Frackville, PA |
Dr. Talsania and his staff are so incredibly pleasant to be around. They made me feel welcome and entirely comfortable being treated by them. I trust them completely with my care. He is a wonderful and caring doctor. He explains everything thoroughly and answers all of my questions completely. I would recommend Dr. Talsania to anyone who needs his expertise.
Macungie, PA |
Excellent doctor and surgeon. Appreciative of honesty of results and expectations as well as time spent with me.
Allentown, PA |
Dr. Talsania is very professional, caring and understanding. I would recommend him to anyone who needs his expertise.
in Reading, PA |
Professional,kind, very concerned. Best decision I ever made was having him as my doctor. Always had time to talk to my family. I wish I would of known him 10 years ago.
in Blandon, PA |
I have had a series of hand surgeries due to arthritis in both wrists and thumbs. Dr. Talsania is the only person I would trust for this type of delicate procedure. Over the years I have really done a lot of manual labor with my hands, and I suffer from significant arthritis in my wrists and thumb joints. Dr. Talsania's unique combination of mechanical engineering and surgical expertise has helped me to maintain an active lifestyle with no physical limitations due to my arthritic hands.
in Norristown, PA |
Excellent! Dr. Talsania is friendly and extremely well mannered. He is gentle and explains everything to his patients in layman's terms so that there is no confusion. He takes the time to answer all the questions and doesn't judge! This is what puts him above the rest! I have the utmost respect and have no problems recommending him to others. As an office manager for a vascular surgeon, I have a lot of exposure to physicians. I am very impressed with Dr. Talsania.
in Pittston, PA |
Dr. Talsania is the best. Great skill, great patient raport and spotless environment.
Northampton, PA |
Awesome doctor. Very professional and friendly.
in Catasauqua Pa. |
The best man for hands you will ever find.
in Northampton, PA |
My experience with Dr. Talsania was excellent. A very skilled surgeon, his bed side manner is equal to his great surgical skills. Easy to converse with, he shows genuine concern for his patients. I would highly recommend Dr. Talsania!
in Bethlehem, penna. |
Very good experience, I would recommend Dr T. without hesitation. He always looks at options.
in Emmaus, PA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Talsania' for several years. Besides being a excellent surgeon , very caring, he always listens to your issues.. The results of the surgery have always been excellent.. I have recommended him to several friends and they are also very pleased with him. There has never been a time that I had an appointment that he never came into the room with his great smile. He is the only on in the Lehigh Vallry that I would go to for my hand surgery because I know the results.
in Bechtelsville, Pa |
Can't say enough about Dr. Jay, opening up an appt for me after an ER visit and taking care of my medical needs was so greatly appreciated. It was so important to see a DR ASAP because I was in such pain and he did just that for me. Was my first visit to Dr. Jay and he knew exactly what was wrong and prescribed the right medication and my hand is now pain free. Thank you SO Much Dr. Jay.
Bath, PA |
Very knowledgeable and personal. Instills confidence i his abilities. Recommended to friends and family.
easton, pa |
He is patient, gives you options and lets you decide - does not push. And he is an excellent doctor/surgeon!
in Bangor, PA |
Very Friendly and personable. Really listens to your concerns.
in Pennsburg PA |
I went to Dr Talsania for hand and wrist pain for several years. Was very comfortable with him and my appts. He talked with you and gave you options for now and for later. Would definitely recommend him for hand issues and would return if needed to have doctor again.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Talsania accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerihealth
    Amerihealth PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Keystone Health Plan East
    Keystone Health Plan East HMO
    Keystone Health Plan East POS
  • Medicaid
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Talsania has admitting privileges

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest
1200 S Cedar Crest Blvd
Allentown, PA 18103
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Lehigh Valley Hospital - 17th Street
1627 Chew St
Allentown, PA 18102
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Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg
2545 Schoenersville Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18017
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Coordinated Health - Allentown
1503 N Cedar Crest Blvd
Allentown, PA 18104
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Sacred Heart Hospital
421 Chew St
Allentown, PA 18102
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St. Luke's Hospital - Allentown Campus
1736 Hamilton St
Allentown, PA 18104
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