Dr. John Taras, MD

Dr. John Taras, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
(15)
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Dr. John Taras, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Philadelphia, PA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 35 years.

216 N Broad St Bldg 2

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Wrist Fracture
very high
more than 95% of peers
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
very high
more than 95% of peers
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
high
more than 87% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Taras "Dr. Taras specializes in treating injuries and afflictions of the hand and upper extremity. Dr. Taras is well-known for his expertise in flexor tendon reconstruction, nerve reconstruction, distal radius fracture repair, and management of hand and upper extremity injuries. His research has led to the development of new suture techniques to repair tendon injuries, and he has pioneered the use of regeneration tubes and grafts to repair nerve lacerations."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hand Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malunion of Fracture
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Casting
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Total Wrist Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • New York University/Bellevue Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • New York University/Bellevue Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Duke University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Taras has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Taras' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Taras to family and friends
3.2
based on 15 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Taras' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Merchantville, NJ |
Bad experience with Taras. I saw him after I fractured my left index finger. I visited him Oct. 15. He scheduled my surgery for Oct. 23. He inserted two pins to hold together the break. After the surgery, Taras' wasn't available. When I called the office later that day, I learned that he had quit the practice that same day. I saw another doctor from the office on Oct. 27 for a follow up and found out the surgery was unsuccessful. The new doctor needed to do two more surgeries to fix Taras' work.
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Dr. Taras accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerihealth
    Amerihealth PPO
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • Keystone Health Plan East
    Keystone Health Plan East HMO
    Keystone Health Plan East POS
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Taras has admitting privileges

Hahnemann University Hospital
230 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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