Dr. Melissa Young Szalay, MD

Dr. Melissa Young Szalay, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 50
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Dr. Melissa Young Szalay, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in West Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 18 years. She graduated from The Ohio State University College Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.Read her story

6001 Westown Pkwy

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact Information

(515) 263-9696

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Young Szalay performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
very high
more than 99% of peers
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Young Szalay's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Young Szalay's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Young Szalay "I grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and am a Buckeye through and through! I did gymnastics as a kid, and in college. After my medical/Orthopaedic training was completed, I practiced in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for several years. I then returned to Ohio to practice for three years. I have been practicing at DMOS in Des Moines since 2010."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Young Szalay "To provide each patient with the highest quality of orthopaedic care possible. This involves every facet of the patient's experience at DMOS, from the moment a patient visits our facility to the moment they leave. They become a part of our DMOS family and our rich tradition of always exceeding patient expectations."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

27  Conditions Treated

  • Amputated Finger
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Finger
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Congenital Deformity
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Finger Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Joint Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Sprain

19  Procedures

  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Finger Joint Fusion
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ligament Repair
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Small Joint Arthroplasty
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Wrist Fusion

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 Pittsburgh / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • The Ohio State University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Ohio State University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Ohio State University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • State University Of New York At Buffalo, Western New York
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Young Szalay has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Young Szalay's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Young Szalay to family and friends
26 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

  • 5
    (21)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Young Szalay's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

After a fall in Okoboji and poor treatment at their ER, Dr Young and DMOS came to my rescue! She was easy to talk to and full of answers to my questions. Her team works well together from surgery to recovery. I highly recommend Dr. Young.
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I was referred to Dr Young by family Dr Fajfar, as a sources of solid success to get immediate pain relieving treatment followed by successful surgical solution for long term relief & best return of functionality of my hands. Appointment was set up within days & Dr Young's PA, Jennie Mc Carthy....more
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Went in trying to find an answer as to why my wrist, hand and elbow hurt all the time. She looked over my history, and gave me an elbow pad! As if I fell down and injured my elbow, which I had not. Did not even try to figure out what was wrong .
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Dr. Young-Szalay has a calming presence about her. She is a caring individual and an amazing doctor. She did surgery on my 14 year old daughter in March 2016. She was gracious enough to fit my daughter's surgery in the next day. For that I am forever grateful. She is and her staff are very thorough...more
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